[Cover photo credit to Damion Romero]
30 years ago on April 14, 1992, female-driven Hard Rock and Grunge pioneer band L7’s breakthrough third album, Bricks Are Heavy was released on Slash Records. In celebration, they have announced the special Bricks Are Heavy 30th anniversary reissue, set to be released September 30th on Licorice Pizza Records. The new edition will include all 11 tracks digitally remastered by Howie Weinberg (Ramones, Pixies, Metallica).
Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins) this limited edition reissue will be available with special packaged gold and black vinyl. As the band’s vocalist/guitarist Donita Sparks states:
After all these years, we began thinking it is strange that we have never received a proper accounting of actual sales to date for this record. We were so close to Certified Gold 30 years ago, surely we have crossed the line by now. So we thought to hell with it, we are declaring ourselves Gold and making our own gold records. Get ‘em while they are hot.
Fans can expect never before seen content and “over the top packaging,” says Sparks, “We are going to pull out all the stops for this release. Together with Licorice Pizza this is going to be one tasty treat.”
To mark the occasion, the band has also announced a Bricks Are Heavy North American Fall Tour where they will perform the seminal album live, and in full for the first time ever, including fan favorite “Shitlist,” famously featured in Natural Born Killers.
Bricks Are Heavy 2022 Tour Dates
10/3: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/4: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven)
10/6: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/9: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
10/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/12: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/13: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/14: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/17: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/19: Denver, CO @ Summit
10/22: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/24: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater