BLACK LIGHT BURNS, the band led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, will support CHEVELLE on a U.S. tour beginning May 7. Confirmed dates so far are as follows
April 30 - Buddy Guy's - Chicago, Illinois (BLACK LIGHT BURNS only)
May 07 - The Cotillion - Wichita, Kansas
May 08 - Ridglea Theater - Fort Worth, Texas
May 10 - The Pavillion - Lubbock, Texas
May 11 - Midnight Rodeo & Piranha Rm - Amarillo, Texas
May 12 - Dos Amigos - Odessa, Texas
May 13 - Stubbs - Austin, Texas
May 15 - Boulder Theatre - Boulder, Colorado
May 17 - Canopy Club - Urbana, Illinois
May 21 - Higher Ground - Burlington, Vermont
May 23 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, New York
BLACK LIGHT BURNS' debut album, "Cruel Melody", is scheduled for release on June 5 via producer Ross Robinson's new label I Am: Wolfpack.
Regarding BLACK LIGHT BURNS' musical direction, Borland recently told Greg Prato of Billboard.com, "There are remnants of what I used to do, but there are also new things that I've explored that I'm expressing now. I would compare my previous work as 'knuckleheaded and immature,' and basically sort of really heavy party music. Which is never what I wanted to do. I was really behind [the debut BIZKIT album] 'Three Dollar Bill Y'all', and then because of how chaotic it was, was less happy with the music from there on. This is me 'redirecting'."
Produced by former NINE INCH NAILS member Danny Lohner (who also plays bass), "Cruel Melody" also finds Josh Freese handling drum duties and Josh Eustis playing keyboards, while Borland pulls double duty as lead vocalist. On the forthcoming tour, Borland will be flanked by second guitarist Nick Annis, bassist Sean Fetterman and drummer Marshall Kilpatric (formerly of THE ESOTERIC).