Sleep Announce Spring 2019 U.S. Tour With Big Business
Sleep's touring efforts have increased in recent years as they preach the power of riffs to the Earth and its inhabitants. They'll be embarking on a headlining run in late May, bringing the sludge rock duo Big Business with them.
The trek will span from May 27 through June 18 as Sleep continue to support last year's album, The Sciences. The record came as a surprise release on April 20, the informal stoner "holiday," marking the first new record from the group since issuing Jerusalem in 1998 (which was later rebranded as Dopesmoker in 2003 and packed as an elongated standalone hour-plus track alongside a live version of "Sonic Titan").
Meanwhile, Big Business will release their sixth album, The Beast You Are, on April 12. Sludge fans will recognize the band's two members, Jared Warren and Coady Willis, as former members of the Melvins. They were part of the band from 2006 through 2016.
See the full list of stops below.
Sleep 2019 U.S. Tour Dates With Big Business
May 27 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 28 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
May 29 — Boulder, Colo. @ Boulder Theatre
May 31 — Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
June 01 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
June 02 — Maquoketa, Iowa @ Codfish Hollow Barn
June 03 — Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
June 05 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
June 06 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
June 07 — Albany, N.Y. @Skyloft
June 08 — Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
June 09 — Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theatre
June 11 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Neighborhood Theatre
June 12 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
June 13 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
June 14 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
June 15 — Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt
June 17 — Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz
June 18 — Miami, Fla. @ The Ground
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