|SUBHUMANS ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR|
COP/OUT AND UPCHUCK TO SUPPORT ON SELECT DATES
SIX LPs REISSUED EARLIER THIS YEAR
|Emeryville, CA – March 21, 2023 – Legendary punk band Subhumans announced a United States with support from Cop/Out and Upchuck on select dates!|
This tour comes after a reissue of Subhumans’ first 6 LPs which were all remastered from the original tapes. These records were pressed on several different versions with fans from around the globe quickly snatching up copies. Additionally, a limited edition box set featuring all six records plus an exclusive 10”, slipmat, and 52 page book was released and sold out in a matter of hours.
Subhumans have more surprises and plans throughout the rest of 2023 and beyond so fans will be waiting with anticipation for subsequent announces from Dick Lucas and the rest of the band.
|Catch Subhumans live:|
May 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Uptown VFW (w/ War//Plague, Cop/Out, Surrogates)
May 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
+May 28 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
+May 29 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
+May 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
+ May 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Legends
+June 01 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
+June 02 – Millersville, PA – Phantom Power
+June 03 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
#June 04 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
#June 05 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
#June 06 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
#June 07 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
June 08 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
#June 09 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
#June 10 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
#+ – w/ Cop/Out
# – w/ Upchuck
Subhumans are one of the most influential bands from the UK Anarcho-Punk scene of the 80’s, filed right alongside Crass and Conflict, and just as relevant today as they were during the darkest days of Thatcher’s Britain. Take your choice in how to label them – Punk, UK82, Crusty, etc, – there lies the attraction and consequent reason for their popularity, the band epitomizes non-conformity and connects with people in many different scenes.
Forming in 1980, recording and releasing a series of live and demo cassette tapes on their own Bluurg label, they continued to release music throughout the 80’s – building a powerhouse of a back catalog that completely stands the test of time.
Their debut LP ‘The Day the Country Died’ (1983), with its Orwellian influence, is considered by many to be a classic and has sold in excess of 100,000 copies. The second album, ‘From the Cradle to the Grave’, came swiftly the following year (1984), and although the same frenetic pace is in evidence, this marks a significant musical development for the band.
In 1985 Subhumans broke up, citing the usual musical differences, although had managed to release a third, maybe ironically entitled, LP ‘Worlds Apart.’ A final LP was released posthumously in 1986, ‘29:29 Split Vision,’ a further demonstration of how far the band had come musically from their initial leanings.
Dick Lucas subsequently joined Culture Shock and then formed political ska-punk band Citizen Fish in 1990, both bands releasing many albums, and still playing today. Subhumans had a couple of reunion shows in the nineties, before a more permanent return for the 21st century, including several major tours of the US, the first resulting in the ‘Live in a Dive’ LP.
The Subhumans then released a further studio album in 2007, ‘Internal Riot,’ again on Bluurg Records. The band is still passionate and angry, illustrated by Dick saying “Being in a band is the source of most of my passion and drive! The live experience of sharing it with people keeps it ongoing, the release of anger, frustration and initially negative/destructive states of mind is a release from the downward spiral of keeping it all bottled up and it feels positive/constructive as a result.”
In 2019, Subhumans released their latest record “Crisis Point” on Pirates Press Records, an album that displayed ferocity and poignancy which demonstrated why Subhumans have been one of the most famed punk bands of the last half-century. Filled with the same energy that Subhumans have embodied since the early 80s, “Crisis Point” took its place alongside their other classic records as a fan-favorite album.
Upon the release of Crisis Point, Subhumans have toured Europe and the U.S. extensively, including an appearance as part of Pirates Press Records’ “Rock The Ship” event where they played aboard an aircraft carrier, which can be recapped in this video.