After releasing their double-album Wilderness of Mirrors, Texan psych rockers The Black Angels will headline Manchester’s New Century Hall.
Wilderness of Mirrors features latest single Empires Falling, a track which lead the band to comment, “Empires Falling is a critical and reflective plea that examines humanity’s repetitive art of violent mass destruction. As we say in the chorus, “it’s history on repeat.” We are living in a Wilderness Of Mirrors, where it’s hard to tell what’s right from wrong, up from down, or the truth from lies as we navigate through these times where the fate of humanity is being refracted and reflected from one state of panic to another. The world is a “bleeding animal” and we are left exhausted, polarized, and “pleading from street to bloody street.” History has proven, time and time again, that without a drastic metamorphosis from our leaders, politics, and ultimately ourselves… “you can be the one who saves yourself, or you can watch it all go to hell.””
The Black Angels – Alex Maas(vocalist/bassist), Christian Bland (guitarist), Stephanie Bailey (drummer), Jake Garcia (guitarist), Ramiro Verdooren (multi-instrumentalist) – co-produced the record, working closely with Brett Orrison (co-producer) and Dinosaur Jr engineer John Agnello. The album moves on from The Black Angel’s previous material but retains their signature sound. The album takes on politics, the pandemic, the environment and more.
When do The Black Angels headline at Manchester’s new Century Hall?
The Black Angels headline at Manchester’s New Century Hall on 2 March 2023. They will headline at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory on 26 February 2023. The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of five UK dates they have announced:
25 February – Bristol, SWX
26 February – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
1 March – Glasgow, QMU
2 March – Manchester, New Century Hall
3 March – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Image of The Black Angels courtesy Pooneh Ghana