Globally Celebrated Finnish Metal Band Set to Storm Stateside Stages this Autumn
“This award-winning, powerhouse band has won over critics and fans alike with their hard-driving, modern heavy metal” – DENVER POST
“We can’t wait to return to North America for another round on our “Halo of Blood” world tour,” comments frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho. “See you soon!”
CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates:
Houston Dark Metal Band Putting Finishing Touches on New LP Firewalker
“Iron Maiden via High on Fire…a kind of post-Mastodonic punk. Venomous Maximus could hit on an excellent balance of familiar and genre-defying, ultimately adding to their home state’s storied legacy of heavy. Recommended.” – THE OBELISK
Texas heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has announced a string of east coast U.S. tour dates set to kick off on August 7 in New Orleans, LA. As part of the major market jaunt, the award-winning band will perform as part of the 2014 GWAR-B-Q on August 15 in Richmond, VA, also set to feature Ice-T’s Body Count, Hatebreed and more. The upcoming live dates are as follows.
VENOMOUS MAXIMUS U.S. tour dates:
August 7 New Orleans, LA Siberia
August 8 Birmingham, AL Upside Down Plaza (w/ Stoned Cobra)
August 9 Atlanta, GA The Basement
August 10 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway
August 12 Baltimore, MD TBA
August 13 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
August 14 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (Late Show)
August 15 Richmond, VA Broadberry (Gwar B4BQ w/ Black Dahlia Murder)
VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is one of the most successful metal bands to emerge from Houston in years. Since its formation in 2010, the group has risen to the top of the music scene in the country’s third-largest city, winning back-to-back titles at the Houston PressMusic Awards as the Space City’s “Best Metal Band“. The band’s most recent album, Beg Upon the Light, the LP has met to widespread celebration, being called “Lovecraftian” and a “masterpiece” by Metal Injection, “mayhem without mercy” byDecibel and “super-thick occult doom” by Rhapsody. A live powerhouse, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has toured the U.S. as hand-picked guests of metal legends DOWN andPENTAGRAM and created a huge buzz as part of both Austin’s SXSW and Fun Fun Fun festivals. The band is currently wrapping up work on its new album Firewalker. Read a recent Houston Press article on the group now at this location.
“Red eyes aglow and horns held high, Venomous Maximus waves its pentagram flag in the face of spiritually upstanding citizens everywhere. The Houston combo revels in black-lit tales of witches, mausoleums, gravestones at midnight, and the mystical pull of the moon…rumbling riffs and raging rhythms” - THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“there is enough talent in the musicianship and tightness in the songs to make listeners wonder what else Venomous Maximus might have hidden up their sleeves…perpetuating a classic sound while adding their own touches.” – MXDWN
EARTHLESS and J Mascis’ HEAVY BLANKET to Combine, Open for SLEEP at Special Boston Show August 24!
“Despite their far-out band name, Earthless sound born of the Third Stone From the Sun on their third album, locking into Hendrix-inspired grooves and jamming out in a way that’s both heavy and somehow separate from the lineage of Black Sabbath.” – ROLLING STONE
Award-winning San Diego power rock band EARTHLESS has announced a string of August east coast live dates in support of its critically-championed new album From the Ages. The space rock kings will be joined on the tour dates by California “Destroyers of Rock ‘N’ Roll” (and Tee Pee Records label mates) THE SHRINE. Confirmed performances include Washington, DC (Aug. 20), Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 21), NYC (Aug. 22) and Brooklyn, NY (Aug. 23).
In addition, EARTHLESS will join J Mascis‘ HEAVY BLANKET for a special support slot with metal titans SLEEP in Boston on August 24. At the show, the respected musicians will look to re-create the much-talked-about magic they initially combined to create at the 2012 Roadburn Festival, a searing live performance that will see now release under the title EARTHLESS Meets HEAVY BLANKET In A Dutch Haze on July 8 via Outer Battery / Roadburn Records. In A Dutch Haze is available for pre-order purchase at this location.
EARTHLESS + THE SHRINE tour dates:
August 20 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
August 21 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
August 22 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
August 23 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
August 24 Boston, MA House of Blues (* EARTHLESS Meets HEAVY BLANKET w/ SLEEP)
April 23 Manhattan, NY Pianos (Free, Midnight show)
HIGH ON FIRE to Release New Single “Slave the Hive” on October 16; Doomriders, Windhand and Pack of Wolves to Support
Scion A/V presents HIGH ON FIRE‘s North American tour, which kicks off November 10 in Atlanta at The Masquerade and runs through mid-December, wrapping up in Los Angeles on December 12.
As part of the Scion A/V-sponsored tour, HIGH ON FIRE will release a new single titled “Slave The Hive” on October 16, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of De Vermis Mysteriis. A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.
Norwegian thrash-metal sextet Kvelertak, who have had one of 2013’s buzziest hard rock releases with the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced album Meir, will open all dates. Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 27) and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour.
A Twitter (Twitter.com/ScionAV) sweepstakes will be ongoing throughout the tour, with two pairs being given away per show.
Scion AV presents: HIGH ON FIRE:
Kvelertak support on all dates; Evening openers rotate: Doomriders – Nov. 10 to 23, Pack of Wolves – Nov. 25-27 and Windhand – Nov. 29 to Dec. 12.
Tickets for the newly announced dates are on sale now.
In celebration of the release of Our Own Masters, VALIENT THORR will launch a U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off on June 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two dozen city trek will run through July 6 and feature support from Los Angeles’ GYPSYHAWK and Boston’s RAMMING SPEED.
Finnish heavy metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have set Halo of Blood as the title of their eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.
In support of Halo of Blood, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and more as one of the featured acts at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to launch June 29 in San Bernardino, California, the five week trek will run through August 4 in Dallas, TX. The just-announced itinerary for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is as follows:
June 29 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
June 30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
July 2 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 3 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
July 5 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
July 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 7 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
July 9 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining off-date w/ support from Behemoth, JFAC, Battlecross, Huntress)
July 10 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheater
July 12 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 13 – Camden, NJ – Susquehana Bank Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 16 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
July 17 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
July 19 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 20 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 21 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
July 23 – Holmdel, NJ PNC – Bank Arts Center
July 24 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 27 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 28 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining off-date w/ support from Amon Amarth, Behemoth, JFAC and more)
July 30 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
July 31 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater
August 2 – Austin, TX – Tower Amphitheater
August 3 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 4 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 5 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Amon Amarth)
August 7 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s (* w/ Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 8 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining show w/ support from Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 9 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining show w/ support from Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 11 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau (as part of HEAVY MTL 2013 w/ At the Gates, Mastodon, Baroness, etc.)
Venice, CA “Destroyers of Rock ‘n’ Roll” THE SHRINE have announced a winter 2013 U.S. tour. The bad ass band will team up with retro rockers Graveyard for a four week trek that will launch on January 23 in Boston, MA and will fire up crowds across the country through February 23 in Houston, TX. THE SHRINE continues to tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album Primitive Blast, released this past summer via Tee Pee Records.
RUN-D.M.C., Santigold, Refused, David Cross, A$AP Rocky, Public Image Ltd., Turbonegro, Hannibal Buress, Girl Talk, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, X, Wyatt Cenac, De La Soul, The Head & The Heart, Fucked Up, Explosions in the Sky, Doug Benson, Against Me!, Braid, The Promise Ring, Saul Williams, Tomahawk, WAVVES, Superchunk, Paul Banks, Bob Mould & much more
FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.
Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times here.
“This is easily our strongest and most diverse lineup to date. With artists like Run-D.M.C., Refused, PiL, Santigold, and David Cross all in the same weekend, we are really filling a niche and giving fans something special,” says James Moody, Principal at Fun Fun Fun Fest. “This year, we have applied this thinking to food, fashion, art, skate/ride, and Nites as well. It will be a whole new experience, while still feeling like the FFF that our fans know and love.”
Single Day Tickets for Friday through Sunday are now on sale for an all-in, no fees price of $75 at the ticket center on the website. Like every year, Fun Fun Fun Fest will release a limited number of Student Discount three day passes – for fans with verifiable active student IDs. Students will be asked to log in to the website at 10AM CST to get their tickets. Student Discount Tickets are will-call only and will not be shipped. Students must present a valid student ID at will-call for the discount.
With the purchase of your Fun Fun Fun Fest ticket, attendees can continue their festival experience at venues throughout Austin at FFF Nites, the nightly after-shows free with your FFF Fest wristband. Full Nites schedule and locations available are here. The FFF Nites lineup features artists only playing Nites as well as additional performances from acts also playing the Fest including Superchunk, Dwarves, Braid, Doug Benson, Surfer Blood, Brutal Truth, Lucero, Ceremony, Cadence Weapon, King Tuff and many more performing at venues including The Mohawk, Red 7, Club de Ville, Holy Mountain, The ND, Elysium, The Parish, and Beerland, transforming downtown Austin into a nighttime version of the festival.
FFF FEST DAILY LINEUP BY STAGE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Superchunk, Minus the Bear, Bob Mould, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Sharon Van Etten, Cursive, Dum Dum Girls, The Jezebels, Yellow Ostrich, Not in the Face
X, Against Me!, Tomahawk, Converge, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Dwarves, Torche, Kvelerltak, FIDLAR, Burning Love, Tia Carrera
Dillon Francis, Bun B, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, El Ten Eleven, Astronautalis, Penguin Prison, Diamond Rings, Nick Waterhouse, Icona Pop, Mustard Pimp, Orthy, 10 Years
YELLOW – Hosted by Chris Trew
Comedy: Hannibal Buress, Jon Benjamin, Tig Notaro, Chris Cubas, Air Sex Championships, Kevin Seconds (spoken word), Joe Sib, Derek Phelps, Duncan Carson, Andrew Tompkins, Live Action Battle Rap, Ralph Hardesty, Seth Cockfield
Music: Twin Sister, Foxy Shazam, Earth, Lucero, Weird Al Tribute Band (Midgetmen)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Girl Talk, Public Image Ltd. (PiL), The Head and the Heart, Real Estate, Paul Banks, Surfer Blood, Why?, Braid, Helio Sequence, Brendan Benson, Deathfix, Devin, Golden Boys
Refused, The Sword, Wavves, Youth of Today, Seaweed, OFF!, The Spits, Riverboat Gamblers, Brutal Truth, Red Fang, Joyce Manor, Power Trip, The Young, Residual Kid
A$AP Rocky, Starfucker, Danny Brown, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q, Tanlines, Kreayshawn, D.M.C., Anamanaguchi, Daughn Gibson, Gold Fields, Vockah Redu, Love Inks
YELLOW – Hosted by Rob Gannon
Comedy: David Cross, Wyatt Cenac, Doug Mallard, Saul Williams (spoken word), Christopher Wonder Magic Show, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour, FFF Dating Game, Cameron Buchholtz, Danny Palumbo, Brendan K. O’Grady, Ashley Barnhill, Eric Krug, Punk Rock Circus! (stunts, magic, freakshow)
Music: Diamond Rugs, Peelander-Z, Nomeansno, Disappears
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in the Sky, Black Angels, Promise Ring, Deerhoof, GIVERS, Giant Sand, A Place to Bury Strangers, Beach Fossils, Fang Island, Balmorhea, UME, One Hundred Visions
Turbonegro, Fucked Up, Lagwagon, Between the Buried and Me, The Briefs, Japandroids, Valient Thorr, La Dispute, Liturgy, Cult of Youth, Pallbearer, Cheap Girls, Fleshlights
Etienne De Crecy, De La Soul, AraabMUZIK, Rakim, Octopus Project, Trust, Class Actress, Nite Jewel, Nicky Da B, Baauer, A. Dd+, Feathers, American Royalty
YELLOW – Hosted by Mike Weibe
Comedy: Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, W. Kamau Bell, Duncan Trussell, Ramin Nazer, NOLA Comedy Hour, Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest, Jake Flores, Kat Ramzinski, New Movement Sketch Comedy Troupe
Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Atlas Sound, Trail of Dead, Titus Andronicus, Mortified
FFF NITES LINEUP
Superchunk, Dwarves, Surfer Blood, Seaweed, Braid, Imperial Teen, Brutal Truth, Tanlines (DJ), Penguin Prison, Liturgy, La Dispute, Doug Benson, Nachtmystium, Kevin Seconds & Kepi Ghoulie, Ceremony, W. Kamau Bell, Trust, Kreayshawn, Astronautalis, Lucero, Peelander Z, Tig Notaro, Damien Jurado, Indian Jewelry, Scott Reynolds (ALL), Anamanaguchi (DJ), A.Dd+, Mustard Pimp, Icona Pop, Liam Finn, Duncan Trussell, American Royalty, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Deathfix (Brendan of Fugazi), Cult of Youth, Burning Love, Joyce Manor, Joe Sib, King Tuff, Cadence Weapon, FIDLAR, Electric Eel Shock, Bob Mould (DJ set), Regents (ex-Frodus, Sleepytime Trio), Fight Amp, Blag (solo), Yellow Ostrich, A Place To Bury Strangers, Devin, Balmorhea, Girl in a Coma, SISU (Sandy of Dum Dum Girls), Sundress, Krum Bums, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Learning Secrets, Toys That Kill, David Liebe Hart (of Tim & Eric Awesome Show), Nicky Da B, Gold Fields, Yukon Blonde, Venomous Maximus, Intelligence, Toy Selectah, Destruction Unit, East Cameron Folkcore, The Blind Shake, Marriage, SSION, Ramona Falls (Brent from Menomena), Class Actress, Daughn Gibson, Baauer, Vockah Redu, Cheap Girls, Doug Mellard, Turf War, Spray Paint, The Black Swans, Black Tusk, Casket Girls, Cheap Curls (Katie formerly of Dum Dum Girls), Retox (ex Locust), Sainthood Reps, Bleached, Dee-1,
Highly respected Japanese doom metal band CHURCH OF MISERY has announced a U.S. headlining tour that will kick off on May 24 in Providence, RI. Presented by Brooklyn Vegan, the two week trek will showcase one of metal’s most bizarre and exotic bands and one that Rolling Stone called “a dynamic articulated hell, like the Tokyo-Blue-Cheer crush of Boris but grounded in the British white-blues nightmares of early Seventies Black Sabbath.” The tour will include special CHURCH OF MISERY appearances in Austin (as part of the 2012 Chaos in Tejas Fest) and Baltimore (as part of the 2012 Maryland Deathfest). True fans of heavy music cannot miss this rare chance to see Japan’s true masters of doom!
CHURCH OF MISERY U.S. Tour Dates:
# = support from The Gates of Slumber
% = support from Rwake & The Gates of Slumber
* = support from Hail! Hornet & The Gates of Slumber
Mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST has announced that it will embark on its first ever North American headlining tour in January, 2012. GHOST cult leader “Papa Emeritus” (who takes the stage in the form of “a satanic pope”) and his anonymous ghouls will team up with doom rockers BLOOD CEREMONY and ANCIENT VVISDOM for a two week trek dubbed the “13 Dates of Doom” tour that will launch on January 18 in New York City. GHOST continues to tour in support of its debut album Opus Eponymous, which has been called “amazing” by Stereogum and “a primer on the creation of melodic hard rock” by The Big Takeover.
World famous Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced a North American headlining tour in celebration of the band’s 15th Anniversary. Presented by ESP in association with Full Metal Jackie, the quindecennial trek will kick off on January 30, 2012 in Rochester, NY and run through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five week jaunt. Support on the CHILDREN OF BODOM anniversary tour will come from Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie, Boston extreme metal band Revocation and Canada’s Threat Signal.
EAGLE CLAW is an explosive, unbridled force. Possessing an uncanny songwriting sense, fearless innovation, unparalleled technical ability and a bottomless pool of raw talent and creativity, the Austin-based “InstruMETAL” quartet is inarguably one of the “Live Music Capital of the World”‘s most exciting new bands. This Friday, October 14, EAGLE CLAW will launch a U.S. tour with a hometown headlining show at the Scoot Inn as part of the Austin monthly metal series “Black Friday“, presented by Thrasher Magazine, 101x No Control Radio, Knuckle Rumbler and ACTION! PR. From there, EAGLE CLAW will take its formidable live show to stages in Dallas, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta and more as part of a two week headlining tour that will run through November 3 in Shreveport, LA. Named for a style of Chinese martial arts known for its gripping techniques and pressure point strikes, EAGLE CLAW will team up with like minded heavy acts such as Boris, Rwake, East of the Wall, True Widow and more over the course of the tour.
Globally celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (aka BTBAM) has announced a fall North American headlining tour in support of its new LP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues. The award winning band will headline the 2011 “Saints & Sinners” Tour and launch the six week trek on October 27 in Charlotte, NC. Support on the BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME tour will come from Animals as Leaders and TesseracT with tickets available for advance purchase now at this location.
The 2011 “Saints & Sinners” Tour featuring BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME With Animals as Leaders and TesseracT
Brought to you by Live Nation, Metal Blade Records, Prosthetic Records, Century Media Records, Good Fight Entertainment and ACTION! PR
Tireless road dogs, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER has just embarked on a 30 city U.S. tour that will run through September 3. Fresh from tours with both Clutch and Protest the Hero, the pre-release run will bring the band’s hard-hitting live show to both new fans and loyal followers each evening. A full listing of upcoming MATSOD live dates can be found below.
* = w/ 10 Years
+ = w/ The Damned Things
New York noise rock heroes return for the first time since 2007 to Europe for a 3 week trek across the continent including stops in the UK. Check out the dates!
Hard partying (and harder rocking) Finnish band CHILDREN OF BODOM (or COB) has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Reckless Forever which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the North American leg of CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s “Ugly World Tour” will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside KISS, Motörhead and more as part of the “Heavy MTL” hard rock festival.
Guitar World and Revolver bring you CHILDREN OF BODOM’s “Ugly North American Tour”
*With Devin Townsend, Obscura and Septic Flesh. In Association with Spinefarm Records, Good Fight Entertainment & ACTION! PR
Bizarre Swedish black metal band GHOST, who recently released its debut album Opus Eponymous in North America via Rise Above Records / Metal Blade and will now be making their first ever U.S. appearances this spring.
On May 28 in NYC, THE GATES OF SLUMBER will launch a U.S. tour alongside doom legends Orange Goblin. The can’t-miss pairing of doom metal royalty will make stops in Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and more along the course of the tour’s trail and will include support from Brooklyn heavy psych trio NAAM.
Doom lords THE GATES OF SLUMBER unleashed their fifth full-length album The Wretch on May 10 via Rise Above Records / Metal Blade. Featuring eight slabs of punishing metal, The Wretch boils doom down to its purest form, resulting in the Indianapolis trio’s finest work to date.
Legendary stoner rock band SLEEP has just announced a string of summer North American tour dates. On the heels of its sold out U.S. tour run last September, the California trio will return to the stage this summer by popular demand.
RANGE GOBLIN, the heavy hitting British metal band that has inspired a generation of up-and-coming rock acts has announced a U.S. headlining tour. The spring trek will kick off on May 28 in New York City and will also see the band perform as part of the 2011 Maryland Death Fest. Support on the tour will be provided by THE GATES OF SLUMBER and NAAM.
May 28 New York, NY Santos Party House
May 29 Baltimore, MD Sonar (*as part of 2011 Maryland Death Fest / tickets here)
May 31 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
June 1 Atlanta, GA The Earl
June 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
June 3 Austin, TX The Scott Inn
June 4 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
June 5 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
June 6 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
June 7 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
June 9 Portland, OR Dante’s
June 10 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
June 11 Chicago, IL Double Door (Orange Goblin only)
Uber-Power Trio to Headline First-Ever Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour; Locked in to Perform at Both 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival and Motörhead’s Motörboat Rock Cruise
“Like CREAM on a rocket to hell. HIGH ON FIRE dish out low-frequency terror that turns your innards to black tar.” – ROLLING STONE
Herculean hard rock heavyweights HIGH ON FIRE have announced summer tour dates. The globally celebrated heavy metal pioneers will kick off the must-see live performances on August 12 in Cambridge, MA as headliners of the inaugural Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour. The just-announced run will continue with stops in Toronto (Aug. 14), Brooklyn (Aug. 15), Los Angeles (Aug. 19) and San Francisco(Aug. 20). Tickets for the Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour are free (see below for ticketing links) and the jaunt will coincide with Converse Rubber Tracks “pop-up” recording studios in each city, providing opportunities for emerging artists to unleash their creative spirit.
Additionally, HIGH ON FIRE will appear among the featured acts at the 2014Hopscotch Music Festival, set to take place September 4-6 in Raleigh, NC. HIGH ON FIRE, who feature guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz, will headline the Lincoln Theater on Saturday, Sept. 6 as part of the festival, with Witch Mountain, Subrosa and Demon Eye opening the evening’s festivities. HIGH ON FIRE will showcase at Hopscotch alongside fellow headliners Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, The War on Drugs and more. For full details, visit HopscotchMusicFest.com.
Finally, HIGH ON FIRE will take its audio annihilation to the sea as part of the inceptive Motörhead’s Motörboat. Described as “the ultimate music festival cruise vacation”, the seafaring soiree will set sail September 22-26 from Miami, FL aboard a Carnival Cruise ship, christened as “The Loudest Boat In The Wörld”. Joining HIGH ON FIRE will be Motörhead (natch), Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, DOWN, Testament and more. Visit MotorheadCruise.com for full details.
HIGH ON FIRE North American tour dates:
** = Converse Rubber Tracks Tour presents HIGH ON FIRE
# = Blackest supports
% = Arctic supports
August 12 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair ** # (LINK)
August 14 Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall ** # (LINK)
August 15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg ** # (LINK)
August 19 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex ** % (LINK)
August 20 San Francisco, CA The Chapel ** % (LINK)
September 6 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival (w/ Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Valient Thorr, etc.)
September 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
September 20 Miami, FL Grand Central
September 21 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
September 22 THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN as part of Motörhead’s Motörboat (w/ Megadeth, Anthrax, DOWN, etc.)
September 27 Portland, OR Dantes
HIGH ON FIRE have begun work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The group has convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports indicating the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge”. A 2015 tentative release date via eOne Music is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, which has been hailed as “not for the faint of heart ” by The New Yorker and “a fantastically constructed bloodbath” by Entertainment Weekly.
“HIGH ON FIRE is the sludgy resin from 30 years of super-hard-rock history transubstantiated into three men from Oakland with low-slung jeans” – THE NEW YORK TIMES