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Formed: 2000
From: Riverside, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Manntis News

Below is our complete Manntis 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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Rock Against Diabetes 2008 Rocks Vegas

"Rock Against Diabetes 2008" was held at Club Rox in Las Vegas, Nevada. The club was kind enough to provide R.A.D. with a venue for the two-day event. Many artists gave of themselves to support the cause, which will not be forgotten by all of us that struggle with diabetes on a daily basis.

I got the chance to talk with the event founder and organizer, Darrin Buchanan, and he explained how all of this came about. Two years ago, Darrin's foot died on him virtually over night. He underwent a number of tests and the result was diabetes and that part of his foot would need to be removed. Here is a 36 year old man with a wife and young daughter and he was facing the fight of his life. From that experience Rock Against Diabetes began. The first event was held is Canada and Darrin, in his wheelchair, was keeping the show flowing and the event was a success. A chain of events led to a second surgery to remove more of Darrin's leg from the knee down, and now Darrin would be walking again after 2 years with the help of a prosthetic leg. It was fantastic to see Darrin running around for two days along with his lovely wife Lindsey. They are my heroes! I am sure glad we are on the same team in this daily fight that we diabetics face each day. They give me strength and hope! More...

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Century Media Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.

To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.

Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.

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Manntis Completing Work On New Demo

Vocalist Jake Sirokman of the Southern California quintet MANNTIS has issued the following update:

"We are locking down new material and polishing up a three-song demo that should be done sometime next week. Other then this we are playing some local shows and trying the new jams out live. We plan on hitting the West Coast at the end of April or early May. We will be hitting Northern California, Oregon and Washington and then hope to get right into the studio and complete the album. East Coast we are coming soon."

MANNTIS' critically acclaimed album "Sleep In Your Grave" was produced by Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION) and is available on Century Media Records. The band recently entered G-Spot Studios in their hometown of Riverside, California with producer/engineer Gunlock to begin pre-production on the follow-up effort, tentatively due next spring/summer.

Upcoming MANNTIS shows:

Mar. 21 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA (w/ ECHOES OF ETERNITY, DROID)
Mar. 30 - The Alley - Fullerton, CA

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Manntis Seeks New Drummer

Riverside, CA metal outfit and Battle for Ozzfest runner-ups Manntis (Century Media Records) is currently in search of a new drummer. According to the band, "Manntis will be starting off the new year with a fresh start, new music, new attitude and a solid touring lineup." The band is looking for someone who can tour consistently. Interested candidates should contact the group at manntis57@aol.com.

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Manntis, Bleed The Sky To Support Dope On Tour

Manntis, Bleed The Sky, and ANew Revolution will be supporting Dope on the road this summer. The following tour dates have been confirmed (more will be announced):

6/14 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
6/15 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
6/16 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
6/17 Cleveland, OH @ Scene Pavilion
6/18 Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
6/19 Belfontaine, OH @ Blue Cat's
6/20 Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
6/21 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
6/22 Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
6/23 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's
6/24 Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
6/25 Clifton Park, NJ @ Dingbatz
6/26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/27 State College, PA @ Crowbar
6/28 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
6/29 Boston, MA @ Goodtime Emporium
6/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
7/1 Reading, PA @ Silo
7/2 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
7/3 Manchester, NH @ Mark's Place
7/4 Limestone, NY @ Rock n Rick's
7/5 Rochester, NY @ Steel Music Hall
7/6 Jackson, MI @ Ludwig's
7/7 Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
7/8 Edgerton, WI @ Big E's
7/9 LaCrosse, WI @ The Warehouse
7/10 Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
7/11 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Emerald City

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Soulfly, A Perfect Murder, Manntis, Incite Tour

Dates have been solidified for Soulfly's upcoming U.S. mini-tour with support from Incite, A Perfect Murder, and Manntis. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

4/21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
4/22 Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
4/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/25 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
4/26 Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom
4/27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/29 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
4/30 Boise, ID @ Big Easy
5/01 Billings, MT @ 12 Planet

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Anthrax Rocks Chicago's House Of Blues

What better way to spend Friday the 13th (January) than at an ANTHRAX show? With all the old 80’s bands coming back around, it gives us/you the chance to see them live if you have never seen them back in the day. Believe me these bands still know how to rock and Anthrax (currently on tour) is no exception.

First came, Manntis. The crowd was thin. With guitarist Adair (from MTV Fame – Battle for Ozzfest) Jake, Dan and Josh, they held there own. You will be seeing a lot more of theses guys. More...

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Cannae Joins God Forbid On Tour

Boston-based thrashers CANNAE will embark on a handful of dates alongside God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, and Manntis to continue supporting Gold Becomes Sacrifice, the band's second album on Prosthetic Records. The record has received praise from the press, being called "a crafty combination of mind-numbing precision and jarring sensory overload" by Revolver magazine, while Blabbermouth.net wrote that the album "snorts, snarls, and kicks 90-pound weaklings in the face. As far as sheer heaviness is concerned, this quintet leaves bomb craters in its wake." Produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (God Forbid, Trivium) and mastered by Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Death), the record features guest solos by both Suecof and James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament), alongside the addition of several new members to the band.

Currently on the road with The Nicea Room in support of Gold Becomes Sacrifice, Cannae will meet up with God Forbid at the end of January, having already opened for the band on a string of dates throughout the Northeast in November. More...

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God Forbid To Support Anthrax On US Tour

GOD FORBID will kick off the New Year in true heavy metal fashion on tour as direct support to Anthrax with Sworn Enemy and Manntis in the support slots. The trek, which runs from January 6th through January 21st, will lead them across the U.S. and immediately into a national headlining run. The group wrapped up a highly-successful stretch on the Decibel magazine sponsored Fury of the Fall tour with Meshuggah, The Haunted and Mnemic last month and are currently on tour with The Haunted and God Dethroned in Europe through the end of the year. Their latest video, "The End of The World," shot by director Dave Brodsky (All That Remains, Fight Paris, The Red Chord), is currently in rotation on Metal Asylum and Headbangers Ball and has also been posted online at this location.

GOD FORBID recently completed a stunning new video for the track “To The Fallen Hero” with acclaimed director Shane Drake (Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights) and the concept behind the clip is definitely going to catch people’s attention. Look for it to make its Fuse and MTV2 debut early next year. You can check out some photos from the shoot on Century Meida's MySpace page

The group's critically acclaimed new album, IV: Constitution of Treason, entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #119 in its first week of release, and it's the first time the group has ever appeared in the Top 200 charts.

We Put Out Records will also be reissuing the group’s Out of Misery EP on December 6th, which will feature five bonus live tracks.

GOD FORBID w/ Anthrax, Sworn Enemy, Manntis confrmed tour dates:

01/06 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
01/07 Nokia Live - New York, NY
01/08 Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
01/10 Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
01/13 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
01/14 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
01/21 The Avalon - Los Angeles, CA

More dates TBA

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Manntis Added To Anthrax Tour

According to a post on the official Anthrax website, Manntis has been added to their upcoming tour in January. Tour dates are as follows:

Jan. 06 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
Jan. 07 NYC, NY- Nokia Theatre
Jan. 13 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Jan. 21 Hollywood, CA - The Avalon

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Century Media Release Metal For The Masses Vol 4

Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.

Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.

Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:

God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation

Disc Two Includes:

Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral

Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies

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Manntis Check In From The Road, Video Posted

The explosive Southern California quintet Manntis are currently annihilating crowds on the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, which runs through Nov. 23rd. Their first video, "Axe of Redemption," is now in heavy rotation on Fuse's Metal Asylum and MTV2's Headbangers Ball. Click here to watch video.

Jake Sirokman (vocals) checks in with the following report from the road: "We are on the 4th date of the Decade of Brutality tour with Hatebreed and things are going great. We are very proud and excited to be sharing the stage with such awesome bands and of course one of our major influences Hatebreed. We are also looking forward to the Century Media Christmas Party, also another great set of bands that night. This is it for now and we hope you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend. See you on the road."

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Hatebreed's "A Decade of Brutality" Ecard Online

Hatebreed's "A Decade of Brutality" 10 year anniversary tour ecard is now online. The tour runs from November 1-26 and features Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi, Manntis, If Hope Dies in addition to Hatebreed.


11/1 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/2 - Manchester, NH @ Bombshelter
11/3 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
11/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/5 - Louisville, KY @ The Gate
11/6 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/7 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/8 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
11/9 - Birmingham, AL @ 4th & 16th Space
11/10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
11/11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/12 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Fuel
11/13 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
11/14 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
11/15 - Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
11/16 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
11/17 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
11/18 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/19 - Pittston, PA @ The Staircase
11/20 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
11/21 - State College, PA @ The Crowbar
11/22 - Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
11/23 - Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
11/25 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Skarhead, All Out War, Neglect & One 4 One appear
11/26 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Converge, Crowbar, Subzero & Irate appear.

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Nevermore To Headline Christmas BallS

Nevermore has been confirmed to headline Century Family's Second Annual Christmas BallS, along with Behemoth, Watch Them Die and Manntis. The show is set to take place on Wednesday, December 7 at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA.

Nevermore, who spent the summer performing on the mainstage of Megadeth’s Gigantour, just finished headlining their first European tour supporting This Godless Endeavor. The band joined Opeth’s North American tour Oct. 26 in Chicago, and wrap up the tour in Ft. Lauderdale, FL November 11. The band will then continue performing headlining dates across the Midwest, complete dates can be found here.

Currently conquering North America on Danzig’s Blackest of the Black tour, Polish metal titans Behemoth are on their third North American tour supporting their critically-acclaimed album, Demigod. Behemoth have toured with the likes of such heavyweights as King Diamond, Suffocation, Nile, Halford, Opeth, and Superjoint Ritual.

Oakland-based purveyors of violence Watch Them Die are currently on a massive national U.S. tour alongside Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood and Crisis. The group recently unleashed their blistering sophomore offering, Bastard Son, which is a multi-layered exploration of anger, pain, loss and redemption.

The explosive Southern California quintet Manntis have an extremely busy fall schedule ahead of them after recently being added to the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, kicking off on Nov. 1st and running through Nov. 23rd. The group’s highly acclaimed new album, Sleep In Your Grave, produced by Cameron Webb (Danzig, Motorhead, Social Distortion), is now available and goes straight for the jugular with its scorching guitar work and pummeling rhythmic assault.

Following last year’s successful event, the elves have put their heads together to come up with even more fantastically diabolic devilry. Already busy assembling stockings filled with heavy metal trimmings, they are scouring the workshop for musical goodies for all attendees. Santa’s selected outstanding surprises to raffle throughout the night, and one lucky winner will go home with a brand new Schecter guitar.

Tickets for the Christmas BallS are available at The Key Club box office, or at Ticketmaster.

The Century Family includes Century Media Records, Nuclear Blast America, and Liquor and Poker Music. Century Media, the flagship label of the Century Family, is an upstart independent hard rock/heavy metal label founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog of such influential acts as Iced Earth and Opeth, the label’s leading artists today include Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid and Arch Enemy.

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Manntis' Axe of Redemption Video Online

Manntis's video for their track "Axe Of Redemption" has been posted online in Windows Media format here.

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Hatebreed Plan 10th Anniversary Tour

Hatebreed will be hitting the road in November for their 10th anniversary tour, dubbed the "10 Years Of Brutality Tour." Joining the band will be Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi, If Hope Dies, and Manntis. More dates will be announced, but here's the latest:

11/1 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/2 Manchester, NH @ Bombshelter
11/3 Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
11/4 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/5 Louisville, KY @ The Gate
11/6 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/9 Birmingham, AL @ 4th & 16th Space
11/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
11/14 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
11/15 Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
11/16 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
11/17 Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/23 Orono, ME @ Ushuaia

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God Forbid Reveal Complete Tour Itinerary

God Forbid has their complete fall tour dates for their upcoming North American tour with Meshuggah and European tour with the Haunted. Tour dates are as follows:

With Meshuggah, The Haunted and Mnemic:

Sept. 28 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Sept. 29 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Sept. 30 Talahassee, FL - Big Daddy's (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 01 Pinellas Park, FL - Town Square Plaza Park
Oct. 02 Fayateville, NC - Jester's Pub (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 03 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Oct. 04 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Oct. 05 Toronto, ON - The Guvernment
Oct. 06 Montreal, QC - Medley
Oct. 07 New York, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club
Oct. 08 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 09 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Oct. 10 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Oct. 11 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 12 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Oct. 13 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall (off date w/ Mnemic and Dillinger Escape Plan)
Oct. 14 Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre
Oct. 15 Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar
Oct. 16 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Oct. 17 Muskogee, OK - Muskogee Civic Assembly Center (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 18 Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
Oct. 19 San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
Oct. 20 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 21 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Oct. 23 Seatle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 24 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre
Oct. 25 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
Oct. 26 Chico, CA - Senator Theatre (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 27 Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Oct. 28 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Oct. 29 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Oct. 30 Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club
Oct. 31 Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy Theater
Nov. 01 San Diego, CA - SOMA

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Manntis "Axe Of Redemption" Vid To Premier on Fuse

Southern California quintet MANNTIS will join the International Extreme Music Festival tour on September 17 alongside GOD DETHRONED, NIGHTRAGE, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT and THINE EYES BLEED. The group recently completed a successful nationwide headlining U.S. tour with EYES OF FIRE in support of "Sleep In Your Grave", their critically acclaimed debut album. Their first video, "Axe of Redemption", is scheduled to make its worldwide television premiere on Fuse's "Metal Asylum" on Monday, Sept. 12. Look for it to make its "Headbangers Ball" debut later this month.

Jake Sirokman (vocals) checks in with the following update: "First off, I would like to welcome the new guys to the band, Josh Feathers on drums and Daniel Racadio on the guitar; these two are amazing, and we feel proud to have them. Second, we are very excited about this upcoming tour (International Extreme Music Festival). Even though we are not a death metal band, I feel we can still bring some chaos to the stage and have a good time. Also, just to play The Metro in Chicago is a huge step in our career, and we are thankful for the opportunity and look forward to tearin' up the stage. Speaking of tours, we had a great time with the EYES OF FIRE boys on our last trip, and we hope to hit the road with them again in the future. We are also stoked about the premiere of our video, 'Axe of Redemption', which will appear on Fuse's 'Metal Asylum' and MTV2's 'Headbangers Ball'. It has taken some time, but it is worth the wait. This is it from me, and we hope to catch you on the road soon."

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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The Haunted Announce European Tour

The Haunted will be embarking on a European tour with Manntis and God Forbid from mid-November to mid-December. Tour dates announced:

Nov 17 Baroeq, Rotterdam, NL
Nov 18 Partonaat, Harlem, NL
Nov 19 Laantarm, Hellendoorn, NL
Nov 20 Biebob, Vosselaar, B
Nov 21 Wedgewood rooms, Portsmouth, UK
Nov 22 Lemon Grove, Exeter, UK
Nov 23 Mean Fiddler, London, UK
Nov 24 Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Nov 25 Carling Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
Nov 26 Cockpit, Leeds, UK
Nov 27 Corpotation, Sheffield, UK
Nov 28 Spirit of 66, Verviers, B
Nov 29 Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR
Dec 01 Bilbo Rock, Bilbao, SP
Dec 02 - Arena, Madrid, SP
Dec 03 Apolo, Barcelona, SP
Dec 04 Jas Rod, Marseille, FR
Dec 05 Le Marche'Gare, Lyon, FR
Dec 06 Estragon, Bologna, FR
Dec 07 Newage, Treviso, FR
Dec 08 Abart, Zyrich, CH
Dec 09 New Backstage, Munich, GER
Dec 10 Arena, Vienna, AU
Dec 11 Live Arena, Munster-Breitefeld, GER
Dec 12 Underground, Köln, GER
Dec 13 Zeche Carl, Essen, GER
Dec 14 Loqo, Hamburg, GER
Dec 15 Stengate, Copenhagen, DEN
Dec 16 Klubben, Stockholm, SWE
Dec 17 Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWE

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