Indie rock duo The Kills are planning to make the rounds with a tour this summer that includes a few big festivals. Although they haven’t released an album since 2011’s Blood Pressures, the band is hard at work on a fifth album and ready to get back on tour.
Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart have achieved widespread critical success for each of their four albums, but they’ve taken a little time off to pursue some of their other interests. Hince is also a photographer and has been working on an exhibit that will be available to the public next month in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. Meanwhile, Mosshart has been working on a visual art project as part of “Push It,” a group show made up of 21 people and dedicated to female artists. Even though they’ve been pursuing a different kind of art, we could soon see new material from the 14-year-old band. Their fifth album is currently in production.
The Kills have been a beacon of punk rock and blues ever since they came on the scene in 2000. Although their first two albums were received well, the second two albums put them on a map, after music from Midnight Boom and Blood Pressures was featured in a number of hit television shows, including “House,” “The Good Wife,” and “The Vampire Diaries.” Hince and Mosshart say the upcoming tour will especially feature lots of tracks from Blood Pressures.
The Kills Summer 2014 Tour Dates
May 30: Nashville, TN–The Cannery Ballroom
May 31: New Orleans, LA–House of Blues
Jun 1: Houston, TX–Free Press Summer Festival
Jun 3: Guadalajara, Mexico–Cavaret
Jun 4: Mexico City, Mexico–Jose Cuervo Salon
Jun 6: Montreal, QC–Olympia
Jun 7: Toronto, ON–Field Trip Festival
Jun 8: New York, NY–Governor’s Ball Festival
Jun 26: Dublin, Ireland–Royal Hospital Kilmainham (w/Jack White)
Jul 8: Boston, MA–Paradise Rock Club
Jul 10: Quebec City, QC–Festival d’été de Québec (w/Queens of the Stone Age)
Jul 15: Nimes, France–Arènes de Nîmes (w/The Black Keys)
Jul 16: Villafranca di Verona, Italy–Castello Scaligero (w/Arctic Monkeys)
Jul 17: Pistoia, Italy–Piazza Duomo (w/ Arctic Monkeys)
Jul 19: Sesimbra, Portugal–Super Bock Festival