Epicurean Checks In From The Road
September 22, 2009
Minneapolis, MN epic extreme metal powerhouse, Epicurean
, is currently travelling across North America with Luna Mortis
and power metal giants, Edguy
. Tickets can be purchases in advance at www.enterthevault.com
Vocalist John Laramy
updates us from the road: “So as we were pulled into the immigration office at the Canadian border which immediately took on the appearance of the typical "band-ass-raping" that in sues every time an American band attempts to cross the border to the land of our northern neighbors; I couldn't help but think to myself that this is just yet another issue to add to the shit-heap of problems we've dealt with in pre-production for this tour…Visas cancelled for our lead guitarist, bus broken down, and a million other annoyances that have accumulated over the past few weeks leading up to this moment locked in the immigration office.
However, a few hours and a few hundred dollars, American dollars I may add, we were on our way to Toronto…a little battered, considerably more broke, but in the grand scheme of this not too much worse for the wear…Two traffic stops later (under completely bogus pretenses I might add) we FINALLY arrived in Toronto.
I will say this about Toronto: Very cool city, the women are amazing and the food is great, and in typical "Canadian-metalhead" fashion, the crowd at the Opera House more than exceeded everyone's expectations by leaps and bounds. Incredible show! I think even Bigfoot made a brief appearance, decked out in full hockey gear and banged his head like one of the trailer park boys on a 5 day coke bender.
The next day, off to Montreal, where once again the crowd blew all of us away, and despite the French accent, "fuck yeah" means the same thing no matter how you say it.
The rest of this tour is already shaping up to be an amazing time! We'll keep everyone updated! And for those of you in the cities we are playing next, we'd better see you here banging your heads! Keep it metal everyone!!!”
Epicurean's Metal Blade Records
debut, 'A Consequence Of Design'
, is available everywhere now and can be purchased on www.metalbladestore.com
. Fans can check out live photos from the Logan Square Auditorium show in Chicago, IL on www.metalbuzz.net
Tour Dates w/ Edguy
, Luna Mortis
09/19 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
09/20 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
09/21 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
09/23 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
09/24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
09/25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
09/26 - Reno, NV - Tonic Lounge
09/27 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
09/28 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
09/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
09/30 - Mesa, AZ - UB's Bar
10/01 - Las Vegas, NV - Four Aces
For more info on Epicurean
, visit http://www.myspace.com/epicurean
Luna Mortis Embark On First Ever National Tour
September 7, 2009
The southern Wisconsin quintet, Luna Mortis
, will embark on their first ever national tour alongside Edguy
this week, so head over to the band's Official Myspace Page
to view their complete touring itinerary.
The group’s new video for the track, “Forever More
,” can be viewed below. The clip was directed by the renowned David Brodsky
(All That Remains
, Bleeding Through
, Black Dahlia Murder
(vocals) further states: “We are so excited to be getting ready for our North American tour with Edguy
! Getting things off to a good start, so far, and we've got a couple of lineup changes to announce for the tour. First of all, our bass player, Jake Bare
, wasn't able to hit the road with us this time, so we are very happy to have producer Don DeBiase
filling in on bass guitar for the entire tour. He's an incredible musician and performer and has produced music for us as well as bands like Beneath the Sky
and Forever In Terror
. He's a good friend of ours and we hope you will all enjoy watching him on stage with us this September.
“Also, due to circumstances beyond their control, Epicurean
had both of their guitarists become unavailable for the tour last minute. So, both of our guitarists, Cory
, are stepping up and doing double duty this tour and will be playing with Epicurean
as well. On top of this awesome tour, we are finally releasing the video for the track ‘Forever More
’ that was directed by David Brodsky
. We are so pumped to show you this video. It was filmed in Monroe, WI at a place that used to be a church, but is now a concert hall. The stained glass in the building was great and working with David
was incredible and we are so excited to share the video with you all. See you out on the road with Edguy
Edguy Return To North America In September
March 4, 2009
Touring in support of their Billboard Heatseekers charting new album, 'Tinnitus Sanctus'
- which was released in North America on January 27th - Germany’s beloved power metallers, Edguy
, are headed back to the U.S. and Canada this September to play 18 shows armed with their trademarked unbreakable spirit, unbeatable tongue-in-cheek attitude, and truckloads of talent to back everything up.
Direct support will come from Wisconsin’s Luna Mortis
. Minnesota’s Epicurean
will be openers.
09/05 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
09/06 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
09/09 - The Blender Theater (at Gramercy) – New York, NY
09/11 - Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
09/12 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
09/13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/15 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
09/16 - Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
09/17 - The Riddell Center (at Univ. of Regina) – Regina, SK – CANADA
09/19 - Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
09/20 - Warehouse – Calgary, AB – CANADA
09/21 - Plaza Club – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
09/23 - Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC – CANADA
09/24 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/25 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
09/27 - Slims – San Francisco, CA
09/28 - Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
09/29 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Advanced tickets are now on sale exclusively on www.Enterthevault.com
through March 31st. On April 1st, they will be available through regular ticketing outlets.
video for “Ministry Of Saints
To hear selections from 'Tinnitus Sanctus'
, visit www.myspace.com/EDGUY
online at www.EDGUY.net
Edguy Frontman Comments On Upcoming Tour, New Album
October 5, 2008
will be coming back to North America with three headlining shows beginning October 10th and eleven shows through October 27th in support of Kamelot
dynamic frontman Tobias Sammet
checks in from home about the upcoming trek:
“Why should Hollywood fear us walking its unholy streets? You gotta ask Hollywood itself and it will tell you! Or better: What's left of Hollywood after we've played...
For the Edguy
tour with Kamelot
, we'll mainly focus on older material as the new album ['Tinnitus Sanctus'
] is not gonna be released at that point. People wanna come out, have fun, and sing along, so we'll focus on our classic material. Did we choose the set list via democracy or dictatorship? It's kind of both plus the principle of contingency: Every band member writes down his own list of songs he wants to play, we put ‘em into a voting box, and then I draw until I got the list I've written. Seriously, it's no big deal. Sometimes we sit backstage an hour before the show and throw song titles back and forth to keep it exciting to ourselves. We don't wanna impress people with complicated or extremely fast stuff… that's childish. We just wanna make ‘em have a good time, so the songs should have maximum impact.
There are no on-stage collaborations with Kamelot
planned so far. I think both bands do extraordinarily well without the other. Can you imagine having a maladjusted peacock like me going on with Kamelot
, telling jokes and doing the splits while Roy
tries to enchant the audience? Ladies and gentlemen, Kamelot
is the new Clash of the Titans: Symphony versus Giant Crotches - ha, ha.
Clothes are must-haves on my shopping list! I love weird clothes. Hippie shit, stuff that you don't find at your local H&M. There are some stores in Hollywood where I'll enter the door being sure that I'll just look around and walk out having spent twice the advance payment of our next record. And by the way, we are very brave with our new material. It’s a very serious kick-ass statement and is certainly gonna be one of our most important steps into the future. ”
Tour dates are listed below. Pre-sale tickets for Edguy’s
headlining shows can be purchased here
. Pre-sale tickets to support shows with Kamelot
can be purchased here
online at www.edguy.nu
10/10 - Harpo’s Concert Theater – Detroit, MI
10/11 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
10/12 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/14 - Middle East – Cambridge, MA
10/15 - BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
10/16 - Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/17 - Peabody’s Down Under – Cleveland, OH
10/18 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
10/20 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
10/23 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/24 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/25 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/26 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
10/27 - El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar – Mexicali - MÉXICO
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