Robert Levon Been performs ‘It’s Good To Be King’ at the Wammys’ “Tom Petty Tribute Night”

Robert joins Night Beats on bass 8/4 & 8/6 in Mexico

Exciting news for BRMC/Night Beats fans in Mexico!

BRMC Tour Dates w/Death From Above 1979

Just announced via Bandsintown:

Death From Above and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, two of the most exciting bands in rock’n’roll, are heading out on tour this fall.

The two month tour is hitting up cities all across the United States, from the East Coast to the West Coast. We got to chat with both Death From Above and Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to get the scoop on their lives on the road. Also rock girls Deap Vally will be joining the headliners on the tour. Keep reading for tour dates and pre-sale info!
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live Event Center

10/17: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

10/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

10/21: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

10/22: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

10/28: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/29: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

11/1: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11/2: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

11/3: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/7: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

11/8: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/9: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/11: Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore

Pre-sale begins 5/11. Stay tuned to your email and Bandsintown Facebook for the exclusive pre-sale code this Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time!

Public on-sale begins 5/13 at 10 a.m. local time.

Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

This is your first full tour in the United States in a while! What about this tour are you most excited for?

The timing of it. We’ve been working in the studio writing new songs and so we’ll be able to finally play some new songs for fans live before the album comes out. That’s always fun playing things live before people have heard the record.

Your tourmates this time around are Death from Above. Have you gotten to see them live before?

Leah has, she lived in NYC for a while right before joining BRMC and she was a fan, got to see them over there. I dig their records but somehow we never were in the same city at the same time playing shows, so we missed out.

If you could collaborate with Death from Above on any song live onstage (yours, theirs, or a cover), what would it be?

Ha, we were talking about doing something together live possibly, but I can’t let the cat out of the baggy.

Say you’re on the road, and you have a few fast food options coming up… which drive-thru do you pull through, and what do you order?

Pete probably needs his Starbucks. I need the tastiest burgers. And Leah always just wants to get out of there fast, and to the gig more than anything.

Tell us about the first concert you ever went to.

I traveled around with my dad’s band The Call when I was just a kid, so I remember them touring with Peter Gabriel on the Shock the Monkey tour. That was fun, I remember liking Peter’s face all painted up like a monkey. I was really into monkeys back then.

Who are you excited to see in the crowd this year, either while on tour, at a festival, or during your off time?

There are a lot actually, over the years we’ve had some of the most diehard fans in the states that travel from show to show with us. Sometimes you even forget that they aren’t officially on the tour working or something because they are usually more punctual and reliable than our own crew even. But they’re always good to see once we start up again. Some of them move on over the years and like have a baby or something and then don’t travel as hardcore, but most will still come out at least in their hometown and catch up.

Night Beats w/Robert Levon Been @ Ace Theater 5/1/16

BRMC posted a couple videos of the Night Beats at the Ace Theater with Robert on their Facebook page, check them out:

 

Robert Levon Been joining the Night Beats at a FREE PRIVATE SHOW at The Theater At the Ace Hotel

Night Beats invite you and a guest to a FREE PRIVATE SHOW at The Theater At the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, May 1st. It’s free to get in but you MUST RSVP and get on the guest list…you have to rsvp quick as the list is getting full fast and make sure to put NIGHT BEATS in the subject line of the email!

Our music is used in this new amazing chopper documentary 21 Days Under The Sky about 4 guys who ride from LA to NY on vintage Harley’s.

#21daysunderthesky

Robert Levon Been will be joining the Night Beats on stage for a song in support of the event

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Night Beats “VULTURES” ft. Robert Levon Been

Looks like we can listen to the new Night Beats track “Vultures” that Robert Levon Been performed on:

Hey folks, so back when Leah was getting her new brain installed, I met up with the band the Night Beats and helped co-produce and perform on their upcoming album ‘Who Sold My Generation’ (along with Nick Jodoin at home studio in Echo Park).

I just got word though that the first single ‘No Cops’ is being released as 7 inch vinyl, along with the b-side ‘Vultures’ which we co-wrote together just for some late night fun.

Anyway it’s about as weird as weird gets without adult supervision.
hope you enjoy-

From
Robert Levon Been

‘VULTURES’
It’s not the same, not the same, not the same old sound yeah
You used to ignore but you had to get closer yeah
I know there’s something in the soul of a vulture see,
Inside the glove is the hand that will hold you
Whisper words as you’re close to another
Raise your voice stand at your altar

It’s not the song that stops,
It’s just the devil’s watch, hypnotized by the side of a mountain
Blinded by the walls on the side of the story, burnin’ in your eyes with a neon glory

It’s not the same not the same not the same old way yeah
You used to ignore but you moved from the summer yeah
I know there’s something in the soul of a vulture’s mouth
Inside the glove is the hand that’ll take you out

You have been sold and bought,
lost in a chinese market in the year of the cock with a rodent
wishin’ to the stars when you’re down on the bottom,
even when you’re good you just think your rotten,
swearin’ to your cause, I don’t think you’re a martyr,
even for a God I don’t think you’d applaud

I know it’s right I know its cold, I know its closer to you
I know it’s right I know its cold, I know its closer to you my love, and I’d hate for you, to turn me around

Pre-Order Night Beats ‘No Cops’ 7″ ft. B side “Vultures” w/ Robert Levon Been

7%22coverPre-Order the No Cops 7″ now || ft. the B side “Vultures” w/ Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) || 

It’s available exclusively in the Platinum Preorder package.

Check out a snippet from the Night Beats Instagram:

Night Beats – Sunday Mourning

Q Magazine has posted a new track from Night Beats produced by Robert Levon Been of BRMC:

Name: Night Beats
Track name: Sunday Mourning
Hometown: Seattle
Who? Danny Lee Blackwell (guitar, vocals), Jakob Bowden (bass) and James Traeger (drums).
Why now? Here’s the first track from the trio’s forthcoming album Who Sold My Generation, co produced by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been. The record will be released on 29 January next year, while the band kick off a UK tour the same month at Leeds’ Headrow House (22).
Hear more: Thenightbeats.us.

Charity auction update

Yesterday, BRMC posted this update on Facebook regarding the guitar auction for charity-

While we believe this would already be known, we just wanted to be clear why the guitars up for auction each have a listed value of $5,000.

That’s a purely arbitrary number, but the site conducting the auction requires that some amount be posted there. So please feel free to ignore it when determining what you want to bid.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this auction. It’s already gone beyond our own expectations, and we’re grateful to everyone for helping to aid Sweet Relief Foundation.

P.S. Also it’s recently come to our attention that there was an error in the listing. Peter’s black Mitchell acoustic guitar that is currently up for auction was in fact not the same guitar he played on our David Letterman TV appearance. That one was actually a rental guitar we had for a short while, which seems to have caused a lot of confusion, as they looked nearly identical (both being black acoustic guitars and all).

Thankfully all the other information listed on the Mitchell guitar auction page is correct (just not the ‘David Letterman’ performance part).

Thanks,

BRMC

UPDATE: A message from Robert about the auctions posted on September 12:

Hey, we just want to say thank you to everyone who took part in the ‘Howl Anniversary Guitar Auction’, which we were just told managed to raise nearly $15,000 for ‘Sweet Relief Foundation’, so that a musician who finds him or herself in a situation similar to that of Leah’s can be helped in the future. We’re really grateful to you guys.
And we’re actually glad to know that both guitars will be going off into very loving arms (please take good care of them and keep them out of the sunlight, and no matter what you do… never feed them after midnight).

From
Robert / BRMC

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Robert in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 18th

An “unofficial” acoustic set by Robert for any fans in or near Bulgaria was recently posted about on BRMC’s Facebook page, if you go please take some photos and/or video!

Hey guys it’s Robert
– so the BRMC European Tour is now officially over, but before heading home I’m actually going to be passing through Sofia, Bulgaria on July 18th on my own – and I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good bar or park bench in town that might allow me to get away with playing a dozen acoustic songs (without getting arrested). If so, then please post a comment here, and I’ll try to make it.

I guess you could call it an unofficial-acoustic show of sorts.

Unfortunately Pete and Leah both have to fly back home to LA straight away, so I’ll be on my own this time, but… since I’m passing through Bulgaria anyway, I figured ‘What the hell’ I’ll bring my guitar and say hi.

PS: I won’t play at your birthday party.

From
Robert Levon Been

UPDATE: A location has been announced!

Re: Sofia

Thank you all for your help, I think the monument at ‘Boris Gardens’ in Sofia on Saturday, July 18th @ 4pm…

Posted by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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