Merge to reissue Redd Kross’ self-titled debut EP on June 26, band reschedules big European tour

The special 40th anniversary edition of the Red Cross EP, which includes the band’s six-song eponymous debut and adds five contemporaneous extra tracks, is the most comprehensive document to date of the extraordinary birth of Redd Kross. Red Cross is out June 26; pre-order on 12-inch EP and CD in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold, including the independent record shop near you.

In a single 12-month period, Jeff and Steven McDonald, two adolescent brothers from Hawthorne, CA, went from posing with cheap guitars and singing into hairbrushes in front of their bedroom mirror to recording in world-class studios and performing live at punk shows/riots that are still being pondered and written about for their pioneering cultural relevance within the Southern California punk landscape.

Redd Kross incubated alongside such SoCal luminaries as Black Flag, Descendents, and the Minutemen, and this new 11-song collection—which includes a live track recorded in 1979 at “The Church,” the infamous Black Flag birthplace in Hermosa Beach, CA—puts in proper perspective the McDonald brothers’ contribution, at the ridiculously precocious ages of 12 and 16, to that area’s punk scene.

 

Redd Kross will return to their natural habitat this fall, bringing The Party to stages all across Europe for the first time since the release of last year’s Beyond the Door and their first extensive tour of the continent in over two decades. They will also celebrate their 40th anniversary with a hometown show at the Regent Theater on July 26. Get your tickets and reserve your copy of Red Cross today!

Redd Kross on tour:

Jul 26 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

Sep 24 Cologne, DE – Yard Club at Kantine

Sep 25 Copenhagen, DK – Stengade

Sep 26 Stockholm, SE – Debaser

Sep 27 Oslo, NO – Krosset

Sep 29 Malmo, SE – Plan B

Oct 02 Berlin, DE – Hole 44

Oct 03 Hamburg, DE – Headcrash

Oct 05 Epinal, FR – La Souris Verte

Oct 06 Paris, FR – Petit Bain

Oct 07 Antwerp, BE – Kavka Zappa

Oct 08 Brighton, UK – The Albert

Oct 09 London, UK – The Lexington

Oct 10 London, UK – The Lexington

Oct 11 Bristol, UK – Exchange

Oct 13 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Oct 14 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

Oct 15 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute

 

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Celebrate The Life of Kim Shattuck: Create A World Without ALS

We will be performing at this event on March 15th in honor of our dearly departed sister in arms @kimshattuck. It promises to be an amazing musical afternoon of friends and family. All proceeds go towards building a world free of ALS. It’s an all ages show, so bring the kids! Goldenvoice presale tickets on sale 1/23, venue tickets on sale 1/24. We will see you there, much LOVE. ?

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July Shows Canceled

We regret to inform you that due to Dale Crover’s back injury sustained earlier this year, Redd Kross must cancel their 3 upcoming shows this July in Asheville, Atlanta and Carrboro NC. As much as it saddens Us to do so, the band is focusing their efforts on Dale’s full recovery. Dale’s doctors expect him to be back in action for Redd Kross/Melvins US tour this fall. Much love, RK

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US Tour with the Melvins and Shit Kid announced

Tickets are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.

September 3 San Diego, CA Casbah
September 4 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
September 5 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
September 7 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
September 8 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone
September 10 Eugene, OR Wow Hall
September 11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
September 13 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
September 14 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
September 15 Spokane, WA The Big Dipper
September 16 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge
September 17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
September 19 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
September 20 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
September 22 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
September 23 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
September 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
September 26 Chicago, IL Metro
September 27 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
September 28 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
September 30 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

October 1 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
October 2 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
October 3 Detroit, MI El Club
October 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
October 5 Pittsburgh, PA Red Theatre
October 7 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre
October 8 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
October 9 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
October 10 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
October 11 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
October 12 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
October 13 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
October 15 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
October 16 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
October 17 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
October 18 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
October 19 Birmingham, AL Saturn
October 21 Orlando, FL The Social
October 22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Rom
October 23 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
October 25 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
October 26 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 27 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
October 28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
October 29 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
October 30 Austin, TX Mohawk
October 31 Dallas, TX Trees

November 3 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
November 4 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
November 5 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

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