Jonathan Bates, Mellowdrone vocalist/bassist, is taking his solo act on the road. Big Black Delta, a space rock/electronica band, will close out the year with a string of West Coast tour dates. This should come as good news to anybody not lucky enough to check out the band when it toured earlier this year with Cursive, Jane’s Addiction and M83. The shows begin on December 18, at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco. After that, Bates will make his way down to Santa Ana’s Constellation Room, and then Mercury Lounge in Goleta. The final gig is on December 22, at Satellite in Los Angeles.

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The solo project is comprised of Bates and often times another collaborator, and has been active since 2010. Bates has said that he plans on recording new Big Black Delta material every few months, and in just two years has already released two full-length albums and a slew of singles and EPs. This includes “Betamax” – a single off an upcoming album slated for release early next year. Also be on the lookout for a collection of remixes of said single, due out December 4. Check out Bates’ brainchild before the year is through!

Big Black Delta Tickets 2012

Big Black Delta Tour Dates 2012

Date City State/Country Venue
12/18/12 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall
12/19/12 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room
12/21/12 Goleta CA Mercury Lounge
12/22/12 Los Angeles CA Satellite

Big Black Delta Music Video for “The Zebrah”