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Ligeia Announce December Tour Dates
November 7, 2008
Massachusetts' hardcore mainstays, Ligeia, have announced new tour dates for December. Heading out with fellow New Englanders, A Loss For Words, the band will do an East Coast run.

The band has had a busy few months including a current tour with Vanna and a recent run with IWrestledABearOnce, and are supporting their sophomore full-length, 'Bad News', available now on Ferret Music. The band has also recently appeared in Alternative Press in the “Bands In A Van” feature talking about their touring regiment and revealing an awesome picture of them with their Chevy Passenger Van.

Ligeia Tour Dates:
w/ Vanna:
11/11 - Lemoyne, PA - Championship
11/12 - Ronkonkoma, PA - Traxx
11/13 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
11/14 - Allston, MA - ICC Church
11/15 - New London, CT - The Jinx
11/16 - Holyoke, MA - The Waterfront

w/ A Loss For Words:
12/10 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
12/11 - Burlington, VT - 242 Main St
12/12 - Manchester, NH - Rocko’s
12/13 - Allston, MA - ICC Church
12/14 - Lynchburg, VA - LBC Pit
12/15 - Greensboro, NC - Club Rain
12/17 - Panama City, FL - Beamer’s
12/18 - Jacksonville, FL - Fuel
12/19 - Charleston, SC - The Oasis
12/20 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
12/21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
12/22 - Rochester, PA - Blue Violet Cafe
12/23 - Buffalo, NY - Club Diablo

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The Acacia Strain Announce Headlining Tour
October 9, 2007
Western Massachusetts purveyors of all things heavy, The Acacia Strain, have confirmed most dates for an upcoming fall headlining tour dubbed "Crashing Through the Holidays" to continue supporting the band's latest release, 'The Dead Walk'. Joining the band on the road will be Despised Icon, Full Blown Chaos and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, with additional support from Recon, Implosive Disgorgance and Ligeia on select dates. Currently wrapping up dates alongside labelmates All That Remains as well as Protest The Hero and Too Pure To Die, The Acacia Strain will take a month off the road before heading back out in late November.

"We're wicked excited for this tour," frontman Vincent Bennet says. "I've wanted to tour with all of these bands forever, and we finally are. We are going to be playing some songs that we haven't played in forever, or haven't been able to play due to the lack of a second guitar (hint), and will be showcasing a new song or two. Expect a ton of "thumbs up" and some serious hangouts. Save your pennies too, because we are going to have a bunch of one time only merch designs!

I can think of no better way to ring in the holiday season than with all the bands on this tour. Sorry to our friends in the Great White North though, we are seriously trying to stay away from those dangerous snow-covered roadways. I promise we will make it up to you when the warmer weather hits. See everyone in November and December!"

The Acacia Strain on tour:
w/ Protest The Hero, Too Pure To Die:
10/08 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
10/09 - Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
10/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
10/12 - Sterling, VA @ Sterling Community Center (w/ Too Pure To Die only)

w/ Despised Icon, Full Blown Chaos, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza:
11/24 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium (w/ Recon)
11/25 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick (w/ Recon)
11/26 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys Down Under (w/ Recon)
11/27 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage (w/ Recon)
11/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (w/ Recon)
11/29 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
11/30 - Thomasville, NC @ The Soundvent (w/ Implosive Disgorgence)
12/01 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (w/ Implosive Disgorgence)
12/02 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial (w/ Implosive Disgorgence)
12/03 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth (w/ Implosive Disgorgence)
12/06 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground (w/ Implosive Disgorgence)
12/07 - Houston, TX @ The Java Jazz
12/08 - Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddys Sound Shack
12/09 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/11 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
12/12 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
12/13 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
12/14 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
12/15 - San Jose, CA @ MACLA
12/17 - Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge (w/ Ligeia)
12/18 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl (w/ Ligeia)
12/19 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter (w/ Ligeia)
12/21 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises (w/ Ligeia)
12/22 - Cambridge, MA @ The Palladium Upstairs (w/ Ligeia)
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HOME TOWN: Springfield, MA
Keith Holuk - Vocals
Chris Keane - Guitar
Ryan Ober - Guitar
Matthew Bennett - Bass
Phil Fonseca - Drums

Formed in december of two thousand and four by Keith Holuk (vocals), Phil Fonseca (drums) and Ryan Ober (guitar). With the addition of bassist Matthew Bennett, and guitar player Chris Keane in late 2004 / early 2005 completed this young band lineup and perfected their already devastating sound. A genre defying combination of hardcore and metal rich in chrouses and powerful melodies while maintaining the hardcore sensibility that has grown to be expected from any band emerging from western Massachusetts.As a collective body, this band has and always will strive to create the most honest, heartfelt, emotional music that they can. On "Your Ghost Is A Gift", their powerful Ferret Music debut album, Ligeia surely showcases just that. These five young men have poured their hearts and souls into ten tracks rich in raw and powerful emotion. Recorded and produced by Ken Susi of Unearth (If Hope Dies, Since the Flood), "Your Ghost Is A Gift" is as brilliant a debut as any, and is destined to become an instant favorite and hold its own as one of the most riveting hardcore albums of the year.Look for Ligeia on tour all of 2005 and 2006 in support of their Ferret Music debut "Your Ghost Is A Gift".