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High On Fire Announce Headlining Tour

Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE have announced their first headlining tour of 2005 in support of their forthcoming new album, Blessed Black Wings. HIGH ON FIRE will kick off a three week trek beginning February 4th at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. The tour is expected to conclude on February 24th in Salt Lake City, UT with additional dates pending.

Support on the DECIBEL Magazine sponsored HIGH ON FIRE tour will be provided by PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS and KYLESA. Immediately following, HIGH ON FIRE (drummer Des Kensel, guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike and bassist Joe Preston [ex-MELVINS]) will make a high profile appearance as part of the 2005 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where the band will perform alongside acts such as THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, AMON TOBIN and THE FUCKING CHAMPS.

HIGH ON FIRE's Blessed Black Wings is set for a February 1st U.S. release date via Relapse and a February 7th European release date via Relapse. The follow up to the band's critically acclaimed Surrounded By Thieves was recorded at Chicago's Electrical Audio Studios with engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, JESUS LIZARD). The final track listing for Blessed Black Wings is "Devilution", "The Face of Oblivion", "Brother In The Wind", "Cometh Down Hessian", "Blessed Black Wings", "Anointing of Seer", "To Cross the Bridge", "Silver Back" and "Sons Of Thunder".

Here are the tour dates:

02/04/05 Los Angeles, CA United States The Knitting Factory w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/05/05 Tempe, AZ United States Big Fish Pub w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/06/05 Albuquerque, NM United States Launch Pad w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/08/05 Austin, TX United States Emo's w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/09/05 Houston, TX United States Fat Cat's w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/10/05 New Orleans, LA United States TwiRoPa w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/11/05 Memphis, TN United States Young Ave. Deli w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/12/05 Atlanta, GA United States The Earl w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/13/05 Hickory, NC United States Wizard Saloon w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/14/05 Baltimore, MD United States Otto Bar w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/15/05 Philadelphia, PA United States First Unitarian Church w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/16/05 New York, NY United States Bowery Ballroom w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/18/05 Columbus, OH United States Skully's w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/19/05 Detroit, MI United States Alvin's w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/20/05 Chicago, IL United States Bottom Lounge w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/21/05 Minneapolis, MN United States 7th Street Entry w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kylesa
02/23/05 Denver, CO United States Cervantes w/ Planes Mistaken For Star, Kylesa
02/24/05 Salt Lake City, UT United States Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Kylesa
02/26/05 San Francisco, CA United States 12 Galaxies w/ The Fucking Champs, Kylesa
03/10/05 Olympia, WA United States Clipper
03/11/05 Seattle, WA United States Graceland
03/12/05 Portland, OR United States Sabala's Rock Mecca

Source: Relapse Records

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