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Between The Buried And Me

Formed: 2000
From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Between the Buried and Me is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Below is our complete Between The Buried And Me 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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Ozzfest 2006 Comes To Bristow, Virginia

Another year, another Ozzfest. After a star-studded lineup for its ten year anniversary last year, Ozzfest was faced with the challenge of putting together yet another great lineup for its eleventh year. When I went to Bristow, VA on Sunday, August 6, 2006, I was wondering just how good a lineup they managed to scrape together. I knew the bands that were playing, but the real question remained whether the main stage bands could hold their own with primarily younger, nu-metal bands on it and Ozzy closing out the second stage.

The temperatures had fortunately dropped from the 105F degree humid days of only a few days earlier, but the sky was crystal clear for most of the day and the intense sun beating down on you in the 90F degree temperatures was still enough to take a lot out of you and require constant re-hydration. More...

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My Son My Executioner Line-up Changes

My Son My Executioner recently announced several line-up changes. Vocalist Zach Updegrove, guitarist Tommy Gates, and drummer David Bruner have amicably exited the band to "pursue other things." The group has subsequently added former guitarist Bobby Reynolds to the fold in addition to drummer Jason Roe (ex-Evelynn, Between the Buried and Me). The band is currently seeking an additional guitarist. Interested candidates should send an email to dallashardcore@hotmail.com.

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First Ever Radio Rebellion Tour Announced

The first-ever RADIO REBELLION TOUR 2006 Presented by Hurley, Smartpunk.com, Nike 6.0, Fuel TV and Hot Topic is set to kick off October 6 in Nashville.

Showcasing cutting-edge artists who’ve built a massive grassroots fanbase without the help of commercial radio, RADIO REBELLION TOUR 2006 signifies the shift in how today’s youth discovers and identifies new music and lifestyle trends through the media and the Internet. The inaugural eight-week trek will visit 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada between October 6 and December 2. Stay tuned for the fall 2006 itinerary to be announced soon.

Tickets will first be available via the tour’s Internet pre-sale beginning nationwide on August 15 at 9:00AM PST via www.musictoday.com. In addition, the RADIO REBELLION TOUR 2006 CD sampler will be distributed at Hot Topic stores nationwide as well as on the remaining Vans Warped Tour ’06 dates.

“The idea behind Radio Rebellion is simple. We created a tour that showcases artists who’ve achieved some solid commercial success without the traditional drivers of commercial radio,” says Graham Day, founder of Smartpunk.com and tour partner/sponsor. “Some of the Radio Rebellion artists have now sold a few hundred thousand records without having a single spin on commercial radio. We’ve witnessed first-hand the power of this new breed of artist as well as their tight connection with their very active fan-base and now we’re offering these bands that fans want to see in an intimate and ideal environment.”


“The Radio Rebellion Tour is representing a small portion of bands who are doing something different in the music industry as a whole without having a lot or any radio play at all,” says NORMA JEAN lead vocalist Cory Brandon. “The truth is, I think radio should conform to what bands like us are doing, instead of us conforming to what they’re currently playing just to get on the radio. It doesn't and shouldn't work like that in music. We’re making headway without their support and we’re not at all against the idea of heavier bands having radio play, but this doesn’t and won't change what we are doing artistically whatsoever

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Lacuna Coil, DragonForce and BTBAM Off-Fest Dates

Lacuna Coil have lined up seven off-date Ozzfest gigs just as "Enjoy the Silence," the second single from their latest offering, Karmacode, is set to impact commercial-rock radio. The Coil will perform with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu in Englewood, Colorado (July 5); Rob Zombie and Anthrax in Oklahoma City (July 12); DragonForce and Between the Buried and Me in Minneapolis (July 14); Atreyu in Grand Rapids, Michigan, (July 20); Avenged and Bleeding Through in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, (August 8); Atreyu in Nashville (August 10); and DragonForce and Between the Buried and Me in Atlanta (August 11).

In related news, Between the Buried and Me and DragonForce are teaming for more off-dates: June 30 (Eugene, Oregon); July 5 (Colorado Springs, Colorado); July 12 (Fort Worth, Texas); July 13 (Columbia, Missouri, with the Red Chord and A Life Once Lost); July 17 (Traverse City, Michigan); July 24 (Louisville, Kentucky, with Bleeding Through); July 31 (Poughkeepsie, New York); August 2 (Burlington, Vermont); August 12 (Tallahassee, Florida); August 14 (Lake Buena Vista, Florida); August 15 (St. Petersburg, Florida); August 17 (New Orleans); and August 18 (Houston).

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Chiodos Drop Off BTBAM Tour Due To Health Problems

Chiodos have dropped off the remainder of their current tour with Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, etc. as a result of some health issues with singer Craig Owens. States the band: "Craig woke up this morning with a severe shortness of breathe, and needs to get back home to rest up. As many of you know, Craig has suffered from a collapsed lung in the past. Due to the symptoms coming back, we have decided to pull out of our direct supporting slot on our current tour. Craig and the rest of us will be resting up to get ready for our upcoming tour with It Dies Today and Haste The Day. we are terribly sorry, and would like to apologize to all of our fans in Canada, Boston, and Pittsburgh that planned on attending these shows. we hope that you understand that we love you but a band members health comes first."

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Avenged Sevenfold and DragonForce On Ozzfest 2006

It comes as little surprise that Avenged Sevenfold have been officially confirmed as the mystery band on the main stage for Ozzfest 2006. The real surprise announcement is that power metal band Dragonforce, recently signed to Roadrunner Records in North America and rumored to be joining Gigantour 2006, has been added as the main stage opener as well.

Ozzy Osbourne is now slated to headline the second stage on three dates (replacing some dates that he was previously thought to be headlining the main stage):

July 8 - San Bernardino, CA's Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
July 11 - San Antonio, TX at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 22 - East Troy, WI at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre

OZZY says, "After 10 years of headlining Ozzfest's main-stage I think it's time for a change. I haven't had a chance to play this close to an audience in years and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it."

Also announced is that Ozzfest emcee Big Dave and professional Ozzfest party guy, Eddie, have begun their nationwide search visiting 19 of the festival's 26 cities to find the first-ever Miss Ozzfest. The duo will be accepting entries and taking photographs of Miss Ozzfest candidates in each city. Throughout the summer the Ozzfest fans can vote for your favorites at Ozzfest.com. All entries collected from Big Dave and Eddie will be posted for you to vote on. The top three in each city will be awarded FREE tickets to the show in their city, where at some point during the evening's festivities, the three contestants will be presented on stage to the fans who will vote on a winner. Photos of each winning contestant, including the top vote getters from Raleigh and West Palm Beach, will be posted once again on Ozzfest.com, where fans can pick their Miss Ozzfest 2006. Final voting will be held at Ozzfest.com on August 7 and 8. The winning beauty will be awarded the grand prize and receive round trip airfare and accommodations for her and a guest to attend the year's final show August 13 in West Palm Beach where she'll be crowned Miss Ozzfest 2006.

Here's a recap of the complete official Ozzfest 2006 lineup and tour dates: More...

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Bad Acid Trip Confirmed For Ozzfest 2006

In case you missed the quiet announcement (like we did), California metallers Bad Acid Trip have been added to the second stage for this summer's Ozzfest. The band, which has toured with System of a Down, released their debut, Lynch the Weirdo, on System frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004. The album was produced by System guitarist Daron Malakian. This year's Ozzfest begins June 29 in Auburn, Washington, and will run through August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

To recap, the Ozzfest 2006 tour dates and lineup are as follows: 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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Between The Buried And Me To Issue Covers CD

Between The Buried And Me will be releasing an album of cover songs in June called "The Anatomy Of", which will contain the following tracks:

Pantera - "Cemetery Gates"
Sepultura - "Territory"
Soundgarden - "The Day I Tried to Live"
Mötley Crüe - "Kickstart My Heart"
Pink Floyd - "Us and Them"
Queen - "Bicycle Race"
Metallica - "Blackened"
Faith No More - "Malpractice"
Doors - "People Are Strange"
Depeche Mode - "Little 15"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Geek U.S.A."
Blind Melon - "Change"

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Initial Ozzfest 2006 Tour Dates Released

The initial dates for Ozzfest 2006 have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jul. 07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jul. 08 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Jul. 14 - Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Music Energy Center
Jul. 21 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jul. 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 26 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 29 - New York, NY @ Randall's Island
Jul. 30 - Hartford, CA @ New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 01 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 04 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at The Waterfront
Aug. 05 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Virginia Beach
Aug. 09 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
Aug. 13 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphiheatre

To recap, the official lineup for this year's Ozzfest is as follows:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE (10 shows only)

**Major main-stage band to be announced on May 23

Second Stage:


Second Stage (rotating):


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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2006 Lineup Revealed

Here is the lineup for Ozzfest 2006 according to a posting on Ozzfest.com, a few hours prior to the previously announced 9 p.m. EST:

Main Stage:
Ozzy Osbourne
System of A Down
Lacuna Coil

Second Stage:
Black Label Society
Bleeding Through
Norma Jean
A Life Once Lost
Strapping Young Lad
The Red Chord
Full Blown Chaos
Walls of Jericho
All That Remains
Between The Buried and Me

A major mainstage act is also said to be announced on May 23rd. There's much speculation of this being Metallica, although their record label and the band have denied those rumors. The full press release posted on Ozzfest.com follows. More...

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BTBAM To Tour With Bleeding Through, ETID

Between the Buried and Me have announced tour dates with Bleeding Through, Everytime I Die and Hast the Day beginning February 15 to April 1. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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New Opeth Album Tops Unrestrained's 2005 List

Canada’s UNRESTRAINED! Magazine has named Opeth’s "Ghost Reveries" as the #1 Album of 2005 in their year-end issue that will be on stands December15th, 2005.

The full Top 20 of 2005 (as chosen by the staff) is as follows:


1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner)
2. Nevermore – This Godless Endeavour (Century Media)
3. Primordial – The Gathering Wilderness (Metal Blade)
4. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus (DRT)
5. Lurker Of Chalice – Lurker Of Chalice (Southern Lord/Total Holocaust)
6. Deathspell Omega – Kenose (N.E.D./Ajna Offensive)
7. Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God (Sanctuary)
8. Hypocrisy – Virus (Nuclear Blast)
9. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media)
10. Between The Buried And Me – Alaska (Victory)
11. Dark Tranquillity - Character (Century Media)
12. Ulver – The Blood Inside (The End)
13. Napalm Death - The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code (Century Media)
14. Rammstein - Rosenrot (Universal)
15. Torche – Torche (Robotic Empire)
16. Green Carnation – The Quiet Offspring (The End Records)
17. Leaves’ Eyes – Vinland Saga (Napalm)
18. Jesu - Jesu (Hydra Head)
19. Slough Feg – Atavism (Cruz Del Sur)
20. Red Knife Lottery – So Much Drama (Uprising)

For more information, visit www.unrestrainedmag.com.

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DEP's "Unretrofied" Added to WWE Video Game

"Unretrofied", the third single and video from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's breakthrough album Miss Machine, has been selected for inclusion on the new WWE Smackdown vs. Raw video game available for Playstation 2 and PSP. The game is set for a November 5th release via Sony.

Look for the "Unretrofied" video on MTV2, Fuse and dozens of regional video shows throughout North America. Additionally, "Unretrofied" has also been added to rotation at tastemaker commercial rock stations KEYJ / Abilene, TX, KANR / Wichita, and WKQH / Wausau, WI.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have also announced a full North American headlining tour, their first since late 2004. The tour begins November 6th in Ottawa. A full listing of tour dates is as follows: More...

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More Dillinger Escape Plan Tour Dates, New Single

All tour dates for the Dillinger Escape Plan tour will feature Hella throught November 27th, Between the Buried and Me, The Flashbub, and Horse the Band up to this point are as follows:

November 6 - Ottawa @ Babylon (5 pm show)
November 7 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground
November 8 - Montreal @ Cabaret Le Tulipe
November 9 - Toronto @ Opera House
November 13 - Edmonton @ Starlite Room
November 14 - Calgary @ MacEwan Hall
November 15 - Vancouver @ The Redroom
November 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
November 17 - Portland, OR @ Loveland
November 19 - San Francisco @ 12 Galaxies (5 pm show)
November 20 – Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater
November 21 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
November 25 - Austin @ Emo's
November 26 - Houston @ Engine Room
November 27 - Dallas @ Trees
November 29 - Kansas City @ El Torreon
November 30 - Minneapolis @ Triple Rock (5:30 pm show)
December 1 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
December 2 - Chicago, Il @ Logan Square Auditorium
December 3 - Detroit @ St. Andrews
December 4 - Cleveland @ Grog Shop
December 6 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
December 8 - Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church
December 9 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom
December 10 - Baltimore @ Sonar

The thrid single from Dillinger Escape Plan's album, "Miss Machine", is "Unretrofied" and should be getting play on Fuse's Uranium, MTV2's Headbangers Ball.

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Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Headlining Tour

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced a full North American headlining tour, their first since late 2004. The Pure Volume and Decibel Magazine sponsored tour, in support of the band's breakthrough album Miss Machine, begins November 6th in Ottawa at the Babylon Club and includes HELLA (thru November 27), THE BRONX (November 28 onward), BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HORSE THE BAND and THE FLASHBULB.

Look for "Unretrofied", the third single and video from Miss Machine, on MTV2, FUSE, Much Music, Musique Plus and dozens of regional video shows throughout North America. Miss Machine also produced the MTV2 Headbanger's Ball and FUSE' Uranium staples "Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants" and "Panasonic Youth".

Dillinger Escape Plan's tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Head Out On The Road

Even though they’ve only been home for a few short weeks The Black Dahlia Murder is about to head out for their fall headlining tour with Between the Buried and Me, Cephalic Carnage and label mates Into The Moat this Friday. The tour, which kicks off on Sept 23rd in Buffalo, NY, will be making stops across the U.S. until Oct 27th. Here’s what guitarist and madman Brian Eschbach has to say about the upcoming dates:

“We are very excited to remind you again about our upcoming tour with Cephalic Carnage, Between the Buried and Me and Into the Moat. All of these bands are awesome; but you don’t need me to tell you that. We can’t wait to see if you can all let your balls hang low. Also, you will get a free BDM poster if you attend a show in beach attire.

We also have some dates in Canada coming up. It’s going to be a rockin’ good time in Canada this fall. It’s been a year since we’ve done full Canadian tour and we can’t wait to go back.” More...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan/BTBAM November Tour

The Dillinger Escape Plan are set to embark on a tour with Between The Buried And Me and Hella come November, here's the dates:
November 07th Hamilton, ON - Underground
November 08th Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
November 09th Toronto, ON - Opera House
November 13th Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
November 14th Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall
November 15th Vancouver, BC - Red Room
November 25th Austin, TX - Emo's

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BTBAM Video To Premiere On Headbangers Ball

Between the Buried and Me's new video for the song "Alaska," from their latest release of the same title, will premiere on Headbangers Ball (MTV2) this Saturday (September 17).

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More BTBAM, BDM Tour Dates Announced

More Between the Buried and Me have been added to their tour with Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage and Into the Moat. Tour dates are as follows:

Sept 23 Buffalo, NY The Icon
Sept 24 Worcester, MA The Palladium Upstairs
Sept 25 NYC, NY Knitting Factory
Sept 26 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
Sept 27 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
Sept 28 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
Sept 29 Cleveland, OH Peabody's Downunder
Sept 30 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Oct 01 Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis
Oct 02 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room at the Quest
Oct 03 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
Oct 04 Denver, CO Rock Island
Oct 05 Salt Lake City, UT Lo-Fi Cafe
Oct 07 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Oct 08 Porland, OR Meow Meow
Oct 09 San Francisco, CA The Pound
Oct 11 Corona, CA Showcase Theatre
Oct 12 W. Hollywood, CA Troubadour
Oct 13 San Diego, CA Soma Side Stage
Oct 14 Phoenix, AZ The Brickhouse
Oct 15 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Oct 16 Dallas, TX - The Galaxy
Oct 17 San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
Oct 18 Houston, TX - Engine Room
Oct 20 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Oct 21 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct 24 Nashville, TN - Exit/IN
Oct 26 Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
Oct 27 Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall

More dates will be announced soon.

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