The Brian Jonestown Massacre tour North America

Brian Jonestown Massacre press photo
Photo credit: Marie Monteiro

The iconic musical phenomenon the Brian Jonestown Massacre, renowned for their unparalleled sound and visionary artistry, is set to embark on a tour across North America this fall. After astounding success on their UK and Europe tour, the band is ready to treat their dedicated fans in the US, Canada and Mexico to an unforgettable live experience, spanning 39 epic shows. The tour is in celebration of their critically acclaimed 20th studio album, ‘Your Future Is Your Past,’ which made its mark on the music scene with its release on February 2, 2023, via Anton Newcombe’s own label A Recordings.

A Musical Journey Beyond Boundaries
For the past three decades, the Brian Jonestown Massacre has fearlessly charted new musical territories, shaping a genre-bending blend that draws from a kaleidoscope of  “60s swagger, neo psychedelic overload to skronking metallic noise, motoric krautrock stomping, and shoegaze.”-Shindig Mag. 

Led by the indomitable frontman, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, studio owner father and force of nature Anton Newcombe, the band’s live performances have been nothing short of transcendent, captivating audiences with mesmerizing psychedelic jams and technical brilliance. Critics and fans alike have praised their innovative sound, hailing them as an essential pillar of the alternative music scene.

“The band played with an intense fervor that suggested they were completely in their element on the stage, creating a lucid soundscape that enveloped the room.  With their incredible performance, The BJM proved why they’re such an essential staple in the alternative scene. Not only does Newcombe know how to write a good song, but in a live setting, these songs translate beautifully. Even if you only know a handful of their tracks, seeing The Brian Jonestown Massacre live is sure to be a spectacular experience. “
Far out Mag

“Your Future Is Your Past” – A Sonic Revelation
Their latest album, ‘Your Future Is Your Past,’ serves as a profound exploration covering topics such as war and crisis, delivered with unparalleled creative finesse. It serves as a testament to Anton’s continued relevance and creativity, tackling weighty themes with poetic nuance and musical ingenuity. From searing anthems that rally against injustice to introspective ballads that navigate the depths of the human experience, the album weaves a captivating tapestry of sound and storytelling.  As Anton notes, many of the songs reference inspiration from his son Wolfgang and are in fact his ideas.  Listen to FUDGE the album’s lead single.  

 Lead reviews praised the album with descriptions as far and wide as “Blasts of shimmering Madchester-era Power Pop,” said Classic Rock while Uncut pointed out Anton’s  “fiercely motivational songs.” Mojo and others heralded the songs as “Anthemic” while Record Collector took note on how “their steadfast resistance to the 21st century sounds is precisely what makes them a life-giving force… familiar yet miraculously fresh.”   It was Louder Than War’s “Album of the week” – “Stretches all sonic boundaries… And whilst this is the 20th album by the Brian Jonestown Massacre over their illustrious career of over 30 years, this shows no signs of waning in terms of inspiration and proves to be another glorious explosion of 21st century mind-blowing psychedelia.” In a Clash Music review by Nick Roseblade, the critic writes, “The Future Is Your Past is the most consistent album Newcombe has released since Methodrone.”

Audiences can expect to hear newer songs from this masterpiece, plus their 2022 majestic album ‘Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees,’ along with classics that showcase the band’s signature mix of genres. From the dreamy shoegaze melodies to the meandering grooves that drift into sonic hypnosis, the album exemplifies Brian Jonestown Massacre’s musical evolution and trailblazing spirit.

‘Your Future Is Your Past’ track listing
1. Do Rainbows Have Ends
2. Nothing Can Stop The Sound
3. The Light Is about To Change
4. Fudge
5. Cross Eyed Gods
6. As The Carousel Swings
7. The Mother Of All Fuckers
8. All The Feels
9. Your Mind Is My Café
10. Stuck To Yous

A Resilient Legacy
As one of music’s most fascinating bands, the Brian Jonestown Massacre has challenged mainstream conventions, opting to take the road less traveled. Despite the pressures of the industry, Newcombe’s determination to follow his own path has made him a pioneering catalyst in modern music, earning him the status of an underground hero. With 20 albums under their belt, each exploring different dimensions of rock ‘n’ roll, the band continues to evolve and expand their sonic horizons and remains an essential force in the world of music.

A Tour Not to Be Missed
The highly anticipated North American tour will take the band across the East, West, South, and Midwest coasts, featuring performances at iconic festivals  LA’s Desert Daze and Mexico City’s Hipnosis. With only seven days off during the extensive 39-date run, the Brian Jonestown Massacre is ready to deliver an immersive and transformative live experience to their ever-growing and fiercely devoted fanbase.

Tickets for this epic musical journey are now on sale.  Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the legends themselves, Brian Jonestown Massacre, as they ignite stages and hearts across North America.

On tour Newcombe is accompanied by: 

Ricky Maymi (guitar)
Ryan Carlson Van Kriedt  (guitar)
Daniel Lyons (drums)
Joel Gion (tambourine)
Hallberg Daði Hallbergsson (bass)
Emil Nikolaisen (keyboards)


17 Philadelphia, Union Transfer  Tickets here 

18 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club Tickets here 

19 Boston, Royale  Tickets here

20 Brooklyn, Brooklyn Steel Tickets here 

21 South Burlington, Higher Ground – The Ballroom Tickets here 

22 Montréal, QC, Théâtre Beanfield Tickets here 

24 Toronto, ON, The Concert Hall – Toronto Tickets here

25 Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Smalls Theatre  Tickets here 

26 Covington, Madison Theater  Tickets here

27 Columbus, Newport Music Hall  Tickets here 

28 Grand Rapids, The Intersection – Elevation Tickets here

29 Chicago, The Vic Theatre  Tickets here 

30 Minneapolis, Varsity Theater Tickets here


02 Bozeman, The Elm Tickets here

03 Missoula, Top Hat  Tickets here 

04 Seattle, Neumos Tickets here 

05 Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre  Tickets here 

06 Portland, OR,  Aladdin Theater Tickets here 

07 Bend, Volcanic Theatre  Tickets here 

09 Santa Cruz, Rio Theatre  Tickets here

10 San Francisco, The Warfield  Tickets here 

12  Pioneertown, Pappy + Harriet’s  Tickets here

13 Los Angeles, Desert Daze The Bellwether Tickets here 

14 San Luis Obisbo, SLO Brew  Tickets here 

15 San Diego, House of Blues  Tickets here

16 Phoenix, The Van Buren Tickets here 

18 Salt Lake City, Metro Music Hall Tickets here 

20 Fort Collins, Washington’s Tickets here

21 Colorado Springs, The Black Sheep Tickets here 

23 Denver, Ogden Theatre  Tickets here 

24 Kansas City, Recordbar  Tickets here 

25 Oklahoma City, Beer City Music Hall  Tickets here

28 Austin, Levitation – The Far Out Tickets here 

29 Dallas, Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ  Tickets here 

30 Houston, The Heights Theater  Tickets here 

31 News Orleans, Toulouse Theatre  Tickets here 


01 Atlanta, Variety Playhouse Tickets here

03 Quintaroo, MX, TBD 

04 CDMX, MX, Hipnosis 2023 Tickets here

More about Brian Jonestown Massacre

For 30 years, Brian Jonestown Massacre has been at the forefront of musical innovation, refusing to conform to industry standards. With their distinctive blend of genres and an unwavering commitment to their artistic vision, the band has established itself as a once-in-a-lifetime talent in the music world. Under the visionary leadership of Anton Newcombe, they continue to push boundaries and inspire a new generation of musicians.

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