In 2009, The Black Lips started investigating the possibility of a bridge building tour of the Middle East with stops throughout the region. After two years of planning, several uprisings, a civil war, the tour finally came to fruition in the fall of 2012. It wasn’t easy either. Promoters in Jordan and Alexandria, Egypt backed out at the last minute because the band had played shows in Israel and a show in Erbil, Iraq had to be changed when an explicit video of the band was viewed by a government official. Surprisingly, it all worked out in the end though and the shows in Alexandria and Erbil turned out to be highlights of the tour.

Kids Like You & Me: A Middle East Tour Film documents this journey through one of the most exciting regions in the world including three groundbreaking stops in Egypt. (The last known American rock band to play Egypt being The Grateful Dead in 1978!) Get on the bus with The Black Lips and their good friends, Lebanese indie rockers, Lazzy Lung. See the people of the Middle East the way they really are. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners. Skaters, graffiti artists and musicians. Revolutionaries and dreamers. Kids like you and me. You’ll never look at the Middle East the same way after seeing this film.

Watch the trailer below…


10/27 – Atlanta Film Festival (screening only) – Atlanta, GA
11/1 – Chop Shop show & Screening (10/30 at 8PM) – Charlotte, NC*
11/2 – Black Cat & E Street Cinema (12 Midnight screening)
– Washington, DC
11/3 – Asbury Lanes & The Showroom (7 PM screening)
– Asbury Park, NJ
11/4 – Music Hall of Williamsburg & Nitehawk Cinema (7PM screening)
– Brooklyn, NY
11/5 – Bowery Ballroom & Village East (7PM screening) – New York, NY
11/7 – First Unitarian Church & Ritz 5 (11/6 @ 9PM screening)
– Philadelphia, PA*
11/7 – Belcourt Theater (screening only) – Nashville, TN
11/8 – Ottobar & Harbor East (11/7 @ 9PM screening) – Baltimore, MD*
11/9 – Lincoln Theatre & Mission Valley (12 Midnight screening)
– Raleigh, NC
11/10 – Exit/In & The Stonefox (7PM screening) – Nashville, TN | Kids Like You & Me