Australian rockers Airbourne are set to embark on a North American tour in support of their riff-roaring new album Boneshaker, which is out now via Spinefarm Records. The spring tour kicks off on 20 April in New York City and concludes on 23 May in Montreal. The trek includes appearances at several major rock festivals, such as Sonic Temple and Epicenter.
“We’re mega pumped up to the max to bring the ‘Boneshaker’ world tour to the USA,” says Airbourne vocalist and guitarist Joel O’Keeffe. “We’ve been blazing non-stop across Europe and Australasia and now we’re coming your way USA to kick your ass!”
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Boneshaker was released on 25 October. The album was helmed by Nashville-based producer Dave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the A Star Is Born soundtrack.
Airbourne guitarist Matt “Harri” Harrison told HMV.com about the decision to work with Cobb: “It took one phone call and he was always top of our list. His name isn’t hard to come by in our world; he’s so amazingly successful. I think he’s probably the biggest producer in the world, and he was always someone we talked about. He’s done so many big country records. There’s not a huge amount, sonically, that’s relevant to us in those records, but you can always tell it’s him producing; he’s always doing something a little bit different. The guitars sound great, the drums sound great — it always sounds like human beings in a room being great at their instruments.”
“When we first talked, we told him about Black Robot,” Harrison continued. “That was a band he was in with some of his mates and they do this awesome cover of Eric Clapton’s ‘Cocaine’. That was a big record for us. When we spoke to him, it was really clear that he wanted the same type of record we did. We wanted to do something super raw and basically bottling what we do on stage.”
Airbourne play the following US tour dates in 2020:
April 30 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 02 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
May 03 – Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival
May 06 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock/House of Blues
May 07 – Dallas, TX – Three Links Deep Ellum
May 09 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 10 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
May 12 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
May 14 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
May 16 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
May 19 – London, ON – London Music Hall
May 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 22 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
May 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre.
Boneshaker is out now and can be bought here.