Few bands are as aptly named as psychedelic '60s deep space rockers Moonwalks, who are, arguably, the best-dressed band in Detroit.
With a new record, comes a tour, and with a tour comes a shit ton of prep, especially when that tour is across the pond. Their 22-date tour kicks off with a bon voyage show at Outer Limits Lounge this Friday where special guests The Eroders will join the band. As Moonwalks gear up to ship off (and even play a show in France with the always feral Anton Newcombe, frontman of Brian Jonestown Massacre), Kate Gutwald and Kerrigan Pearce share what they're bringing aboard their spaceship.
Metro Times: How do you prepare for
Kate Gutwald: Buy as many jumpsuits as you can.
Kerrigan Pearce: Cut my fingernails.
MT: Do you have any lucky talismans?
Pearce: My space pillow.
MT: Must-have music for the road:
Gutwald: ABBA Gold.
MT: Must-have clothing item:
Gutwald: Fur coat, glitter, and socks.
MT: What do you hope to bring back with you?
Pearce: Everything I accidentally left there last time.
MT: How do you relieve stress on the road?
Gutwald: Deep breathing and Belgian beer.
MT: What country/city are you most excited to visit?
Gutwald: Kumanovo, Macedonia.
Pearce: Vienna, Austria.
MT: What will you miss about Detroit?:
Gutwald: The Outer Limits Lounge.
Moonwalks European Tour Dates:
17 – Florence, IT @ NOF
18 – Faenza, IT @ Il Clandestino
19 – Zürich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
20 – Bulle, CH @ Ebullition
21 – Venezia, IT @ TBA
22 – Wien, AT @ Arena Wien
23 – Pecs, HU @ Trafik
24 – Novi Sad, SRB @ TBA
25 – TBA,
26 – TBA,
27 – Belgrade, SRB @ Kc Grade
28 – Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica
30 – Prague, CZ @ Kasarna Karlin
|31 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
1 – Mannheim, DE @ Der Mannheim Kult
2 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
3 – Bristol, UK @ Old England*** RECORD RELEASE PARTY
4 – Brighton,
5 – Bruxelles, BE @ Le Chaff
7 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
8 – Tulle, FR @ Des Lendemains Qui Chantent
9 – Reignier, FR @ La Poulpe
10 – Perpignan, FR @ El Mediator
11 – Bordeaux, FR @ TBC
13 – Pamplona, ES @ Txintxarri
14 – Zaragoza, ES @ El Zorro
15 – Madrid, ES @ Moby Dick
16 – Benidorm, ES @ Rockstar
17 – Cartaxo, PT @ Cartaxo Session
18 – Granada, ES @ TBA
19 – Tarragona, ES @ El Cau
20 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Ravelin
21 – Viareggio, IT @ G.O.B
22 – Rome, IT @ Fanfulla
23 – Ferrara, IT @ Circolo Arci Bolognesi
24 – Mantova, IT @ Arci Chinaski
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