Viagra Boys Announce New Album ‘Cave World’ Out July 8th – Reveal Tour Dates With Shame

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Stockholm post-punk band Viagra Boys have announced a new album Cave World due out July 8th via YEAR0001. Produced by past collaborators Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, The Knife, etc.) and DJ Haydn, the announcement of their third album coincides with the release of the first single “Ain’t No Thief” (below) and its accompanying video. The video, directed by SNASK, finds singer Sebastian Murphy, the anti-hero at the center of all V**gra Boy’s videos, stepping into the role of an Evangelical preacher reaching deep into the pockets of his congregation. Inspired by current events, the album aims to tear through the insanity and confusion the world currently finds itself in. Like sin-eaters if sins had to be ingested from a very small spoon, V**gra Boys have consumed the utterly incomprehensible chaos of our era and distilled it into the 12 immaculate tracks that make up Cave World.

The announcement of the album comes at the end of a sold-out US tour, and alongside the announcement of new US and EU dates that include a Fall 2022 US Co-headline tour with UK band Shame. Kicking off September 29th for two nights at Oakland’s New Parish and wrapping on Halloween in Dallas, the twenty-three date tour will make stops in Denver, Nashville, Brooklyn, New Orleans and so much more (full dates below). The band will then head to the EU for an additional run of dates, making this their largest tour yet. More dates remain to be announced as well.

As 2021’s Welfare Jazz was released Viagra Boys were in the midst of rerecording what would become their followup. After putting together an entire album at the legendary Silence Studio in the town of Koppom, the band decided they could push harder. “We let it marinate for a while and then rerecorded absolutely everything,” Murphy explains. Some of the music made it through to what would become Cave World, but replacing the lyrics. In that iterative process, Murphy found himself returning time and again to a misconception with deeper roots: the idea that humanity is moving forward. After watching a video late one evening about a theory that suggests evolution involved trading in some cognitive abilities for others, Murphy began stewing on the fact that the result was mass shootings and science denial. “I just wrote down, ‘Who is the true ape?'” he says. “People look down at apes as primitive life forms, but we’re just this horrible, lazy society killing each other and starting wars, while they’re able to love and feel. Does that make them the true ape or us?”

V**GRA BOYS WORLD TOUR DATES 

US TOUR DATES FALL, CO-HEADLINE WITH SHAME 2022

Sep 26, 2022 – Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst

Sep 27, 2022 – Oakland CA, New Parish 

                                  Sep 28, 2022 – San Francisco CA, The Regency                                        

Oct 4, 2022 – Tuscon AZ, Club Congress

Oct 5, 2022 – Albuquerque NM, Sister                

Oct 7, 2022 – Boulder CO, Fox 

 Oct 8, 2022 – Denver CO, Gothic

Oct 10, 2022 – St Louis MO, Red Flag 

Oct 11, 2022 –   Nashville TN, Brooklyn Bowl                 

Oct 12, 2022 –   Louisville KY, Headliners           

Oct 14, 2022 –   Cincinnati OH, Woodward                     

Oct 15, 2022 –   Pittsburgh PA, Mr Smalls          

Oct 17, 2022 –   Jersey City NJ, White Eagle Hall           

Oct 18, 2022 –   Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Steel

Oct 20, 2022 –   Baltimore MD,   Union Brewery              

Oct 21, 2022 –   Carrboro NC, Cat’s Cradle        

Oct 22, 2022 –   Asheville NC, Orange Peel                    

Oct 23, 2022 –   Atlanta GA, Terminal West

Oct 25, 2022 –   New Orleans, LA Toulouse Theater                    

Oct 27, 2022 –   Houston TX, White Oak Music Hall        

Oct 28, 2022 –   Austin TX, Venue TBD              

Oct 31, 2022 –   Dallas TX, Granada                  

EU TOUR DATES DECEMBER 2022

Dec 7, 2022 – DE, Berlin – Astra

Dec 8, 2022 – DE, Karlsruhe – Substage

Dec 10, 2022 – NL, Utrecht The – Tivoli

Dec 11, 2022 – FR, Paris – Bataclan

Dec 12, 2022 – BE, Antwerp – Trix

Dec 14, 2022 – CH, Zurich – X-tra

Dec 15, 2022 – IT, Milan – Fabrique

Jan 20, 2023 – UK, Nottingham – Rock City

Jan 21, 2023 – UK, Glasgow – Barrowlands

Jan 23, 2023 – IE, Dublin – Olympia

Jan 24, 2023 – UK, Cardiff – Great Hall

Jan 25, 2023 – UK, London – Brixton Academy

Jan 28, 2023 – SE, Stockholm Annexet

March 29 – DK, Copenhagen – Vega

March 30 – NO, Oslo – Rockefeller

March 31 – FI, Helsinki – Vanha Ylioppilastalo

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