Rejoice! Hot Snakes are slithering their way across the country starting on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Ahead of their spring 2018 release of a new album coming out on Sub Pop, the band will be making their way from Long Beach to Philadelphia on a 10-day run that includes stops in Brooklyn, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more. Sadly, the Brooklyn Vegan-presented tour does not include a stop in San Diego.
Hot Snakes, formed in 1999 by Rick Froberg and John Reis, are one of the most well-regarded bands to come out of America's Finest City. Reis, a San Diego native, has been prolific in the Southern California music scene over the past three decades, having formed Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu and Pitchfork, to name a few.
As if the Hot Snakes guitarist didn't have enough on his plate, he'll be leaving with Rocket From the Crypt for a 10-day European tour on Thursday, Nov. 30. Luckily, he'll be able to play his beloved guitar, which was stolen and then recovered in June of this year.
While we are a bit bummed that we won't get to see Reis play with Hot Snakes this time around, a hometown show is inevitable once their new album drops. Until then, maybe you'll see The Swami around town -- ya never know.
Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford poet-neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. Whoops. He now fronts the Lulls, plays lead guitar in LA band Velvet and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Instagram and Twitter (@RArosenborg), add him on Facebook or contact him directly.