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Heathen Apostles – Among Musical Acts at Fringe Festival

Heathen Apostles Among Musical Acts at Fringe FestivalToday’s UK tour announcement is a unique one; we’ll be doing a three day residency (August 5th – 7th) at Edinburgh, Scotland’s Fringe Festival. Unique in that most performers during the 25 day festival are usually actors, dancers and comedians (among others); we are very pleased to be among the few musical acts at Fringe Festival. Many thanks to our agent Dana McDonald Oxaal for arranging this.
We’ll be performing at Voodoo Rooms, tickets go on sale at midday UK GMT on 7 March, hope to see you there:

Mon 5th 8.30pm: Get tickets HERE

Tues 6th 10.30pm: Get tickets HERE

Wed 7th 10.30pm: Get tickets HERE

Here is some history of the Fringe Festival:
The Fringe started life when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited to the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. With the International Festival using the city’s major venues, these companies took over smaller, alternative venues for their productions. Seven performed in Edinburgh, and one undertook a version of the medieval morality play “Everyman” in Dunfermline Abbey, about 20 miles north, across the River Forth in Fife. These groups aimed to take advantage of the large assembled theatre crowds to showcase their own alternative theatre. Although at the time it was not recognised as such, this was the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This meant that two defining features of the future Fringe were established at the very beginning – the lack of official invitations to perform and the use of unconventional venues. Originally, these groups referred to themselves as the “Festival Adjuncts” and were also referred to as the “semi-official” festival. It was not until the following year, 1948, that Robert Kemp, a Scottish playwright and journalist, is credited with coining the title “Fringe” when he wrote during the second Edinburgh International Festival:
“Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before … I am afraid some of us are not going to be at home during the evenings!”

Heathen Apostles - Among Musical Acts at Fringe Festival

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2024 Heathen Apostles UK Tour – 1st Announcements

Today the announcements begin for the dates for the 2024 Heathen Apostles UK tour; the band was asked back to many of the venues they played last year, as well as several new ones. We also have a very special festival announcement upcoming, so stay tuned! Here are the postings as they were made, along with the tour poster:

Our first show of the 2024 Heathen Apostles UK tour is on Wednesday, 17 July at the Facebar in Reading, we played there last year and as you can tell by the moody photos (by Andrew Merrit) it was quite a dark and mysterious night. This is a great night to start the tour, let us know who is going! HERE is the ticket link, (we’ve been told they are moving rather briskly already). 

2024 Heathen Apostles UK Tour It is our pleasure to announce we will be returning to London at The Lexington on Thursday, 18 July. Also appearing is @messagefromtheravens, this is going to be quite a night, see you there!
From a review of last year’s Lexington show: “As if plucked from a surreal spaghetti western, Mather Louth and Chopper Franklin made quite the spectacle, striding down London’s Pentonville Road in full regalia… The Heathen Apostles had etched themselves into our dark hearts, ensuring their spectral melodies and mystical storytelling would stay with us long after the last note had faded into the night.”
Ticket link HERE

2024 Heathen Apostles UK Tour On 21 July we’ll be back in Brighton, but this time around we’ll be appearing at the Hope & Ruin, a grassroots music venue and pub that strives to support the independent live music scene in Brighton. All of their bar products are plant based to compliment the offerings from Beelzebab who provide fast food from a caravan in the corner of the pub.

We are very happy to announce our return on 24 July to Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth. It is a top notch venue and we were well taken care of last time by Ken Brown and Square Roots Promotions. The event sold out last year so grab your tickets while you can HERE.

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Heathen Apostles Show at Bar Sinister

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing at Bar Sinister, Southern California’s premiere Gothic club, this Friday, December 8th. Also on the bill at the show at Bar Sinister will be Jason Charles Miller and Carrellee, and it will feature DJ Purgatory. 

Show at Bar Sinister


Heathen Apostles Tour and Southern Gothic Music Video

The dates have been finalized for the Heathen Apostles UK tour. The first show is on 13 July, 2023, it will be their first one of the United Kingdom. There are 18 dates and will be built around their appearance at the Rustic Stomp Festival in Dorset, Poole on 15 July. The band will be shooting a southern gothic music video for their next single from their current release Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4. You can get tour promotion information from Hawkeye Houlihan at hawkeyesbanjo (at) hotmail.com.

Heathen Apostles -southern gothic music videoHeathen Apostles UK tour:
Thurs 13th July – Cobblestones, Bridgewater, UK
Fri 14th July – The Treehouse, Frome, UK
Sat 15th July – Rustic Stomp, Dorset, UK
Sun 16th July – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
Mon 17th July – video shoot
Tues 18th July – The Cellar Bar, Bournemouth, UK
Wed 19th July – Lexington, London, UK
Thurs 20th July – The Reindeer, Norwich, UK
Fri 21st July – Facebar, Reading, UK
Sat 22nd July – Endorset Festival, UK 2023 (afternoon set)
Sat 22nd July – Tap & Grape, Poole, UK (evening set)
Sun 23rd July – Christchurch Festival, Christchurch, UK
Mon 24th July – The Six Six Bar, Cambridge, UK
Tue 25th July – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK
Wed 26th July – The Anchor Inn Wingham, Canterbury, UK
Thurs 27th July – Prince Albert, Brighton, UK
Fri 28th July – The Plough, Torrington, UK
Sat 29th July – The Cavern, Exeter, UK
Sun 30th July – The Pig, Hastings, UK

Heathen Apostles -southern gothic music video

Born of the voices of past lives and baptized in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the Heathen Apostles harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history. Using contrasting influences such as Bauhaus, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Pogues along with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn (the band covers her classic Fist City) and Bessie Smith, the Heathen Apostles have created a style of music that at once conjurs both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul.

Heathen Apostles -Southern Gothic Music Video

 


The Rustic Stomp Festival – Gothic Western Hoedown

Rustic Roots - Gothic Western HoedownThe Rustic Stomp, Dorset’s finest Roots Festival is bringing together a plethora of local, national and international artists to give you the finest bluegrass, gothic western hoedown, blues, swamp stomp, country-based festival, with tractors, that money can buy. Three days of music and merriment are all wrapped within the Rustic aesthetic. This year’s Rustic Stomp will also include historic vehicles and a Well Bean hub within the festival arena.This year’s festival brings together three of the Crawdaddy festival brands under one roof, as it were. The Wonky Donk stage will feature the best of hoedown, country and hillbilly music. The Dark Holler stage takes a slightly, well, darker comedic look at life and the Organford stage is a more accessible, easy listening venue.

Heathen Apostles - Gothic Western HoedownThe event opens up on a ticketed event headlined by local foot-stompers The Jimmy Hillbillies throwing down their Dorset Hoedown for the masses. Friday night features the mighty Frank from Blue Velvet from Hastings and taking the Roots scene by storm, local skiffle kings Quinn’s Quinney, as well as Burg and the Vagabond Choir and festival favourites The Curst Sons. Saturday has a real heavy weight feel to it with international superstars the Heathen Apostles featuring ex-Cramps member Chopper Franklin, headlining the event. Texas Swing outfit the Bootheel Playboys, Dead Horse Bay, a plethora of local artists on the Dungaville Stage and London’s finest banjo player and builder Flatfoot Johnny. Sunday takes a stronger turn towards the genre of Country with the amazing Sarah Vista headlining.

Gothic Western hoedown The history of the Rustic Stomp goes back over 10 years, when Hawkeye Houlihan and some friends put on a little festival at the Donkey Sanctuary at Home Farm, Lytchet. The aim then was to help rescue donkeys by putting on some great rustic music that people would love. Well, the donkeys are rescued now and the festival is growing, its aim to put the Dorset ‘roots’ scene on the map. The festival is also looking to grow and has moved to a new, more accessible site at Pike’s Farm, Organford. “Each year we are aiming to increase the accessibility of this type of music to a wider audience and promote the local artists that provide the backbone to the scene, as well as bring in some top-ranking national and international stars” says Hawkeye.

The Rustic Stomp is on from the evening of Thursday 13th July until Sunday 16th July and takes place at Pikes Farm, Organford, Dorset. Weekend tickets are £86.40, day tickets from £27.50.


Heathen Apostles UK Tour in July 2023

The Heathen Apostles UK tour will begin in July of 2023, it will be their first one of the United Kingdom. The 18 date swing will be built around their appearance at the Rustic Stomp Festival in Dorset, Poole on 15 July and will also feature a video shoot for their next single from their current release Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4. There are some dates that are still open or unconfirmed, you can get booking information from Hawkeye Houlihan at hawkeyesbanjo (at) hotmail.com. 

Heathen Apostles UK Tour

Heathen Apostles UK tour:

Thurs 13th July – Cobblestones, Bridgewater, UK

Fri 14th July – The Treehouse, Frome, UK

Sat 15th July – Rustic Stomp, Dorset, UK

Sun 16th July – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK

Mon 17th July – video shoot

Tues 18th July – The Cellar Bar, Bournemouth, UK

Wed 19th July – Lexington, London, UK

Thurs 20th July – The Reindeer, Norwich, UK

Fri 21st July – Facebar, Reading, UK

Sat 22nd July – Endorset Festival, UK 2023 (afternoon set)

Sat 22nd July – Tap & Grape, Poole, UK (evening set)

Sun 23rd July – Christchurch Festival, Christchurch, UK

Mon 24th July – The Six Six Bar, Cambridge, UK

Tue 25th July – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK

Wed 26th July – The Anchor Inn Wingham, Canterbury, UK

Thurs 27th July – Prince Albert, Brighton, UK

Fri 28th July – The Plough, Torrington, UK

Sat 29th July – The Cavern, Exeter, UK

Sun 30th July – The Pig, Hastings, UK

“If there is such a thing in the current fringe roots genre as a supergroup, it would certainly be the Los Angeles-based dark roots and gothic country band Heathen Apostles, who includes ex-members of Radio Noir (Mather Louth), The Cramps (Chopper Franklin), Kings of Nuthin’ (Thomas Lorioux), and Christian Death (Stevyn Grey) in its ranks. That is one hell of a lineup.” – No Depression Magazine


Gothic Western Halloween 2022

Gothic Western Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and it’s time to announce the Heathen Apostles’ annual Gothic Western Halloween “Play a Goth Themed Show One Night, a Honky Tonk Themed Show the Next”. We’ll be at Bar Sinister in Hollywood on Saturday Oct. 29th (with God Module), and then the Echoplex in Echo Park on Devil’s Night Sunday Oct. 30th (w/ Blue Drivers and Sie Sie Bernhoff, doors at 6pm). We’ll have guest musicians Aubrey Richmond on violin and Patrick Muzingo on drums. So pick your poison, we got your Goth and we got your Western, we hope to see all of you in So Cal at one or both of the shows!

Get Bar Sinister tickets HERE.
Get Echoplex tickets HERE.

Gothic Western Halloween

The Gothic Western Halloween shows are also the first Heathen Apostles US shows since the release of their latest album Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4, out now on Ratchet Blade Records. You can check out the album HERE.

Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 tracklist
1. Bad Patch
2. Careful What You Pray For
3. Black Hawk
4. Demi Monde
5. Tall Rider
6. Roots Run Deep
7. Into The Wild
8. No Peace
9. Solitary
10. Shadow of the Crows  

From the Heathen Apostles’ Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 press release:
2020 was a year of loss, reflection, and reevaluation. Trying as the times were to have a trio of tour cancellations both stateside and abroad as the live music industry seemingly evaporated overnight, the Heathen Apostles did not let the unexpected gift of time go to waste. To the contrary, the band channeled the turbulent year’s events and its complex emotions into their music, and the result- BLOODGRASS VOL. 3&4- is a dark country album of a collection of songs at once timely as they are timeless.


Heathen Apostles Return to Goth Club Bar Sinister

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Chopper Franklin and Mather Louth at Bar Sinister

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to Bar Sinister for a Halloween show on Saturday October 29th. Bar Sinister is the premiere goth club is Los Angeles, located at 652 N. Cherokee Ave, Hollywood, just south of Hollywood Blvd.

The band will feature Pat Muzingo on drums, as well as other special guests that night. It is also the first Heathen Apostles US show since the release of their latest album Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4, out now on Ratchet Blade Records. You can check out the album HERE.

 
Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 tracklist
1. Bad Patch
2. Careful What You Pray For
3. Black Hawk
4. Demi Monde
5. Tall Rider
6. Roots Run Deep
7. Into The Wild
8. No Peace
9. Solitary
10. Shadow of the Crows  


Heathen Apostles – Southern Gothic Tour Update

Another Southern Gothic tour update: the dates for the Heathen Apostles’ May/June 2022 European tour are filling up, here’s an update so any cities and venues can book an open date while they are still available. Contact Kurt DeBont at Rootstown bookings by clicking HERE.

Heathen Apostles - Southern Gothic Tour

The COVID 19 crisis has kept the current tour dates in central Europe, but the band and their booking agency are looking to expand into surrounding countries. Here are the tour dates:

26/05/2022 Thursday – De Cactus, Henglo, NL
27/05/2022 Friday – De Pit, Terneuzen, NL
28/05/2022 Saturday – Paradox, Tilburg, NL
29/05/2022 Sunday – De Klinker Club, Aarschot, BE
30/05/2022 Monday – De Floeren Aap, Mechelen, BE
31/05/2022 Tuesday – available
01/06/2022 Wednesday – Franzis, Wetzlar, DE
02/06/2022 Thursday – Unordnungsamt, Kalbe, DE
03/06/2022 Friday – Extra Blues Bar, Bielefeld, DE
04/06/2022 Saturday – Alte Schlosserei, Wuppertal, DE
05/06/2022 Sunday – Wild at Heart, Berlin, DE
06/06/2022 Monday – Buchholz Saloon, Altlandsberg, DE
07/06/2022 Tuesday day off
08/06/2022 Wednesday – Oberstübchen, Regen, DE
09/06/2022 Thursday – City club, Augsburg, DE
10/06/2022 Friday – Alter, Mannheim, DE
11/06/2022 Saturday – Muziekcentrum Dranouter, Dranouter, BE
12/06/2022 Sunday – Deux Ours, Modave, BE
13/06/2022 Monday day off
14/06/2022 Tuesday – Missy Sippy, Ghent, BE
15/06/2022 Wednesday – Die Heile Welt, Munster, DE
16/06/2022 Thursday – Monkeys, Hamburg, DE
17/06/2022 Friday – Schule 2, Bremen, DE
18/06/2022 Saturday – Kufa Löseke, Hildesheim, DE
19/06/2022 Sunday – Lokaal 42, Helmond, NL
20/06/2022 Monday day off
21/06/2022 Tuesday – Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam, NL
22/06/2022 Wednesday – Pferdestall, Bremerhaven, DE
23/06/2022 Thursday – Mout – The Netherlands – Nijmegen, NL
24/06/2022 Friday – Rakete, Stuttgardt, DE
25/06/2022 Saturday – mySkylounge / 13th floor Kulturetage, Kempten, DE
26/06/2022 Sunday – Hafen 2, Offenbach A.M., DE

Heathen Apostles - Southern Gothic tour


Final Dates for Heathen Apostles’ Bloodgrass Music Tour

The final tour dates have been announced for the Heathen Apostles September 2021 European Tour, they will be visiting Germany, France, Sweden Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands. Their Bloodgrass music tour was booked to make up for the postponed tour of September 2020, and they are playing many of the same venues on board one year later. They will be supporting their upcoming EP Bloodgrass Vol. 3, out August 27th on Ratchet Blade Records, and the precursor to the 2022 release of the Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 album.

There are still dates open for their 2022 May/June European tour, if you have a venue that would like to book the Heathen Apostles, or know of one, Kurt DeBont at Rootstown Bookings HERE.

 

Heathen Apostles' Bloodgrass Music Tour

Heathen Apostles September Bloodgrass Music 2021 tour:
02/09/2021 Thursday – Kulturrampe Germany Krefeld
03/09/2021 Friday – Alter Open Air Stage Germany Mannheim
04/09/2021 Saturday – City Club Germany Augsburg
05/09/2021 Sunday – Private Event, FR
06/09/2021 Monday – l’Usine Switzerland Genève
7/09/2021 Tuesday – BlahBlah Italy Torino
08/09/2021 Wednesday – Brasserie de Framont, Grandfontaine, FR
09/09/2021 Thursday – Willemeen The Netherlands Arnhem
10/09/2021 Friday – La Bonne Idee, Vresse, BE
11/09/2021 Saturday – CC Muze Belgium Zolder
12/09/2021 Sunday – The Grand Canyon Belgium Nazareth
13/09/2021 Monday – Titanic, Herenthout, BE
14/09/2021 Tuesday – Tortuga Germany Unna
15/09/2021 Wednesday – Bei Chez Heinz Germany Hannover
16/09/2021 Thursday – Monkeys Germany Hamburg
17/09/2021 Friday – Wild At Heart Germany Berlin
18/09/2021 Saturday – Sonic Ballroom Germany Köln
19/09/2021 Sunday – BUSKERfestival Belgium Aarschot

Heathen Apostles Bloodgrass Music tour


Southern Gothic Music Tour of Europe For 9/21

The first tour dates have been announced for the Heathen Apostles September 2021 European Tour. This Southern Gothic music tour was booked to make up for the postponed tour of September 2020, with many of the same venues on board one year later. There are still four open dates, if you have a venue that would like to book the Heathen Apostles, or know of one, Kurt DeBont at Rootstown Bookings HERE.

southern gothic music tour

 
Heathen Apostles September 2021 tour:
02/09/2021 Thursday Kulturrampe Germany Krefeld
03/09/2021 Friday Alter Open Air Stage Germany Mannheim
04/09/2021 Saturday City Club Germany Augsburg
05/09/2021 Sunday available
06/09/2021 Monday l’Usine Switzerland Genève
7/09/2021 Tuesday BlahBlah Italy Torino
08/09/2021 Wednesday available
09/09/2021 Thursday Willemeen The Netherlands Arnhem
10/09/2021 Friday available
11/09/2021 Saturday CC Muze Belgium Zolder
12/09/2021 Sunday The Grand Canyon Belgium Nazareth
13/09/2021 Monday available
14/09/2021 Tuesday Tortuga Germany Unna
15/09/2021 Wednesday Bei Chez Heinz Germany Hannover
16/09/2021 Thursday Monkeys Germany Hamburg
17/09/2021 Friday Wild At Heart Germany Berlin
18/09/2021 Saturday Sonic Ballroom Germany Köln
19/09/2021 Sunday BUSKERfestival Belgium Aarschot


Heathen Apostles May/June 2021 European Tour Canceled

The Heathen Apostles have cancelled their May/June 2021 European tour due to the Covid 19 crisis. Here is their cancellation announcement:

Once again we are having to announce the cancellation of another tour, this one our May/June 2021 European tour. Due to the ongoing COVID 19 crisis, and the delay in getting vaccinations on both continents, our next appearance in Europe will be our September 2021 tour, and we are rescheduling the canceled tour to May/June 2022 (contact Kurt De Bont at Rootstown bookings for info). Beast wishes and wear your damn masks!


Heathen Apostles – Gothic Americana Tour Dates 2021

More tour dates have been announced for the Heathen Apostles May/June 2021 European Tour, check out the dates for this gothic Americana tour below. Their September 2021 European tour is also being booked, if you have a venue that would like to book the Heathen Apostles, or know of one, Kurt DeBont at Rootstown Bookings HERE. The band has posted the following statement on their media accounts:

Feels good to post some of our 2021 European tour dates for May and June in these uncertain times. We’ll have our Bloodgrass Vol. 3 EP done and it’ll be great to see you all again. We still have some dates available, so if you have a venue or know of one let Kurt DeBont at Rootstown bookings know about it – bookings@rootstown.be. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Heathen Apostles - Gothic Americana tour dates

20/05 Thursday available
21/05 Fri. Extra Blues-Bar – Bielefeld, GER
22/05 Sat. Treibsand – Lübeck, GER
23/05 Sunday available
24/05 Mon. Buchholz Saloon, Altlandsberg, GER
25/05 Tuesday available
26/05 Wed. Sonic Ballroom -Köln, GER
27/05 Thurs. Willemeen, Arnhem, NE
28/05 Fri. Kufa Löseke, Hildesheim, GER
29/05 Sat. Paradox, Tilburg, NE
30/05 Sun. The Grand Canyon, Nazareth, BE
31/05 Monday available
01/06 Tuesday available
02/06 Wednesday available
03/06 Thursday available
04/06 Fri. JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
05/06 Sat. De Pit, Terneuzen, NE
06/06 Sunday available


Heathen Apostles’ 2020 European Tour Postponed

The Heathen Apostles’ 2020 European tour in September has been postponed due to the COVID 19 crisis, the band announced recently. Whenever possible the dates will be rescheduled to September 2021, several have already been confirmed, check back for announcements. The band will also be touring in Europe before that, Kurt DeBont of Rootstown Bookings is taking offers for May and June 2021. You can contact him by clicking HERE.

Here is the announcement that was posted on social media:
“The Heathen Apostles are sorry to have to announce we are canceling the dates of our 2020 European tour due to the COVID 19 crisis. We are happy to announce that we will be coming back to Europe in May/June 2021 and September 2021, we hope to see all of our European heathens at one or both of the tours. Beast wishes and wear your damn masks!

If you have a venue you can contact Kurt at bookings@rootstown.be to get in on either tour. We will be announcing some good stuff in the near future, stay tuned….”

Heathen Apostles' 2020 European Tour


Heathen Apostles Bring Dark Americana to Europe in 2021

Booking has begun for the Heathen Apostles Europe 2021 tour, and the band is looking forward to bringing their Dark Americana music back there once again. Their September 2020 European tour is still on as of now, but will depend on future travel restrictions. Be sure and check the band out this year, see below for those tour dates.

The 2021 tour will start on Thursday May 20th 2021 and the last date will be Sunday June 6th 2021. If you have a venue, or know of a venue, that would like to book the band contact Kurt DeBont at Rootstown Bookings HERE.

dark americana music

Here are the dates of the Heathen Apostles September 2020 European tour, it will be their third tour of Europe, and this time around the band will be bringing their country gothic music to Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and more TBA. They will be promoting their gothic blues release Born By Lightning (out now on Ratchet Blade Records), as well as a special vinyl release of their 2019 Dark Americana album Dust To Dust that will be out on Urgence Disk Records. The Heathen Apostles will be playing release show at Urgence Disk in Geneva, Switzerland.

Here are the event dates, the show marked TBA will be announced at a later date, check back soon. To book the remaining date, contact Kurt at Rootstown Bookings HERE.

Heathen Apostles European Tourdates 2020:

3/09/2020 Thursday – Kulturrampe, Krefeld, Germany
4/09/2020 Friday – Wild At Heart, Berlin, Germany
5/09/2020 Saturday – Kulturhaus Abraxas, Augsburg, Germany
6/09/2020 Sunday available
7/09/2020 Monday – Urgence Disk, Geneva, Switzerland
8/09/2020 Tuesday – Quarterdeck, Basel, Switzerland
9/09/2020 Wednesday – Sonic Ballroom, Cologne, Germany
10/09/2020 Thursday – Altes Spital, Viechtach, Germany
11/09/2020 Friday – Alter Open-Air, Mannheim, Germany
12/09/2020 Saturday – CC Muze, Zolder, Belgium
13/09/2020 Sunday – Lokaal 42, Helmond, The Netherlands
14/09/2020 Monday – Titanic, Herenthout, Belgium
15/09/2020 Tuesday – Tortuga, Unna, Germany
16/09/2020 Wednesday – Bei Chez Heinz, Hannover, Germany
17/09/2020 Thursday – Monkeys, Hamburg, Germany
18/09/2020 Friday – Extra Blues-Bar, Bielefeld, Germany
19/09/2020 Saturday – PRIVATE PARTY
20/09/2020 Sunday – BUSKERfestival, Aarschot, Belgium

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Heathen Apostles’ Gothic Acoustic Tour Postponed

The Heathen Apostles and Speedbuggy USA Gothic Acoustic West Coast Tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. It was to take both bands up the US West Coast and back during the last two weeks of April. The bands are hoping to reschedule for June 2020, but of course everything is up in the air right now. Check back for more info on this tour, and all upcoming dates (the Heathen Apostles’ European Tour in September is still looking like a good possibility), and the band wants to convey to their fans to stay safe during this crisis.

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Heathen Apostles To Appear With Pirate Goth Band The Dread Crew of Oddwood

Heathen Apostles To Appear With Pirate Goth Band

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing with pirate goth act The Dread Crew of Oddwood on Friday April 10th at The Satellite in Los Angeles, Ca. It will be the Heathens last show before their West Coast tour with Speedbuggy USA (running from Friday April 17th through Sunday April 16th), so come on down and get in on the wild times. Also appearing is Stygian Crown, for more info, click HERE.

Here’s a quick bio of The Dread Crew of Oddwood:

The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a folk metal band known for its pirate-themed music played exclusively on acoustic instruments. They have dubbed this unique style as Heavy Mahogany. Embarking from San Diego in 2008, this bloodthirsty horde has accumulated a commendable cult following and is rapidly gaining infamy throughout the far corners of the world.

By infusing the raw energy of heavy metal with Celtic folk music, The Dread Crew of Oddwood’s pirate goth style has carved a distinct and popular niche in the heavy metal community. They riff and shred on the accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, tin whistle, toy piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass, and “Oddkit”, while weaving grandiose tales of comrades lost, bloody sieges, drunken debauchery, zombies, airships, and time travel!


West Coast Gothic Rodeo Tour 2020

Heathen Apostles - gothic rodeo

The dates are being released for the upcoming Heathen Apostles / Speedbuggy USA West Coast Gothic Rodeo Tour, taking place during the second half of April 2020. The tour will take the two bands through California, Oregon and Washington, and both bands will be playing special stripped-down acoustic sets. Check back for ticket links and more info.

Friday April 17th – Mercury Lounge, Goleta, CA
Saturday April 18th – Surf City Billiards, Santa Cruz, CA
Sunday, April 19th – Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica, CA
Monday, April 20th – TBA, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 22nd – Dante’s, Portland, OR
Thursday, April 23rd – Lovecraft, Portland, OR
Friday, April 24th – TBA, Olympia, WA
Saturday, April 25th – Black Cat Cabaret, Seattle, WA
Sunday, April 26th – Hotel Albatross, Seattle, WA


Heathen Apostles ‘Country Gothic’ European Tour 2020

Heathen Apostles country gothicThe Heathen Apostles are proud to announce the first wave of bookings for their 2020 European tour, which will take place in September. It will be their third tour of Europe, and this time around the band will be bringing their country gothic music to Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and more TBA. They will be promoting their gothic blues release Born By Lightning (out now on Ratchet Blade Records), as well as two surprise vinyl releases that will be announced at a later date. 

Here are the dates, the shows marked TBA will be announced at a later date, check back soon. To book one of the remaining dates, contact Kurt at Rootstown Bookings HERE.

Heathen Apostles European Tourdates 2020:

3/09/2020 Thursday – Kulturrampe, Krefeld, Germany 
4/09/2020 Friday – Wild At Heart, Berlin, Germany 
5/09/2020 Saturday – City Club, Augsburg, Germany 
6/09/2020 Sunday available
7/09/2020 Monday available
8/09/2020 Tuesday – Quarterdeck, Basel, Switzerland 
9/09/2020 Wednesday – TBA, Paris, France
10/09/2020 Thursday  – La Tavern, Nevers, France
11/09/2020 Friday – Alter Open-Air, Mannheim, Germany
12/09/2020 Saturday – CC Muze, Zolder, Belgium 
13/09/2020 Sunday – Lokaal 42, Helmond, The Netherlands
14/09/2020 Monday available
15/09/2020 Tuesday  – Tortuga, Unna, Germany 
16/09/2020 Wednesday – Bei Chez Heinz, Hannover, Germany 
17/09/2020 Thursday – Monkeys, Hamburg, Germany 
18/09/2020 Friday – Extra Blues-Bar, Bielefeld, Germany 
19/09/2020 Saturday – PRIVATE PARTY
20/09/2020 Sunday – BUSKERfestival, Aarschot, Belgium 


Heathen Apostles in a Night of Gothic Outlaw Country

gothic outlaw countryThe Heathen Apostles will be playing Friday March 8th with Jason Charles Miller and Hannah Aldridge for a great night of gothic outlaw country at the world famous Whisky-a-Go-Go in West Hollywood, Ca. You can get advance tickets HERE

Jason Charles Miller is an American singer-songwriter known for his solo albums as well as being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the industrial rock band Godhead. Hannah Aldridge is an Americana/ Folk artist originally from Muscle Shoals, Al. She is the daughter of the #1 hit songwriter and Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee, Walt Aldridge.

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Cowboy Goth Art Show at Black Sheep Art Gallery

Heathen Apostles at cowboy goth art installationThe Heathen Apostles will be appearing at the Black Sheep Gallery in Burbank, Ca. on Sunday January 19th. It is a special event and cowboy goth art installation called ‘Frontier Justice’, and is described by the gallery as: “Frontier Justice – when the law was newly forming and the people in the west took matters into their own hands. This show will touch on The history of the spread of democracy, criminal behavior, the pilgrimage of settlers voyaging into the desert, and the effects this time had on native people and the country itself. We hope to enlighten you with the harsh winds of the west and the cold nights of the desert.”Heathen Apostles at cowboy goth art installation

The Black Sheep Gallery is an immersive and artistic space featuring dark art and macabre delights in Burbank California. The cowboy goth Frontier Justice event begins at 7pm, and the Heathen Apostles will be playing two sets. For more info click HERE.


Wovenhand, Heathen Apostles Show at The Echo

The Heathen Apostles have been added as main support to the Wovenhand show at the Echo in Los Angeles, Ca. on Sunday November 3rd. Doors are at 7pm, Heathen Apostles are on at 8, Wovenhand at 9. You can purchase tickets HERE. Here is a short Wovenhand bio:

The music of Wovenhand and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards has always had an unparalleled intensity. Edwards’ rich, billowing and emotive voice is always the driving force of his ethereal music, but it’s catapulted by his spellbinding ability to transform instruments that many people might consider mundane relics — be it banjo, accordion, lesser-known folk instruments from around the world, or even an electric guitar — into devices of dark fury and poignant beauty. 

From the apocalyptic revivification of antique Americana of Sixteen Horsepower in the 90s to the threadbare balladry of Wovenhand’s early releases, Edwards’ music has maintained its celestial heaviness as it evolved. But now in its current incarnation, Wovenhand is a band that fully expands that power with exacting and inventive skill. It’s a sound so distinctive and compellingly crushing that even the heaviest of metal bands can’t match. 

Wovenhand’s current lineup includes guitarist Chuck French, bassist Neil Keener (both of Planes Mistaken For Stars) and drummer Ordy Garrison, now joined by piano/synth player Matthew Smith (Crime & The City Solution). Star Treatment was recorded at Steve Albini’s legendary Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Sanford Parker, who also helmed Wovenhand’s 2014 album Refractory Obdurate. 

Wovenhand Heathen Apostles

Wovenhand

 


Heathen Apostles Play Amigo the Devil After-Party Nov. 1st

The Heathen Apostles will be playing a Dia de los Muertos show at The Love Song Bar in DTLA on Fri. Nov. 1st for the Amigo the Devil after-party for his show with King Dude & Twin Temple that is happening at The Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles (which is next door to The Love Song Bar).

This show will also be the release party for the Heathen Apostles’ new Born By Lightning EP, which will be released on Halloween on Ratchet Blade Records. For more info click HERE

Amigo the Devil after-party


Heathen Apostles Duo Added To Shawn James Midwest Dates

Heathen Apostles DuoMather Louth and Chopper Franklin are performing as Heathen Apostles Duo on the Midwest leg of the Shawn James Darkness and the Light Tour. The Shawn James & Heathen Apostles Duo shows are from July 19th to the 26th, also look for a Heathen Apostles stand alone show too. 

Friday 7/19/19 Colorado Springs, CO – The Basement at Oskar Blues
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Saturday 7/20/19 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
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Tuesday 7/23/19 Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
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Wednesday 7/24/19, Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
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Thursday 7/25/19 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
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Friday 7/26/19 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
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Saturday 7/26/19  Ottawa, IL – Dockside
FREE SHOW