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Funeral For A Friend

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Latest Funeral For A Friend News

Below is our complete Funeral For A Friend 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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Funeral For A Friend Announces New Shows

Funeral For A Friend has issued the following announcement about performing two farewell shows for guitarist Darran Smith:

"We are excited to announce 2 very special live shows in July to celebrate Darran's leaving the band in true style. We'll be playing the whole of 'Casually Dressed..' back to back with a few special extras. And we're really looking forward to it. As sad as we are to see Darran leave, these shows will be guaranteed to give him a great sendoff. We played the album in it's entirety when we toured it back in 2003/4 and never really planned to do that again, but obviously with it being Darran's last shows it seems like a perfect opportunity to play the record for the final time.

"Our friends Young Guns will be supporting on both shows. The dates are: Thu 22 July: Cardiff, University, Fri 23 July: London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. These shows are gonna be special!"

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Funeral For A Friend Postpones UK Tour Date

Funeral For A Friend have announced their homecoming show at the Coal Exchange in Cardiff has been postponed to Monday, November 23rd due to factors outside the bands control. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled show but anyone wishing to obtain a refund should revert to their original point of purchase.

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Second Wave of Sidewaves Revealed

With the Soundwave festivals in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast nearing sell-out status, organizers have given fans the opportunity to catch their favourite bands in more intimate settings at the various Sidewave shows happening in Sydney and Melbourne.

The total number now stands at 25 with the inclusion of the latest batch:

Alice In Chains / Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster

Wednesday, February 25th – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek.

Thursday, February 26th – The Palais, Melbourne (licensed all ages)
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2009 Soundwave Fest Acts And Dates Announced

The official bill for the 2009 Soundwave festival in Australia has been recently released. The festival will visit five of Down Under's major cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) starting in Brisbane on the 21st of February and finishing up Perth on the 2nd of March, 2009. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available for $110 (Australian) via registering at the Soundwave Festival website.

The bands definitely ready to rock out so far are Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Scars On Broadway, Lamb of God, Alkaline Trio, Billy Talent, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Face To Face, In Flames, Rival Schools, Anberlin, Every Time I Die, Devildriver, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, Poison The Well, Madina Lake, New Found Glory, From First To Last, Bedouin Soundclash, Hellogoodbye, Finch, Goldfinger, The Subways, Say Anything, Chiodos, Silverstein, Saves The Day, Lacuna Coil, 36 Crazyfists, Straylight Run, Evergreen Terrace, Minus The Bear, Moneen, Ace Enders, (The Early November), I Am The Avalanche, Jaguar Love, Unearth, Bayside, Emery, Houston Calls, The Audition, Attack In Black, Innerpartysystem, Valencia, In This Moment, Alesana, The Riverboat Gamblers, HORSE The Band, Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster.

The dates for the Fest are as follows:
Saturday 21 February – Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – Sydney - TBA
Friday 27 February – Melbourne - Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Adelaide , Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide
Monday 2 March - Perth - Steel Blue Oval, Bassenden, Perth

Tickets go on sale from the following dates:
Brisbane: Thurs 9 Oct @ 9am
Sydney: Fri 10 Oct @ 9am
Melbourne: Sat 11 Oct @ 9am
Adelaide: Sun 12 Oct @ 9am
Perth: Sunday 12 Oct @9am

General Admission tickets will be $130 (Australian), and will be available through the Soundwave Festival website and the Ticketek website.

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Funeral For A Friend Post New Video Online

Funeral For A Friend's video for their track "Walk Away" has been posted online and can be seen here.

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New Fightstar US Tour Dates

Fightstar will join Funeral for a Friend, Emanuel and Alexisonfire for a North American tour in June. Tour dates are as follows:

June 12th in New York City, NY @ The Knitting Factory
June 15th in St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
June 16th in Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
June 18th in Milvale, PA @ Mr.Smalls
June 19th in Boise, ID @ The Venue
June 20th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
June 21st in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 22nd in Orangeville, CA @ The Boardwalk
June 24th in San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 26th in West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

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Rock AM Ring Adds 37 Bands To Line-Up

Rock Am Ring has added 37 new names to its line up. Here are the rock/metal ones:

As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, Breed 77, Chimaira, Disco Ensemble, Enter Shikari, Funeral For A Friend, Ghosts, Gogol Bordello, The Higher, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Machine Head, McQueen, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Silverstein, The Sounds, Type O Negative and The Used.

Rock Am Ring will take place on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of this year.

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Vans Warped Tour 2007 Line Up and Tour Dates

When an event has been around for 13 years, it's usually time to shake things up. And while Ozzfest chose to do that by going free, the Vans Warped tour opted to piece together one of its most diverse rosters to date. While not a metal tour, it does feature a hand full of heavier metalcore and screamo bands, most notably Norma Jean, As I Lay Dying, Funeral For A Friend, Haste The Day, Parkway Drive, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.

The tour, which will kick off June 28 at Chula Vista, California's Coors Amphitheater, is currently slated to play 45 shows through an August 25 date in Los Angeles with a lineup that includes Coheed and Cambria, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Cute Is What We Aim For, Bayside and Canadian rapper K-os.

Among the other groups that will be on the road with Warped all summer are Amber Pacific, Circa Survive, Tiger Army, Escape the Fate, Hot Rod Circuit, Big D and the Kids Table, Paramore, Gallows, the Matches, the Fabulous Rudies, Meg and Dia, All Time Low, Bleed the Dream, the Unseen, Spill Canvas, Evaline, Bless the Fall, Boys Like Girls, My American Heart, Vincent Black Shadow, Throw the Fight and Pepper.

Tour founder Kevin Lyman said he had plenty of options to choose from when putting together the roster. "We received over 4,000 submissions, so in booking the tour this year I felt that a diverse lineup was in order," he said in a press release announcing the dates. "The tour has always been a place to explore and discover new music. This year's lineup has old school, emo, punk, screamo, hip-hop, more ska than you have seen in a long time and everything in between. If you're open-minded, this will be a great show."

Members of the online Warped community will get their annual shot at Internet presale tickets starting April 1, where they'll be offered a ticket and a copy of the Warped Tour double-disc compilation for $19.99.

Among the other acts scheduled to play select dates are: A Static Lullaby, the Actual, Agent Orange, Alesana, Alkaline Trio, the Almost, Anberlin, As Cities Burn, As I Lay Dying, the Automatic, Biffy Clyro, the Briefs, the Briggs, Buck O Nine, Cinematic Sunrise, the Confession, the Dear and Departed, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Envy on the Coast, the Fall of Troy, Family Force 5, Fishbone, Flogging Molly, the Fold, Funeral for a Friend, the Graduate, Haste the Day, Hawthorne Heights, Human Abstract, I Am Ghost, Madina Lake, Mayday Parade, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, New Year's Day, Norma Jean, Parkway Drive, Pennywise, Pistolita, Play Radio Play, POS, Poison the Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Set Your Goals, So They Say, the Starting Line, Straylight Run, Supernova, the Toasters, Underoath, the Used, Valencia, The Vandals and Yellowcard.

More bands and dates are expected to be added in coming months.

Vans Warped Tour 2007 dates, according to the tour's spokesperson, are as follows: More...

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Taste of Chaos, Masters of Chaos Photos Online

We've got new photos from the Taste of Chaos Tour and Masters of Chaos tour. The Taste of Chaos photos are coutesy of Scott Legato from the show in Dayton, Ohio featuring the Deftones, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Story Of The Year, Thrice, dredg, Pelican, and Funeral For A Friend. The Masters of Chaos photos are courtesy of Gothique, from the show in Worchester, Massachussetts featuring Morbid Angel, Krisiun, Behemoth and Despised Icon.
You can check them both out in the photo gallery.

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Trivium, In Flames, Opeth Metal Hammer Nominees

The nominations for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards — which this year takes place on Monday, June 12 at Koko in Camden, North London — were recently announced. In keeping with the "Valhalla" theme of this year's awards, Metal Hammer magazine have teamed up with the crew of the "Hammer of the Gods", an authentic full-size replica Viking longboat, to launch both the awards on June 12 and the team's cross channel row, which takes place on the weekend of June 3 to raise money for charity Task Brazil.

Leading the field for nominations are longstanding rock and metal purveyors Roadrunner Records, with a staggering total of 14 nominations for the label that is home to acts as diverse as SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD and award-nominated DRAGONFORCE. Coming in a very close second for overall nominations is major label powerhouse Warner Music with an impressive 11 awards for their roster of breakthrough U.S. rock bands MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD (a favourite of Radio 1's Jo Whiley), as well as Valley boys FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and Finnish rockers H.I.M. In a complete whitewash of the category, Warner Music have secured four of the five nominations in the "Best Video" category, with the fifth and final nomination going to Roadrunner.

Going head-to-head with a joint total of four nominations are Sony and Universal, while EMI have secured two nominations for metal stalwarts and British institution IRON MAIDEN. Coming on strong is independent challenger to the rock throne Visible Noise marginally trails Sony and Universal with three nominations including "Best UK Band" and "Album of the Year", both for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. U.S. alternative rockers COHEED & CAMBRIA have surprised many with 3 nominations including appearances in the prestigious "Best Album" and "Best International Band" categories.

The full nominations list for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 is as follows: More...

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Funeral For A Friend Cancel US Tour

Due to unforeseen circumstance Funeral For A Friend are forced to cancel their upcoming US tour. Their drummer, Ryan has a stomach infection and doctors have informed him that he needs to rest and cannot travel. It is unfortunately too last minute for the band to get a replacement drummer for December so they are cancelling the US run. Funeral will return to the states as part of the Taste of Chaos Tour in February 2006.

Funeral will not be playing the shows but some may be kept open for A Static Lullaby and Hopesfall. Check locally for info. Otherwise refunds available from point of purchase.

Message from the band:

"Unfortunately Ryan has been ill and needs treatment here in the UK to remedy his illness, this means that we will be unable to play the shows we had in place along the east coast of the USA and Canada this November/December, we are very, very sorry about this but we want Ryan to get better. We were all looking forward to this tour and meeting up with the friends we have made so far on our trips to the USA but when it comes to situations like this we made a conscious decision that Ryan should be allowed to recover. We truly hope that everyone will understand this, we appreciate all of our fans and all of their commitment to us and we promise to come back even stronger in the new year for the Taste of Chaos USA tour."

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As I Lay Dying Added To Taste of Chaos Tour

More details regarding Deftones' upcoming Taste Of Chaos tour have been disclosed. According to MTV, the trek will feature headliners Deftones, in addition to support from As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Thrice, and Story Of The Year, with opening stints from Funeral For A Friend and Circa Survive. The tour will kick off in mid-February, with a full schedule to be revealed in the near future.

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'Masters Of Horror' Soundtrack Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for new two-disc soundtrack for the upcoming Showtime 'Masters Of Horror' series, released today (Tuesday, October 18). The double disc features music from Mudvayne, Funeral For A Friend, Andrew WK, Shadows Fall, Buckethead featuring Serj Tankian, Matchbook Romance, and many more. You can listen to the two albums in full at AOL.com (disc 1 / disc 2).

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Hopesfall, Funeral For A Friend, etc. Tour Dates

Hopesfall, A Static Lullaby, LoveHateHero, and Funeral For A Friend will be hitting the road together in December. Here are the dates:

12/2 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Icon
12/3 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
12/4 Boston, MA @ Axis
12/6 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/10 Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
12/11 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
12/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room @ The Quest
12/14 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
12/15 Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

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Masters Of Horror Soundtrack Tracklisting Revealed

On October 18th, Immortal Records will release the Masters Of Horror soundtrack featuring brand new (previously unreleased) tracks from Mudvayne, Shadows Fall, Norma Jean, and Buckethead featuring Serj Tankian. The final track listing is as follows:

1. Mudvayne - "Small Silhouette"
2. Norma Jean - "ShaunLuu"
3. It Dies Today -"Enjoy The Silence"
4. Funeral For A Friend - "Lazarus (In The Wilderness)"
5. Andrew WK - "You Will Remember Tonight"
6. Armor For Sleep - "Very Invisible"
7. Scary Kids Scaring Kids - "What's Up Now"
8. Shadowsfall - "This Is My Own"
9. The Bled - "Nervous Breakdown"
10. Murder By Death - "End Of The Road"
11. Thursday - "Division St" (acoustic)
12. Bloodsimple - "Overload"
13. Mastodon - "Megalodon" (live)
14. Death By Stereo - "Bottled Up"
15. Fall River - "At Least You Bought Her Flowers"

1. Buckethead feat. Serj Tankian - "We Are One"
2. Rise Against - "Obstructed"
3. The Bronx - "Bats!"
4. From Autumn To Ashes - "Betwixt Her Getaway Sticks"
5. Every Time I Die - "Keith The Music"
6. Matchbook Romance - "In Transit (For You)"
7. Bedlight For Blue Eyes - "Hindsight"
8. Alkaline Trio - "We Can Never Break Up"
9. Avenged Sevenfold - "Beast and the Harlot" (live)
10. In Flames - "Discover Me Like Emptiness"
11. A Change Of Pace - "The Thin Red Line"
12. Bear Vs Shark - "Victoria Iceberg"
13. Gratitude - "If Ever" (acoustic)
14. Fear Before The March Of Flames - "237"
15. Yesterday's Rising - "Contrast of Light and Dark"

For more information and to hear some of the tracks from the soundtrack, you can check out the new Masters Of Horror ecard here.

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Funeral For A Friend Ready New Single, Add UK Date

Funeral For A Friend are to release a new single called 'Streetcar' on May 30. It's taken from new album 'Hours', which was produced by Terry Date. The band have also expanded their upcoming UK/Irish tour. The full list of shows is:

April 21 - Bangor University
April 23 - Blackwood Miners Institute
April 24 - Bridgend Recreation Centre
June 22 - Dublin Ambassador
June 23 - Belfast Mandela Hall
June 24 - Glasgow Barrowland
June 26 - Newcastle Northumbria University
June 27 - Norwich UEA
June 28 - London Astoria
June 30 - Leeds University
July 1 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
July 2 - Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
July 4 - Sheffield Octagon
July 5 - Southampton Guildhall
July 6 - Nottingham Rock City
July 8 - Manchester Academy
July 9 - Birmingham Academy
July 10 - Cardiff University
July 12 - London Astoria

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Funeral For a Friend To Play Give It A Name Fest

Funeral For A Friend, Finch and Coheed And Cambria wil play the Give It A Name Festival, which happens at Alexandra Palace in London on May 2. Also on the bill are Rise Against, Alexisonfire, Lucky Nine, Fightstar and Emanuel.

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Funeral For A Friend Plan Re-release With DVD

Funeral For A Friend are to have their debut album, 'Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation', re-released in America on November 2, with a limited edition bonus DVD. This coincides with their US tour alongside Taking Back Sunday and Atreyu.

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Atreyu, Taking Back Sunday Tour Dates

Dates have been finalized for the upcoming Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, and Funeral For A Friend tour. Here are the dates:

dates w/ The Varsity
11/3 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/5 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music
11/6 Cleveland, OH @ Agora
11/7 Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
11/8 Indiana, PA @ Indiana University
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Wegland Gym
11/14 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/14 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/15 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/18 Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
11/19 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

dates w/ Like Yesterday
11/20 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
11/21 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/21 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/23 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/26 Pittston Twp., PA @ Staircase
11/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

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Funeral For A Friend Post 2 New MP3s, Tour Dates

Funeral For A Friend have posted the tracks "Rookie Of The Year" and "Escape Artists Never Die" from their forthcoming release Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation online. You can check out the tracks here. The album is currently set for a July 13th through Atlantic Records.

In addition, Funeral For A Friend kicks of their tour with Coheed And Cambria, Rainer Maria, and Brazil this Sunday in NYC. Here are the dates for the tour: More...

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