Black Cobra Announce Tour Of Australia & New Zealand With Fu Manchu

A packed schedule ahead for the boys...

Following their devastating shows at SXSW last month -- both as part of the massive ToneDeaf Touring showcase as well as the Southern Lord/TPOTR/Brooklyn Vegan rager -- Black Cobra have just confirmed a Spring tour of New Zealand and Australia with stoner rock icons Fu Manchu! The trek hits three cities in New Zealand then skips over to Australia for another eight shows, with several of the appearances confirmed as Black Cobra headlining shows without Fu Manchu.

This all comes in addition to the previously announced forthcoming Black Cobra tour actions including supporting Corrosion of Conformity through Europe alongside Zoroaster in April on the way to the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland directly before the new tour, as well as massive North American tour supporting COC once again, along with Torche and Gaza later in the Summer.

BLACK COBRA European Tour w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Zoroaster:

04/04/2012 Schurr - Luzern, Switzerland
05/04/2012 Keller Club - Stuttgart, Germany
06/04/2012 Kulturfabrik - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg
07/04/2012 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
08/04/2012 Desertfest - London, UK
09/04/2012 Matrix - Bochum, Germany
10/04/2012 Amadeus - Oldenburg, Germany
11/04/2012 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
12/04/2012 Arena - Wien, Austria
13/04/2012 Rock and Roll Club - Romagnano Sesia, Italy
14/04/2012 Feierwerk - Muchen, Germany
15/04/2012 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, Holland

BLACK COBRA New Zealand/Australia Tour w/ Fu Manchu:

26/04/2012 Kings Arm Tavern - Auckland NZ (no Fu Manchu)
27/04/2012 San Francisco Bath House - Wellington, NZ
28/04/2012 The Studio - Auckland, NZ
29/04/2012 Cherry Rock Festival - Melbourne
30/04/2012 The Tote - Melbourne (no Fu Manchu)
01/05/2012 The Nation Hotel - Geelong (no Fu Manchu)
02/05/2012 Fowlers Live - Adelaide
03/05/2012 Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom - Sydney
04/05/2012 Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom -  Brisbane
05/05/2012 Rosemount Hotel - Perth
06/05/2012 Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom - Melbourne

BLACK COBRA June Tour w/ Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche, Gaza:

01/06/2012 Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
03/06/2012 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
05/06/2012 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
07/06/2012 Club 910 - Tempe, AZ
08/06/2012 Ink-N-Iron Festival @ The Queen Mary - Long Beach, CA w/ Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Torche, Pennywise, COC, more
09/06/2012 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/06/2012 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
12/06/2012 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
13/06/2012 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
15/06/2012 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
16/06/2012 Summit - Denver, CO
18/06/2012 Firebird - St. Louis, MO
19/06/2012 The Ballroom @ The Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
20/06/2012 Machine Shop - Flint, MI
21/06/2012 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
22/06/2012 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
23/06/2012 Middle East - Boston, MA

Black Cobra's fourth LP -- and second for Southern Lord -- Invernal was recorded at Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou's God City Studio and mastered by John Golden (Neurosis, Melvins, Weedeater, countless more). The theme to the entire record is based on a post-apocalyptic trek to a nuclear infested and mutated Antarctica, inspired in part by the treks of English researcher Ernest Shackleton. Music critics and fans across the globe are calling it the band's strongest and most dynamic work to date, with massive amounts of acclaim still rolling in since before the album's release in October.