Texas Hippie Coalition to Release ‘Dark Side of Black’ in April New Tour!!!

After reaching a new level of recognition with their last album Ride On and a position on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, gritty southern metal four-piece Texas Hippie Coalition are back with their fourth full-length album, Dark Side of Black, to be released on April 22, 2016. Embracing southern roots while exploring a heavier sound than ever before, Dark Side of Black achieves a murky, groovier feel while not straying too far from the groups tried and true brand of rugged outlaw rock.

Although Texas Hippie Coalition are experts at their trade, recording Dark Side of Black wasn’t easy at times. The bands drummer Timmy Braun comments on his physical struggle while recording the album, having just recovered from a serious infection shortly beforehand. He feels that this struggle influenced his recording style overall.

“About Dark Side of Black, I have never had such a difficult time completing an album in my life,” begins Braun. “I say that because my first session I had just got out of the hospital. It was difficult for me to walk let alone play a drum kit. After being in bed for literally two weeks I felt a bit out of shape. Then for the second session my hand was swollen to almost twice its size because of an injury! I couldn’t make a fist let alone play a drum kit. However, I’m hoping the vibe I was able to create will have a special flavor that I wouldn’t have been able to offer had my life been in order, per say. In other words, tough times make for better art!”

Pre-orders for Dark Side of Black started yesterday and are available here.

Tickets for the first leg of the Dark Side of Black Tour go on sale this Friday, February 26th at 12:00pm ET here, and check out our previous coverage of Texas Hippie Coalition here!


22-Apr – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
23-Apr – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway – Official Album Release Party
29-Apr – Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
30-Apr – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
1-May – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park – Welcome to Rockville
3-May – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse at The International
4-May – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
5-May – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
6-May – Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiards
7-May – Concord, NC – Rock City Campgrounds @ Charlotte Motor Speedway – Carolina Rebellion
8-May – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
10-May – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs (NO Sons of Texas)
11-May – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
12-May – Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
13-May – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
14-May – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
15-May – Louisville, KY – Trixie’s Tiger Room
18-May – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
19-May – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
20-May – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
21-May – Columbus, OH – MAPFRE Stadium – Rock On The Range
22-May – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s Fuel Room
24-May – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
25-May – Omaha, NE – Chrome Lounge
26-May – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
27-May – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
28-May – Pryor, OK – Catch The Fever Festival Grounds – Rocklahoma
29-May – San Antonio, TX – One AT&T Center Parkway – River City Rockfest

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