Primal Scream's 'Riot' Heads To North America
Veteran U.K. rock act Primal Scream's new album, "Riot City Blues," will arrive Aug. 22 in North America via Columbia.Veteran U.K. rock act Primal Scream's new album, "Riot City Blues," will arrive Aug. 22 in North America via Columbia. The set opened last week at No. 5 on the U.K. album chart; the single "Country Girl" also reached No. 5, Primal Scream's best-ever singles peak and first top 10 hit since "Kowalski" reached No. 7 in 1997.
The next single from the album, "Dolls (Sweet Rock n Roll)," is due for U.K. release on Aug. 7. It will be augmented with the non-album tracks "Bloods" and "Zeppelin Blues While Thinking of Robert Parker" plus a cover of Johnny Thunders' "It's Not Enough."
The North American edition of "Riot City Blues" will feature as-yet-unannounced extra tracks, according to the label. Primal Scream's prior album, 2002's "Evil Heat," came out in North America via Sony International but failed to reach any Billboard charts.
After a handful of festival appearances this month, the band will be off the road until November, when it stages a two-week tour of the United Kingdom.