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Against Me!, Mastodon, Cursive Tour Press Release

Posted by - 06:29 AM on 04/13/07
The Against Me!, Mastodon and Cursive tour begins in just a couple of weeks; read a press release, which includes the dates, below.
Press ReleaseThe hottest double bill of the Spring kicks off May 1st with a coast-to-coast U.S. tour featuring Sire Records’ Against Me! and Reprise Records’ Mastodon. Both bands will be fresh off their own headlining tours and ready to rock their fans.

Progressive rock quartet Mastodon, who hail from Atlanta, GA, will be playing songs from their critically acclaimed current album Blood Mountain, including the Number One Metal and Grammy-nominated single “Colony of Birchmen.” The band was recently tapped as a “Discover & Download” artist on MTV.

Blood Mountain, the group’s third album, their first for Reprise Records isn’t just unconventional, it’s surreal, progressive and unrepentantly heavy. Instead of writing songs for rock radio, Mastodon drew inspiration from within, combining their favorite musical styles, including thrash, doom, prog and psychedelic metal to concoct something utterly original, undeniably devastating and irrefutably entrancing. In the end, Mastodon crafted an album that’s musically sophisticated yet primal, a disc where every new passage, regardless of how slow or fast, leads to the culmination of an epic adventure.

Hailing from Gainesville, FL, punk-rock quartet Against Me! is comprised of Tom Gabel (vocals/guitar), James Bowman (guitar), Andrew Seward (bass), and Warren Oakes (drums). The band will preview songs from their upcoming Sire Records’ debut, New Wave. The album, produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage) will be released this summer.

Known for Gabel’s politically charged lyrics, roaring vocals, and fist-to-authority ethos, Against Me! has released three albums, including 2005’s introspective, genre-defying Searching For A Former Clarity, which detailed Gabel’s Bush-era frustrations in songs like “From Her Lips To God’s Ears.” The New York Times recently referred to the band as a “revelation, with its hoarse choruses and antiwar verses and fist-pumping fans. Who knew that punk rock could sound so, y’know, punk?” Against Me!'s most recent offering is the incendiary live album Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live In London!!!, which was recorded in March 2006 at the Mean Fiddler in London.

1st Los Angeles, CA Wiltern LG
2nd San Francisco, CA Warfield
4th Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
5th Seattle, WA The Fenix
6th Boise, ID Big Easy
8th Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
11th Minneapolis, MN The Myth
12th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
13th Detroit, MI State Theatre
14th Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
15th Toronto, ON Kool Haus
17th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
18th Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
19th Boston, MA Avalon
21st Columbus, OH Lifestyles Pavilion
22nd Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
23rd Baltimore, MD Sonar
25th Orlando, FL House Of Blues
26th Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
*more dates to be added
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07:10 AM on 04/13/07
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3 days before i graduate.
07:23 AM on 04/13/07
The World Won't Listen.
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Pittsburgh date, please!

Cursive cancelled the last time they were supposed to play here.
07:24 AM on 04/13/07
The World Won't Listen.
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I doubt there will be though because the already announced all the east coast dates..
07:25 AM on 04/13/07
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yea..all my pittsburgh friends are prob. gonna goto clevelands.
12:02 PM on 04/13/07
Faith In More Than Steel
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PLEASE come to Charlotte.
01:01 PM on 04/13/07
is awesome.
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Already got my tickets...So pumped.
01:08 PM on 04/13/07
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This is gonna be fucking nonsense. Isn't These Arms Are Snakes playing at least a few dates?
06:11 PM on 04/13/07
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Got my tickets. woo.
10:03 AM on 04/14/07
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These Armas are snakes make this bill one of the best of the year. They play from the Detroit date through the end and are amazing live. Can't wait I'm going to be in ny at this time and I already bought my ticket. so stoked. wouldn't want to be cursive though playing between against me and taas and I love cursive.

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