Red Fang announced their 2018 Winter Tour Dates. Since 2005, the band from Portland, Oregon has all four original members; guitarist and vocalist Bryan Giles, bassist and vocalist Aaron Beam, guitarist David Sullivan and drummer John Sherman. The band has released four studio albums: Red Fang (2009), Murder the Mountains (2011), Whales and Leeches (2013) and Only Ghosts (2016).
RED FANG shared a cover of the 1978 cult hit “Listen to the Sirens” originally performed by Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army. Watch the official music video directed by Ray Gordon.
The band has a unique sound and the band’s videos are refreshingly hilarious and entertaining. They tell stories from the first note to the final beat.
The music video for “Shadows” shows them chasing an invisible predator who has stolen their ice chest full of beer. In the “Wires” music video the band receives $5,000.00 to put together a music video. They head all over town spending the cash, only to show them buying an old junker car and smashing it on an airplane runway into 80 gallons of milk, piano, furniture, beer cans and much more. At the end they have spent all the cash. Most of their videos also feature them drinking PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) beer, which must be their go to.
Red Fang appeared in Metalliance and Mayhem Festival and opened for Mastodon’s 2011 and 2012 shows. They did a European headlining tour with Black Tusk and in 2014 played the Australian Soundwave Festival. They were also the opening act for a North American tour featuring Swedish metal bands, Opeth and in Flames.
Red Fang producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Slipknot) and mixer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) helped align the 10-song album. “We wanted to leave Portland so we could be a little more immersed in the process, instead of having to think about going to get groceries and stuff,” explained Aaron Beam in a recent Revolver interview of working at Ross Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio.
Red Fang’s brief tour begins December 12 in Eugene, OR through December 15 in Bellingham, WA. Support will be provided by R.I.P. on all four dates. The tour rounds up RED FANG’s Winter 2018 tour dates featuring additional select support by Thunderpussy, Telekinetic Yeti, Wizard Rifle and Gaythiest. All confirmed tour dates are available below. Tickets are available and on sale now.
Red Fang Tour Dates:
Oct 06 Atlanta, GA @ Slaughter Que 2018 (w/ ASG)
— All Dates Nov 29 – Dec 08 w/ Telekinetic Yeti —
11/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
11/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
12/1 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
12/2 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
12/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
12/5 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
12/6 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
12/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Lounge
12/8 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
— All Dates Dec 12 – 15 w/ R.I.P. —
12/12 – Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
12/13 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room
12/14 – Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater
12/15 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
12/28 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (w/ Thunderpussy & Gaythiest)
12/29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (w/ R.I.P. & Wizard Rifle)
12/31 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (w/ Thunderpussy)
Photo Credit: Mauricio Alvarado