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Big Business

Formed: 2004
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Big Business News

Below is our complete Big Business news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Red Fang & Big Business Announce U.S. Tour

Red Fang, Big Business and Dead Now will be out on the road together this fall with Monolord also appearing on select stops. Below’s where the trek will stop:

09/07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival (Red Fang only)
09/08 Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House (feat. Monolord & Dead Now) (no Big Business)
09/09 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (feat. Monolord & Dead Now) (no Big Business)
09/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
09/12 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
09/13 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
09/14 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
09/16 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09/18 Harrisburg, PA – Stage on Herr – HMAC
09/19 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/20 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
09/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09/25 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
09/26 Detroit, MI – El Club
09/28 Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

Prior to that run Red Fang will be playing the following dates:

05/16 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers Live
05/18 Wellington, NZ – Valhalla
05/19 Auckland, NZ – Whammy
07/20 Spokane, WA – The Pin
07/21 Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Curling Club
07/28 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/19 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas 2018
08/20 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick

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Big Business Premieres New Song "Father’s Day"

Los Angeles stoner rock/sludge outfit Big Business premieres a new song entitled "Father’s Day", taken from the upcoming new album "Command Your Weather", which will be out in stores July 08 via Joyful Noise/Gold Metal Records.

Check out now "Father’s Day" below.

You can catch them out on the road on the following dates below: More...

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Big Business Posts "The Drift" Music Video

A year after the release of their latest album, Big Business has released a video for the album's title track, "The Drift." The video itself was created by Wesley Belak-Berger. Check it out below.

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Big Business Releases New Single, Kicks Off Tour

Los Angeles heavy-hitters Big Business have just kicked off a massive US tour with friends Tweak Bird in support of their new album, "Mind The Drift," out May 12th on Hydra Head. In anticipation of the new release, Hydrahead has made the first single, "The Drift," available to purchase through iTunes.

Here's the tracklisting for "Mind The Drift": More...

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Shrinebuilder Finishes Recording Debut Album

US metal project, Shrinebuilder, have just completed their studio album. The album was recorded with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business) from January 9th through January 13th. Shrinebuilder's debut full-length is set for a summer 2009 release via Neurot Recordings.

Shrinebuilder is:

Wino (St. Vitus, Hidden Hand)
Scott Kelly (Neurosis)
Al Cisneros (Om, Sleep)
Dale Crover (Melvins).

Song titles that will be featured on the album are "Solar Benediction," "The Architect," "Blind For All To See," "Science Of Anger," and "Pyramid Of The Moon." More...

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Torche Parts ways with Guitarist Juan Montoya

TORCHE has parted ways with guitarist Juan Montoya. In a statement prepared by Juan, he had this to say:

"The ATP/Nightmare Before Christmas show on December 5, 2008, will be my final show with TORCHE. I’m very proud of the music we have created together over the past 4 years. I have been blessed to?tour the world and meet amazing?people and will be seeing you all soon enough. I am very inspired and will be collaberating with many of the talented friends I have met in my travels. Look out for new material early next year and a tour to follow. I wish TORCHE all the best and I thank all the fans for listening and being a part of this amazing experience." More...

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Melvins Ready New Album and Tour

The Melvins have a brand new full-length waiting in the wings. Following on the heels of the ‘06 sludge-out, "(a) Senile Animal," the band’s new studio record is slated for release on July 8 through Ipecac Recordings. The eleven-track offering was recorded in January 2008 in Los Angeles, and is titled "Nude With Boots." The lineup is, once again, founding member King Buzzo, almost-founding-member Dale Crover, and drummer Jared Warren and bassist Coady Willis of Big Business.

In other Melvins news, the band will join Ipecac impresario Mike Patton in curating (and performing at) this year’s ATP Nightmare Before Christmas Festival. From December 5th through 7th, Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead will play host to the event. You can already expect sets from "America’s Funnyman" Neil Hamburger, post-metal titans Isis, Big Business, and The Locust.

As previously reported, Melvins are hitting the road in July for a run through the states. All dates are with Big Business. More...

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Melvins, Big Business Announce Tour Dates

Initial dates for Melvins' upcoming tour with Big Business have been disclosed. More tour dateswill be announced, but here are the latest:

7/16 Santa Barbara,CA @ Velvet Jones
7/17 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/18 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
7/19 Reno, NV @ Club Underground
7/21 Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
7/26 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
7/29 Teton Village,WY @ Mangy Moose
7/31 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/3 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
8/4 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
8/5 Detroit, MI @ Small's
8/6 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
8/7 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
8/9 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8/10 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
8/12 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
8/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
8/15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
8/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
8/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
8/18 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
8/20 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

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Tool Finds Support For Upcomming Tour

Big Business have been tapped to support Tool on the third leg of their ongoing U.S. run, the band will be on the bill for the following stops:
June 24th Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
June 26th Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
June 27th Hoffman Estates, IL - Sears Centre
June 29th Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
July 01st Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Centre (Convocation Ctr.)
July 03rd Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 05th Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
July 07th Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
July 10th Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
July 12th Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center
July 13th Portland, ME - Cumberland Co. Civic Center
July 14th Albany, NY - Times Union Center
July 16th Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
July 18th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

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Melvins and Big Business To Tour Europe

Melvins will tour Europe this spring with support from Big Business. Here are the tour dates:

04/03 Oslo @ Rockefeller
04/04 Stockholm @ Debaser
04/06 Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
04/07 Berlin @ SO 36
04/08 Hamburg @ Knust
04/09 Koln @ Stollwerck
04/10 Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
04/11 Munich @ Backstage
04/12 Schorndorf @ Manufaktur
04/13 Zurich @ Rote Fabrik
04/14 Geneva @ Usine
04/15 Ferrand @ Fr Cooperative de Mai Clermont
04/17 Brussels @ Domino Festival
04/20 Tilberg @ Roadburn Festival
04/21 Harlem @ Patronaat
04/22 Groningen @ Vera
04/23 Dresden @ Schlacthof
04/24 Zagreb @ Pauk
04/25 Rijeka @ TBA
04/26 Vienna @ Arena
04/27 Tel Aviv @ Barby
04/29 Paris @ La Maronquinerie
05/01 Birmingham ! Barfly
05/02 London @ Islington Academy
05/05 Dublin @ Temple Bar

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Melvins Announce Tour

The Melvins have announced the following tour dates, dates will feature support from Big Businnes and Ghostigital. Tour dates are as follows:


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