The Reverend Horton Heat is getting a head start on the 2009 touring season, with three U.S. tour legs already announced. The psycobilly trio, led by Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath, has more than 50 total concerts booked for the winter, spring and summer months.

A 19-city winter jaunt across the western states will kick off January 30 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, and conclude February 22 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA, followed by 15 coast-to-coast spring dates scheduled from April 23 at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM, through May 9 at the Texas Rockabilly Revival in Austin, TX. Nearly 20 more dates comprise the month-long July outing, which runs from a July 3 gig at Club Congress in Tuscon, AZ, through a July 25 show at Granada Theatre in Dallas, TX.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Throw Rag and Manic Hispanic will also perform on select dates of the winter tour, and Nekromantix will open for most of the summer concerts. Support has not yet been confirmed for the spring jaunt.

Formed in Texas in 1985, the Reverend Horton Heat has helped popularize the musical genre of psychobilly, characterized by a blend of punk rock and rockabilly, in the United States. In the years since, the rockers have recorded nearly 10 studio albums and appeared on a number of compilations, soundtracks and “best of” collections.

“I think it’s cool we’ve lasted this long,” Heath explained on the band’s Web site. “People still come out to see us play after all these years and all the shows and tours. It’s amazing. I mean, I get to sing songs about cars I love, drinking and chasing girls. Beats the hell out of the alternative.”

The Reverend Horton Heat was recently announced as a headliner for the three-day Musink Tattoo & Music Festival in February. The group’s next performance is tonight (December 30) at the House of Blues in Houston, TX.

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Reverend Horton Heat itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

December 30 Houston, TX House Of Blues
December 31 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
January 30 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
January 31 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
February 1 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
February 3 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
February 4 Breckenridge, CO Three20 South
February 5 – 6 Vail, CO Sandbar
February 7 Aspen, CO Belly Up
February 8 Crested Butte, CO The Eldo
February 11 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu Resort
February 12 Arcata, CA Kate Buchanan Room
February 13 Petaluma, CA Phoenix Theatre
February 14 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
February 15 San Jose, CA Voodoo Lounge
February 16 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
February 18 Fresno, CA Tower Theater
February 19 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
February 20 Costa Mesa, CA Musink Festival
February 21 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
February 22 Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
April 11 San Giorgio, ITA La Gabbia
April 12 Speyer, GER Satanic Stomp
April 23 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
April 24 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
April 25 Indio, CA Stagecoach County Music Festival
April 26 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
April 27 Durango, CO Abbey Theatre
April 29 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
April 30 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
May 1 Carboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 2 Hot Springs, NC Hot Springs Campground & Spa
May 3 Lexington KY The Dame
May 5 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill
May 6 Columbia, MO Blue Note
May 7 Springfield, MO Snorty Horse
May 8 Ft. Worth, TX Aardvark
May 9 Austin, TX Texas Rockabilly Revival
July 3 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
July 4 Irvine, CA Oak Canyon Ranch
July 6 – 7 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 9 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
July 10 Seattle, WA Showbox Theatre
July 11 Olympia, WA Capitol Theater
July 12 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
July 14 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
July 15 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
July 16 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
July 17 Salt Lake City, UT Depot
July 18 Billings, MT Babcock Theater
July 20 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
July 21 Madison, WI The Majestic
July 22 Milwaukee, WI Miramar Theatre
July 23 Sauget, IL Pop’s
July 24 Kansas City, MO Crossroad
July 25 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

Last Updated on December 31, 2008