LOCAL H: Announce 'Here Comes the Zoo' 20th Anniversary Edition, Share "Hands on the Bible (Live from '02)" Video

LOCAL H: Announce 'Here Comes the Zoo' 20th Anniversary Edition, Share "Hands on the Bible (Live from '02)" Video

Iconic rock'n'roll outfit Local H is back with the announcement of the Here Comes The Zoo 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition coming this Fall on 2xLP / Cassette / CD / VHS via Brutal Panda Records. With this release, the band's fourth studio album (originally released March 2002 via Palm Pictures) will available for the first time EVER on limited edition vinyl and cassette. Additionally, the 20th anniversary edition double vinyl is packaged in a gorgeous gatefold jacket with new artwork and contains the never-before-heard "Jack Douglas" mixes on Side D. 

Alongside the physical musical release, the deluxe edition also includes a special VHS pressing of Local H's There Went The Zoo: Live @ The Vic 5/4/02, made available in limited quantities. Today, the band has shared a snippet of the VHS film, an archival live video for "Hands on the Bible" as performed 20 years ago during their stop at The Vic on the There Went the Zoo Tour.

Speaking on the 20th anniversary of Here Comes The Zoo, guitarist Scott Lucas wrote:

"In a lot of ways, this was the toughest record we ever had to make. We were at a real turning and it wasn’t just a record that would determine the future of the band — it was the record that would determine whether or not Local H was going to even have a future.

We had just worked with Roy Thomas Baker on PACK UP THE CATS — so getting another producing legend was not in the plan. Then we found out Jack Douglas was interested. So what could we do? He’s the man. We had no choice but to go with him."


Here Comes The Zoo 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2xLPs are set for a late 2022 / early 2023 release date while cassettes and VHS will ship in late November. Pre-Orders for all formats are available HERE

Local H - "Hands on the Bible" Live @ The Vic - 5/4/02 (Official Live Video)
This past weekend, Local H kicked off the Here Comes The Zoo 20th Anniversary Tour in celebration of the storied record and in conjunction with the anniversary release.

Local H remain as prolific and hungry as ever three decades into their perennially loud career. Shortly after the release of their critically acclaimed, Steve Albini produced album Lifers in 2020, the world changed forever with the onset of the global pandemic. After facing tour cancellations around the world, Local H became one of a handful of trailblazing acts to formulate and embrace the drive-in experience, producing multiple sold out shows across the midwest, in addition to their massively successful live concert events streamed from their rehearsal space.

Tickets and more information for Local H's upcoming tour can be found HERE.

Tue, Sept 13 - Globe Hall - Denver, CO
Thu, Sept 15 - The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Fri, Sept 16 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
Sun, Sept 18 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Mon, Sept 19 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
Thu, Sept 22 - Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music - Berkeley, CA
Fri, Sept 23 - Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
Sat, Sept 24 - The Venice West - Venice, WA
Sun, Sept 25 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
Tue, Sept 27 - Empire Control Room & Garage - Austin, TX
Wed, Sept 28 - The HiFi Dallas - Dallas, TX
Thu, Sept 29 - Growlers - Memphis, TN
Mon, Oct 17 - Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN
Tue, Oct 18 - Top Cats - Cincinnati, OH
Thu, Oct 20 - House of Blues Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
Fri, Oct 21 - Metro Chicago - Chicago, IL
Mon, Oct 24 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
Wed, Oct 26 - Piere's - Fort Wayne, IN
Thu, Oct 27 - Woolys - Des Moines, IA
Sat, Oct 29 - Red Flag - St. Louis, MO
Sun, Oct 30 - Gabe's - Iowa City, IA
Mon, Oct 31 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
Wed, Nov 2 - Lyric Room - Green Bay, WI
Fri, Nov 4 - The Cavalier Theater - La Crosse, WI
Sat, Nov 26 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Sun, Nov 27 - Hop Springs - Murfreesboro, TN
Mon, Nov 28 - Radio Room - Greenville, SC
Thu, Dec 1 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Sat, Dec 3 - Phantom Power - Millersville, PA
Sun, Dec 4 - Union Stage - Washington, DC
Mon, Dec 5 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Tue, Dec 6 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA
Thu, Dec 8 - Warehouse on Watts - Philadelphia, PA
Fri, Dec 9 - Space Ballroom - Hamden, CT
Mon, Dec 12 - Le Belmont - Montreal, QC
Tue, Dec 13 - Adelaide Hall - Toronto, ON
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Local H Bio:

Unlike so many of their peers from the 90s, Local H have refused to slow down. Since the band’s formation in 1990, they have released 8 studio albums, countless EPs and live records, a well-received series of “Mix Tapes” featuring a surprising mix of cover songs, and a steady stream of memorable singles that include "Eddie Vedder," "Hands On The Bible," "California Songs," and the rock radio staple “Bound For The Floor.” In addition to all of that, guitarist/vocalist Scott Lucas and drummer Ryan Harding have maintained a near constant international touring schedule — forging a blistering live show that has amassed a loyal and enthusiastic fan base. 

Local H's Here Comes the Zoo: 20th Anniversary Edition - TRACKLISTING 

Disc 1

1. Hands On The Bible— 3:57
2. Half-Life — 3:40
3. Son Of “Cha!” — 3:17
4. 5th Ave. Crazy — 2:38
5. (Baby Wants To) Tame Me — 9:14
6. Rock & Roll Professionals — 4:07
7. Keep Your Girlfriend Away From Me — 3:10
8. Creature Comforted— 4:10
9. Bryn-Mawr Stomp— 2:42
10. What Would You Have Me Do? — 25:15

Disc 2

1. Hands On The Bible (Original Jack Douglas Mix)— 3:57
*2. Keep Your Girlfriend Away from me (Original Jack Douglas Mix)— — 3:09
3. Rock & Roll Professionals (Original Jack Douglas Mix)— — 4:06
4. Son Of “Cha!” (Original Jack Douglas Mix)— — 3:17
*5. Static Age (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 2:46
*6. 5th Ave. Crazy (Jack Douglas Mix)— — 2:38
7. (Baby Wants To) Tame Me (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 8:30
*8. Bryn-Mawr Stomp (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 2:36
*9. Cooler Heads (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 3:30
*10. Creature Comforted (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 3:59
11. Half-Life (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 3:40
*12. 25 Or 6 To 4 (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 3:54
*13. What Would You Have Me Do? (Jack Douglas Rough Mix)— — 14:37

*= track is available only on CD reissue

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