GIG: 11.05.2015 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA

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Big Black Delta / Tashaki Miyaki

PB3 (intro)
It’s OK
RCVR
Money Rain Down
Side Of The Road
Betamax
Kid Icarus
Overlord
Steer The Canyon
Huggin & Kissin
Lets Go Home
— ENCORE —
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

• Review –
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Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Dave Elitch – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar / Dhani Harrison – Guitar / Blas Perez – Bass / Josh Giroux – Keyboards

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05.17.2015 – New “crowdrise” set up to help Jonathan – please read!

From –

https://www.crowdrise.com/bateswegotyourback/fundraiser/serenamckinney

THE STORY:

Jonathan Bates, aka Big Black Delta, is a musical genius. Today he was robbed of almost everything he owns. (It’s a good thing you can’t steal true love.) Together, we can help him get it back.

On May 14th Jon went to retrieve a vacuum cleaner (yes) from his Public Storage space and found all of his belongings gone. With one crowbar he was robbed of 90% of his earthly possessions. All of his gear, his laptop, thousands of records, stage lights, all Big Black Delta merchandise, Fender Coronados, his rig, essentially everything he needs to put on a show…to make music.  

On the same day he came home, after dealing with the police at the storage unit, to find out that his identity was also stolen. 

This is where you come in. Jon doesn’t know we’re going to post this. He would never ask you for this kind of support, but we are. Insurance will cover only $2000.00 which is a small dent. Anything you can give will make a difference. We know there are all kinds of heartbreaking stories out there, and we are asking you to make a small (or donation of any size) to turn this one around. 

With your help he can buy back the gear it takes to make his living, to create the music that we know many people love. 

Thank you in advance for your generous hearts! 

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12.23.2014 – “My Evergreen” – Savio Savio VS Big Black Delta

Savio Savio & Big Black Delta covering Tom Maxwell’s “My Evergreen”
(Savio Savio is sometimes BBD collaborator, Ray Suen)

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GIG: 09.28.2014 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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The Best Fest Presents George Fest: An Evening To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison
The Cabin Down Below Band with Brian Wilson / Norah Jones / Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers / Ann Wilson of Heart / Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips / Britt Daniel of Spoon / “Weird Al” Yankovic / Nick Valensi of The Strokes / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Dhani Harrison / Butch Walker / Ian Astbury / Cold War Kids / Karen Elson / Brian Bell of Weezer / Big Black Delta / Chase Cohl / Jamestown Revival / Matt Sorum / Ryan Miller of Guster / The Black Ryder/ Gingger Shankar / many more surprise guests

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Guitar

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Jon on Conan O’Brien Sept.24.2014

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GIG: 08.14.2014 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA

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Death From Above 1979 / Big Black Delta

Set List: unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 04.06.2014 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 04.04.2014 – Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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Liela Moss from Roman Remains joined for IFUCKINGLOVEYOU.
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GIG: 04.03.2014 – Middle of the Map Fest, Kansas City, MO

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(Ernie Biggs Bar) Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 04.02.2014 – Firebird, St Louis, MO

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 04.01.2014 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.30.2014 – Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.29.2014 – Metro, Chicago, IL

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.28.2014 – Crofoot Ballroom, Detroit, MI

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.27.2014 – Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.25.2014 – Corona, Montreal, QC

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.24.2014 – Paradise, Boston, MA

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.23.2014 – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.22.2014 – Webster Hall, New York, NY

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
Money Rain Down
The Zebra
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
X22
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.20.2014 – Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

  Huggin and Kissin

Gig review and pics

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GIG: 03.19.2014 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.17.2014 – Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.12.2014 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.11.2014 – Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.09.2014 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.08.2014 – Marquee, Phoenix, AZ

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.07.2014 – Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set List: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.06.2014 – Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
Money Rain Down
The Zebra
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / +2 horn players

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GIG: 03.05.2014 – Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA

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Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains

Set list: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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NEWS: New song from Big Black Delta – “Jacobs Ladder”

A NEW Big Black Delta song “Jacobs Ladder” is now available to hear on Soundcloud –


It will be officially released on iTunes on March 10th

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Caspar Newbolt on designing for Big Black Delta

Designer Caspar Newbolt discusses his work for Big Black Delta –

versionindustries.com/work/client/big-black-delta

With new artwork for Huggin’ & Kissin’ as well as a couple of posters that haven’t been used yet

Amazing stuff…

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“Huggin & Kissin” Limited Edition Print available for pre-order

Limited edition “Huggin & Kissin” prints are now available for pre-order on the Big Black Delta website – http://bigblackdelta.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DisplayItems.html

LIMITED EDITION HUGGIN & KISSIN PRINT – PRE-ORDER –

http://bigblackdelta.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-621-2-limited+edition+huggin+&+kissin+print++preorder.html

Big Black Delta is excited to have had the opportunity to work with an artist called Adam Osgood, who has created an animated video for ‘Huggin & Kissin’. This art quality print is limited to only 200 copies, and each product is hand numbered and signed by Adam Osgood.

The prints are currently available to pre-order – due to their limited nature, they will be shipped from 10th February.

Anyone who purchases the print will automatically receive a free mp3 version of the Big Black Delta album.

ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE – PRE-ORDER –

http://bigblackdelta.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-667-5-big+black+delta++ultimate+fan+package++preorder.html

For the Big Black Delta fan who wants it all – this bundle includes a limited edition art quality print, hand numbered and signed by the artist Adam Osgood.
It also features the Big Black Delta t-shirt and matching poster, designed by BBD’s legendary art collaborator Caspar Newbolt, plus the BBD album on 12″vinyl. The bundle is currently available to pre-order – due to their limited nature, they will be shipped from 10th February..

Anyone who purchases the bundle will automatically receive a free mp3 version of the Big Black Delta album

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VIDEO: Huggin & Kissin

Created by Adam Osgood www.adamosgood.com

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TOUR: BBD to tour with Gary Numan 2014 “Splinter Tour”

Today various ticket agencies started listing dates for the next Gary Numan U.S. tour in 2014 – with Big Black Delta and Roman Remains as support.

The full tour appears to be –

05 March Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
06 March Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
07 March Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV
08 March Marquee, Phoenix, AZ
11 March Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
12-14 March SXSW, Austin TX
17 March Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
19 March Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
20 March Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
22 March Webster Hall, New York, NY
23 March Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
24 March Paradise, Boston, MA
25 March Corona, Montreal, QC
27 March Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON
28 March Crofoot Ballroom, Detroit, MI
29 March Metro, Chicago, IL
30 March Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
01 April Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
02 April Firebird, St Louis, MO
04 April Gothic, Denver, CO
06 April The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

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GIG: 11.03.2013 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

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Big Black Delta / Nightmare Air

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin’ & Kissin’
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Never Tear Us Apart
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Orinoco Symphony
Ifuckingloveyou

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 10.31.2013 – Media Arts Lab – Marina Del Rey, CA

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Big Black Delta

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass / Ray Suen – Guitar

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GIG: 09.29.2013 – Adams Avenue Street Fair – San Diego, CA

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The Donkeys / Big Black Delta (4:15pm) / Wild Wild Wets / Okapi Sun / The Frights

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Blas Perez – Bass

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GIG: 09.28.2013 – Festival Of Hope – Tulare, CA

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Big Black Delta (9:15pm) / Caught A Ghost / Song Preservation Society

Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
Orinoco Symphony
Ifuckingloveyou

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Blas Perez – Bass

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GIG: 09.26.2013 – Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA

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(Neumos) Neon Indian / Teen Daze / Big Black Delta (10.00pm) / Vox Mod

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 09.25.2013 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR

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Big Black Delta / Adventure Galley

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
Money Rain Down
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
Dreary Moon
Orinoco Symphony
Ifuckingloveyou

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GIG: 09.21.2013 – The Courtyard at the Getty, Los Angeles, CA

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Big Black Delta

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Ghostrider
Betamax
Love You This Summer
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
Dreary Moon
Orinoco Symphony
Ifuckingloveyou
X22

  The Zebrah (clip)
  Love You This Summer
  Dreary Moon
  Orinoco Symphony

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass / Ray Suen – Guitar

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GIG: 09.14.2013 – Summersalt, San Francisco, CA

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The Grouch & Eligh / Felix Cartal / Kill Paris / Big Black Delta / K Theory / Jay Ant / Midi Matilda / 8th Grader / Aaron Axelsen

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 09.13.2013 – The Lobster Festival, San Pedro, CA

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Big Black Delta (9:00 pm) / LA Font / Sad Robot

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Orinoco Symphony
Ifuckingloveyou

  The Zebrah (clip)

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 09.08.2013 – Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA

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(Red stage) ? / Big Black Delta (2:00 pm) / ?

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums

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• Review – QRO Magazine and gallery

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GIG: 09.07.2013 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC

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(Contemporary Art Museum) Big Black Delta / Matmos / Holly Herndon / Horse Lords / Moon King

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums

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GIG: 09.06.2013 – Berlin Festival, Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

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(Zippo Encore Stage) Left Boy / Dumme Jungs / Fenech Soler / NYPC / OK Kid / Blitzkids mvt / Big Black Delta (2:00pm)

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 09.05.2013 – First We Take Berlin, Astra, Berlin, Germany

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Sohn / Fenech-Soler / Big Black Delta (10:20pm) / Snakehips / Simian Ghost / Daco Junior

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 08.31.2013 – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois, Ireland

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(Little Big Tent) Hudson Mohawke / Forrests / Factory Floor / Le Carousel / Big Black Delta (8:30pm) / Space Dimension Controller / Lulu James / New Jackson / Valerie June / Daithi / Young Folk / Hozier

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 08.28.2013 – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London, England

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Big Black Delta / ?

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 08.25.2013 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, England

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(BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage) Magnetic Man / A-Trak / Flux Pavilion / Redlight / Jagwar Ma / Willy Moon / Big Black Delta / Ghostpoet / Post War Years / Night Work

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 08.24.2013 – Reading Festival – Reading, England

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(BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage) Magnetic Man / A-Trak / Flux Pavilion / Redlight / Jagwar Ma / Willy Moon / Big Black Delta / Ghostpoet / Post War Years / Night Work

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 08.23.2013 – Rock en Seine Festival – Paris, France

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Hanni El Khatib / The Pastels / Johnny Marr / Team Ghost / Big Black Delta

Setlist – unknown

  IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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SESSION: Aug.19.2013 – KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”

Big Black Delta will be doing a live on air performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” – today (August 19th), you will be able to stream it here – http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Money Rain Down
Love You This Summer
Orinoco Symphony
Side Of The Road
Into The Night

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar & Backing Vocals / Blas Perez – Bass

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GIG: 08.17.2013 – Echo Park Rising, Los Angeles, CA

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Big Black Delta / White Arrows / The Soft Pack / together PANGEA / Gap Dream / Chicano Batman / Olin and the Moon / Hindu Pirates / The Abigails / Black Crystal Wolf Kids

Huggin & Kissin
Put The Gun On The Floor
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
Orinoco Symphony
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar & Backing Vocals / Blas Perez – Bass

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GIG: 08.17.2013 – ASOS Penthouse – Santa Monica, CA

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Big Black Delta / Corners

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar & Backing Vocals / Blas Perez – Bass

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GIG: 08.15.2013 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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The Neighbourhood / Big Black Delta

Setlist – unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar & Backing Vocals / Blas Perez – Bass

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VIDEO: Money Rain Down

Directed by Warren Kommers.
Choreographed by Nina McNeely. Featuring dancers Marlon Pelayo, Melissa Schade, Denna Thomsen, Derek Nemechek and Danny Dolan

According to Spin, the “Single arrives September 10 with “Love You This Summer” as the B-side”

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GIG: 07.20.2013 – Santa Cruz Music Festival – Santa Cruz, CA

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Emancipator / Geographer / Big Black Delta / Magic Bronson / ToneSol

Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 07.19.2013 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA

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Big Black Delta / Breakdown Valentine

Put The Gun On The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums

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INTERVIEW: Rocker resurfaces in industry as Big Black Delta

Jonathan Bates used to observe rock star protocol. As a bassist-vocalist with Mellowdrone, he played the game by the big-studio, major-label rules, expecting accordant stardom in return. In retrospect, he calls it the “archetypal experience,” and it ended with the group’s demise. After that, he gave up and did anything to avoid composing new songs, like joining M83’s touring band, working as a gear tech and even being a delivery man. Left to his own devices, he stumbled upon a Zen-like new solo path and started recording at home as the techno-rocking Big Black Delta. In June, he released a great self-titled sophomore disc on his own Master of Bates imprint.

Read the rest here

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GIG: 07.18.2013 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Venice, CA

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Big Black Delta

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU
— ENCORE —
X22

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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VIDEO: X22

Directed by Eli Berg. Produced by Mustache Monocle Films

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GIG: 06.22.2013 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

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Big Black Delta / Joywave / Klaus

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Thanks to Robbie Korwek for the setlist

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.21.2013 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

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Big Black Delta / Tygerstrype / Dockument

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22 (on set list, but not played)
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Thanks to Robbie Korwek for the setlist

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.20.2013 – The Church of Boston, Boston, MA

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Big Black Delta / Superhumanoids

Set list unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.19.2013 – Mercury Lounge – Manhattan, NY

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Big Black Delta / I Am Lightyear

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

  Ghostrider

Some Kind of Awesome gig review

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.18.2013 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

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Big Black Delta / Pleasure Curses / Lightwaves

Set list unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.16.2013 – Le Belmont sur le Boulevard – Montreal, QC, Canada

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Big Black Delta / Footprintz

Set list unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.15.2013 – Yonge-Dundas Square – Toronto, ON, Canada

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Billy Talent / Blinker The Star / Millencolin / Steve Hill / We Are Scientists / Big Black Delta / Moon King / Riverdale / Teenage Kicks

Set list unknown

  Put The Gun On The Floor
  Betamax
  Side of the Road
  IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.14.2013 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON, Canada

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Diana / Odonis Odonis / The Soft Moon / Big Black Delta / Sarah Jaffe

Set list unknown

• Review – The Varsity
• Review – Exclaim! Magazine
• Photos – Aesthetic Magazine Toronto
• Event Showcase page – NXNE

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

06-JUNE-NXNE-2013


An interview with Mr Jonathan by CFRE Radio

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GIG: 06.13.2013 – Schubas – Chicago, IL

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Big Black Delta / Grades / Kid Color

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.12.2013 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN

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Big Black Delta / Wiping Out Thousands

Set list unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.10.2013 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

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Big Black Delta / Force Publique / Lust

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.07.2013 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

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Big Black Delta / Okapi Sun / Illuminauts

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon (on set list, but not played)
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.07.2013 – Cellar Door – Visaslia, CA

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Big Black Delta / Sahab

Setlist unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums

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GIG: 06.06.2013 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

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Big Black Delta / Battle Tapes

Put The Gun on The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon (on set list, but not played)
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.04.2013 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

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Big Black Delta / Battle Tapes

X22
Put The Gun on The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Into The Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

  Side of the Road

Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

• (short) Review + pics – L.A. Record

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GIGS: Big Black Delta add London, U.K. date

Big Black Delta had originally been scheduled to play at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen back in October 2012 along with a handful of other dates. That short U.K. tour didn’t happen, but, along with this summers Leeds and Reading festival appearances, tickets are now on sale at ticketweb.co.uk for a gig at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on August 28th.

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ARTICLE: Out OF This World (LA Canvas)

Jon is interviewed in the latest issue of LA CANVAS magazine

If American pop music had an evil twin, it would sound a lot like Big Black Delta. Listen, and you’ll sense a twisted familiarity, an irresistible whiff of fresh-cut grass on some bizarro-Earth circling an extragalactic star. Deja entendu can be a snooze-fest, sure, but in this case it’s oddly compelling. Maybe that’s because BBD mastermind Jonathan Bates is brazen enough to pluck melodies from the collective pop subconscious and subvert them just so.

Read the full interview here

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GIG: 05.01.2013 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

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Big Black Delta / 8th Grader

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night
Ifuckingloveyou
X22

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

BBD-B+M-May.1.2013

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GIG: 04.29.2013 – Bardot, Hollywood CA

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Big Black Delta / Shy Girls / Emma Ejwertz / The Last Internationale

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Money Rain Down
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Side Of The Road
Into The Night (Left Out)
Ifuckingloveyou

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIGS: BBD officially announce UK festival summer dates

Big Black Delta will be playing the legendary UK Reading Festival on Saturday August 24th 2013. They will also play the sister festival in Leeds the next day on the 25th!

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TOUR: U.S. dates to promote the new album now appearing

Several dates for the North American tour to promote the new upcoming album “Big Black Delta” have popped up. So far we have –

06.06.2013 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
06.12.2013 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
06.21.2013 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

Further dates will be added to the Gigography page as they appear.

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REMIX: Side Of The Road remix by Dinamo Azari

In preparation for the “Side of the Road” 12″ due April 29th (pushed back from April 8th), UK newspaper The Guardian keep showing their admiration for Big Black Delta with a stream of Dinamo Azari’s remix.

“…the depressing elements of the song are jettisoned in favour of uplifting house, Azari taking the sprightly synth riff that pops up briefly towards the end of the original and rearranging it as the song’s central motif.”

Listen here –

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/apr/05/big-black-delta-side-of-the-road-dinamo-azari-remix

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VIDEO: Big Black Delta – Side of the Road

Now available the new video for “Side of the Road”!

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GIG: 03.14.2013 – Lustre Pearl, Austin, TX

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Divine Fits / Toro Y Moi / Big Black Delta / Big K.R.I.T. / Icona Pop / St. Lucia / Diamond Rings / Generationals

Setlist: Unknown

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 03.13.2013 – Cedar St Courtyard, Austin, TX

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Angel Haze / The Coup / Big Black Delta / Maximum Hedrum / Grape St. / Glossary
(Evening gig – Last Call with Carson Daly)

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Side Of The Road
Capsize
Ifuckingloveyou
The Zebrah
Into The Night
Betamax
X22

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 03.13.2013 – Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX

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Surfer Blood / Young Dreams / Doldrums / Marnie Stern / Shout Out Louds / Big Black Delta / Diana
(Afternoon gig)

Setlist: unknown

(Short) Review by mxdwn.com

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 03.12.2013 – The Gatsby, Austin, TX

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Best Coast / Big Black Delta / Hands / Beach Party

Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Dreary Moon
X22
Betamax
Side of the Road
Into the Night
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIGS: More SXSW dates announced

In addition to the previously announced date on March 13th at Cedar Street Courtyard, BBD have announced 3 more gigs at SXSW –

03.14.2013 – Lustre Pearl – Austin, TX
03.13.2013 – Flamingo Cantina – Austin, TX (12:25pm afternoon)
03.12.2013 – The Gatsby – Austin, TX

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VIDEO: Another promo video draws nearer!

Work continues on a new promo video for another Big Black Delta song. Here Director Eli Berg is working on a “rough cut”

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NEWS: Big Black Delta to be on “SXSW Special” on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’

Big Black Delta briefly featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly” back in October 2011 with a short interview “snapshot” feature clip. Now it looks like they’ll be featured in an upcoming “SXSW Special” episode!

[via press release from NBC]

NBC’S “LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY” WILL RETURN TO THE POPULAR SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC FESTIVAL TO HOST ITS ANNUAL MUSIC SHOWCASE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ON MARCH 13

‘LAST CALL’ PARTNERS WITH THE ALL-NEW FORD FIESTA TO SPOTLIGHT SIX EMERGING ARTISTS, INCLUDING ANGEL HAZE, BIG BLACK DELTA, GLOSSARY, GRAPE ST., MAXIMUM HEDRUM AND THE COUP

Week-long Broadcasts from Festival Begin Tuesday, March 19 as Late-Night Series Will Spotlight Interviews and Music Performances

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 4, 2013 – NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” announced that it will return to the popular South by Southwest Music (SXSW) Festival to host its annual music showcase in Austin, Texas on March 13 that will be followed by a week-long spotlight of SXSW beginning Tuesday, March 19 (1:35-2:05 a.m. ET) through Friday, March, 22. “Last Call” will partner with Ford Fiesta to showcase six emerging artists, including Angel Haze, Big Black Delta, Glossary, Grape St., Maximum Hedrum and The Coup from Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin.

Daly will serve as the emcee for the showcase.

The late-night show’s interviews throughout the week will include Jake Bugg, Joey Bada$$, Angel Haze and Chloe Chaidez from the band Kitten. This week will also feature Ford Fiesta’s program, “Fiesta Movement: A Social Remix,” driving social media influencers to Fiestamovement.com to apply for a chance to become a Fiesta ‘Agent’ – an elite group of insiders who will introduce the 2014 Ford Fiesta to America through their own photos, videos and creative ideas.

“Our partnership with South by Southwest fulfills our mission to reveal the most-promising newcomers wherever they might be,” said Daly. “And this time of year, that place is Austin, Texas.”

“Last Call with Carson Daly” continues to push the boundaries of late-night television. Each night, “Last Call” hits the streets, taking the entire show on location, and bringing viewers along for the ride. Daly introduces his audience to the emerging artists and stories that viewers simply won’t find anywhere else.

In recent years, “Last Call” has garnered acclaim for its gritty documentary style, emphasis on great storytelling, and status as late-night TV’s music tastemaker. Recent highlights from Last Call include: Interviews with deadmau5, Grammy-award winning artist Kimbra, the final four from Season 3 of “The Voice” and the musical TV debuts of Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and fun.

“Last Call with Carson Daly” is produced by Universal Television. Stewart Bailey and Guy Oseary are the executive producers.

For embeddable clips and full episodes from “Last Call with Carson Daly,” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly/.

Please follow us on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Last-Call-with-Carson-Daly/108317965863581 and at http://www.twitter.com/lastcallcd & http://twitter.com/carsonjdaly .

About Ford Motor Company

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NEWS: Q Magazine name ‘Side of the Road’ “Track of the Day”!

Hot on the heels of Pitchfork, the music magazine Q has also made ‘Side of the Road’ their “Track of the Day”!

• http://news.qthemusic.com/2013/03/big_black_delta_-_side_of_the.html

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NEWS: Pitchfork make ‘Side of the Road’ “Best New Track”!

Pitchfork make ‘Side of the Road’ “Best New Track”!

Previously, his sound’s leaned toward the dirgey synth romance of Depeche Mode; for the first single from his forthcoming self-titled effort, he’s returned with a deceptively nuanced tech-pop anthem.

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RELEASE: Apr.08.2013 – Side Of The Road – 12″

Vinyl 12″ of “Side Of The Road” coming April 8th!

The single will feature remixes from The Emperor Machine, Dinamo Azari and John Tejada

SIDE OF THE ROAD

• Side Of The Road can also be heard on Soundcloud –

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GIG: BBD U.K. Festival Shows – Dublin & Brighton in May

Big Black Delta are returning to the U.K.!

Two festival dates are currently in the pipeline –

The Camden Crawl, Dublin 3rd-5th May
The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, 16th-18th May

Exact dates T.B.A.

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RELEASE: Apr.08.2013 – Big Black Delta – CD + LP

Due April 8th (unless the release gets put back) – the new album Big Black Delta!

Apparently not only will it be available on CD (MOBCD001), but also vinyl! (MOBLP001)

Track listing –

1. Put The Gun On THe Floor
2. Side Of The Road
3. Huggin & Kissin
4. Capsize
5. Money Rain Down
6. Betamax
7. The Zebrah
8. IFUCKINLOVEYOU
9. X22
10. Dreary Moon
11. PB3
12. Into The Night
13. Love You This Summer

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RELEASE: 02.08.2013 – Side Of The Road – MP3

Side of the Road (AKA Suit[e] and Tie) is now available as an MP3 on bigblackdelta.com!

SIDE OF THE ROAD

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan Bates Reflects on the Last Year


Q: What was the highlight of 2012 for either you personally or for the band?
A: Getting to tour all over the U.S. with my friends in M83 and Jane’s Addiction. Big Black Delta doesn’t even really have a record out and to be able to connect with so many people was a blessing. I also learned how to speak Cantonese. One of these statements is true.

Read the rest here

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MISC: Something to look forward to…

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Big Black Delta in the studio with Susanne Sundfør

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GIG: 12.22.2012 – The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA

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Big Black Delta / Lavinia Slaughter / Dekades

X22
Put The Gun on The Floor
Huggin & kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Left Out
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

  IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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ARTICLE: For Big Black Delta, Sky’s the Limit

SPACE INVADER: Many words could be used to describe Big Black Delta’s music. The electro-rock project of Jonathan Bates, which comes to the Mercury Lounge this week, stirs up adjectives like “epic,” “brash,” “climactic,” and “eerie.” Ask its mastermind, though, and he’ll likely call it “transformative.”

Read the whole article at the Santa Barbara Independent

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GIG: 12.21.2012 – Mercury Lounge – Goleta, CA

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Big Black Delta / ?

CANCELLED – Jon posted on twitter and Facebook –

Due to technical difficulties our show in Goleta has been cancelled. Sorry buds. 😦

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 12.19.2012 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

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Big Black Delta / Tapioca & the Flea

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Dreary Moon
Ghost Rider
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Left Out
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

  Put The Gun On The Floor (Incomplete)
  Capsize
  IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 12.18.2012 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

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Big Black Delta / Rxccxxns / Mammoth Life

Set list: Unknown

  Huggin & Kissin

Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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NEWS: Big Black Delta at SXSW 2013

Big Black Delta will be playing the prestigious and highly influential SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in 2013.

The annual festival is held in Austin, TX and will run from March 8th to the 17th, the exact day BBD will play is still to be announced.

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TOUR: December California dates confirmed!

A short run of California dates has been officially confirmed today –

12.22.2012 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
12.21.2012 – Mercury Lounge – Goleta, CA
12.19.2012 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
12.18.2012 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

…see you in LA and OC!

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REMIX: Download the Matt Walsh remix of Betamax

In the run up to the release of Betamax (Nov 26), Mixmag have made available the Matt Walsh remix.

The download is available as an MP3 here –

www.mixmag.net/music/mp3-blog/free-mp3-big-black-delta-matt-walsh-remix

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INTERVIEW: Jon on “the Election and the Most Overrated and Underrated Political Issues of Our Time”

Is it too early to start a “Jon for President 2016” campaign…?

What is the most overrated political or social issue of our time?
The fact we’re still discussing women’s health rights and gay marriage STUNS me.

Read the rest here

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NEWS: Jon writes Ufology article for the Huffington Post

Ufology: What are We as Humans Missing?

When one hears about ufology, they usually think about the stars and aliens, and out of this world kind of stuff, ‘Independence Day’ and Will Smith et al. It does the opposite for me. It makes me think of my current surroundings. If it is possible to traverse millions of light years, or make 90 degree turns at Mach 10, then what are we as humans missing?

Read the whole piece over at the Huffington Post

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NEWS: BBD postpone UK gigs

Posted today via Facebook and twitter –

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’re sorry to announce that the upcoming Big Black Delta shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham & Edinburgh have been postponed. Please look out for the re-scheduled dates coming soon. BBD HQ x

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REMIX: Shameboy preview their remix of Betamax

And the Betamax remixes keep on coming, this time Shameboy provide us with a 2 minute preview of their remix…

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REVIEW: Supajam reviews Betamax

Supajam likes the new Betamax single, thinking its “a bit gothy, a bit synthy, a bit indie poppy and a John Waters film soundtracky” and when they say “it’s also a bit GOOD” we hope they mean it’s amazingly, brilliantly, fantastically GOOD.

• Review

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REMIX: Download the Deft remix of Betamax (wav format)

And yet another remix of Betamax is now available… This time from Croydon (UK) based Deft, who (apparently) “gives the track his own unique beat-heavy touch.”
The download is available in wav file format here –

http://www.datatransmission.co.uk/viewnews/9144/

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NEWS: Mahsa Zargaran leaves Big Black Delta

While Chrıs Hornbrook will be rejoining the ranks of Big Black Delta to play the upcoming U.K. dates, one member won’t be joining them. Mahsa Zargaran is no longer involved and instead is focusing on her band Omniflux. We here at the BBD Archive love Omniflux and urge you to check them out if you haven’t already.

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REMIX: Kove remix of Betamax now on youtube

The new remix of Betamax by Kove has been made available on youtube. Its taken from the BBC 1Xtra radio show, broadcast on 3rd October 2012

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MISC: The Independent premiers Climbers remix of Betamax

The UK newspaper The Independent continues their support of Big Black Delta, this time premiering a remix of Betamax by Climbers

Also included in the article is a new (but brief) interview with Jon which is short on hard details, but he does inform us he wants to own a Dodge Challenger

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MISC: New album to feature revised BBDLP1 artwork?

Today the Manchester based venue the “Soup Kitchen” uploaded a poster for the upcoming Big Black Delta gig on October 25th.

The poster appears to be the BBDLP1 front cover. However, closer inspection reveals that new song title “X22” has been added in the upper left corner:

     

Will the new album design be a revision/reworking of BBDLP1? Or will it feature something new by Version Industries?


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RELEASE: 11.05.2012 – Betamax (unconfirmed)

According to this page on Youtube (which is timestamped for today – “Published on Sep 20, 2012 by BigBlackDelta”), Betamax will get a “Full release out on 5th November 2012”

As there is a digital release on iTunes etc, does a “full release” mean vinyl and/or CD?

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MISC: Q Magazine invites Jon to make a “Songs for stargazing” playlist

Jon makes a list of songs to listen to when stargazing for Q Magazine

Perennial favorites are Wiskey Biscuit’s “Stoner Girl” and Scott Walker (as per his mix tape for “Under The Radar” back in January)

news.qthemusic.com/2012/09/playlist_-_big_black_deltas_so.html

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GIG: 09.07.2012 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Big Black Delta / Omniflux / Battle Tapes

Put The Gun On The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Left Out
Ghost Rider
Betamax
Dreary Moon
Suite & Tie
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

  Put The Gun On The Floor

• Review – L.A. Record
• Review – Restless Cities
• Review – Grimy Goods

Jon Bates – Vocals / Mahsa Zargaran – Drums / Will Love – Drums

       

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 5

“Have a bunch of new music too, so I’ll have plenty to work on when I get home.”

• Tour diary – From the Road Part 5

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GIG: 09.06.2012 – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA

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Big Black Delta / Youngblood Hawke / The Dramantics

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Left Out
Ghost Rider
Betamax
Dreary Moon
Suite & Tie
Ifuckingloveyou

  Huggin & Kissin

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INTERVIEW: 09.05.2012 – Killing The Cabinet

“They rock. They rock very hard. Imagine the intensity of Depeche Mode with the layering of Mercury Rev and you might have figured out 40% of what BBD is all about.”

• Interview – Killing The Cabinet

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GIG: 09.05.2012 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Reno, NV

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

   
© Will Love                     © Sara Matts (Chip Away)

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GIG: 09.04.2012 – Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

  X22
  Huggin & Kissin
  Betamax
  Capsize
  Put The Gun On The Floor

   
© Paris Keller                 Gig poster

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GIG: 08.31.2012 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.29.2012 – Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.28.2012 – The Great SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UT

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

• Review – Fake Plastic Tunes


Chris Hornbrook © BBD

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 4

“The new songs seem to be working live, which is a relief as it’s the ultimate test.”

• Tour diary – From the Road Part 4

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GIG: 08.27.2012 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

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Big Black Delta / The Skeleton Show / Colfax Speed Queen

Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.26.2012 – Pikes Peak Center – Colorado Springs, CO

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.25.2012 – Orpheum Theater – Omaha, NE

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

  X22
  The Zebrah

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GIG: 08.24.2012 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

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The-Drum / Big Black Delta / Gel Set

Set list: Unknown

  Suit & Tie
  Left Out
  Ghost Rider
  Dreary Moon
  IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

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GIG: 08.23.2012 – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown


© Dave Zinc

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INTERVIEW: 08.23.2012 – BlackBook Magazine

“But aside from the album, it’s Big Black Delta’s live shows that really make you fall in love with them. For music that feels this interior or as if it’s supposed live inside your headspace, it’s always a wonder how that will translate to a live performance. But it seems Bates has managed to master the art.”

• Interview – Black Book

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GIG: 08.22.2012 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Put The Gun On The Floor
X22
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
The Zebrah
Dreary Moon
Ghostrider
Betamax
Suit & Tie
Left Out
Ifuckingloveyou

Mahsa Zargaran and Chrıs Hornbrook joined Jane’s Addiction during their set to play “Chip Away”!

Youtube –
Complete BBD set!
Chip Away – with Jane’s Addiction

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TOUR: Big Black Delta to return to the U.K. in October

OCTOBER
19th – Hooga, Chelmsford, England, U.K.
22nd – Hoxton, London, England, U.K.
26th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, England, U.K.
27th – The Asylum, Birmingham, England, U.K.
28th – Haddow Fest, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

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GIG: 08.20.2012 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

Youtube –
Capsize

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GIG: 08.18.2012 – MGM Grand Theatre – Ledyard, CT

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Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

       
On the road                     Pre gig 1                           Pre gig 2
© Chris Holnbrook       © ?

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 3

“We just finished our jaunt with M83 and have had a few days off in Brooklyn, NY before hooking up with Janes Addiction.”

• Tour diary – From the Road Part 3

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GIG: 08.17.2012 – Pianos – New York, NY

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Wolff & Tubba / Birthmark / Phone Home / Big Black Delta / Late Guest at the Party / Leaves of Green

Put the Gun on the Floor
Hugging & Kissin
Capsize
Ghost Rider
The Zebrah
Betamax
Suite & Tie
Left Out
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

  Huggin & Kissin
  Ghost Rider

Thanks to Alfred for the set list!

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MISC: The Guardian (UK newspaper) makes BBD “New Band of the Day”

The UK newspaper The Guardian makes Big Black Delta “New Band of the Day” stating –

“They approach Muse levels of sonic hugeness. Their best tracks sound as though everything’s been turned up to 11 or whatever one notch over the maximum would be, and the needles are mostly always in the red.”

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“Big Black Delta sound so massive, it’s going to be weird if they don’t actually become massive.” Read more…

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GIG: 08.11.2012 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

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St. Lucia / Big Black Delta / Capital Cities

Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.10.2012 – DC9 – Washington, DC

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Big Black Delta

Put The Gun On The Floor
Huggin & Kissin
Capsize
Dreary Moon
The Zebrah
Betamax
Suit & Tie
Left Out
IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

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RELEASE: Big Black Delta To Release “Tour” EP

Big Black Delta today announced the upcoming release of a new four track TOUR EP. The digital only EP, due out on August 21st, celebrates Big Black Delta’s new tour with Jane’s Addiction.

TOUR EP will be Big Black Delta’s second release of the summer after last month’s ”Ifuckingloveyou” (Remixes) EP and available at iTunes and all digital retailers.

TOUR EP Tracklisting

1. Betamax
2. IFUCKINGLOVEYOU
3. LeonardMcGeonardvsDrunkenCalculator
4. Put The Gun On The Floor

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GIG: 08.09.2012 – Pianos – New York, NY

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Golden Animals / Tiger Waves / Big Black Delta / Silya / Garrett Borns

Set list: Unknown

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 2

“You haven’t earned road dog status until you’ve had your shit broken into.”

• Tour diary – From the Road Part 2

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GIG: 08.08.2012 – Central Park Summerstage – New York, NY

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M83 / Big Black Delta

Set list: Unknown

Youtube –
Huggin & Kissin

       
Soundcheck                     © serenajinju
© Mahsa Zargaran

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