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Fucked Up have announced some March dates leading up to a 6-show stay in Austin, TX for SXSW. The acclaimed and controversial band released Hidden World last year. Here are the tour dates:
February 28, 2006 Toronto, ON @ The Gladstone Hotel
March 2, 2006 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
March 3, 2006 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
March 12, 2006 Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
March 13, 2006 Fort Worth, TX @ Competition Music
March 14, 2006 Austin, TX @ Lamar Pedestrian Bridge
March 15, 2006 Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn
March 15, 2006 Austin, TX @ Lambert's
March 16, 2006 Austin, TX @ The Vice Stage
March 16, 2006 Austin, TX @ The Trailor Space
March 17, 2006 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Jade Tree will return to South By Soutwest this year for another wild time in Austin. This year we'll see you at the all new Lamberts with one of the best lineup's we've brought yet. Keep an eye on the tours section for updates and announcements of additional shows surrounding the SXSW weekend.
Thursday, March 15th at Lamberts
401 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Google Map
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES 1AM
FUCKED UP 12AM
MICAH P. HINSON 11PM
YOUNG WIDOWS 9PM
PANDA & ANGEL 8PM
They may not have made it to CMJ due to troubles with the authorities, but FUCKED UP has scheduled a couple of shows in March to satisfy those left with a longing for a taste of the Hidden World.
The first show will be in Philadelphia on March 2nd at the First Unitarian Church with Government Warning, Cold World, and YDI. Tickets are available online.
The New York show will be March 3rd at the Mercury Lounge and it will surely sell out.
Here are the planned Fucked Up tour dates:
02/03/2007 Peterborough, ON Canada @ Underdog
02/09/2007 Toronto, ON Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern
02/15/2007 Vancouver, BC Canada @ Croatian Cultural Centre
02/16/2007 Vancouver, BC Canada @ Pub 340
02/17/2007 Surrey, BC United States @ Cloverdale Seniors Centre
02/28/2007 Toronto, ON Canada @ The Gladstone Hotel
03/02/2007 Philadelphia, PA United States @ First Unitarian Church
03/03/2007 New York, NY United States @ Mercury Lounge
03/12/2007 Houston, TX United States @ Walter's on Washington
03/13/2007 Denton, TX United States @ J and J's Pizza
03/14/2007 Austin, TX United States @ Lamar Pedestrian Bridge
More shows will be announced soon and additional shows with short notice are always par for the course.
FUCKED UP will be performing for MTV Live on MTV Canada Tuesday, January 16th and you can be there. Henry Rollins will also be a guest on Tuesday's show too. For free tickets, call 1.888.491.6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fucked Up will embark upon a European tour in late-December. Here are the 'tour dates:
27/12 London (UK) @ Old Blue Last
28/12 Manchester (UK) @ Star and Garter
29/12 Leeds (UK) @ The Fenton
30/12 Sheffield (UK) @ DnR Bar
31/12 London (UK) @ The Luminaire
01/01 Den Haag (NL) @ Hague
02/01 Brugge (B) @ Bargehuis
03/01 Münster (Ger) @ Gleis 22
04/01 Hamburg (Ger) @ Hafenklang
05/01 Kiel (Ger) @ Alte Meierei
06/01 Leipzig (Ger) @ Zorro
07/01 Berlin (Ger) @ Cassopeia
08/01 Prag (CZ) @ 007
09/01 München (Ger) @ Kafe Kult
10/01 Saarbrücken (Ger) @ Kleiner Club Garage
11/01 Mannheim (Ger) @ JuZ
12/01 Bielefeld (Ger) @ AJZ
13/01 Barcelona (E) @ TDN
Fucked Up has cancelled performances slated for this weekend in the United States, including an appearance at Jade Tree Records' CMJ showcase. Here's a statement from the band:
"We're not coming to the States this weekend, they wouldn't let us over the border. See you either in some shitty city in Canada, or elsewhere when we can get working visas. Also in case any border guards are reading this, we'll be doing some shows in Canada and Canada between December 26th and January 14th 2006, and then some shows in Canada and Canada hopefully in the summer."
Jade Tree Records has announced yet another addition to its ever growing roster; Toronto, Ontario's very own Fucked Up. Fucked Up will release its first full-length for Jade Tree, entitled Hidden World, in early Fall, with a preemptive single arriving in mid-Summer.
Fucked Up have been honing their brand of vicious hardcore for roughly five years. Hailed as the "Second coming of hardcore" by Maximum Rock and Roll, not much is known about the origin of Fucked Up, but their reputation as a stalwart outfit in the hardcore/punk community has transformed Fucked Up into an enigmatic and essentially unconventional institution.
The band, (consisting of Damian Abraham- vocals, Josh Zucker- guitar, Jonah Falco- drums, Sandy Miranda- bass, Michael Haliechuk- guitar) doesn't have a website, and their Myspace page was set up by a fan. Fucked Up's prolific discography includes 10 7"s, along with 3 12"s and a CD compilation of their many singles on Deranged Records. Fucked Up have also been praised in print by the likes of Punk Planet, Maximum Rock and Roll, Vice, Eye/Canada, Now/Canada, Razorcake, Chart, Under The Volcano and Thrasher.
The band has shunned full-length releases in favor of two-song singles, championed anarchism and far-left art movements within their music, and even been accused of mind control and fascism by some of their detractors. Illegible liner notes, being attacked onstage during live performances, self-releasing records with 17 minute long title tracks; it's all in a day's work for the convoluted world of Fucked Up.
Fucked Up's abrupt, confrontational brand of hardcore has been compared to the likes of Poison Idea, Negative Approach, The Cro-Mags and even Black Flag. Fucked Up's live element points all signs clearly in the same direction, with lead singer Damian Abraham often beating himself to a bloody pulp during the band's set. The band has shared the stage with The Gossip, D4, Hardskin, Terror, Bane and Comeback Kid, has completed two East Coast tours, one West Coast tour, and one European tour. (Though lead singer Damian Abraham chose to stay at home during the European tour, stating, "The prospect of sitting in a van with those dudes driving through some breakaway former Soviet republic made me sick to my stomach.") Fucked Up (complete with their lead singer) will also convene on a UK tour in mid-April, to promote the release of their latest single, Triumph of Life, on Vice Records UK.
Hidden World, Fucked Up's first full-length release for Jade Tree, will be recorded at Signal to Noise Studios with Jon Drew (Brutal Knights, Career Suicide, Magneta Lane). The album marks a turning point for Fucked Up, transcending the boundaries of traditional hardcore with melody, aggression and expansive songwriting structures. Fucked Up taps into its collective influences, but in a hallenging way that's off the beaten path of current hardcore traditions. In a word, Fucked Up and Hidden World are dangerous in a time when hardcore has become predictable, stale and manufactured.