Tropical Fuck Storm Debut Missy Elliott Cover (“Can’t Stop”); Announce North American Headlining Tour

Tropical Fuck Storm, the Australian outfit Slatedescribed as “the Mekons under assault by both Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band and a sentient PlayStation,” share a cover of Missy Elliott’s “Can’t Stop” via Self-Titled ( as the band announce a North American Summer tour, kicking off on Aug. 28 in Los Angeles.

“We’ve recorded an excellent version of ‘Can’t Stop’ to cash in on the Sex Addiction Epidemic happening right now in all of our weakest Spotify markets,” coyly said the band featuring The Drones’ Fiona Kitschin and Gareth Liddiard with drummer Lauren Hammel (High Tension) and guitarist/keyboardist Erica Dunn (Mod Con, Harmony).

The song is available both digitally and as a 7-inch single ( from Joyful Noise Recordings, with the new track, “The Planet of Straw Men” ( as the release’s a-side.

North American tour dates:

August 28 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg

August 29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

August 30 Arcata, CA Richard’s Goat Tavern

August 31 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

September 1 Vancouver, BC Static Jupiter

September 3 Seattle, WA Barboza

September 6 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong

September 7 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival

September 8 Atlanta, GA The Earl

September 10 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas

September 11 Dallas, TX Three Links

September 13 St. Louis, MO Duck Room

September 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

September 15 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class

September 17 Toronto, ON Baby G

September 18 Montreal, QC Le Ritz

September 19 Boston, MA Great Scott

September 20 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere

Recently announced European tour dates:

May 8 London, UK Dingwalls

May 10 Brighton, UK The Great Escape Festival

May 11 Brighton, UK The Aussie BBQ at The Great Escape

May 12 London, UK Hoxton Kitchen Bar and Grill

May 14 Liverpool, UK Phase One

May 15 Dublin, Ireland The Sound House

May 17 Glasgow, UK The Hug and Pint

May 18 Newcastle, UK Cobalt Studios

May 21 Nijmegen, Netherlands Merleyn

May 22 Antwerp, Belgium Het Bos

May 23 Groningen, Netherlands Vera

May 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands London Calling

May 26 Nantes, France Festival Wine Nat White Heat

May 29 Hasselt, Belgium MOD

May 30 Ghent, Belgium Vooruit

May 31 Cologne, Germany Helios 37

June 1 Hamburg, Germany Häkken

June 2 Berlin, Germany Privatclub

June 4 Monasteroio Di Savigliano, Italy Beaches Brew Festival

June 6 Lausanne, Switzerland Le Romandie

June 7 Paris, France Petit Bain

June 8 Poitiers, France Le Confort Moderne

June 14 Pau, France Le Ferronnerie

June 15 Andoain, Spain Andoaingo Rock Jaialdia Festival

June 21 Vitoria-gasteiz, Spain Azkena Rock Festival

November 8 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall

North American tour dates are on-sale tomorrow at 10 am local time.

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