Aggressive-rock vocalist Henry Rollins will take his new band on a tour of North America following the Feb. 29 release of Get Some Go Again Rollins' first album of new music since 1997.
The hard rockers will kick off the trek March 28 in Montreal and hit 10 other cities before wrapping May 14 in Minneapolis.
The new backing members of the Rollins Band were formerly in the trio Mother Superior. Rollins produced their 1998 album, Bread, and afterward they began working together on Get Some Go Again. The new members co-wrote the songs with Rollins, who produced the disc.
"The Mother Superior guys got me back into music," Rollins said on the Web site for Dream Works, the band's record label. "I was tired of music right then. I figured I was done. But during the first night with those guys I thought, 'Oh yeah! I remember this!' "
Rollins' career began in 1981, when he took over singing duties for thrash-punks Black Flag. On such songs as "Rise Above" (RealAudio excerpt), from Damaged (1981), his bellowed vocals dominated the roaring, aggressive sound.
Throughout the '90s, Rollins has brought dark humor to his uncompromising recordings, both musical and spoken-word. On the song "Liar" (RealAudio excerpt), from Weight (1994), he warns people not to trust him. On his spoken-word albums, such as 1998's Think Tank, he sounds off on everything from "El Niño" to "Airport Hell" (RealAudio excerpt).
The members of his new band are guitarist Jim Wilson, bassist Marcus Blake and drummer Jason Mackenroth.
Rollins Band tour dates:
March 28; Montreal, Quebec; Le Spectrum
March 29; Toronto, Ontario; Opera House
March 31; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall
April 1; Chicago, Ill.; Metro
April 2; Cleveland, Ohio; The Odeon
April 4; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's
April 5; Boston, Mass.; Avalon Ballroom
April 6; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza
April 7; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero
April 8; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club
May 35; Los Angeles, Calif.; The Whiskey
May 14; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue