Spiritual Beggars: Busy Times Ahead.

New album, tour dates... it's all happening for the veteran stoners!

Sweden's classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars recently finished work on their 8th studio album, Earth Blues, which celebrates their 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released via InsideOut Music on April 15th in Europe and April 16th in North America. 

Spiritual Beggars' guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments about the artwork: "I had the idea for this artwork from my time as a child, seeing posters of two young lovers watching a romantic sunset on the beach, just your typical tacky bedroom art in the 70's really...Also, growing up in what is now referred to with some nostalgia as 'The Atomic Age' - the threat of nuclear war was always looming over our heads it seemed. I wanted to combine these two images of my youth in one paradoxical image and Per Wiberg of Hippograffix (and SB keyboardist) really managed to capture the melancholic feeling perfectly. 'Earth Blues,' indeed."

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band's anniversary, Spiritual Beggars has confirmed some summer festival appearances, in addition to a European tour in April with support by German rockers Zodiac. See below for all upcoming tour dates:

Spiritual Beggars "Earth Blues Tour" with special guest Zodiac + more

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15.04.2013 - Hamburg (Germany) - Logo

16.04.2013 - Köln (Germany) - Underground

17.04.2013 - Ludwigburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik

18.04.2013 - München (Germany) - Backstage

19.04.2013 - Pratteln (Switzerland) - Galery

20.04.2013 - Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik / Rock'n'Roll Overdose Festival

21.04.2013 - Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival

22.04.2013 - Paris (France) - La Scene Bastille

25.04.2013 - Madrid (Spain) - Caracol

26.04.2013 - Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Music Hall

27.04.2013 - Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) - Sonora

28.04.2013 - Toulouse (France) - Le Saint Des Seins

23.06.2013 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest / www.hellfest.fr

Earth Blues is the follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed Return To Zero and promises to be another milestone in the band's fertile and challenging musical evolution so far. Stay tuned for more details about the album to be revealed soon.

Spiritual Beggars discography:  

Spiritual Beggars - CD 1994 

Another Way To Shine - CD 1996 

Violet Karma - 10" EP 1998 

Mantra III - CD 1998 

Ad Astra - CD/2LP 2000 

It's Over - Split 7" EP with Grand Magus 2001 

On Fire - CD 2002 

Demons - CD 2005 

Live Fire! - DVD 2006 

Return To Zero - CD/LP 2010

Earth Blues - CD/LP 2013


Spritual Beggars line-up:

Michael Amott (Guitars | Arch Enemy, ex Carcass)

Ludwig Witt (Drums | Grand Magus, ex Firebird)

Per Wiberg (Keys | ex Opeth)

Sharlee D'Angelo (Bass | Arch Enemy, Witchery)

Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals | ex Firewind)