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Heathen Apostles Show at Bar Sinister

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing at Bar Sinister, Southern California’s premiere Gothic club, this Friday, December 8th. Also on the bill at the  show at Bar Sinister will be Jason Charles Miller and Carrellee, and it will feature DJ Purgatory. Heathen Apostles Show at Bar Sinister


The Rustic Stomp Festival – Gothic Western Festival

Rustic Roots - Gothic Western HoedownThe Rustic Stomp, Dorset’s finest Roots Festival is bringing together a plethora of local, national and international artists to give you the finest bluegrass, hoedown, blues, swamp stomp, country-based festival, with tractors, that money can buy. Three days of music and merriment are all wrapped within the Rustic aesthetic. This year’s Rustic Stomp will also include historic vehicles and a Well Bean hub within the festival arena. This year’s gothic western festival brings together three of the Crawdaddy festival brands under one roof, as it were. The Wonky Donk stage will feature the best of hoedown, country and hillbilly music. The Dark Holler stage takes a slightly, well, darker comedic look at life and the Organford stage is a more accessible, easy listening venue.

Heathen Apostles - Gothic Western HoedownThe event opens up on a ticketed event headlined by local foot-stompers The Jimmy Hillbillies throwing down their Dorset Hoedown for the masses. Friday night features the mighty Frank from Blue Velvet from Hastings and taking the Roots scene by storm, local skiffle kings Quinn’s Quinney, as well as Burg and the Vagabond Choir and festival favourites The Curst Sons. Saturday has a real heavy weight feel to it with international superstars the Heathen Apostles featuring ex-Cramps member Chopper Franklin, headlining the event. Texas Swing outfit the Bootheel Playboys, Dead Horse Bay, a plethora of local artists on the Dungaville Stage and London’s finest banjo player and builder Flatfoot Johnny. Sunday takes a stronger turn towards the genre of Country with the amazing Sarah Vista headlining.

Gothic Western hoedown The history of the Rustic Stomp goes back over 10 years, when Hawkeye Houlihan and some friends put on a little festival at the Donkey Sanctuary at Home Farm, Lytchet. The aim then was to help rescue donkeys by putting on some great rustic music that people would love. Well, the donkeys are rescued now and the festival is growing, its aim to put the Dorset ‘roots’ scene on the map. The festival is also looking to grow and has moved to a new, more accessible site at Pike’s Farm, Organford. “Each year we are aiming to increase the accessibility of this type of music to a wider audience and promote the local artists that provide the backbone to the scene, as well as bring in some top-ranking national and international stars” says Hawkeye.

The Rustic Stomp is on from the evening of Thursday 13th July until Sunday 16th July and takes place at Pikes Farm, Organford, Dorset. Weekend tickets are £86.40, day tickets from £27.50.


Heathen Apostles – Gothic Americana Tour Update

Another Gothic Americana Tour update: the dates for the Heathen Apostles’ May/June 2022 European tour are filling up, here’s an update so any cities and venues can book an open date while they are still available. Contact Kurt DeBont at Rootstown bookings by clicking HERE.


Heathen Apostles - Gothic Americana Tour Update
The COVID 19 crisis has kept the current tour dates in central Europe, but the band and their booking agency are looking to expand into surrounding countries. Here are the Heathen Apostles’ Gothic Americana Tour dates:

26/05/2022 Thursday – De Cactus, Henglo, NL
27/05/2022 Friday – De Pit, Terneuzen, NL
28/05/2022 Saturday – Paradox, Tilburg, NL
29/05/2022 Sunday – De Klinker Club, Aarschot, BE
30/05/2022 Monday – De Floeren Aap, Mechelen, BE
31/05/2022 Tuesday – available
01/06/2022 Wednesday – Franzis, Wetzlar, DE
02/06/2022 Thursday – available
03/06/2022 Friday – Extra Blues Bar, Bielefeld, DE
04/06/2022 Saturday – Alte Schlosserei, Wuppertal, DE
05/06/2022 Sunday – Wild at Heart, Berlin, DE
06/06/2022 Monday – Buchholz Saloon, Altlandsberg, DE
07/06/2022 Tuesday day off
08/06/2022 Wednesday – Oberstübchen, Regen, DE
09/06/2022 Thursday – City club, Augsburg, DE
10/06/2022 Friday – Alter, Mannheim, DE
11/06/2022 Saturday – Muziekcentrum Dranouter, Dranouter, BE
12/06/2022 Sunday – Deux Ours, Modave, BE
13/06/2022 Monday day off
14/06/2022 Tuesday – available
15/06/2022 Wednesday – available
16/06/2022 Thursday – Monkeys, Hamburg, DE
17/06/2022 Friday – Schule 2, Bremen, DE
18/06/2022 Saturday – Kufa Löseke, Hildesheim, DE
19/06/2022 Sunday – Lokaal 42, Helmond, NL
20/06/2022 Monday day off
21/06/2022 Tuesday – Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam, NL
22/06/2022 Wednesday – Pferdestall, Bremerhaven, DE
23/06/2022 Thursday – Mout – The Netherlands – Nijmegen, NL
24/06/2022 Friday – available
25/06/2022 Saturday – mySkylounge / 13th floor Kulturetage, Kempten, DE
26/06/2022 Sunday – Hafen 2, Offenbach A.M., DE

Heathen Apostles - Gothic Americana Tour Update


Final Dates for Heathen Apostles’ Gothic Country Tour

The final tour dates have been announced for the Heathen Apostles September 2021 European Tour, they will be visiting Germany, France, Sweden Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands. Their Gothic Country tour was booked to make up for the postponed tour of September 2020, and they are playing many of the same venues on board one year later. They will be supporting their upcoming EP Bloodgrass Vol. 3, out August 27th on Ratchet Blade Records, and the precursor to the 2022 release of the Bloodgrass Vol. 3 & 4 album.

There are still dates open for their 2022 May/June European tour, if you have a venue that would like to book the Heathen Apostles, or know of one, Kurt DeBont at Rootstown Bookings HERE.

Heathen Apostles' Gothic Country Tour

 

Heathen Apostles September Gothic Outlaw Country 2021 tour:
02/09/2021 Thursday – Kulturrampe Germany Krefeld
03/09/2021 Friday – Alter Open Air Stage Germany Mannheim
04/09/2021 Saturday – City Club Germany Augsburg
05/09/2021 Sunday – Private Event, FR
06/09/2021 Monday – l’Usine Switzerland Genève
7/09/2021 Tuesday – BlahBlah Italy Torino
08/09/2021 Wednesday – Brasserie de Framont, Grandfontaine, FR
09/09/2021 Thursday – Willemeen The Netherlands Arnhem
10/09/2021 Friday – La Bonne Idee, Vresse, BE
11/09/2021 Saturday – CC Muze Belgium Zolder
12/09/2021 Sunday – The Grand Canyon Belgium Nazareth
13/09/2021 Monday – Titanic, Herenthout, BE
14/09/2021 Tuesday – Tortuga Germany Unna
15/09/2021 Wednesday – Bei Chez Heinz Germany Hannover
16/09/2021 Thursday – Monkeys Germany Hamburg
17/09/2021 Friday – Wild At Heart Germany Berlin
18/09/2021 Saturday – Sonic Ballroom Germany Köln
19/09/2021 Sunday – BUSKERfestival Belgium Aarschot

Heathen Apostles Gothic Country tour

 


Heathen Apostles – Gothic Western Tour Dates 2021

More tour dates have been announced for the Heathen Apostles May/June 2021 European Tour, check out the dates for this Gothic Western tour below. Their September 2021 European tour is also being booked, if you have a venue that would like to book the Heathen Apostles, or know of one, Kurt DeBont at Rootstown Bookings HERE. The band has posted the following statement on their media accounts:

Feels good to post some of our 2021 European tour dates for May and June in these uncertain times. We’ll have our Bloodgrass Vol. 3 EP done and it’ll be great to see you all again. We still have some dates available, so if you have a venue or know of one let Kurt DeBont at Rootstown bookings know about it – bookings@rootstown.be. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Heathen Apostles - Gothic Western Tour

20/05 Thursday available
21/05 Fri. Extra Blues-Bar – Bielefeld, GER
22/05 Sat. Treibsand – Lübeck, GER
23/05 Sunday available
24/05 Mon. Buchholz Saloon, Altlandsberg, GER
25/05 Tuesday available
26/05 Wed. Sonic Ballroom -Köln, GER
27/05 Thurs. Willemeen, Arnhem, NE
28/05 Fri. Kufa Löseke, Hildesheim, GER
29/05 Sat. Paradox, Tilburg, NE
30/05 Sun. The Grand Canyon, Nazareth, BE
31/05 Monday available
01/06 Tuesday available
02/06 Wednesday available
03/06 Thursday available
04/06 Fri. JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
05/06 Sat. De Pit, Terneuzen, NE
06/06 Sunday available


Heathen Apostles’ 2020 European Tour Postponed

The Heathen Apostles’ 2020 European tour in September has been postponed due to the COVID 19 crisis, the band announced recently. Whenever possible the dates will be rescheduled to September 2021, several have already been confirmed, check back for announcements. The band will also be touring in Europe before that, Kurt DeBont of Rootstown Bookings is taking offers for May and June 2021. You can contact him by clicking HERE.

Here is the announcement that was posted on social media:
“The Heathen Apostles are sorry to have to announce we are canceling the dates of our 2020 European tour due to the COVID 19 crisis. We are happy to announce that we will be coming back to Europe in May/June 2021 and September 2021, we hope to see all of our European heathens at one or both of the tours. Beast wishes and wear your damn masks!

If you have a venue you can contact Kurt at bookings@rootstown.be to get in on either tour. We will be announcing some good stuff in the near future, stay tuned….”

Heathen Apostles' 2020 European Tour


Heathen Apostles’ Dark Acoustic Tour Postponed

The Heathen Apostles and Speedbuggy USA Dark Acoustic West Coast Tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. It was to take both bands up the US West Coast and back during the last two weeks of April. The bands are hoping to reschedule for June 2020, but of course everything is up in the air right now. Check back for more info on this tour, and all upcoming dates (the Heathen Apostles’ European Tour in September is still looking like a good possibility), and the band wants to convey to their fans to stay safe during this crisis.

Heathen Apostles Dark Acoustic Music


Heathen Apostles & Speedbuggy in Heavy Americana Tour

Heathen Apostles - Heavy Americana The dates are being released for the upcoming Heathen Apostles / Speedbuggy USA West Coast Gothic Rodeo Tour, taking place during the second half of April 2020. The two bands will be bringing their unique brands of Heavy Americana through California, Oregon and Washington, and both bands will be playing special stripped-down acoustic sets. Check back for ticket links and more info.

Friday April 17th – Mercury Lounge, Goleta, CA
Saturday April 18th – Surf City Billiards, Santa Cruz, CA
Sunday, April 19th – Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica, CA
Monday, April 20th – TBA, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 22nd – Dante’s, Portland, OR
Thursday, April 23rd – Lovecraft, Portland, OR
Friday, April 24th – TBA, Olympia, WA
Saturday, April 25th – Black Cat Cabaret, Seattle, WA
Sunday, April 26th – Hotel Albatross, Seattle, WA

Heathen Apostles - Heavy Americana


Heathen Apostles Duo Added To Shawn James Mid West Dates

Heathen Apostles DuoMather Louth and Chopper Franklin are performing as Heathen Apostles Duo on the Mid West leg of the Shawn James Darkness and the Light Tour. The Shawn James & Heathen Apostles Duo shows are from July 19th to the 26th, also look for a Heathen Apostles stand alone show too.

Friday 7/19/19 Colorado Springs, CO – The Basement at Oskar Blues
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Saturday 7/20/19 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
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Tuesday 7/23/19 Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
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Wednesday 7/24/19, Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
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Thursday 7/25/19, St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
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Friday 7/26/19 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
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Heathen Apostles Return to Bar Sinister 7/14/18

The next Heathen Apostles show is at Bar Sinister, the premiere Gothic club, on Saturday July 14th. Bar Sinister is located at the legendary Boardner’s bar in Hollywood, Ca. There will be advance CDs of their upcoming album “Bloodgrass Vol. I & II” (out July 20th on Ratchet Blade Records). Head down and grab a copy and get it signed by the band. The Heathen Apostles will be on at 11 pm. Click HERE for more info.

Heathen Apostles Return to Bar Sinister


Heathen Apostles European Tour Update

The Heathen Apostles European tour update for August 2018 is here, and there are only two open dates remaining on the calendar. August 12 and 14 are available at the moment, all inquiries should be directed to Kurt DeBont of Rootstown Bookings, you can contact Kurt HERE. Here are the confirmed dates as of now:

3/08/2018 Friday – Freak Show, Essen, Germany 
4/08/2018 Saturday – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany 
5/08/2018 Sunday – Rockcafe De Engel, Den Helder, The Netherlands 
6/08/2018 Monday – De Ouwehoer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
7/08/2018 Tuesday – De Melkbus The Netherlands Dordrecht
8/08/2018 Wednesday – Sonic ballroom Germany Koln
9/08/2018 Thursday – Bastard Club Germany Osnabruck
10/08/2018 Friday – Wild At Heart Germany Berlin
11/08/2018 Saturday – Extra Blues Bar Germany Bielefeld
12/08/2018 Sunday (open date)
13/08/2018 Monday – Hausbar 13, Tübingen, Germany 
14/08/2018 Tuesday (open date)
15/08/2018 Wednesday – Plague Celebration Event, Aarschot, Belgium
16/08/2018 Thursday – Franziskaner, Bad Saulgau, Germany 
17/08/2018 Friday – Marina Bar, Bazel, Switzerland 
18/08/2018 Saturday – Kult 41, Mannheim, Germany 
19/08/2018 Sunday – Car show Lokaal 42, Helmond, The Netherlands 

Heathen Apostles European Tour Update


Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air Festival Appearance

The Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air Festival appearance can finally be announced, the band will be featured on Saturday August 4th at the Beergarden Stage. Wacken is a German hard rock festival that also leans toward country, bluegrass and the Old West. This year also features Danzig, Ghost and Stiff Little Fingers, check back for set time and more info. You can also purchase tickets HERE.

Heathen Apostles Wacken Open Air


Heathen Apostles’ St. Patrick’s Day Bash

The Heathen Apostles, along with the Electric Children and Spencer Robinson & the Wolf Spiders, are appearing on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th at the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, Ca. Admission is FREE (2 drink minimum) and the show starts at 9pm, come on down for a night of Gothic Americana madness, along with a few surprises along the way. Visit the LIVE DATES, or click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles Booking European Tour 2018

The Heathen Apostles European tour for Summer 2018 is now being booked, the band is working with Kurt De Bont of Rootstown Bookings in Belgium. Dates are filling up fast, to book the band contact Kurt HERE.

Rootstown Booking Heathen Apostles European Tour 2018


Heathen Apostles Friday the 13th Show

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to the Redwood Bar in downtown Los Angeles on Friday the 13th of October. Come on down and join the band in conjuring up the spirits with some southern gothic, dark roots music! The band is on at 11pm, also appearing are Eva O, Johnny Indovina and Belltower Rats. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles’ Viper Room Show August 15th

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing Tuesday August 15th at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. They will be joined onstage by special guest Benedikt Brydern on violin, also appearing Reverend Red and House of Rabbits. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles at Bar Sinister 3/11/17

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to Bar Sinister on Saturday March 11th, in Hollywood, Ca. The set time is 11pm, and it will be the debut of new drummer Dino Guerrero, who has previously played with Charley Horse, Mike Ness and the Hangmen. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles at Maui Sugar Mill 2/18/17

The Heathen Apostles will kick off their first show of 2017 on Saturday February 18th at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, Ca. It will be a special acoustic show during which the band will play rare cover songs as well as their unique take on Gothic Americana. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles Appearance at the Legendary Clifton’s

The Heathen Apostles will be making a special appearance on Thursday August 18th at the legendary (and recently remodeled) Clifton’s in Downtown Los Angeles. The admission is free, and there are 3 sets starting at 9pm. They will be performing their takes on classic tunes as well as acoustic versions of their own unique songs. Click HERE for more info on this legendary venue.

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Heathen Apostles Duo September Shows

The Heathen Apostles Duo will be in Central California the 1st weekend in September, come on out for these unique shows, Mather and Chopper will be playing some classic tunes along with their own originals. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” Teaser Video

The promo teaser shot with Lawrence Drayton for the upcoming Misery and Gin EP , The Heathen Apostles tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard, is now live. The EP is out July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records, the full length music video will be out that week, and the release show is on July 21st at the Viper Room, click HERE for tickets.


Heathen Apostles’ “Misery and Gin” EP out July 22nd

The Heathen Apostles will be releasing their Merle Haggard tribute EP Misery and Gin on July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records. It will feature the two songs they performed in May at the Merle Haggard tribute concert Misery and Gin and I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can. The EP will also feature a remix of I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can by Almighty Watching. A release show has been scheduled for July 21st at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, Ca. Also appearing will be Charlie Overby and Paul Cauthen. Check back for more details.

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Heathen Apostles at Honky Tonk Hacienda June 23rd

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to the Honky Tonk Hacienda on Thursday June 23rd at it’s new location at the Hi Hat in Highland Park, Ca. They will be playing the songs from their upcoming single, their versions of Merle Haggards’ Misery & Gin and I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can. Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles KXLU 88.9 Appearance This Friday Night

The Heathen Apostles will be playing cuts from the new “Requiem For A Remix” album this Friday April 8th on the Stella Stray Pop show on KXLU 88.9 at 11pm in the Los Angeles area. You can stream the show live by visiting http://kxlu.com/ during the show.

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