The Black Queen Announce Debut North American Tour

The Black Queen, the alternative/electronic outfit featuring Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv/Puscifer) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), have announced their first, full North American trek with dates kicking off on Feb. 22.

“Our energy is so high right now following our recent run of European shows, and we’re grateful and excited to keep it going and to finally, after a few years of only playing Stateside shows here and there, be able to come play everywhere we can in North America,” says Puciato of the upcoming five-week trek. “Excited to have Uniform with us, as well as Kanga and SRSQ. We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, so come out, let go, and get lost with us for a night or two.”

The band premiered the video for “Thrown Into The Dark,” which can be seen below, featuring footage culled from the band’s September performance at Cold Waves Los Angeles.

The Black Queen tour dates:

January 17 Brisbane, Australia Black Bear Lodge SOLD OUT

January 18 Sydney, Australia Landsdowne Hotel SOLD OUT

January 19 Melbourne, Australia Northcote Social Club SOLD OUT

January 20 Melbourne, Australia Northcote Social Club SOLD OUT

February 22 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick

February 23 Las Vegas, NV Db172

February 24 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge

February 26 Austin, TX Barracuda

February 27 Dallas, TX Curtain Club

March 1 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)

March 2 Ybor City, FL Crowbar

March 3 Orlando, FL The Abbey

March 5 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend

March 6 Washington, DC Union Stage

March 8 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *

March 9 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts *

March 11 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair

March 12 Montreal, QC Le Ministere

March 13 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground

March 15 Detroit, MI The Shelter

March 16 Chicago, IL Subterranean

March 17 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre

March 19 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

March 20 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

March 22 Seattle, WA Chop Suey *

March 23 Portland, OR Star Theater *

March 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s *

March 26 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

March 28 Los Angeles, The Echoplex *

The Black Queen Release Debut Album, Fever Daydream on Jan 29, 2016

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The Black Queen, the LA-based experimental outfit featuring Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN’s Josh Eustis and programmer Steven Alexander, release their debut album, Fever Daydream, on Jan. 29.

“Originally, we had envisioned this project being something much more gauzy and probably guitar-oriented,” said Eustis in an interview with Rolling stone. “At some point it just took a left turn and become very electronic.”  In the same interview Puciato joked, “It was rare to find someone else who I could talk about Death, Leprosy, with as well as a New Edition song.”  It was those seemingly disparate influences that brought the three musicians together, from Puciato’s teenage years of watching MTV’s 120 Minutes while simultaneously knowing all of Jodeci’s lyrics, Eustis’ affinity for Kraftwerk and New Edition, and Alexander’s childhood home, which championed as much metal as they did R&B.

The Black Queen’s integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work. The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band’s music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

“The overall aesthetic to me is as important as the music,” explains Puciato, of the thought and attention that goes into all of the band’s imagery including the previously released video: The End Where We Start”

“We care about every detail of everything involved, and treat every aspect as an opportunity for expression. To make everything intersect. In that way, this feels more like an art project than a band. With the record just happening to be a form. There’s a lot of freedom in that approach, as well as pride and care that develops from it. Caring and attention to detail reinforces itself. ”

The Black Queen will further that intersection of music and graphics with their first live performance, Jan. 29 at Complex LA in Glendale, Calif.