2/05Thanks U.S. West & Mexico – Hello Europe!

Hello from Bilbao, Spain! The “Culture Clash” tour just finished up a great run through the U.S. West and Mexico (including first-ever shows in Denver, ABQ, Phoenix, Vegas, Mexicali and Mexico City), and we hereby thank everyone who came out to see the show. Here’s a composite shot (click for full version) from our gig at the NAMM Jam in Anaheim, CA, as part of a bill with djenters Periphery and metal legend Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel:

Acrats NAMM Jam Composite

Now it’s time to bring this thing to Europe. Our 10-week adventure starts right NOW:

THE ARISTOCRATS
“CULTURE CLASH” EUROPEAN TOUR
WINTER 2014

February 6th – Bilbao, SP – Cafe Antkozia
February 7th – Madrid, SP – La Sala Live
February 8th – Valencia, SP – Sala Loco
February 9th – Barcelona, SP – Luz de Gas
February 11th – Nice, FR – B Spot
February 12th – La Valette du Var, FR – Le Vox
February 14th – Paris, FR – Le Zebre
February 15th – Eeklo, BE – JH de Route
February 17th – London, England, UK – The Garage
February 18th – Bristol, England, UK – The Fleece
February 19th – Leamington, England, UK – The Assembly
February 20th – Manchester, England, UK – Band on the Wall
February 21st – Newcastle, England, UK – The Cluny
February 23rd – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – Liquid Room
February 24th – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
February 26th – Tilburg, NL – Paradox
February 27th – Verviers, BE – Spirit of 66
February 28th – Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij
March 1st – Esch Sur Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
March 2nd – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk
March 4th – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
March 5th – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
March 9th – Dortmund, DE – Domicile
March 10th – Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 11th – Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE – Das Haus
March 12th – Reichenbach, DE – Bergkeller
March 13th – Dresden, DE – Tante Ju
March 15th – Warszaw, PL – Progresja
March 16th – Krakow, PL – Lizard King
March 17th – Olomouc, CZ – Jazz Tibet Club
March 19th – Velden, AT – Bluesiana Rock Cafe
March 20th – Milano, IT – Live Forum
March 21st – Rubigen, CH – Muhle Hunziken
March 22nd – Castegnato (Brescia), IT – Gasoline Road Bar
March 23rd – San Giovanni alla Vena, Pisa, IT – Blitz Live Music Pub
March 25th – Modena, IT – Mac 2
March 26th – Verona, IT – Officina degli Angeli
March 27th – Moncalieri (Torino) IT – Audiodrome
March 29th – Larvik, NO – Larvik Guitar Festival
April 1st – Perugia, IT – Afterlife Club
April 2nd – Teramo, IT – Arts Factory
April 4th and 5th – Athens, GR – Athina Live Club
April 7th – Roccaforzata (Taranto), IT – Saloon Public House
April 8th – Caserta, IT – City Life
April 9th – Rome, IT – Planet Roma
April 11th – Istanbul, TR – Roxy Club
April 13th – Herzliya (Tel Aviv), ISRAEL – Zappa-club Herzliya

As always, go to the Tours Page for the full details and ticket links on each show. Hope to see you out there!


1/13The Aristocrats CULTURE CLASH U.S. West/Mexico Tour Starts NOW!

Hey all – we’ve got just enough time to announce that the U.S. West/Mexico Leg of our CULTURE CLASH tour starts right now! And then we hit Europe immediately afterwards. Full tour dates below in text form, but be sure to check out the Tours Page for full details and ticket links. Plus, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll have constant updates from the road.

Hope to see you out there!

THE ARISTOCRATS
CULTURE CLASH TOUR 2014
U.S. WEST/MEXICO LEG

1/13 – Denver, CO – Quixote’s True Blue
1/15 – Albuquerque, NM – The Dirty Bourbon
1/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
1/18 – Mexicali, Baja, MEXICO – Casa De La Cultura
1/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Country Saloon
1/21 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
1/24 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove (private Charvel Guitars event with Periphery and Red Dragon Cartel – NAMM credential/ticket required for entry)
1/25 – Whittier, CA – The Center Theater (CalProg) -
double bill with The Stickmen (Tony Levin, Pat Mastellotto and Markus Reuter)
1/26 – San Pedro, CA – Alvas Showroom
1/28 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral
1/30 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
2/1 – San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues

EUROPE LEG

February 6th – Bilbao, SP – Cafe Antkozia
February 7th – Madrid, SP – La Sala Live
February 8th – Valencia, SP – Sala Loco
February 9th – Barcelona, SP – Luz de Gas
February 11th – Nice, FR – B Spot
February 12th – La Valette du Var, FR – Le Vox
February 14th – Paris, FR – Le Zebre
February 15th – Eeklo, BE – JH de Route
February 17th – London, England, UK – The Garage
February 18th – Bristol, England, UK – The Fleece
February 19th – Leamington, England, UK – The Assembly
February 20th – Manchester, England, UK – Band on the Wall
February 21st – Newcastle, England, UK – The Cluny
February 23rd – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – Liquid Room
February 24th – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
February 26th – Tilburg, NL – Paradox
February 27th – Verviers, BE – Spirit of 66
February 28th – Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij
March 1st – Esch Sur Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
March 2nd – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk
March 4th – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
March 5th – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
March 6th – Worpswede, DE – Music Hall
March 9th – Dortmund, DE – Domicile
March 10th – Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 11th – Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE – Das Haus
March 12th – Reichenbach, DE – Bergkeller
March 13th – Dresden, DE – Tante Ju
March 15th – Warszaw, PL – Progresja
March 16th – Krakow, PL – Lizard King
March 17th – Olomouc, CZ – Jazz Tibet Club
March 20th – Milano, IT – Live Forum
March 21st – Rubigen, CH – Muhle Hunziken
March 22nd – Castegnato, Brescia, IT – Gasoline Road Bar
March 23rd – San Giovanni alla Vena, Pisa, IT – Blitz Live Music Pub
April 4th and 5th – Athens, GR – Athina Live Club
April 7th – Roccaforzata (Taranto), IT – Saloon Public House
April 11th – Istanbul, TR – Roxy Club
April 13th – Herzliya (Tel Aviv), ISRAEL – Zappa-club Herzliya
March 18th through April 10th – ITALY/EASTERN EUROPE & MORE TBA


1/06U.S. West Tour Contest: Donuts With The Aristocrats…In Albuquerque

Happy 2014! We’re kicking off the new year with a couple of cheeky promotional thingies to help spread the word about our first-ever shows in the U.S. Southwest. The first one is special for the kind folks of Albuquerque, NM – it’s called Donuts With The Aristocrats, and if you click that link, you’ll be taken to a page that tells you how you could win a chance to – you guessed it – have donuts with The Aristocrats at Rebel Donut, as well as get a $100 gift certificate to Grandma’s Music & Sound. Hint: it involves spotting our animated likenesses around the city. Fun, right?

There’s more contest stuff coming up soon, but most importantly, here are the dates for the U.S. West/Mexico tour, starting in just a week!

The Aristocrats “Culture Clash” Tour
U.S. West/Mexico Leg – January 2014
(for details on all dates, visit The Aristocrats calendar page)

1/13 – Denver, CO – Quixote’s True Blue
1/15 – Albuquerque, NM – The Dirty Bourbon
1/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
1/18 – Mexicali, Baja, MEXICO – Casa De La Cultura
1/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Country Saloon
1/21 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
1/25 – Whittier, CA – The Center Theater (CalProg) -
double bill with The Stickmen (Tony Levin, Pat Mastellotto and Markus Reuter)
1/26 – San Pedro, CA – Alvas Showroom (Two shows: 6:00pm and 8:00pm)
1/28 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral
1/30 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
2/1 – San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues

Stay tuned,
The Aristocrats


12/14Aristocrats U.S. West/Mexico Tour UPDATE: Las Vegas Show Added, Second Show In San Pedro CA Added!

We’ve made a couple of last-minute adjustments to The Aristocrats U.S. West/Mexico January 2014 Tour itinerary, and wanted to let you know right away. First off, Tijuana is out (sorry Baja Californians, but you can come catch us in San Diego!), but LAS VEGAS is in, our first show ever in that very unique city. And we’ve added a second show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro…but it’s up to you to make that one happen for sure. Details can be found at the link below to the calendar page, but right now the whole thing looks like this:

The Aristocrats “Culture Clash” Tour
U.S. West/Mexico Leg – January 2014
(for details on all dates, visit The Aristocrats calendar page)

1/13 – Denver, CO – Quixote’s True Blue
1/15 – Albuquerque, NM – The Dirty Bourbon
1/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
1/18 – Mexicali, Baja, MEXICO – Casa De La Cultura
1/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Country Saloon
1/21 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
1/25 – Whittier, CA – The Center Theater (CalProg) -
double bill with The Stickmen (Tony Levin, Pat Mastellotto and Markus Reuter)
1/26 – San Pedro, CA – Alvas Showroom (Two shows: 6:00pm and 8:00pm)
1/28 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral
1/30 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
2/1 – San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues

So, if you’re anywhere near these fine places, you know what to do. :-)

Happy holidays!
-The Aristocrats


11/26Aristocrats 2014 Tour Dates: US West, Mexico, Europe & More!

Hello Aristocrats fans. It’s been too long, right? We agree. So consider this us getting back in touch, and with good news for fans who have been waiting to see the “Culture Clash” tour live for the first time – starting with the U.S. West, and our very first shows in Mexico!

The Aristocrats “Culture Clash” Tour
U.S. West/Mexico Leg – January 2014
(for details on all dates, visit The Aristocrats calendar page)

1/13 – Denver, CO – Quixote’s True Blue
1/15 – Albuquerque, NM – The Dirty Bourbon
1/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
1/18 – Mexicali, Baja, MEXICO – Casa De La Cultura
1/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Country Saloon
1/21 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
1/25 – Whittier, CA – The Center Theater (CalProg) -
double bill with The Stickmen (Tony Levin, Pat Mastellotto and Markus Reuter)
1/26 – San Pedro, CA – Alvas Showroom (Two shows: 6:00pm and 8:00pm)
1/28 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral
1/30 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
2/1 – San Francisco, CA – Biscuits & Blues

These will be first-ever live performances for The Aristocrats in every city outside of California, so if you’re local, or even if you’re not…come on out and bring a friend who likes guys with facial hair playing lots of notes. :-)

Then, we’re heading off to Europe for an epic 10-week tour that’s still being booked, but currently looks like this:

The Aristocrats “Culture Clash” Tour
Europe Leg – Winter 2014
(for details on all dates, visit The Aristocrats calendar page)

February 6 – Bilbao, Spain – Cafe Antkozia
February 7 – Madrid, Spain – La Sala Live
February 8 – Valencia, Spain – Sala Loco
February 9 – Barcelona, Spain – Luz de Gas
February 12th – La Valette du Var, France – Le Vox
February 14th – Paris, France – Le Zebre
February 15th – Eeklo, BE – JH de Route
February 17th – London, England, UK – The Garage
February 18th – Bristol, England, UK – The Fleece
February 19th – Leamington, England, UK – The Assembly
February 20th – Manchester, England, UK – Band on the Wall
February 21st – Newcastle, England, UK – The Cluny
February 23rd – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – Liquid Room
February 24th – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
February 26th – Tilburg, NL – Paradox
February 27th – Verviers, BE – Spirit of 66
February 28th – Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij
March 1st – Esch Sur Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
March 2nd – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk
March 4th – Berlin, DE – Frannz
March 5th – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
March 9th – Dortmund, DE – Domicile
March 10th – Cologne, DE – Kantine
March 11th – Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE – Das Haus
March 12th – Reichenbach, DE – Bergkeller
March 13th – Dresden, DE – Tante Ju
March 15th – Warszaw, PL – Progresja
March 16th – Krakow, PL – Lizard King
March 17th – Olomouc, CZ – Jazz Tibet Club
March 18 through April 10 – ITALY/EASTERN EUROPE/TURKEY/ISRAEL
& MORE TBA

And for the rest of the year, we’re currently working on this:

May 2014: Brazil/South America
August 2014: Southeast Asia

and we’ll have more news as soon as we get it.

We want to bring the “Culture Clash” tour to as many places as possible next year, so stay tuned for more news coming soon – and thanks for all of the great support you’ve given us in 2013!

Cheers to all,
The Aristocrats


9/24“Culture Clash” Double-Vinyl Limited Edition Available NOW!

Hey everyone – just a quick reminder to let you know that our very special limited edition double-vinyl version of Culture Clash is out and shipping NOW!

It’s a limited pressing of 1000 on 180-gram audiophile virgin vinyl, packaged in a deluxe gatefold polybagged jacket. It contains artwork exclusive to the packaging. And the folks who pre-ordered are getting it in the mail already.

CC_VINYL_PACK

We have
less than 60 left in our own webstore (which is, of course, the best place to get it!).

Just click here now to order the double-vinyl special edition of Culture Clash at our webstore.

And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the latest tour dates added for the U.S. West and Mexico in January, plus Europe in February/March.

That’s all for now. More news soon, especially on the complete touring schedule for 2014!

Cheers,
The Aristocrats


9/09Double-Vinyl “Culture Clash” Limited Edition (1000 Units Only) – Available For Presale Now, Drops On 9/24

We’ve been teasing this for long enough, but we wanted to make sure it was perfect. Now that they are, and we have them in hand, we’re proud to announce that we’re selling a very special limited edition double-vinyl version of Culture Clash.

CC_VINYL_PACK

As stated above, it’s a limited pressing of 1000 on 180-gram audiophile virgin vinyl, packaged in a deluxe gatefold polybagged jacket. It contains artwork exclusive to the packaging, and the very few folks who’ve heard the vinyl test pressings say it sounds huge. :-)

We’re pre-selling 200 of these through our online Aristo-store. Click here to pre-order now. Release date is September 24.

If you don’t manage to get one directly from us (which you should, hint hint, until they run out), you can get one from our vinyl partners Hostile City Distribution, by clicking here.

In other news, if you’ve been paying attention to the Tours page, you’ve seen some 2014 dates suddenly pop up. If you haven’t noticed, now might be a good time to check out the latest over there. Remember, these tours are still being booked and are far from complete, so don’t panic if you don’t see your city or country on there. There’s more to come.

Stay tuned for a lot more info on 2014 coming soon!

-The Aristocrats