Wednesday, March 26, 2014

King Khan & the Shrines premiere video for "Born to Die" & announce US tour

King Khan & the Shrines are back and this time they have concocted an epic video for "Born To Die" taken from their Merge debut, Idle No More.

In April, King Khan & the Shrines embark on a massive tour including Europe and North America. Don´t miss this rare chance to wail, testify, and celebrate with the Maharaja of Soul.

Noisey premiered the "Born to Die" video which you can watch & share now via YouTube
"Born To Die" is not for the faint at heart, set in a mythical time, it tells of the ongoing plight of the upper class to exterminate the innocent while shining a light of hope in the strangest of places.

"I was really inspired by this story I once read about Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo priestess of New Orleans,” explains King Khan. “They say that she was asked to help with a court case where an innocent Creole man was falsely accused for something and was supposed to be sentenced to death. She stood outside of the courtroom every day and put some very hot chillies in her mouth and held them there for the entire time the court was in session for days, with tears rolling down her face constantly. The man was set free. I wanted to show Louis the 14th ordering modern executions to show folks that things have really not changed much. The powers that be are still these royal families that call all the shots. I still believe there is a ray of hope that comes from some mysterious spiritual place. Ultimately, I wanted to pay tribute to Alejandro Jodorowsky who is one of my spiritual gurus and one of the greatest film makers of all time."

The cinematic genius of the video comes once again from the Berlin based Hylas Films, Khan's right-hand men. The question now remains will Bollywood let King Khan in, and what will he do to them?

King Khan & the Shrines on tour:
Apr 11 Zurich, CH — Mascotte
Apr 12 Bern, CH — Dachstock
Apr 13 Geneva, CH — L'Usine
Apr 14 Toulouse, FR — Connexion Cafe
Apr 15 Joue-Les-Tour, FR — Le Temps Machine
Apr 16 Lille, FR — Aeronef
Apr 17 Brighton, UK — The Haunt
Apr 18 Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
Apr 19 Dublin, IE — Whelans
Apr 20 Belfast, IE — The Black Box
Apr 21 Glasgow, UK — Broadcast
Apr 22 Manchester, UK — The Roadhouse
Apr 23 Liverpool, UK — Korova
Apr 24 London, UK — Scala
Apr 25 Paris, FR — La Maroquinerie
Apr 26 Stuttgart, DE — Club Universum
Apr 27 Budapest, HU — Kuplung
Apr 28 Vienna, AT — Chelsea
Apr 29 Linz, AT — Crossing Europe Film Festival
Apr 30 Frankfurt, DE — Mousonturm
May 01 Lessines, BE — Roots & Roses Festival
May 02 Munster, DE — Gleis 22
May 03 Groningen, NL — The Oosterpoort
May 04 Amsterdam, NL — Melkweg
May 05 Haarlem, NL — Bevrijdingspop
May 05 Den Bosch, NL — Bevrijdingsfestival
May 30 Austin, TX — Chaos in Tejas @ The Mohawk
May 30-6/1 Houston, TX — Free Press Summer Festival
Jun 01 New Orleans, LA — One Eyed Jack's
Jun 04 Baltimore, MD — Ottobar
Jun 05 Philadelphia, PA — Theater of Living Arts
Jun 06 New York, NY — Le Poisson Rouge
Jun 07 Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 10 Cambridge, MA — Sinclair
Jun 11 Pittsburgh, PA — Club Cafe
Jun 12 Columbus, OH — Ace of Cups
Jun 13-15 Manchester, TN —Bonnaroo
Jun 15 St. Louis, MO — Off Broadway
Jun 16 Chicago, IL — Empty Bottle
Jun 17 Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry
Jun 18 Iowa City, IA — Gabe's
Jun 19 Kansas City, KS — The Record Bar
Jun 21 Denver, CO — Westword Music Showcase
Jun 22 Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
Jun 24 Vancouver, BC — International Jazz Fest
Jun 25 Seattle, WA — Neumos
Jun 26 Portland, OR — Star Theatre
Jun 28 San Francisco, CA — The Chapel
Jun 29 Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour

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