Chicago based punk veterans 88 Fingers Louie are back with their first album in 19 years set to be released June 30. Titled ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’, the album is being released via Florida based label Bird Attack Records. This recording will be the band’s first full length album, a somewhat unusual career journey given 88 Fingers Louie’s extensive history and pedigree, and promises, “…the band’s signature fast tempos, ample aggression and melodic sensibilities…’ according to PR statements about the upcoming release.
Check out Advice Column taken from the album; Thank You For Being a Friend.
The band is backing up the release with a series of UK and European tour dates:
Jul 30 – Southampton UK, Joiners
Aug 02 – London UK, Underworld
Aug 03 – Blackpool UK, Rebellion Festival
Aug 04 – Norwich UK, Owl Sanctuary
Aug 05 – Duffel BE, Brakrock Festival
Aug 06 – Barcelona ES, Rocksound
Aug 08 – Linz AT, Auerhahn
Aug 10 – Milan IT, La Gabotina
Aug 11 – Tolmin SL, Punk Rock Holiday
Aug 12 -Ypern BE, Ieper Fest
‘Thank You For Being A Friend’ is to be released through Bird Attack Records on Friday June 30th 2017 on 12″ vinyl, CD and digital download.
Catch 88 Fingers Louie on tour in Europe this Summer, including appearances at Rebellion Festival, Brakrock, Punk Rock Holiday and Ieper Fest.
Words by Matt Gleeson.