BLACKSTARKIDS have released their new single “ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS*,” the third track from their upcoming debut album Puppies Forever out October 15 via Dirty Hit. The song is a political, pop punk inspired anti-authoritarian anthem with a distinct, outspoken rap attitude that hits back at police brutality, abuse of authority, and inherently oppressive systems. After taking Riot Fest by storm over the weekend with a performance being hailed as one of the highlights from the festival, “ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS*” follows the recent release of BLACKSTARKIDS’ singles “JUNO”, a serotonin-laced indie-pop bop which Ones To Watch described as “the sort of rare track that combines all your teenage phases into one intoxicating amalgamation,” and “FIGHT CLUB”, which sees Ty, Deoindre, and The Babe Gabe launch out of the gate and directly into your faces as they ooze with swagger and trade off verses with ease.
Currently on tour with GroupLove, BLACKSTARKIDS will join Glass Animals for a string of dates before embarking on a nationwide, 26-date tour alongside Christian Leave in support of beabadoobee on November 1 that will include a hometown show in Kansas City and stop in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, and more. PRESS HERE to purchase tickets. Full routing below.
2021 U.S. TOUR DATES
Fri 24 Sep – FT. COLLINS, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sat 25 Sep – OGDEN, UT – Ogden Amphitheater
(supporting Glass Animals)
Mon 27 Sep – RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
Tue 28 Sep – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Skyline Stage @ The Mann
Wed 29 Sep – BOSTON, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Fri Oct 1 – CLEVELAND, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Sat Oct 2 – STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Wed Oct 27 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Thu Oct 28 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Mon 01 Nov – WASHINGTON, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Tue 02 Nov – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Union Transfer
Thu 04 Nov – NEW YORK, NY – Webster Hall
Fri 05 Nov – BOSTON, MA – Royale
Tue 09 Nov – CARRBORO, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Wed 10 Nov – CHARLOTTE, NC – The Underground
Thu 11 Nov – ATLANTA, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Sat 13 Nov – BIRMINGHAM, AL – Saturn
Mon 15 Nov – HOUSTON, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Tue 16 Nov – AUSTIN, TX – Emo’s
Fri Nov 19 – PHOENIX, AZ – The Van Buren
Sat Nov 20 – SAN DIEGO, CA – The Observatory North Park
Sun Nov 21 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Mon Nov 22 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Tue Nov 23 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Fillmore
Fri Nov 26 – PORTLAND, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Sat Nov 27 – SEATTLE, WA – Neptune Theatre
Sun Nov 28 – VANCOUVER, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Tue Nov 30 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Depot
Wed 01 Dec – DENVER, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Sat 04 Dec – KANSAS CITY, MO – The Truman
Mon 06 Dec – CHICAGO, IL – Metro
Wed 08 Dec – DETROIT, MI – Majestic Theater
Thu 09 Dec – TORONTO, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Fri 10 Dec – COLUMBUS, OH – Newport Music Hall
Sat 11 Dec – PITTSBURGH, PA – Stage AE
Receiving critical acclaim and praise from MTV, UPROXX, Billboard, Alternative Press, Ones To Watch, Rolling Stone France, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Coup De Main, and more for their shimmering Gen-Z anthems, BLACKSTARKIDS are well on their way to indie stardom. Last year, BLACKSTARKIDS released their full-length project Whatever, Man – the final piece to their “black coming of age trilogy” following projects Surf in 2020 and Let’s Play Sports in 2019. Whatever, Man incorporates each member’s wide-ranging influences into one body of work and is fueled by the sounds of artists from Toro Y Moi, N*E*R*D, Smashing Pumpkins, and Weezer, to Outkast, Odd Future, and A Tribe Called Quest. A winding maze of surprise and discovery, Whatever, Man’s string of critically acclaimed singles – including “BRITNEY BITCH,” “FRANKIE MUNIZ,” “ACTING NORMAL,” and “TANGERINE LOVE” – grasp their blissful DIY sound which blends garage rock with synth-punk and hip-hop to usher in a new surge of indie. The body of work also features the track “FRIENDSHIP,” which contains personal messages from fellow Dirty Hit signees Matt Healy of The 1975, beabadoobee, and more.
Dubbed a “90’s baby literacy test” by Earmilk, BLACKSTARKIDS – Ty, Deiondre, and The Babe Gabe – showcase their witty personalities and depth as musicians by seamlessly blending nostalgic pop culture references with their effortlessly cool, genre-blending sound. Now, gearing up for the release of their debut album Puppies Forever, BLACKSTARKIDS are ready to share how their experiences have made them who they are and how they fit in to society today. You can connect with BLACKSTARKIDS via the following links. Photo credit: Jake Kelly.