Foxy Shazam release surprise new album, ‘Gonzo,’ for free, announce spring tour

April 2, 2014
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Foxy Shazam have announced a surprise new full-length, Gonzo, which is available immediately to stream or download for free. Additionally, the band are slated to embark on a spring tour of North America in support of its release.

The group's fifth full-length overall and first independent release since their 2005 debut, The Flamingo TriggerGonzo was recorded in Chicago, produced by Foxy, and engineered by the legendary Steve Albini. It follows 2012's The Church Of Rock And Roll, though is sonically more akin to band's earlier material. In addition to its digital release, the album will be available as a limited edition 180-gram vinyl, now available for pre-oder.

Stream Gonzo below:

And check out a full list of tour dates, which include support from Larry And His Flask:

May 27 – Fed Live – Harrisburg, PA
May 29 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
May 30 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY 
May 31 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
June 2 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
June 3 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
June 5 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 6 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
June 7 – Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
June 9 – Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
June 10 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
June 12 – The Social – Orlando, FL
June 13 – Freebird – Jacksonville, FL
June 14 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
June 17 – Freebird – St Louis, MO
June 18 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
June 20 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
June 21 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
June 22 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
June 24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
June 25 – The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
June 27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH 
June 28 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
July 12 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH

Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now through Foxy's site.

Written by Philip Obenschain

APTV Nashville Correspondent Born and raised on a steady diet of punk rock and DIY culture in Staunton, Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Philip Obenschain has spent time as a touring artist, artist manager, and show promoter, and is currently involved in television production and music tech, outside of journalism. In addition to his work at Alt Press and APTV, Philip is the assistant editor at No Country For New Nashville.