London rockers Black Orchid Empire have released a new video for ‘Celebrity Summer’, the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Yugen’ which drops on May 25th via Long Branch Records. Of the video, vocalist/guitarist Paul Visser says “Making the video for ‘Celebrity Summer’ was a blast – we shot the whole thing in our studio so everything is super in-your-face and intense, Scott Canty from Dark North Media did an incredible job of pushing our performance to the limit as he captured it – he totally destroyed us!”

It’s muscular hard rock that permeates ‘Celebrity Summer’, but like all the best sort, it has this chorus that is ridiculously catchy, and enough melody and vocal harmonies to brush some sweetness over the brash and heavy riffs. Check it out, here

Pre-order Yugen here: https://blackorchidempire.lnk.to/yugen

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE have also announced live dates throughout May and June which sees them play six shows opening for INME in the UK, followed by a ten-date run throughout Germany and the UK as main support for Black Map.

Full live dates:

21.04.2018 UK, Folkstone – Leas Cliff Hall
07.05.2018 UK, Derby – Hairy Dog /w InMe
08.05.2018 UK, Scunthorpe – Lincoln Imp /w InMe
09.05.2018 UK, Bristol – The Lanes /w InMe
10.05.2018 UK, Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms /w InMe
11.05.2018 UK, Worcester – Marrs Bar /w In Me
12.05.2018 UK, Bolton – Alma Inn /w InMe
23.05.2018 DE, München – Feierwerk (Orangehouse) /w Black Map
24.05.2018 DE, Leipzig – Naumanns /w Black Map
25.05.2018 DE, Hamburg – Headcrash /w Black Map
26.05.2018 DE, Berlin – Badehaus /w Black Map
27.05.2018 DE, Köln – MTC /w Black Map
28.05.2018 DE, Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Kesselhaus) /w Black Map
30.05.2018 UK, Huddersfield – Parish /w Black Map
31.05.2018 UK, Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms /w Black Map
02.06.2018 UK, London – Camden Rocks Festival
03.06.2018 UK, Glasgow – Broadcast /w Black Map
04.06.2018 UK, Manchester – Gulliver’s /w Black Map
07.06.2018 UK, Donington – Download Festival 
22.06.2018 UK, York – Pile Up Festival