The Jesus Lizard Announce Tour and First Album in 26 Years, Share New Song and Video: Watch

The Jesus Lizard are back with their first new music in 26 years. The eminent post-hardcore band will release Rack, its new album and the follow-up to 1998’s Blue, on September 13 via Ipecac Recordings. The Jesus Lizard have also announced a tour and shared the lead single “Hide & Seek,” which comes with a music video capturing all four members—David Yow, Duane Denison, Mac McNeilly, and David Wm. Sims—in the recording studio. Check out that new song below.

Rack is the Jesus Lizard’s seventh studio album overall. All 11 tracks were recorded with producer Paul Allen at Nashville’s Audio Eagle Studio. “There are definitely some references to the past, but it’s more as a point of departure: We don’t stay there,” said Denison. Sims added that they decided to write a new record purely because “we thought it would be fun.”

The Jesus Lizard’s tour itinerary will bring them across North America and Europe. The route largely takes place this autumn and in early 2025. It begins, however, with a few concerts this month, followed by a performance at Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 7. From there, the Jesus Lizard will play in Las Vegas, Austin, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston, London, Dublin, Los Angeles, and more. Their full list of tour dates is below.

After breaking up in 2000, the Jesus Lizard reunited in 2008 to play a brief tour, including a set at Pitchfork Music Festival the following year. They once again reformed in 2017 for another tour, but have been relatively quiet since then.

Read about the Jesus Lizard’s Liar and Goat at No. 58 and No. 38, respectively, on “The Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.”

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01 Hide & Seek
02 Armistice Day
03 Grind
04 What If?
05 Lord Godiva
06 Alexis Feels Sick
07 Falling Down
08 Dunning Kruger
09 Moto(R)
10 Is That Your Hand?
11 Swan the Dog

The Jesus Lizard:

06-06 Nashville, TN – The Blue Room at Third Man Records
06-08 Pomona, CA – No Values (The Farm at Pomona Fairplex)
06-09 Garden Grove, CA – Garden AMP
09-07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
10-13 Las Vegas, NV – Best Friends Forever Music Festival
10-31 Dallas, TX – Longhorn Ballroom
11-01 Austin, TX – TBA
12-09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12-11 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
12-12 Boston, MA – Roadrunner
12-13 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12-14 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
12-18 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
01-07 Glasgow, Scotland – Queen Margaret Union (University of Glasgow)
01-08 Manchester, England – Academy 2
01-09 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
01-10 Bristol, England – The Fleece
01-11 London, England – Electric Ballroom
01-12 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
01-14 Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
01-15 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
05-02 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
05-03 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
05-05 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05-08 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
05-10 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

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