Venusian rockers and current Earth dwellers, Valient Thorr, have announced new tour dates in March, including appearances at SXSW in Austin, TX. Valient Thorr, who have been laying low in an undisclosed location in North Carolina since returning from Hawaii at the end of 2008 where the band played some epic dive bars and front porches as well as learning to surf.
They emerged briefly in January to perform as Funkadelic for ‘Raleigh Undercover’, an event that revived a former annual Raleigh, NC tradition called ‘The Great Cover-Up’ that began almost a decade ago at Kings Barcade (r.i.p.), where local bands would work on tribute-act sets in secret that would not be revealed until the band hit the stage.
Valient Thorr dates:
03/01/09 Raleigh, NC – Tir Na Nog
03/02/09 Atlanta GA – The Earl
03/03/09 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
03/04/09 Pensacola, FL – Waterboyz (ALL AGES early show)
03/04/09 Pensacola, FL – The Break (21+ late show)
03/05/09 Tampa FL – Crow Bar
03/06/09 Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits
03/07/09 St Augustine FL – Harvest Of Hope Festival
03/08/09 Orlando FL – Back Booth
03/09/09 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
03/10/09 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
03/12/09 Columbus OH – Ravari Room
03/13/09 Chicago IL – Reggie’s Live
03/14/09 Iowa City, IA – The Picador
03/15/09 Kansas City, MO – The Brick
03/17/09 Dallas TX – Club Dada
03/18/09 Austin TX – Emo’s Annex (SXSW)
03/20/09 Austin TX – Rusty Spurs (SXSW)
03/28/09 Houston, TX – Numbers
More info can be found here.