Spirits and the Melchizedek Children Kick Off U.S. Tour Today

Spirits and the Melchizedek Children

Two days after the release of their mesmerizing sophomore LP, So Happy, It’s Sad, psyche-gaze sextet Spirits and the Melchizedek Children will take their gauzy, spectral jams on the road for their first national tour. The six-week trek kicks off tonight in Pensacola and includes stops in Austin for this year’s SXSW festival, as well as a much-anticipated (by me, anyway) Daytrotter session on April 4. It’s a huge step forward for SATMC who have really seem to come into their own, both creatively and functionally as a working band, since they expanded their lineup to six players. No doubt the considerable time together will help further tighten the group’s live sound and improvisational instincts, and the tour will hopefully act as a springboard for wider acclaim. Check out the full list of dates below.

SATMC U.S. Tour Dates:
Mar 06 – Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL
Mar 07 – Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 08 – Green Bar – Tuscaloosa, AL
Mar 10 – The Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA
Mar 11 – Raven Hookah Lounge – San Antonio, TX
Mar 12 – J & J’s Pizza – Denton, TX
Mar 13 – SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
Mar 14 – SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar 15 – Super Happy Fun Land – Houston, TX
Mar 17 – The Plant – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 18 – The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 19 – Velveteen Rabbit – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20 – Soundcheck Hollywood – West Hollywood, CA
Mar 21 – Alter Space – San Francisco, CA
Mar 22 – East End – Portland, OR
Mar 23 – Rendezvous, Jewelbox Theater – Seattle, WA
Mar 24 – The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
Mar 25 – Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 26 – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
Mar 27 – John Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
Mar 28 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
Mar 29 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL
Apr 03 – Hideout – Chicago, IL
Apr 04 – Daytrotter – Rock Isalnd, IL
Apr 05 – Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH
Apr 06 – Rachael’s Cafe – Bloomington, IN
Apr 07 – Tudor Lounge – Buffalo, NY
Apr 09 – BrilloBox – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 10 – Cake Shop – New York, NY
Apr 11 – Good Bye Blue Monday – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 12 – TBA – Portland, ME
Apr 13 – TBA – New Haven, CT
Apr 14 – TBA – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 15 – Club K – Baltimore, MD
Apr 16 – Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC
Apr 17 – TBA – Winston Salem, NC
Apr 18 – Electric Funeral – Hickory, NC

More Info:
Web: www.spiritsatl.com
Bandcamp: www.satmc.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Spirits.and.the.Melchizedek.Children
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/satmc
Twitter: www.twitter.com.com/spirits_band