3/06/2019

Flipper celebrate 40 year anniversary with US tour! David Yow to join the band on vox.

FLIPPER CELEBRATING 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH
NORTH AMERICAN + EUROPEAN TOUR

DATES KICK OFF APRIL 12 IN LOS ANGELES AT THE REGENT THEATER

PLAYING PUNK ROCK BOWLING FESTIVAL MAY 24 IN LAS VEGAS

Seminal punk band Flipper are celebrating 40 years of being a band this year with a North American tour to be followed by dates in the UK and Europe. The shows kick off on April 12 in Los Angeles at the Regent Theater. Further, Flipper will support Killing Joke for their Punk Rock Bowling Festival show on May 24 at Las Vegas’ DLVEC 3rd St. Stage. All dates are listed below. 

Original members, Ted Falconi and Steve DePace will be joined by David Yow (the Jesus LizardScratch Acid) and Rachel Thoele (Mud WomenFrightwig). Further, along the way Flipper will be inviting special guests to join them on stage. The band also has plans to head into the studio with various musicians along the tour. More details as they confirm!

Rolling Stone included Flipper’s 1982 debut album Album - Generic Flipper in their list of “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time” and of the album’s “hit” song “Sex Bomb” Stereogum has noted, “what looks on paper like the most annoying song on the planet ends up sounding infectious beyond the sum of its parts.” SF Weekly dubbed them “easily the most influential” band to rise out of the “vibrant San Francisco punk scene” and Henry Rollins has described them as “heavier than anything.”


Flipper formed in 1979 by former members of San Francisco punk bands Negative Trend, Sleepers and SST/Rad Command. Instead of following the pack with “loud and fast” they instead opted for slow dirges that Black Flag would emulate a few years later. Flipper would go on to also heavily influence the likes of Nirvana (Kurt Cobain used to wear a DIY Flipper t-shirt) and the Melvins a decade later. The lineup has always included DePace and Falconi, and long time vocalist Bruce Loose, who recently retired due to a spinal cord injury. Yow joined the band on their last tour and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic played and recorded with them from 2006-2009. Flipper has released 4 studio albums, 5 live albums and four singles. 

Flipper was one of the most visceral bands in rock 'n' roll, heavily distorted punk-rock stripped to its grinning skull, slowed down enough to make your skin crawl, as antagonistic as it could possibly manage, and its shows in the early and mid-'80s were among the most erratic and enervating imaginable, no two alike.  The Los Angeles Times  
FLIPPER TOUR DATES
4/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
4/13 - Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar
4/14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
5/24 - Los Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling *
6/6 - Portland, OR - Bossanova
6/7 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria
6/8 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
6/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn
6/28 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
6/29 - St. Louis, MO - Fu Bar
7/11 - San Jose, CA - The Ritz
7/12 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
7/13 - San Francisco, CA - GAMH
7/26 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre

* = w/ Killing Joke
Classic” photo of Flipper by Vince Anton L-R back Ted Falconi, Will Shatter, Steve DePace. Bruce Loose in front

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