NEWS: black midi Release Cavalcovers EP | North American Tour Kicks Off Today



Today, black midi release Cavalcovers, an EP featuring covers of Taylor Swift,King Crimson, and Captain Beefheart, via Rough Trade. The EP marks the kickoff of their North American tour and follows Cavalcade, praised as one of the best albums of 2021 by The New York Times, Pitchfork, The FADER, Stereogum, and more. Last year, black midi recorded five special fan-voted covers for different territories and retailers that were available on bespoke limited flexis for fans that pre-ordered Cavalcade. Now, three of those covers are available for all to hear.


Cavalcovers includes a cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” which for the first-time ever features all three members on vocals - bassist Cameron Picton, guitarist Geordie Greep, and drummer Morgan Simpson. It also features saxophone by Kaidi Akinnibi, who often plays live with the band. For a deeper look at the connection between black midi and King Crimson, check out theThe Talkhouse conversation between Simpson and King Crimson’s Bill Bruford. The EP also marks Simpson’s first lead vocal appearance on a black midi release on their rendition of Captain Beefheart’s “Moonlight On Vermont.” Their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” has been long coveted by fans, shared via illicit Dropbox links and covert download pages. As longtime fans of Swift’s work, their resulting cover is an honest and heartfelt ode to the original sung by Picton.


Tonight, black midi start their North American tour in Madison, Wisconsin and will play throughout the country, culminating in performances at the Coachella Festival over two weekends. The band will then embark on a European tour featuring an appearance at Glastonbury Festival this summer. A full list of dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now.

Stream/Purchase Cavalcovers black midi Tour Dates Tue. March 22 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre Wed. March 23 - Chicago, IL @ Metro Fri. March 25 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre Sat. March 26 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre Mon. March 28 - Montreal, QC @ S.A.T. Tue. March 29 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Wed. March 30 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre Sat. April 2 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall Sun. April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer Tue. April 5 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Wed. April 6 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom Fri. April 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse Mon. April 11 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre Tue. April 12 - Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial Wed. April 13 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Sat. April 16 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Tue. April 19 - Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre Sat. April 23 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Thu. May 5 - Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9 Fri. May 6 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord Sun. May 8 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord Tue. May 10 - Grenoble, FR @ La Bobine Wed. May 11 - Milan, IT @ Santeria Thu. May 12 - Zurich, CH @ Mascotte Sat. May 14 - Vienna, AT @ Flex Sun. May 15 - Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory Mon. May 16 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Wed. May 18 - Lille, DR @ Aeronef Tue. May 31 - Istanbul, TR @ Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival Thu. June 2 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Thu. June 9 - Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound Sat. June 11 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby Sun. June 12 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Fri. June 17 - Sun. June 19 - Vilnius, LT @ 8 Festival Wed. June 22 - Sun. June 26 - Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival Wed. June 29 - Sun. July 3 - Budapest, HU @ Kolorado Festival Thu. June 30 - Bucharest, RO @ Club Control Fri. July 1 - Sun. July 3 - Plovdiv, BG @ Wrong Fest Thu. July 7 - Sat. July 9 - Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Wed. July 13 - London, UK @ Summer Series at Somerset House Wed. July 13 - Sun. July 17 - Dour, BE @ Dour Festival Thu. Sept. 1 - Sun. Sept. 4 - Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival