L7’s ‘Bricks Are Heavy’ Gets A 30th Anniversary Reissue And A Celebratory Tour

[Cover photo credit to Robert Fagan]

Musical force and groundbreaking rockers L7 have invited fans to join them in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their breakthrough third album Bricks Are Heavy originally released on April 14, 1992. A North American Fall Tour kicks off Oct 3rd, 2022 when, for the first time ever, they will perform this seminal record front to back including fan favorite “Shitlist” featured in the film Natural Born Killers.

They are also adding special guest support acts to join them throughout the run including: Downtown Boys, Fea, The Side Eyes, Radkey, Vera Bloom, OMAT and The Black Halos. 

Alongside the tour, the Bricks Are Heavy 30th anniversary reissue is set to be released September 30th, 2022 on Licorice Pizza Records. Originally debuting at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins), this special anniversary edition will include all 11 tracks digitally remastered by Howie Weinberg (Ramones, Pixies, Metallica) and available with special packaged gold and black vinyl.

As the band’s vocalist/guitarist Donita Sparks says:

I mean, we thought the record was close to “going Gold” 30 years ago,… but honestly we have no idea. We have yet to receive an official accounting. To hell with it, we’re certifying the record “Gold” ourselves and making gold vinyl for the reissue. Get ‘em while they’re hot, before we’re sued by the RIAA. 

For the first time ever, the band has also agreed to a Q&A package which includes VIP access to soundcheck for 1 full song followed by a Q&A with members of the band and merch bundle.

Bricks Are Heavy 2022 Tour Dates
* = w/ Vera Bloom
^ = w/ OMAT
# = w/ Downtown Boys
! = w/ The Black Halos
% = w/ Radkey
@ = w/ Fea
$ = The Side Eyes

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 @ – SOLD OUT
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre @ – SOLD OUT
10/24: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall @ – SOLD OUT
10/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater $
10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater @ – SOLD OUT

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