The Armed — the mysterious, genre-defying Detroit-based hardcore collective that can sometimes feel more like an elaborate prank than a rock band — has announced an album release show for its latest record, ULTRAPOP.
ULTRAPOP came out last month on the label Sargent House, but the newly announced release show isn't until Jan. 8, 2022, at Detroit's El Club. Of course, this isn't just the band fucking with us. (Or maybe not entirely.) In case you haven't heard, there's a pandemic going on, but artists are beginning to book shows for late 2021 and early 2022. Nature is healing.
The band will perform a string of dates around the gig, including a Jan. 15 stop at New York City's Music Hall of Williamsburg and a Jan. 22 stop at Los Angeles's Belasco Theater, and is also playing Barcelona's Primavera Sound fest in June 2022.
Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in CREEM, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged.