August Burns Red Reveals New Album "Rescue & Restore"
Two years since the release of the "Leveler" album, August Burns Red is set to return with fifth album "Rescue & Restore," available via Solid State Records on June 25th.
The album, described by guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker as the band’s “most ambitious album yet,” turns a critical eye to the oft-maligned genre of metalcore, leading by example to prove that bands can still find exciting new ways to expand the style.
“Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”
“At the end of the day we are still a very heavy band,” he explains. “Rescue & Restore still has plenty of really heavy stuff, techy odd meter riffs, and all the stuff that people have come to expect from us, it just has a lot more surprises along the way.”
In support of "Rescue & Restore," the band will be performing all summer long as a mainstage act on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, marking August Burns Red's third appearance overall and first since 2011.
6/15 Seattle WA @ White River Amphitheater
6/16 Portland OR @ Portland Expo Ctr
6/19 San Deigo CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
6//20 Pomona CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/21 Pomona CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/22 Mountain View CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/26 Lax Cruces NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6/27 Phoenix AZ @ Quail Run Park
6/28 Las Vegas NV @ TBD
6/29 Salt Lake City UT @ Utah State Fairpark
6/30 Denver CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
7/3 Indianapolis IN @ Klipisch Music Ctr
7/5 Toronto ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
7/6 Buffalo NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr
7/7 Holmdel NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Ctr
7/9 Virginia Beach VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/10 Washington DC @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
7/11 Boston MA @ Comcast Center
7/12 Camden NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Ctr
7/13 New York NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum
7/14 Hartford CT @ Comcast Theater
7/16 Scranton PA @ Toyota Pavillion
7/17 Pittsburgh PA @ First Niagra Pavillion
7/18 Cleveland OH @ Blossom Music Ctr
7/19 Detroit MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
7/20 Chicago IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/21 Minneapolis MN @ Canterbury Park
7/23 Kansas City KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/24 St Louis MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/25 Atlanta GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/26 Tampa FL @ Vinoy Park
7/27 West Palm Beach FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
7/28 Orlando FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/29 Charlotte NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/30 Cincinnati OH @ Reiverbend Music Center
7/31 Milwaukee WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
8/2 Dallas TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
8/3 San Antonio TX @ AT&T Center
8/4 Houston TX @ Reliant Center
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