Reverend Horton Heat

Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal, littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on an endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer and "psychobillier" for getting to tag along.

Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative experience. Flames come off the guitars. Heat singes your skin. There's nothing like the primal tribal rock 'n roll transfiguration of a Reverend Horton Heat show. Jim becomes a slicked-back 1950?s rock 'n roll shaman channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand-Up Bass. And then there are the "Heatettes". Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots slamming the night away. It's like being magically transported into a Teen Exploitation picture from the 1950s that's currently taking place in the future.

Listening to the REVEREND HORTON HEAT is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend's commandants are simple. Rock hard, drive fast, and live true. And no band on this, or any other, planet rocks harder, drives faster, or lives truer than the Reverend Horton Heat. These itinerant preachers actually practice what they preach. They live their lives by the Gospel of Rock 'n Roll.

From the High-Octane Spaghetti-Western Wall of Sound in "Big Sky" to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of "400 Bucks" to the brain-melting Western Psychedelic Garage purity of "Psychobilly Freakout" The Rev's music is the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life. Jim Heath and Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five Psychobilly years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showmanship, and mythic imagery.

The 11th studio album from REVEREND HORTON HEAT, boldly titled REV, released on January 21, 2014, and stands as the band's highest charting album in their 25-year career. Debuting on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart at #111, Top Current Albums Chart at #104, #26 on the Independent Albums Chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart, Rolling Stone called REV, "a throwback to old-school psychobilly-style Horton Heat" and "13 tracks of pure psychobilly mayhem" by Guitar World. On tour forever, don't miss the Godfathers of Psychobilly, REVEREND HORTON HEAT. Rev your engines and catch the sermon on the road as it’s preached by everybody’s favorite Reverend.

Past Shows


Jun
21
st
2023
Fine Line
Jun
21
st
2023
Fine Line

Reverend Horton Heat

with Kinda Fonda Wanda
Oct
7
th
2022
First Avenue
Oct
7
th
2022
First Avenue

Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat

with Nashville Pussy
Jun
29
th
2019
Fine Line
Jun
29
th
2019
Fine Line

Reverend Horton Heat

with Bloodshot Bill, The Delta Bombers and The Hooten Hallers
Nov
28
th
2018
Mainroom
Nov
28
th
2018
Mainroom

Reverend Horton Heat and Junior Brown

The 2nd Annual Horton's Holiday Hay Ride
with the Blasters and Big Sandy
Sep
26
th
2017
Mainroom
Sep
26
th
2017
Mainroom
Jun
23
rd
2016
Mainroom
Jun
23
rd
2016
Mainroom

Reverend Horton Heat

with Unknown Hinson, The Koffin Kats and Lincoln Durham
Sep
24
th
2015
Mainroom
Sep
24
th
2015
Mainroom
Aug
22
nd
2013
Mainroom
Aug
22
nd
2013
Mainroom

Reverend Horton Heat

with WAYNE "THE TRAIN" HANCOCK and Deke Dickerson
Feb
29
th
2012
Mainroom
Feb
29
th
2012
Mainroom

Reverend Horton Heat

with The Goddamn Gallows and Larry and His Flask
Nov
4
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
4
th
2010
Mainroom

Reverend Horton Heat

with SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD and Legendary Shack Shakers

More Shows

Sep
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Talking Volumes with Alice Hoffman

Sep
9
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Sep
10
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Aug
25
th
7th St Entry

Esmé Patterson