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Guantanamo Baywatch Announce North American Tour

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Portland punks Guantanamo Baywatch paid homage to ‘60s psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll with the release of Desert Center in August. Like its predecessor, 2015’s Darling…It’s Too Late, it was primarily tracked in Atlanta at Living Room Recording.

Despite hailing from the Pacific Northwest, vocalist and guitarist Jason Powell found much inspiration in the tiny town of Desert Center to compose the album, which serves as “perfect reminder of the ecstatic rabble-rousing documentation of life in America’s lonely outposts offered up by that first wave of electric guitar pioneers.”

“We just want to record songs that are fun to play live,” Powell said of the album. “We are always trying to push what kind of band Guantanamo Baywatch can be. It doesn’t have to be just surf or garage or whatever, ‘cause live no one cares what genre you are as long as they’re having a good time.”

It appears as though the record is doing its job—Guantanamo Baywatch are currently finishing up a run through Europe and just announced a North American tour to spread the Desert Center wealth. The trio arrive in Tucson on Oct. 19 to kick off their dates in the States, dabbling a bit into Canada before finishing up in Seattle on Nov. 18.

Refer to the tour dates below to see when you can catch Guantanamo Bay live, and check out a performance from the band, courtesy of the Paste Cloud.

Guantanamo Baywatch Tour Dates:

September
29 – Beda, Netherlands @ Pier 15
30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Skatecahfe

October
01 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
03 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
04 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
19 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Hotel Congress
20 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger
21 – Austin, Texas @ Hotel Vegas
22 – Dallas, Texas @ Skate or Die Fest
23 – Houston, Texas @ Walter’s Downtown
24 – New Orleans, La. @ Siberia
25 – Nashville, Tenn. @ DRKMTTR
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Star Bar
28 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ Sarbez
29 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings Barcade
30 – Richmond, Va. @ The Camel with L.A. Witch
31 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Sound Hole

November
01 – Boston, Mass. @ Deep Thoughts JP
02 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Zone One
03 – Hamtramck, Mich. @ Trixies
04 – Chicago, Ill. @ Emporium
06 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
07 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Total Drag
08 – Denver, Colo. @ Hi Dive
10 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Diabolical Records
12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Hi Hat
13 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Catalyst Club
15 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
17 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Cobalt
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern

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