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Australian grind/thrash spectacular King Parrot have quite literally blown up over the last two years. Following successful tours throughout Australia with bands like Cattle Decapitation, Obituary, Carcass, and Thy Art is Murder, the band has recently taken the rest of the world by storm, having toured Asia, Europe and America showing absolutely no signs of letting up. The band have recently signed to multiple record labels, and subsequently announced the upcoming release of their second album, Dead Set, due out May 15.

Produced by Phil Anselmo at his studio, Nosferatu’s Lair, this album looks to more accurately showcase the experience that such a band provides. The visceral intensity of the band’s live performance was somewhat lost on their debut, Bite Your Head Off, suffering from a song-by-song production style which seemed to kill any sense of continuity or immersion. King Parrot are just about to begin their North American tour with Weedeater, but will be returning to Australia for their album launch tour in May. Check out the tour dates and the first taste of the new album, Like a Rat, below.

North American Tour Dates

KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
3/20/2015 SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase @ Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
3/21/2015 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/24/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
3/26/2015 Casbah – San Diego, CA
3/27/2015 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA
3/28/2015 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
3/29/2015 DNA – San Francisco, CA
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
3/31/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR
4/01/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
4/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
4/03/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID
4/04/2015 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
4/07/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
4/08/2015 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
4/11/2015 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
4/12/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
4/14/2015 Nectars – Burlington, VT
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/18/2015 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
4/19/2015 The Earl – Atlanta. GA * KING PARROT headlines
4/20/2015 Blue Nile – New Orleans, LA Housecore Records Signing Party * KING PARROT headlines

Australian Tour Dates:

5/14/2015 The Loft – Warrnambool, VIC
5/15/2015 Fowlers Live – Adelaide, SA
5/16/2015 The Corner – Melbourne, VIC
5/17/2015 Wrangler Studios – Footscray, VIC
5/21/2015 Magpies – Canberra, ACT
5/22/2015 Corrimal Hotel – Wollongong, NSW
5/23/2015 Newtown Social Club, NSW
5/24/2015 Small Ballroom – Newcastle, NSW
5/28/2015 Tatts Hotel – Lismore, NSW
5/29/2015 Coolangatta Hotel – Gold Coast, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, QLD
6/05/2015 Prince Of Wales – Bunbury, WA
6/07/2015 YMCA HQ 0 Perth, WA w/ special guests High Tension, Colossvs

 
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-WF

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