The true inventors of Red Dirt Metal, Texas outlaw quartet Texas Hippie Coalition, are pleased to reveal another brand new track cut from their upcoming release Dark Side Of Black, out April 22 via Carved Records. The song appears as track one on the new album and is available for streaming right now via Guitar World. While listening, read an in-depth interview with vocalist Big Dad Ritch.
Listen and read via Guitar World here
When asked by Guitar World what the significance of the album’s title is, vocalist Big Dad Ritch stated, “There are a lot of people who will work hard at blacking out your light, as opposed to working on making their own light bright. I feel I represent a mighty powerful bright light, but I also feel that when push comes to shove, the darkness I have hidden behind my light is ready to blacken all that holds color. When this happens, I cannot control my dark side. You see, there is always someone who has a darker side and I am the Dark Side of Black…”
The newly-explored heavy side of Texas Hippie Coalition is evident throughout Dark Side of Black, which embraces the band’s southern roots while exploring a murky, groovier feel – not straying too far from THC’s tried and true brand of rugged outlaw rock.
Pre-orders for Dark Side of Black are available now.
In celebration of the album’s release, Texas Hippie Coalition will venture out on a U.S. headline tour with support from fellow Texas namesakes and natives Sons of Texas. The Dark Side of Black tour will begin its first leg on April 29th in Shreveport, LA and visit a total of 26 cities before ending at River City Rockfest on May 29th. The tour will include five spring festival stops (these will not include Sons of Texas). Before the tour, the band will perform five headline dates, one of which will act as their official album release party.
Tickets for the first leg of the Dark Side of Black tour are on sale now via http://thcofficial.com/. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Tour Dates:
Headliner w/ local support:
4/19 Minot, ND @ The ‘Original Bar
4/20 Mandan, ND @ Rock Point
4/21 Spearfish, SD @ ZBar & Nightclub
4/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
4/23 Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway – Official Album Release Party
Dark Side of Black Tour Dates:
4/29 Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
4/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
5/1 Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park – Welcome to Rockville
5/3 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
5/4 Richmond, VA @ The Broad berry
5/5 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
5/6 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
5/7 Concord, NC @ Rock City Campgrounds – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Carolina Rebellion
5/8 VA Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
5/10 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
5/11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
5/12 Manchester, NH @ Jewel Nightclub
5/13 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/14 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/15 Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Tiger Room
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/19 Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
5/20 Battle Creek, MO @ The Music Factory
5/21 Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium – Rock On The Range
5/22 Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s Fuel Room
5/24 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
5/25 Omaha, NE @ Chrome Lounge
5/26 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/27 Lawrence, KS@ Granada Theater
5/28 Pryor, OK @ Catch The Fever Festival Grounds – Rocklahoma
5/29 San Antonio, TX @ One AT&T Center Parkway – River City Rockfest