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A Touch of Someone Else's Class


05/22/2008
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(PR) Alive Records will release the new album by southern punk-ass blues duo Black Diamond Heavies on June 10th. Titled "A Touch of Someone Else's Class," the band recorded the album with producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Akron Analog studio during a whirlwind 3-day session. Recently, the band wrapped a month long U.S. tour in April and is currently performing throughout Europe in May before hitting the road in the States this summer.

For the first time, the Black Diamond Heavies new album will feature special guests including long-time Tom Waits collaborator Ralph Carney (who recently guested on The Black Keys new album) on horns for the slow burn of "Bidin' My Time," Mr. Jimmy (The Falconer) contributing bass on several tracks and Dan Auerbach on guitar for the song "Happy Hour." The 11-track set also features several cover songs including furious takes on Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limit," Nina Simone's "Oh Sinnerman" and "Take A Ride" by James Model T Ford.

The CD version of "A Touch of Someone Else's Class" comes with two different covers; one featuring John's keyboards and the other Van's drum kit. The CD version will also include one bonus track ("Happy Hour" featuring Dan Auerbach) not included on the LP. The initial pressing of the vinyl version comes in RED and is limited to 500 copies. A free mp3 download of the new track "Bidin' My Time" can be found here. For additional freebies, check out: http://www.alivenergy.com/BHD.html

May 22 Des Lendemains Qui Chantent Tulle, France
May 23 Savoy Club Gijon, Spain
May 24 Puerto Norte San Esteban de Pravo, Spain
May 25 Mars Attack Angouleme, France
May 26 Les Saint Des Seins Toulouse, France
May 27 Sputnik Bar Nantes, France
May 28 Mundial Bar Antwerpen, Belgium
May 29 Db's Utrecht, Netherlands
May 30 Carlo Levi Leige, Netherlands
May 31 Leicester City Blues Festival Leicester, UK

Black Diamond Heavies U.S. tour:
June 9 Riverbend Festival (day show) Chattanooga, TN
June 9 JJ's Bohemia Chattanooga, TN
June 12 Gypsy Hut Cincinnati, OH
June 13 Musica Akron, OH
June 14 Mid City Fort Wayne, IN
June 15 Belmont Bar Detroit, MI
June 16 Points East Pub Milwaukee, WI
June 18 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
June 19 Ned Kelly's Pub Green Bay, WI
June 20 The Entry Minneapolis, MN
June 21 Solstice Shakedown Festival Sturgis, SD
June 23 TBD Dubuque, IA
July 11 Ham Bagby's Tuscaloosa, AL
July 19 Deep Blues Festival Lake Elmo, MN

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