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Relapse Contamination Tour 2003

On the heels of the inaugural Relapse Records Contamination Festival, the label has announced plans for the 'North American Contamination Tour 2003', a 22-city national tour comprised completely of acts on the label's burgeoning roster. The three week jaunt will be sponsored by Revolver Magazine and is scheduled to kick off May 2nd at the Hi Tone in Memphis, TN, running through May 23rd in Lansing, MI.

The tour will be headlined by the highly-touted Atlanta quartet Mastodon -- fresh off their first European tour and recent U.S. run with the Dillinger Escape Plan -- in support of their acclaimed album "Remission". Mastodon will be joined on the tour by Denver's Cephalic Carnage, who will have just completed a string of dates with Shadow's Fall and made an appearance as part of the Relapse Records 2003 SXSW showcase in Austin, TX.

Rounding out the tour will be Santa Barbara CA's Uphill Battle and Philadelphia instrumental trio -- and recent Relapse signees -- Dysrhythmia. The tour will be joined at select points by new Relapse signing The End as well as Dayton, Ohio's Rune. Dates are as follows:

** For a detailed look at what people are saying about the recent Relapse Records "Contamination Festival", please see here: http://www.relapse.com/proofs/contampress.html

May 2 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
May 3 Fort Worth, TX Wreck Room
May 4 Houston, TX Fat Cat's (formerly Mary Jane's)
May 5 Austin, TX Emo's
May 6 Metairie, LA Zeppelin's
May 7 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
May 8 Tampa, FL Orpheum
May 9 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
May 11 Carrboro, NC Go Rehearsals Room 4
May 12 Richmond, VA 929 Café
May 13 Albany, NY Valentine's
May 14 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
May 15 New York, NY Downtime
May 16 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
May 17 Worcester, MA Palladium (as part of New England Metal & Hardcore Fest - also featuring PIG DESTROYER, BONGZILLA and more)
May 18 Rochester, NY Penny Arcade (w/ The End)
May 19 Toronto, ON Upper Rockit (w/ The End)
May 20 Detroit, MI Magic Stick (w/ The End)
May 21 Chicago, IL Fireside Bowl
May 22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom (w/ Rune)
May 23 Lansing, MI Mac's

Source: Digitalmetal

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