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Nodes Of Ranvier

Formed: 2000
From: SD, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Nodes Of Ranvier News

Below is our complete Nodes Of Ranvier news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Paria Sets Release Date, Posts New Song Online

The official release date for Paria's completed album, "The Barnacle Cordious," has been set for March 17, 2009. The release will feature some guest vocal spots from ex-System Failure/Nodes Of Ranvier frontman Kyle Beneke, who also recently helmed the video shoot for the albums title track. A video for the song should available next month. Nevertheless, a demo of a new track entitled "Circus" can currently be found an the Paria MySpace page.

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The Blinding Light Returns

The Blinding Light is now back in action following a two-year hiatus. The South Dakota group last released material with Deathwish Inc. in 2004 and their line-up features Brian Lovro (ex-Threadbare) in addition to members of Nodes Of Ranvier and The Last Tyrant, among others. The Blinding Light is currently working on a new as-of-yet untitled release. The effort will feature twelve tracks and is expected to surface in mid-2008.

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Nodes Of Ranvier Breaking Up

Following two cancelled tours and a host of rumors, Nodes Of Ranvier is breaking up. The group will apparently play their final show on December 31st at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, SD. During a recent conversation with Robert Morast of the Link blog, Nodes guitarist Jon Parker said, "I don't think anybody will be too surprised about this... I don’t know if I'm sad or if I feel free. This wasn't a decision that we made overnight." You can read the entire piece here.

Formed in 2000, the South Dakota band has released albums with Victory Records and Facedown Records.

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FASSW On Tour Now with All Shall Perish, Emure

Last week marked the beginning of a trek across the US on the Big Booty Business Tour with All Shall Perish and Emmure. “This will be our last tour of the year, until we are done writing so come and party hard with us!!!” comments FASSW vocalist Will Jackson. “We’re playing a few new jammys on this tour so tell us what you think of them. We’re also going to be video taping a lot of shenanigans, so we will try and have that stuff up for you to watch. Live shows, beer bongs, bong rips, broin' down, and all that fun hooplaa!”

From a Second Story Window
Killing Spree USA tour with All Shall Perish, Emmure and Nodes of Ranvier

11/06 Fayetteville, NC Jester’s Pub
11/07 Nashville, TN Muse
11/08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/09 Cordova, TN Skatepark of Memphis
11/10 Kansas City, MO Static
11/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/13 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk
11/14 San Jose, CA MACLA
11/15 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory
11/16 Corona, CA Showcase Theatre
11/18 Tempe, AZ The Sets

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Nodes Of Ranvier Tour Cancelled

Nodes Of Ranvier has announced the cancellation of their tour with Life In Your Way and Oh, Sleeper. Here's a statement from the band:

"We are sorry to tell you all that our September tour with Life In Your Way and Oh, Sleeper has been cancelled due to reasons beyond our control. We do plan to be on tour in mid-October and November. Once again we apologize to everyone and we will make it up to you soon."

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Nodes Of Ranvier, Life In Your Way Tour Dates

Nodes Of Ranvier, Life In Your Way, and Oh, Sleeper will be touring together this month and next month. The following tour dates have been announced so far:

9/11 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/12 Papillion, NE @ The Rock
9/13 Wichita, KS @ The Eagles Lodge North
9/14 St. Louis, MO @ The Creepy Crawl
9/15 Memphis, TN @ The Dreggs
9/16 Sheffield, AL @ The Rave
9/18 New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
9/19 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/20 Dallas, TX @ The Door
9/21 Lubbock, TX @ The Way
9/22 New Mexico @ TBA
9/23 Tempe, AZ @ TBA
9/25 Corona, CA @ The Showcase Theater
9/28 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
9/29 Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theater
9/30 Sacramento, CA @ Club Retro
10/2 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/3 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/4 Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/5 Ogden, UT @ Club NVO
10/6 Denver, CO @ The Lifespot

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Inhale Exhale Drops Off Tour

Inhale Exhale has dropped off their current tour, which had originally been with Nodes Of Ranvier. Here's the official word from the band:

"We will be heading home today and not hitting the last week or so of dates. Due to a mix up of booking and such (too much to explain), Nodes of Ranvier decided to head home last week and prepare for a Sept. tour they have coming up which started a chain reaction of other bands heading home. My Bitter End also had to drop off. Not sure what happened ultimately but with a couple bands bailing, and therefore several shows/dates falling through from that, Inhale Exhale was only able to play until the 20th (a big thank you to everyone that came to see us in Virginia Beach). We are really bummed at what's happened and are already trying to work out a way to make it back out in the coming months to make it up."

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Inhale Exhale, Nodes Of Ranvier Tour Dates

Inhale Exhale and Nodes Of Ranvier will co-headline a tour this August. Additional dates are being finalized, but the following tour dates have been confirmed thus far:

8/10 Anderson, IN @ The Fireman's Lodge w/ Oh Sleeper, Odd Project
8/11 Rock Falls, IL @ Amp Fest w/ Showbreak, Oh Sleeper, more
8/12 Columbus, OH @ High Five w/ Oh Sleeper, Odd Project
8/14 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's w/ Oh Sleeper, Odd Project
8/15 Kettering, OH @ the Attic w/ Oh Sleeper, Odd Project, more
8/17 Canal Fulton, OH @ Blink Festival w/ Haste The Day, more
8/18 Lewisberry, PA @ Purple Door w/ Norma Jean, August Burns Red, more
8/19 Davidsonville, MD @ Riva Trace w/ Spoken, Oh Sleeper, more
8/20 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant w/ It Dies Today, Oh Sleeper, more
8/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse

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Nodes Of Ranvier Talk About Line-up Changes

Nodes Of Ranvier has set the record straight regarding their line-up changes, issuing the following statement:

"As you have probably noticed, we have had some lineup changes over the past year and a half. Ryan Knutson stepped down from his drumming position last summer to spend more time with his wife and his new contracting business. Ryan is currently writing songs on his own so you may hear from him again sometime in the future. Nick Murphy also decided to call it quits for reasons beyond our comprehension and we believe it was best for all parties for this change to take place. We wish both Nick and Ryan the best and hope that they are happy in the endeavors they are now a part of.

Josh Ferrie has taken over on drums and if you caught a show on the recent tour we did with Mans you got a taste of his abilities and what the new album will sound like. You may have seen Josh in the past perform with the likes of Suffer, Fall, and The Blinding Light. We are confident that you will enjoy the direction that Josh's percussive style has brought to the band without loosing the sound this band has become akin to.

Our vocal change brought in Omaha, NE native Kyle Benecke. You may have met Kyle when he filled in with Saved by Grace or his long term vocal showcase with System Failure. Kyle has brought a vocal range that this band has never seen in a frontman and that was what solidified our decision to go with him. Kyle holds a level of forceful screams meshed with discernable annunciation that makes the importance of what he has written on this album stand out."

Meanwhile, Nodes Of Ranvier is preparing to release its Victory Records debut, "Defined By Struggle." The effort features eleven new songs and will hit stores on July 24th.

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Nodes of Ranvier Sign With Victory Records

Victory Records announces the signing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Nodes of Ranvier. Band leader Jon Parker gets right to the point by saying, "This band has been through many ups and downs in its seven year existence. What started in a cramped room in my parents' basement has grown to international exposure. For a bunch of kids from South Dakota it has been quite a ride and we have achieved more than we ever originally imagined."

Nodes of Ranvier's last album for Facedown Records has sold over 15,000 copies since its late 2005 release. The band will be heading into the studio later this month to record their Victory Records debut to be released this July.

"We could not be any more excited about the opportunity to continue to do what we love with a label that understands what it means to have humble beginnings and achieve big dreams. This band will maintain its neck jerking pace and the material for our upcoming release will reflect our fluent ability to make music that drives this band forward. Nodes’ main objective will continue to be to exude the energy on tour, in our live performances and in our records that we have for the love of what we do," stated Parker.

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Midwest Fest 2006 Announced

MIDWEST FEST 2006 has been announced. The two day festival will be taking place at The Static Bar in Topeka Kansas, tickets are $25 for each day or $40 for both. The lineup is as follows:

OCTOBER 7 (Metal day)

Nodes of Ranvier
Destroyer Destroyer
Vena Amori
A River Forth
The Cast Pattern
Shot Dead Funeral
Gary Gonzalez
Tear at the Walls
The Lufthansa Heist
+National Headliners TBA soon

OCTOBER 8 (Rock/Indie day)

This is Everyone
Kennedy Luck Club
Hang Glider Empire
Lawrence Letterday
A Day in Attica
Unleash on Friday
Dead Girls Ruin Everything
+National Headliners TBA soon

…for more info see http://www.myspace.com/midwestfest

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Nodes Of Ranvier Bassist Quits

Nodes of Ranvier bassist Terry Taylor has stepped down from his position with the band. Here's his official statement:

"Being in Nodes over the last couple years has been one of the most important things I have ever done with my life. I have been able to reach out and touch some of the most amazing people I have ever met. The kids that come to Nodes shows are some of the most beautiful people in the world. I feel very blessed that I was able to share the stage with all the fans and the 4 other members of Nodes. Touring had became harder and harder for me each tour. The stress of running a high maintenance business and the desire to have more stability at home had started to take its toll on me. At the end of our Still Remains tour, the Nodes guys and I knew that I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life. Being in a band is either all or nothing. I just did not feel like I could give the 100% that I owe Nodes and the fans. I have watched Nodes grow from a basement show band in our home town of Sioux Falls to a national touring act that has a rabid fan base. I would never want to feel like I was holding them back and that is exactly how I started to feel after these last couple tours. Leaving the band seemed like the best thing for all of us. I will still be involved with the band in other ways. I have the same desire to help Nodes go as far as they can, whether I am in the band or not. Playing music will still be a part of my life but just in a very smaller capacity through other projects I have. For all the Nodes fans, I will miss you more than I can ever put into words. Your involvement in my life has made me a much happier human being. What you have given me will always be in my heart. Please stay in contact. Many of you have become close friends and I do not want to lose that part of my life."

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The Warriors and Nodes Of Ranvier Tour Dates

The Warriors and Nodes Of Ranvier will tour together this summer. The following dates have been confirmed thus far (more will be coming):

7/15 Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Events Hall
7/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/21 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
7/22 Boise, ID @ the Venue
7/23 Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
7/25 Portland, OR @ Loveland
7/26 Orangevale, CA @ the Boardwalk
7/27 San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/28 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
7/29 Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theater
7/30 Tempe, AZ @ the Clubhouse
8/1 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/2 Dallas, TX @ the Door
8/3 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
8/5 Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis
8/6 Nashville, TN @ the Muse

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Demiricous Dominates A Metalcore Lineup At Jaxx

On Wednesday, April 26, I got out to see Still Remains' "Of Love And Lunacy" tour, featuring supporting acts Nodes of Ranvier, If Hope Dies, Demiricous and Another Born Without at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. The real reason I was going to this show was to see Demiricous, but I also like what I've heard of If Hope Dies and wanted to check out Still Remains and Nodes of Ranvier, who I've heard a lot about but never heard their music or seen them live. I had noted to my friend who I planned to meet at the venue that the show wouldn't be crowded due the show being on a Wednesday night and having no big name headliners. I had no idea how much of an understatement that would turn out to be. More...

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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If Hope Dies, Still Remains, Demiricous Tour Dates

If Hope Dies, Still Remains, Nodes Of Ranvier, and Demiricous will be touring much of the U.S. together this spring. Here the tour dates that have been confirmed so far:

3/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelltones
3/23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
3/24 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
3/25 Lemont, IL @ Stage 83
3/26 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
3/27 Iowa City, IA @ Gabes Oasis
3/28 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
3/29 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
3/30 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/31 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
4/1 Boise, ID @ The Venue
4/2 Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesdays Concert Hall
4/3 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/4 Portland, OR @ Rock'n'Roll Pizza
4/5 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
4/6 Orangevalle, CA @ the Boardwalk
4/7 Corona, CA @ The Showcase
4/8 San Diego, CA @ Soma
4/9 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
4/11 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
4/12 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
4/13 Lubbock, TX @ Winchester Pavillion
4/14 Dallas, TX @ The Door
4/15 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/16 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
4/17 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
4/18 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
4/19 Memphis, TN @ Hi-tone
4/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/23 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
4/24 Columbia, SC @ Headliners
4/25 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont
4/26 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
5/4 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
5/9 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under

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Facedown Fest 2006 Details

Facedown Records' seventh incarnation of their annual Facedown Fest will take place on March 31st and April 1st at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Admission is $25 for a two-night pass, or $15 for a single night. Tickets are available at the Glasshouse box office or via Ticketmaster. Here's the line-up:

Night 1:
Nodes Of Ranvier
Seventh Star
Inked In Blood
Bloody Sunday
Alove For Enemies
Flee The Seen
Anam Cara
The Redemption Song

Night 2:
No Innocent Victim
Bloodlined Calligraphy
xLooking Forwardx
Jesus Wept
War Of Ages
Brutal Fight
In Due Time
Counting The Days
Kingston Falls

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Sinai Beach, Nodes Of Ranvier Tour Dates

Sinai Beach, Nodes Of Ranvier, August Burns Red, and Oblige will be touring together in January. Here are the tour dates so far:

1/5 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
1/7 Las Vegas, NV @ The Clubhouse
1/8 Tempe, AZ @ Neckbeards
1/10 Lubbock, TX @ Winchester Pavillion
1/11 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
1/12 Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington
1/13 Dallas, TX @ The Door
1/14 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
1/15 Wichita, KS @ Headway Skatepark
1/16 Denver, CO @ Rock Island
1/17 Boise, ID @ The Venue
1/18 Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper
1/19 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/21 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF
1/22 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre

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The Banner and Nodes Of Ranvier US Tour Dates

The Banner and Nodes Of Ranvier will hit the road together in December. Here are the tour dates:

12/1 Grand Rapids, MI @ Ten Bells Nightclub
12/2 Shamokin, PA @ The Capitol
12/3 Utica , NY @ Utica Resonance Center
12/4 Portland, ME @ The Station
12/6 Providence, RI @ The Living Room
12/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Syndicate
12/8 Virginia Beach, VA @ Sweet Caroline's
12/10 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
12/11 Orlando, FL @ The Back Booth
12/12 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
12/13 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/14 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown
12/15 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
12/16 Memphis, TN @ The Complex
12/17 Lexington , KY @ Club Revolutions

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