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Below is our complete Fair To Midland 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.

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Fair To Midland Plan Headlining Tour In December

Fair To Midland will be embarking on their very first headlining tour across the US this December. The band will kick off the tour Thursday Dec. 6th at LA's Troubadour.

On Dec 7, FTM will also perform at the KIOZ Rock Before Christmas Fest in San Diego alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Suicidal Tendencies and Atreyu.

The band is currently in Europe with Serj Tankian and have also played with the Smashing Pumpkins, Chevelle, Dir En Grey and Flyleaf --all this year--and have performed at this year’s Coachella and Bamboozle, as well as at the UK’s Download Festival and the main stages of both Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park mega-fests.

Fair to Midland's December tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Fair To Midland Announces Dates w/ Serj Tankian

Fair to Midland is currently touring the US with Chevelle, and has also announced a bunch of dates with Serj Tankian: Oct 28 in San Francisco (where FTM just opened for the Smashing Pumpkins in July) and the UK and Europe in November.

Fair to Midland are also currently being featured in October’s issue of Alternative Press and their second single “Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes” off their album Fables From a Mayfly debuted at #3 this week on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.

You can check out some live footage from a recent show in Flint, MI where singer Darroh Suddereth literally hanging from the rafters...without missing a note.

Here are the latest FAIR TO MIDLAND tour dates: More...

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Serj Tankian Names Touring Band "The FCC"

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has named his new solo touring band the FCC, according to HardDrive Radio. The letters do not stand for the dreaded Federal Communications Commission, but for something that they'll fine you for if you say it on the air. Tankian told The Pulse of Radio what he and the band came up with. "We just named the band, and I liked the idea of the FCC — you know, the FCC in the U.S. stands for the Federal Communications Commission, which is the governmental body that assigns penalties for cuss words," he said. "And I thought it would be great to make the FCC a cuss word, that way they can penalize themselves. So the FCC is, our interpretation, is the FLYING C***S OF CHAOS."

The lineup of the FCC includes PRIMUS guitarist Larry LaLonde as well as several friends of Tankian's who are unknown to the public but are "amazing musicians," according to the singer.

Contrary to earlier reports, former PRIMUS and GUNS N'ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia will not be in the touring band, although he did play on Tankian's debut solo album, "Elect the Dead", due out on October 23.

FAIR TO MIDLAND, who are signed to Tankian's Serjical Strike label, will open a few shows on Tankian's first-ever solo tour, which begins on October 12 in Chicago.

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Initial Fair To Midland and Chevelle Tour Dates

Fair To Midland just played two "crazy, sold-out shows" supporting the Smashing Pumpkins, did a bunch of shows with Evans Blue, and next week they set out to tour the UK and Europe to tour with Dir En Gray, where they'll play festivals like Wacken, M’era Luna and Metal Hammer, and headline the Kerrang! Awards Week show in London on August 18th.

In addition, the first batch of Fair To Midland's US tour dates with Chevelle has been announced. Fair To Midland's complete tour schedule thus far is: More...

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Night Kills The Day On Tour w/ The 69 Eyes, FTM

The New York-based four-piece Night Kills The Day released their full length debut The Study Of Man April 10 via the NYC indie Score Records. Filled with highlights such as the anthemic first single “Dive,” the electro-pop “Rainbows in N.Y.C.” and the danceable “Enjoy The Ride” The Study of Man… is now impacting specialty radio. The bands wide range of influences are neatly packaged into their own unique sound that translates into a dynamic and energized live show.

Produced by Joe Blaney--noted for his engineering work with the Ramones and Keith Richards as well as his efforts on the Clash albums Combat Rock and This is Radio Clash--the album is garnering critical praise:

Night Kills the Day are currently on tour with The 69 Eyes, from Finland, hitting one night in Los Angeles, then moving to Texas and down to the Southeast part of the country. On this leg they are also being joined by Fair to Midland and Wednesday 13. As soon as this leg of the tour ends (July 10th) they will be headed back to the West Coast where they will be joined by Aiden and >From Autumn To Ashes. West Coast dates coming soon.

Tour Dates
Upcoming Shows with The 69 Eyes, Fair to Midland and Wednesday 13
Jun 28 2007 7:00P Slim's (w/ The 69 Eyes) San Francisco, CA
Jun 29 2007 6:00P Galaxy Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Santa Ana, CA
Jun 30 2007 7:00P El Rey Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2 2007 7:00P House Of Blues (w/ The 69 Eyes) Dallas, TX
Jul 3 2007 8:00P Meridian (w/ The 69 Eyes) Houston, TX
Jul 5 2007 6:00P Revolution (w/ The 69 Eyes) Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jul 6 2007 6:30P House Of Blues (w/ The 69 Eyes) Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jul 7 2007 6:30P Roxy Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Atlanta, GA
Jul 9 2007 7:00P The Recher Theatre (w/ The 69 Eyes) Towson, MD
Jul 10 2007 7:00P Theatre Of Living Arts (w/ The 69 Eyes) Philadelphia, PA

West Coast dates with Aidan and From Autumn To Ashes coming soon.

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Fair to Midland To Tour w/ Chevelle

On July 15 and 16 at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, Fair to Midland will open for The Smashing Pumpkins at the first two shows of the Pumpkins' West Coast residency.

In addition to just releasing their first major label debut, Fables From a Mayfly: What I Say Three Times is True (Serjical Strike/Universal Republic), which debuted at #2 last week on Billboard's New Artist chart, Fair to Midland has also performed at this year's Coachella, Bamboozle, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park and Download festivals.

After they wrap up their current tour with Finnish band The 69 Eyes and some dates with Evans Blue, Fair to Midland will head to Europe for shows with Japan's Dir En Gray and gigs at Germany's Wacken and M'era Luna Festivals, and the Metal Hammer Festival in Poland. Upon their return, Fair to Midland will be kicking off over two months of touring as main support for Chevelle (from late August through October).

Check out this live clip of “Dance of the Manatee” from Fair To Midland's CD release show in Dallas at the Curtain Club. You can also stream the track "Vice Versa" online here.

FAIR TO MIDLAND's current tour schedule is as follows: More...

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The 69 Eyes To Tour w/ Wednesday 13

Caroline Records' Finnish five piece, raucous rockers The 69 Eyes, are bringing even more material from their album, ANGELS, to the American masses. The band touched down in the USA with Cradle of Filth earlier this year, have dominated Europe and now are set to return to the states.

The 69 Eyes - Jyrki 69 (Vocals), Bazie (Guitar), Timo-Timo (Guitar), Archzie (Bass) and Jussi 69 (Drums) - also known as the Helsinki Vampires, infuse a gothic vibe and an edginess to some stunning Sunset Strip rock.

The 69 Eyes will be hitting the road with Wednesday 13, Night Kills The Day and Fair To Midland. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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17 More Bands Confirmed For Download Fest

Seventeen more bands have been confirmed for the UK's Download Festival including: Silverstein, My Alamo, Fastway, Cat The Dog, Damone, Voodoo Six, Priestess, In This Moment, Fair To Midland, As I Lay Dying, Flood Of Red, Army Of Freshman, Lost Alone, Eliot Minor, Cynic, Panic Cell and Architects are the latest bands to be added to an impressive bill that will exceed 100 bands.

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As I Lay Dying Book US Tour Dates

AS I LAY DYING will be heading out on the road this May, and will be joined by FAIR TO MIDLAND for a week’s worth of shows:

May 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
May 6 - East Rutherford, NJ @ BAMBOOZLE Festival
May 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
May 9 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
May 10 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
May 11 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
May 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

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Flyleaf Announce Second Leg of Headlining Tour

With their maiden headlining tour now underway, Flyleaf have scheduled round two with special guests Kill Hannah, Sick Puppies and Resident Hero.

The just-confirmed second leg of the "Justice & Mercy" tour kicks off May 5 in Dallas and wraps up June 15. The tour's current leg runs through April 30, and features support acts Skillet and Fair to Midland, with Dropping Daylight and Resident Hero splitting time in the opening slot.

Tickets for the May/June dates go on sale this weekend in most markets, according to a press release. A presale begins Wednesday (4/4) for members of Flyleaf's fan club. For more information, visit the band's website.

Flyleaf's self-titled album has produced two singles: "I'm So Sick" and "Fully Alive." This spring, the band will release a third single, "All Around Me."

After its headlining run, Flyleaf will return to stages this summer as part of Korn's Family Values tour. The festival's fifth installment, which is set to kick off July 20 in St. Louis, MO, will also feature co-headliners Evanescence, as well as Atreyu, Trivium and Hellyeah.

Here are the latest Flyleaf headlining tour dates: More...

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Flyleaf Announce More Headlining Tour Dates

Flyleaf have announced more tour dates in their headlining tour with opening bands, Skillet and Fair to Midland, beginning March 25th. Resident Hero and labelmates, Dropping Daylight, will also join them on some dates.

3/24 NASHVILLE, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ("Acquire the Fire")
3/25 MEMPHIS, TN @ Newby's (Resident Hero Opens)
3/27 HOUSTON, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio (Resident Hero Opens)
3/28 BEAUMONT, TX @ Antones (Resident Hero Opens)
3/30 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ White Rabbit (Resident Hero Opens)
3/31 DALLAS, TX @ Reunion Arena ("Acquire the Fire")
4/01 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ House of Blues (Resident Hero Opens)
4/02 ATLANTA, GA @ The Masquerade (Resident Hero Opens)
4/04 COLUMBIA, SC @ Headliners Live (Resident Hero Opens)
4/05 JACKSONVILLE, NC @ Hooligans (Resident Hero Opens)
4/06 CHARLOTTE, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (Resident Hero Opens)
4/07 RICHMOND, VA @ Richmond Raceway Complex (WRXL Chilli Cookoff)
4/09 CHAMBERSBURG, PA @ Chambersburg High School (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/10 PITTSBURGH, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/11 COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/13 DETROIT, MI @ Ford Field (4:30PM- "Acquire the Fire") AND @ St. Andrew's Hall (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/14 CINCINNATI, OH @ Bogart's (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/15 CHICAGO, IL @ House of Blues (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/17 MADISON, WI @ Barrymore Theatre (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Trocaderos (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/21 KANSAS CITY, MO @ Kemper Arena ("Acquire the Fire")
4/23 SAUGET, IL @ Pop's (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ University of Indy (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/25 KNOXVILLE, TN @ Blue Cats (Dropping Daylight Opens)
4/27 JACKSONVILLE, FL @ Metropolitan Park (Radio Show)
4/28 ORLANDO, FL @ Tinker Field (Radio Show)
4/29 TAMPA, FL @ Raymond James Stadium (Radio Show)
4/30 PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL @ Mojo Room (Dropping Daylight Opens)

More headline dates in May and June will be announced soon. There is also a tour e-card online that you can check out.

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Fair To Midland Post New Track Online

Fair to Midland have posted another new track titled "April Fools and Eggmen" to their MySpace page. The track will be included on their new album 'Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True' which will be released on June 12th.

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Fair To Midland Stream New Track

Fair to Midland have posted the track "Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes" from their new album, 'Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True' on their MySpace page.

The band is currently on the road with Dir En Gray and Bleed the Dream.

'Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True' hits stores on April 24th.

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Fair To Midland And Dir En Grey US Tour Dates

Fair to Midland and Dir En Grey will hit the road next year for a US Tour. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

February 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
February 2nd in Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
February 3rd in Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
February 5th in Baltimore, MD @ Ram?s Head Live
February 6th in Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
February 7th in Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
February 9th in Toronto, ON @ Guvernment
February 10th in New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
February 12th in Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
February 13th in Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 14th in Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Club
February 16th in Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
February 18th in Houston, TX @ Meridian
February 19th in Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
February 21st in Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 23rd in Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre

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Fair To Midland Sign With Serjical Strike Records

Dallas-based quintet FAIR TO MIDLAND have just inked a deal with Serjical Strike Records, the label headed by SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian. The band that had been touted by Music Connection as one of the top 100 unsigned bands of 2005 can no longer carry that distinction in 2006, as they embark on their new journey of becoming heralded as one of the top signed bands for years to come.

Founded by members Andrew Sudderth (vocals) and Cliff Campbell (guitars) and later solidified by Brett Stowers (drums), Jon Dicken (bass) and Matt Langley (keyboards), FAIR TO MIDLAND has been working diligently with a D.I.Y. ethic that has generated "inter.funda.stifle", their independently recorded and distributed album that has kept them consistently touring throughout the United States in support of it.

With a sound that has been described as a "mutant offspring of RUSH, PINK FLOYD, DREAM THEATER, THE MARS VOLTA, GARY NUMAN and PANTERA," FAIR TO MIDLAND have crafted a live show that is as invigorating as it is enlightening by fusing visceral energy and amazing musicianship that has gripped all that have seen them play, including Tankian.

After hearing "inter.funda.stifle", Tankian was anxious to see the band perform and had the opportunity to do so this past January at Sunset Strip hotspot The Roxy Theater in Hollywood, followed by a second show two nights later in Malibu. It was seeing the live show that had him itching to be involved with the band through his label Serjical Strike as well as offering to executive produce FAIR TO MIDLAND's next studio offering.

"They are one of the best live unsigned bands I have ever seen," said Tankian. "Their songs are moody and dynamic, not dependent on one catchy beat or emotion to present their art."

Currently writing new songs for a future release on Serjical Strike Records, FAIR TO MIDLAND also have a few shows slated in their native state of Texas and into neighboring Oklahoma throughout April and May. Their performance at the Granada Theater in Dallas on May 12 is an unofficial celebration for the signing and will definitely be one that is not easily forgotten.

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