Late last year, Chicago industrial disco-funk veterans My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult bounced around central and western North America for their Elektrik Messiah Tour, but the fun 23-date jaunt didn’t even sniff the northeast region. We think the closest date to New York and New England was a show in Columbus, and well… when was the last time any of us were in Columbus?
Thankfully, the Kult’s routing attitude has been rectified with news that Groovie Mann and company will be playing a handful of dates in our corner of the country this spring, complete with a June 10 appearance at the Middle East in Cambridge. The five-date run also hits Highline Ballroom in New York City on June 13, and Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, Long Island, the night before, which should be a special treat to all the kids raised on Detour in the late-’90s.
In addition to Groovie Mann, the current Thrill Kill Kult lineup features fellow co-founder Buzz McCoy on keys, as well as bassist Mimi Star and guitarist Westin Halvorson. Their last studio album was 2014’s Spooky Tricks; listen to a cut from it, and some of our favorite classic tracks after the tour date display.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult 2016 Tour Dates
06/09 Northampton, PA at The Gin Mill Bar and Grill Restaurant
06/10 Cambridge, MA at Middle East Downstairs
06/11 Baltimore, MD at Fish Head Cantina
06/12 Amityville, NY at Revolution Bar & Music Hall
06/13 New York, NY at Highline Ballroom
06/16 San Diego, CA at The Casbah San Diego
06/17 Rosemead, CA at Spike’s Bar & Billiards