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The Hangmen kick off their tour on April 4th in New Orleans and finish out April 14th at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip with with special guests Motorcycle Boy. All dates feature The Oxys from Austin, Texas and the show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach will be co-headlined by pioneers of West Coast punk, The Zeros. The band says: “We just toured Europe and we’re excited to bring our Stories To Tell Tour stateside starting this spring with The Oxys.”

“I find myself totally fixated by The Hangmen’s dirty, sloppy, scuzz drenched, spilled beer, piss stained, rawk crud noise stylings,” says Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, OFF!). “They channel the Ramones, Gun Club, Cramps and the Rolling Stones and turn it all into a wild musical slop that gets stuck between your ears!”

Stories To Tell (out now on Acetate Records) was produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, X, Beck) and was mixed and mastered by Andy Carpenter (The Dwarves, Supersuckers, Circle Jerks, Bouncing Souls).

Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) says: “this may just be the best record The Hangmen have ever made. The hits just keep on coming! I give it six stars out of five!!”

The Hangmen formed in 1986, were managed by Keith Morris (Circle Jerks), had a record out on a major label and another one produced by Rob Younger (Radio Birdman) for DGC Records which was sadly never released. They have toured the world and are now on their eighth album.

Lead singer Bryan Small (also rhythm guitar) and his partners in rock — Angelique Congleton on bass and backing vocals, Jimmy James on lead guitar and Jorge E. Disguster on drums and backing vocals — continue to charge forward with the headlong momentum of a runaway train. The Los Angeles band now also have residences in Montana (Small) and Texas (Congleton) but still regularly convene to play, write new material, and for touring with the likes of Social Distortion, Supersuckers, X, The Dictators, Iggy Pop, The Replacements, The Kills and countless others. Mike Ness (Social Distortion), who produced their album, In the City, says: “If you haven’t seen The Hangmen live, you should kick yourself in the ass!”

The Hangmen Stories To Tell Tour (all dates with The Oxys): Thursday, April 4th at Santos Bar in New Orleans, LA Saturday, April 6th at The Lost Well in Austin, TX Sunday, April 7th at Three Links in Dallas, TX Wednesday, April 10th at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, AZ Thursday, April 11th at The Dive Bar in Las Vegas, NV Friday, April 12th at Casbah in San Diego, CA Saturday, April 13th at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA co-headlining with The Zeros. Special Guests The Oxys and Monodelux Sunday, April 14th at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA with Special Guests Motorcycle Boy, The Oxys

Stories To Tell track listing:

1) Broken Heartland

2) Midnight Riders

3) Last Time I Saw You

4) On The Outside

5) Sinister Purpose

6) Bayou Moon

7) Behind The Wheel

8) Stories To Tell

9) Hard Luck Jim

10) Runnin’ Kind

The Hangmen line-up:

Bryan Small: vocals, rhythm guitar

Angelique Congleton: bass, backing vocals

Jimmy James: lead guitar

Jorge E. Disguster: drums, backing vocals

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