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HIGH ON FIRE and PELICAN will team up for co-headlining European tour this winter. The tour is set to kick-off on November 14 in The Netherlands and continue on for five weeks covering ground all across Europe.
This tour will come on the heels of HIGH ON FIRE's current North American headlining tour with MONO, PANTHERS, and COLISEUM. HIGH ON FIRE launched their '"Death Is This Communion World Tour" in early September with a brief European run before embarking upon North America. A complete listing of confirmed HIGH ON FIRE tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.
HIGH ON FIRE saw the release of their brand new album "Death Is This Communion" on September 18 in North America (September 24 internationally). The band recently lensed a video for "Death Is This Communion" track "Rumors Of War" that is scheduled to make its world premier on Monday, October 1. "Rumors Of War" can be heard now via the band's MySpace page.
Here are the band's upcoming tour dates: More...
In December Pelican and High On Fire will team up for a UK tour. Here are the planned tour dates:
12/10 Belfast @ Limelight
12/11 Dublin @ Whelans
12/12 Sunderland @ Independent
12/13 Glasgow @ Oran Mor
12/14 Bristol @ Cooler
12/15 Birmingham @ Barfly
12/16 Sheffield @ Corporation
12/17 London @ ULU
Pelican has just embarked on a tour of Japan and Australia this week.
These Arms Are Snakes has announced plans for a split release with Pelican. The effort should be available late this year via Hydra Head Records. Here's a word from TAAS on the matter:
"[Pelican will] redo one of their old songs and we added parts to it and we'll be redoing one of our old songs and they add their own flavor to it. Brilliant. We promise to not redo a shitty old song."
Pelican will tour both Japan and Australia this fall. Here are the tour dates:
9/24 Osaka, Japan @ Unagidani Sunsui w/ Envy, KTL
9/25 Nagoya, Japan @Ikeshita Club Upset w/ Envy, KTL, Nice View, Urthona
9/26 Tokyo, Japan @ Shin Okubo Earthdom w/ Envy
9/27 Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya O-Nest w/ KTL
10/3 Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo w/ The Stockholm Syndrome
10/4 Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar w/ The Stockholm Syndrome
10/5 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel w/ The Stockholm Syndrome
More Pelican dates have been revealed, here's the latest:
July 27th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar (Feat. Earth, Priestbird, Your Black Star)
July 31st Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 01st Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 03rd Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 04th Austin, TX - Emo's Jr (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 07th Albuquerque, NM- Launchpad (Feat. Clouds)
August 09th San Diego, CA - Casbah (Feat. Clouds)
August 16th Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room (Feat. Clouds, Gargantula)
August 19th Denver, CO - Marquis Theater (Feat. Clouds)
August 20th Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep (Feat. Clouds)
August 21st Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room (Feat. Clouds)
August 22nd Iowa City, IA - The Picador (Feat. Clouds)
Pelican have rolled out some more US tour dates. Here's how they look:
July 01st Belfort, FRA - Eurockeennes Fesival
July 02nd Munich, GER - Feierwerk
July 03rd Saarbrucken, GER - Garage
July 04th Stuttgart, GER - Club Schocken
July 06th Evreux, FRA - EvreuxRock Dans Tous ses Etats Festival
July 08th Roskilde, DEN - Roskilde Festival
July 09th Hamburg, GER - Molotow Club
July 19th Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop (Feat. Priestbird)
July 20th Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place (Feat. Priestbird)
July 21st Toronto, ON - Lees Palace (Feat. Priestbird, Nadja)
July 22nd Montreal, QC - Main Hall (Feat. Nadja)
July 23rd Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs (Feat. Priestbird, Clouds)
July 24th New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Feat. Priestbird, Clouds)
July 25th Brooklyn, NY - Luna Lounge (Feat. Priestbird, Unearthly Trance)
July 26th Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (Feat. Priestbird, Your Black Star)
July 28th Washington, DC - The Black Cat (Feat. Priestbird, Your Black Star)
July 29th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz (Feat. Priestbird, Clouds)
August 16th Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading
The first batch of dates for Pelican's upcoming U.S. tour have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:
7/19 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Priestbird
7/20 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Priestbird
7/21 Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace w/ Priestbird, Nadja
7/22 Montreal, QC @ Main Hall w/ Nadja
7/23 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Clouds, Priestbird
7/24 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Clouds, Priestbird
7/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge w/ Priestbird, Unearthly Trance
7/26 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Priestbird, Your Black Star
7/28 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Preistbird, Your Black Star
7/29 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Clouds, Priestbird
A posting on Pelican's official website reads:
"Starting today you can pre-order "City of Echoes" and for a limited time have the option of buying one of several limited edition garments. As usual these pieces are being made only for this pre-order and WILL NOT be reprinted.
Click here to preorder.
"The CD is a 6 panel digi-pack with black gloss printing. Listen to the entire record at www.cityofechoes.com. Oh...This record has cock rock riffs, therefore we had to make the underwear. First (only?) ever underoos for a Hydra Head band.
"Update: International shipping is now fixed & functional so those who tried to order previously and had issues or haven't had a chance to yet and are overseas, you can now order away to your hearts desires.
"For those of you who do not have the patience for waiting out the pre-order shipment, but DO have the patience and money for International mailorder and a penchant for collecting rare goodies, "City of Echoes" is currently available in a CD+DVD version in Japan from our friends at Daymare Recordings. Simply go to www.inoxia-rec.com click on the "English" option under "Mail Order List" on the left, then click the "Daymare Recordings" link in the list of labels that pops up. The Japanese version contains a live 6-song DVD from a recent performance in LA that we have no plans to release anywhere else for the time being".
The tracklisting for City of Echoes, which as previously reported has had its' release date stretched to June 5th, is as follows:
01. Bliss In Concrete
02. City Of Echoes
03. Spaceship Broken--Parts Needed
04. Winds With Hands
05. Dead Between The Walls
06. Lost In The Headlights
07. Far From Fields
08. A Delicate Sense Of Balance
Pelican's new album "City Of Echoes" has been bumped back to a June 05th release date through Hydra Head. You can still download Pelican's seven-minute title track from their upcoming full length, "City Of Echoes" from Pitchfork Media.
Pitchfork Media have posted an MP3 of Chicago-based instrumental metalists Pelican's seven-minute title track from their upcoming full length, "City Of Echoes." You can download the MP3 here.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES are heading out on another US tour - this time with friends PELICAN and YOUNG WIDOWS. The tour will cover most of the MIDWEST with stops in MI, KY, and MO, amongst other areas. The tour dates are as follows:
Saturday, Mar 3rd, Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL, 8 PM, w/ Del Rey
Monday, Mar 5th, The House, Dekalb, IL, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Tuesday, Mar 6th, Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Thursday, Mar 8th, Madhatter Club, Covington, KY, 8 PM, Pelican and Young Widows
Friday, Mar 9th, St. John's Center, Louisville, KY, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows,
Saturday, Mar 10th, Exit - In, Nashville, TN, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Sunday, Mar 11th, Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, AIDS Wolf, and Daughters
Monday, Mar 12th, Bottletree Lounge, Birmingham, AL, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows, Daughters
Tuesday, Mar 13th, Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, Daughters
Wednesday, Mar 14th, Walters, Houston, TX, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, Daughters
Thursday, Mar 15th, SXSW, Austin, TX, 8 PM, and more TBA
Saturday, Mar 17th, Ridgelea Music Festival, Fort Worth, TX, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes
Sunday, Mar 18th, Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes
Monday, Mar 19th, Outland Ballroom, Springfield, MO, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes
Tuesday, Mar 20th, Record Bar, Kansas City, MO, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Wednesday, Mar 21st, The Picador, Iowa City, IA, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Thursday, Mar 22nd, Knights of Columbus, Arlington Heights, IL, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Friday, Mar 23rd, Knights of Columbus, London, ON, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Sunday, Mar 25th, Babylon, Ottawa, ON, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Wednesday, Mar 28th, Club Infinity, Williamsville, NY/ 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Friday, Mar 30th, Captain Tee's, Harrisonburg, VA, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Saturday, Mar 31th, Lucky's Pub, Wilmington, NY, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Sunday, Apr 1st, Sector 7g, Augusta, GA, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Pelican has lined up a host of March and April shows, including a two-week tour with Russian Circles and Young Widows, and a European tour with These Arms Are Snakes. Here are the tour dates:
3/5 De Kalb, IL @ The House w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/6 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/8 Covington, KY @ Madhatter Club w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/10 Nashville, TN @ Exit In w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/12 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Lounge w/ Daughters, Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/13 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Daughters, Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/14 Houston, TX @ Walters w/ Daughters, Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/15 Austin, TX @ Emos (SXSW Hydra Head Records Showcase)
3/15 Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ Inside (invite only) w/ The Melvins, Boris, Panthers
3/19 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/20 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
3/21 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador w/ Russian Circles, Young Widows
4/5 Prague, CZ @ Palace Akropolis
4/6 Bielefeld, DE @ Ajz
4/7 Fernelmon, BE @ Rhaaa Lovely Festival
4/8 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/9 Antwerp, BE @ Trix w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/10 Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/12 Lausanne, CH @ La Romandie w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/13 Esch-sur-Alzette, LU @ Out Of The Crowd Festival w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/14 Southampton, UK @ Joiners w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/15 Birmingham, UK @ Barfly w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/16 Glasgow, UK @ ABC2 w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/17 Manchester, UK @ Satan's Hollow w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/18 Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/19 London, UK @ Islington Academy w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/20 Brighton, UK @ Audio w/ These Arms Are Snakes
4/21 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival w/ Neurosis, Om, Growing, Thrones, more
4/22 Dresden, DE @ Groovestation
Pelican will enter the studio next week to record a new full-length. Tracking will take place at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL with engineer Andrew Schneider (Cave In) at the helm. The effort will consist of roughly ten tracks, including "City of Echoes," "Blissin Concrete," "Dead Between the Walls," and "Spaceship Broken - Parts Needed."
Regarding the new material, the band states: "On a whole the songs are more concise and more aggressivebthan our prior work. Relentless repetition has taken a backseat to intensity and a desire to pack as many riffs as possible into each tune."
The album is tentatively slated for a May 2007 release via Hydra Head Records.
Chicago's Pelican is among those who contributed material to a new double DVD documentary titled The Run Up. The DVD focuses onmodern artists in the fields of graffiti, photography, tattoo, design, comics and other areas and features both interviews and music.
The band contributed "the acoustic song" from The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw which is untitled on the album. More...
Daughters front-man, Alexis Stephen Francis Marshall, was run out of LA’s Knitting Factory last week after showing off his “stuff” at their appearance with Pelican. Once being informed the police had arrived at the venue to take him into custody for indecent exposure, Alexis, aka Lex, reportedly cut the Daughters set short, jumped off stage, and hid at the nearest local bar until the dust settled, upon which time the band headed north to perform in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, and have safely arrived in Canada where they will continue their tour of North America with Pelican.
Pelican, Daughters, and Ken Mode will be touring Canada together this fall as part of the Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Tour. Here are the tour dates:
10/1 Vancouver BC @ Lamplighter
10/3 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite
10/4 Calgary AB @ Warehouse Night Club
10/5 Regina SK @ The Exchange
10/6 Winnipeg MB @ Collective Cabaret
10/9 London ON @ Call the Office
10/10 Hamilton ON @ The Underground
10/11 Toronto ON @ The Mod Club
10/12 Ottawa ON @ Babylon
10/13 Quebec City QC @ L'Anti
10/14 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Supporting their latest full-length Instinct: Decay, US Black Metal act Nachtmystium have picked up a few dates out west this fall with Daughters and Pelican, proving that anything goes these days.
In other news the band will also be directly supporting Deicide on October 20th in Brooklyn, New York with a few other monstrosities, so definitely mark that on your hit-list if you're in the tri-state area.
Nachtmystium with Daughters and Pelican:
9/23 Tempe, AZ - The Sets
9/24 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction w/ Saviours
9/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory w/ Saviours
9/27 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Saviours
9/29 Portland, OR - Satyricon
9/30 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading
10/20 Brooklyn, NY - North Six - NYDM Deathtoberfest - Direct support for Deicide also w/ Daath, Embalmer, Desolation, Godless Rising, Dimentianon
Pelican have a number of releases now planned for November, including a remix of their material done by Prefuse 73 which will see a release on a 3-inch CD and a 12". A live DVD that captured a show which took place in London, UK is also being prepped and was mixed by Justin Broadrick of Jesu fame. A 2xLP release featuring the audio of the set captured on the live DVD will also see a release as well. Pelican plan to begin recording new material for their next opus late this year/early next year.
Pelican have posted some details on their "brand new pimped-out DVD" due out in November. The band also mentioned recently that they have already written five songs for their follow-up to The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw:
"We're putting the finishing touches on a DVD that should be out this Fall. The centerpiece of the release will be a show we played at the London Scala back in December, but it will also contain some interviews and various songs culled from live sets of the past. In digging through our video archive we realized that we have very little footage from our tour with Mono which, hands down, were consistantly our favorite performances. If anyone out there has video from the recent tour - especially the Chicago show - please get in touch."
"Now that I'm thinking of other really good shows if anyone has video of our show in Groningen, Netherlands from our tour with Cave In get in touch about that."
The band will be heading out on tour with Daughters in September.
Pelican are looking for some video of their past shows for potential inclusion on their upcoming DVD outing which is due out this fall. More on that and what you can expect to see on the DVD can be found here.