Chuck Prophet releases ‘Bobby Fuller’ LP to raves: “at his best” (AP), “whip-smart” (NPR)


Chuck Prophet’s critically acclaimed ‘Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins’ is out today on Yep Roc Records. The title pays homage to the legendary “I Fought The Law” singer, whose story ties neatly into the album’s main themes: celebrity, death and the disillusion of a California dream. Tales of doomed love, loneliness and fast-paced violence add to the record’s musical narrative, which Prophet describes as “California noir.”

‘Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins’ premiered via NPR First Listen last week, and its lead single “Bad Year For Rock and Roll” was named one of the “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” by NPR. “Bad Year” was also deemed “2016’s grim anthem” by Salon upon its November release. Chuck will perform on World Café next week, and he just kicked off a three-month international tour in Berlin last night with his four-piece band The Mission Express. Prophet and The Mission Express return to North America in March for spring dates with St. Louis roots-rockers The Bottle Rockets. A full list is below.

‘Bobby Fuller’ has already garnered some of the best reviews of Prophet’s decades-long career:

“Prophet’s new album feels like riding shotgun down some mythic highway with a rock true believer.” – NPR, First Listen

“A fresh, full-color take on the darker side of all things Golden State.” – NPR, Heavy Rotation

“He’s a throwback who believes two guitars, bass, drums and a sense of humor make for great music, and he’s right.” – Associated Press

“Memorable melodies, exuberant playing, detailed lyrics and unflinching honesty…yet another example of not just Prophet’s love of rock and roll, but an ability to create it with the spirit and intensity of the best.” – American Songwriter

“Prophet’s voice has grown richer with time and his melodies sharper.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Chuck Prophet is a big time rock and roll star in a country that has forgotten that it needs big time rock and roll stars.” – PopMatters

“Chuck Prophet continues his creative roll.” – The Guardian

“Hovering somewhere between the lyrical directness of Jonathan Richman and the West Coast energy of Tom Petty.” – Uncut


3/10/17 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
3/11/17 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
3/12/17 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
3/14/17 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
3/15/17 – St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club
3/16/17 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
3/17/17 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
3/18/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
3/19/17 – Fort Wayne, IN – The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar
3/21/17 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
3/22/17 – Buffalo, NY – Sportsmen’s Tavern
3/23/17 – Worthington, OH – Natalie’s
3/24/17 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
3/25/17 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
3/26/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
3/28/17 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton Live
3/29/17 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
3/30/17 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
3/31/17 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
4/1/17 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
4/15/17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall