Photo Credit Julian Fort
Today, California legends Redd Kross have announced their first UK and European headline dates in several years including two intimate dates at The Lexington in London which promise to be evenings to remember.
Steven McDonald had the following to say:
“This is the most comprehensive headlining tour we’ve done of the UK and Europe since ‘97. We are beyond thrilled to be bringing our booty shaking, mind melting party to your shores. So get your head fixed right and polish up those dancing shoes, because we are ready to DO THIS!”
The evergreen band’s latest album, “Beyond The Door”, landed in August on Merge Records to critical acclaim worldwide. Long famed for their raucous live show you can catch the band live on the following dates:
25.04 – The Albert – Brighton
27.04 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester
28.04 – Broadcast – Glasgow
29.04 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
30.04 – The Exchange – Bristol
01.05 – The Lexington – London
02.05 – The Lexington – London
Tickets now on-sale from reddkross.com
Order the album via Merge Records
Further details on Redd Kross & Beyond The Door:
Beyond the Door is available now on CD, digitally, and on limited-edition opaque purple Peak Vinyl in the Merge store.
Beyond the Door is an album inspired by the band’s “total commitment to having the best f*cking time we can have while we’re all still here” (what they like to call “The Party”). Musically, it’s guitars, bass, and drums topped with a generous portion of sweet vocal melodies often delivered with an ambiguous edge. The album marks Redd Kross’ most collaborative record to date. Steven describes this evolution: “Jeff is still very much the driving force behind the compositions, but with more help from me than ever. Jeff and I haven’t shared this much of the writing and singing since Born Innocent in 1981.” Guitarist Jason Shapiro and drummer Dale Crover (Melvins, OFF!) are longtime members of the Redd Kross live band, but this album marks the pair’s recorded debut with the group. Mixed in Los Angeles by Steven McDonald, Beyond the Door includes notable guest appearances from Anna Waronker (That Dog), Geré Fennelly, Buzz Osborne (Melvins), and Josh Klinghoffer.
On the surface, the album title is a playful reference to an Italian horror film the McDonald brothers watched as children, a loose rip-off of both The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby that stars Juliet Mills of ’70s television program Nanny and the Professor. But like all things Redd Kross, it would be a sad injustice to stop digging there. No one knows what lies Beyond the Door… but we’re all in front of it.
Inspirations as varied as K-pop, glitter gangs, embarrassed tweens, long-term relationships, a mysterious character named Fantástico Roberto, and much more all contributed to Beyond the Door, an album that lures the listener into Redd Kross’ secret club full of riddles and inside jokes, with the ultimate reward of the perfect pop moment!
Beyond the Door Track List:
1. The Party
3. Beyond the Door
4. There’s No One Like You
5. Ice Cream (Strange and Pleasing)
6. Fantástico Roberto
7. The Party Underground
8. What’s a Boy to Do?
9. Punk II
10. Jone Hoople
11. When Do I Get To Sing “My Way