First show of 2022: Rocket 808 at Funtastic Dracula Carnival! Oct. 28th

First Rocket 808 show outside the US, and first show of 2022, will be at Funtastic Dracula Carnival! Opening the festival on the first night, Friday, October 28th. Billy Childish headlines. Sold out!

Funtastic Dracula Carnival!
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Rocket 808 at Gonerfest

The Rocket 808 LP came out at the end of 2019, and I had big plans to tour a bunch to let the world know. Luckily, nothing at all came up to disrupt these plans…

Now, the first and only Rocket 808 show of 2021 will be Thursday, September 23rd at the Railgarten in Memphis, TN, the first night of Gonerfest:

5:30 Opening ceremonies with Ross Johnson
5:45-6:15 Alicja Pop
6:30-7 Rocket 808
7:15-7:45 Smirk
8-8:45 Human Eye
9-9:45 Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks
10-10:45 Negative Approach
11-12:15 Quintron and Pussycat

I have had one new release since all this went down – the 45 box set tribute to Bo Diddley on Black Gladiator! My cut is a version of Let Me Pass:

I’ll be playing this in Memphis – for the first and maybe only time in history! Be there!

At the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, I made it to Nashville, Memphis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, but I had hoped to make it to a lot more cities. I went to Los Angeles in February 2020 to play with old friends The Guilty Hearts, and was going to play SXSW just a couple of weeks later, then, you know…

Rocket 808 at Gonerfest

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Introducing ROCKET 808

New ROCKET 808 LP!

I’ve got a new project – Rocket 808

Last year, I released a debut 45 on 12xu Records, Digital Billboards/Mystery Train, and now there is full-length album coming out October 18th.

Pre-order the self-titled LP now on the 12xu website!

You can listen to an advance track on Spotify, or Bandcamp!

You can also follow Rocket 808 on Instagram, and like the Facebook page.

I also made a video for the debut single, Digital Billboards, directed by Andy Ray Lemon of Teenage Cavegirl. Check it out!

The weekend the LP is released, I’ll be playing a festival in Phoenix, Arizona with the Oblivians, Control Freaks, and a killer lineup of bands. Get tickets HERE!

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