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Strike Anywhere Release New Video, Post TONS of Tour Dates
February 3, 2010
Strike Anywhere's brand new video for "I'm Your Opposite Number" is getting its premiere today (Tuesday, Feb 2nd) on Fuse.tv blog! Filmed back in November in Minneapolis, MN by director Justin Staggs, this video has the feel of a political protest in a blue collar industrial park. Live footage is paired with rallying crowds shot in beautiful black and white film. Head over to the Fuse blog now to check it out.

The band is currently on the road alongside Four Year Strong, This Time Next Year, and Title Fight in support of their 2009 Bridge Nine release, 'Iron Front'. Hailed as "the band's best output" by Punknews and their "most straight-ahead, accessible and anthemic release to date" by the Nashville Scene, 'Iron Front' features thirteen anthemic songs that address global and personal issues like human rights, war, politics and police brutality. The band's tour dates are below; they'll be pounding the pavement across the continental US, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the UK between now and May 2010. Don't miss Strike Anywhere showcasing new songs from 'Iron Front' in a city near you.

w/ Four Year Strong:
2/02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
2/03 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/05 - Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
2/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
2/07 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
2/08 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
2/09 - Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
2/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

U.S. Headline Dates:
2/11 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
2/12 - NYC, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/13 - Allston, MA @ ICC Church
2/14 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

Japan/Korea Dates:
2/24 - Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya O-West
2/25 - Nagoya, Japan @ Huck Finn
2/26 - Osaka, Japan @ Second Line
2/28 - Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya
3/01 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of @ Club SSAM

U.S. Dates:
3/11 - Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl
3/12 - Charleston, SC @ Oasis
3/13 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Johns County Fair Grounds
3/14 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

European Dates:
4/24 - Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock Festival
4/25 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof TBC
4/26 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
4/27 - Berlin, Germany @ SO36
4/28 - Vienna, Austria @ Planet.TT/Gasometer
4/30 - Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
5/01 - Maribor, Slovenia @ Stuk
5/02 - Munich, Germany @ Werk
5/03 - Zurich, Czech Republic @ Dynamo
5/04 - Istres (Marseille), France @ L'Usine
5/06 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo
5/07 - Barakaido, Spain @ Sala Rockstar
5/08 - Toulouse, France @ Bikini
5/09 - Paris, France @ Trabendo

UK Dates:
5/11 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Academy
5/12 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Academy
5/13 - Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Academy
5/14 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ ABC
5/15 - Brimingham, United Kingdom @ Academy
5/16 - London, United Kingdom @ Shepherds Bush Empire
 
 
 
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Strike Anyhwere Gears Up To Hit The Road
January 27, 2010
Starting Wednesday, Strike Anywhere will meet up with Four Year Strong, This Time Next Year, and Title Fight in Las Vegas to embark on a two-week-long US tour, serving as the perfect kick off to 2010. After releasing "...the strongest record in the quintet's career " as hailed by the Washington Post-Express, the guys of Strike Anywhere toured the states as a headliner on the first ever Bridge Nine Records Tour (with label-mates Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, and Ruiner), shared the stage with Propagandhi in the US and Europe, and supported Rise Against all over the continental US last year.

"A band that can turn a room full of strangers into a family"(Ink 19), Strike Anywhere's incredibly solid career has spanned ten years all across the globe; releasing four critically acclaimed albums while remaining a staple in the underground music scene since their inception. Strike Anywhere's latest effort is thirteen songs of their own brand of fast and melodic punk rock. While slightly heavier and noisier than their previous releases, 'Iron Front' features accessible songs that address global and personal issues like human rights, war, politics, and police brutality.

Strike Anywhere
joins this phenomenal line-up on Wednesday January 27th. Dates are below. Don't miss Strike Anywhere showcasing new songs from 'Iron Front', in a city near you.

Strike Anywhere
On Tour w/ Four Year Strong:
1/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
1/28 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
1/29 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
1/30 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
1/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
2/01 - Reno, NV @ The Underground
2/02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
2/03 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/05 - Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
2/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
2/07 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
2/08 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
2/09 - Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
2/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

Strike Anywhere
Headlining Shows:
2/11 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
2/12 - NYC, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/14 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
 
 
 
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Strike Anywhere Announce First Tour Of 2010
November 23, 2009
Having just returned home from headlining the Bridge Nine Records Tour (with label-mates Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, and Ruiner), Strike Anywhere is proud to announce plans to share the road with Four Year Strong at the start of 2010. Praised as "a band that can turn a room full of strangers into a family" (Ink 19), Strike Anywhere will meet up with Four Year Strong, This Time Next Year and Title Fight in Vegas on January 27th, and spend the next two weeks on the road with this phenomenal line up. Tour dates can be found below.

One of the most influential melodic hardcore bands of our time, Strike Anywhere, released their Bridge Nine debut, titled 'Iron Front', this past October. The band's incredibly solid career has spanned ten years all across the globe; releasing four critically acclaimed albums while remaining a staple in the underground music scene since their inception. Strike Anywhere's latest effort is thirteen songs of their own brand of fast and melodic punk rock. While slightly heavier and noisier than their previous releases, 'Iron Front' features accessible songs that address global and personal issues like human rights, war, politics, and police brutality. Be sure to catch Strike Anywhere performing songs from 'Iron Front', which has been hailed as "...the strongest record in the quintet's career " by the Washington Post-Express.

Strike Anywhere
Tour Dates
w/ Four Year Strong, This Time Next Year, and Title Fight:
1/27 @ The Farm - Las Vegas, NV
1/28 @ The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
1/29 @ Some Sidestage - San Diego, CA
1/30 @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
1/31 @ Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
2/02 @ Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
2/03 @ Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
2/05 @ House Of Bricks - Des Moines, IA
2/06 @ Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
2/07 @ Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/08 @ Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
2/09 @ The Madhatter - Covington, KY
2/10 @ Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
 
 
 
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Bridge Nine Records Tour Kicks Off
October 6, 2009
Bridge Nine Records is proud to announce their first official label tour featuring Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo and Ruiner, which started last week in Washington, DC. As one of the most forward-thinking independent record labels in existence today, the Bridge Nine Tour will showcase some of the most exciting artists on the roster and music from their forthcoming releases.

Headlined by Strike Anywhere, who will be releasing their B9 debut, 'Iron Front', on October 6th, the Bridge Nine Tour will also feature NY-based Polar Bear Club ('Chasing Hamburg' recently released) and Crime In Stereo (new record TBA in stores February 2010), and Baltimore’s anti-heroes Ruiner ('Hell Is Empty' in stores now).

Label owner Chris Wrenn said, "Bridge Nine has done one-day fests before, but we have never done a full US tour. We now have so many bands touring and putting out records, the only problem with a ‘label’ tour now is finding bands. You can't do a 10 band tour. You can't do three tours with three or four bands each. But I think this is an awesome bill and a great representation of different sides of punk, hardcore, and Bridge Nine in 2009."

Tickets for the Bridge Nine Tour are available now at www.B9Store.com. For more information, please visit www.Bridge9.com and check out the tour dates below.

The B9 Tour w/ Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo and Ruiner:
10/02 @ The Black Cat - Washington DC
10/03 @ Gramercy Theatre - NYC NY
10/04 @ First Unitarian Church- Sanctuary - Philadelphia PA
10/05 @ Harpers Ferry - Allston MA
10/06 @ Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ
10/07 @ Altar Bar - Pittsburgh PA
10/08 @ Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights- OH
10/09 @ Smalls - Hamtramck IL
10/10 @ Beat Kitchen- Chicago IL – RIOT FEST matinee
10/11 @ Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN
10/12 @ Sokol Underground - Omaha NE
10/13 @ Marquis Theatre - Denver CO
10/14 @ Club Sound - Salt Lake City UT
10/15 @ The Venue - Boise ID
10/16 @ Hawthorne Theater - Portland OR
10/18 @ Chop Suey - Seattle WA
10/20 @ Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco- CA
10/21 @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim CA
10/22 @ Knitting Factory - Los Angeles CA
10/23 @ Che Cafe - San Diego CA
10/24 @ Modified Arts - Phoenix AZ
10/26 @ Emo's - Austin TX
10/27 @ Walter's On Washington - Houston TX
10/28 @ Sluggo's - Pensacola FL
10/29 @ The Social - Orlando FL
10/30 @ The Venue - Gainsville FL
10/31 @ New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia SC
11/01 @ The Peppermint Beach Club - Virginia Beach VA
 
 
 
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Strike Anywhere News Update
October 1, 2009
Starting this Friday, Strike Anywhere will be kicking off the Bridge Nine Records Tour with label mates Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo and Ruiner. To celebrate, Bridge Nine has hooked www.Punknews.org up with two tickets for each date of the tour. Fans can win the tickets by visiting the site, and filling out the provided form. It's easy! Tour dates for the Bridge Nine Records tour are below and tickets for the tour are still available for purchase at www.B9store.com/Tickets.

This Saturday, October 3rd, aka the second day of the B9 tour, Strike Anywhere will be playing a special, acoustic in-store performance at Generation Records in NYC at 2pm. The show is free, and entry will be first come, first serve as space is limited. The guys of SA will be hanging out at the store for a very intimate experience, before they head over to The Gramercy Theatre for the show that night with Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, and Ruiner.

Strike Anywhere
is preparing to unleash the Bridge Nine debut full-length to the world on the October 6th. Titled 'Iron Front', the album was produced by Brian McTernan and is a follow up to the critically-acclaimed Fat Wreck release 'Dead FM'. Vocalist Thomas Barnett comments on the new material, boldly stating it to be “the most bombastic, live-feeling, devastating songs we’ve ever recorded.” In true Strike Anywhere fashion, the band is spending the remainder of 2009 on the road. Beginning with the B9 tour, Strike proudly shares the stage with label-mates Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo and Ruiner, before heading to Europe and eventually canvassing the globe throughout the remainder of 2009 into 2010.

Strike Anywhere
on the B9 Tour w/ Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo and Ruiner:
10/02 @ The Black Cat - Washington DC
10/03 @ Gramercy Theatre - NYC NY
10/04 @ First Unitarian Church- Sanctuary - Philadelphia PA
10/05 @ Harpers Ferry - Allston MA
10/06 @ Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ
10/07 @ Altar Bar - Pittsburgh PA
10/08 @ Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights- OH
10/09 @ Smalls - Hamtramck IL
10/10 @ Beat Kitchen- Chicago IL – RIOT FEST matinee
10/11 @ Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN
10/12 @ Sokol Underground - Omaha NE
10/13 @ Marquis Theatre - Denver CO
10/14 @ Club Sound - Salt Lake City UT
10/15 @ The Venue - Boise ID
10/16 @ Hawthorne Theater - Portland OR
10/18 @ Chop Suey - Seattle WA
10/20 @ Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco- CA
10/21 @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim CA
10/22 @ Knitting Factory - Los Angeles CA
10/23 @ Che Cafe - San Diego CA
10/24 @ Modified Arts - Phoenix AZ
10/26 @ Emo's - Austin TX
10/27 @ Walter's On Washington - Houston TX
10/28 @ Sluggo's - Pensacola FL
10/29 @ The Social - Orlando FL
10/30 @ The Venue - Gainsville FL
10/31 @ New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia SC
11/01 @ The Peppermint Beach Club - Virginia Beach VA

Strike Anywhere
w/ Propagandhi:
11/30 @ Koko - London UK
12/01 @ Rios - Leeds UK
12/02 @ Coal Exchange - Cardiff UK
12/03 @ Village - Dublin Ireland
12/05 @ The Speakeasy, Queens University - Belfast North Ireland
12/06 @ Studio 24 - Edinburgh UK
12/07 @ Academy - Bournemouth UK
12/08 @ Rock City - Nottingham UK
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1999
HOME TOWN: Richmond, VA
MEMBERS:
Thomas Barnett (vocals)
Matt Smith (guitar)
Matt Sherwood (guitar)
Garth Petrie (bass)
Eric Kane (drums)

Human nature, in all its fallacy, warrants the constant necessity of sociopolitical change, and nobody investigates and translates the intricacies of that need into organic, creative punk better than Richmond, VA sages Strike Anywhere. Since touring globally behind 2000's anthem-packed Change Is A Sound full-length, the band has done much more than just win friendships and critical acclaim the world over and garner a tremendous international fan base: they've prompted music enthusiasts partial to all genres to stop. Listen. Think. Feel. Improve. Now, Strike applies the individual wisdom they've gained towards their combined strength as a dynamic punk powerhouse, and it's all funneled into Exit English, a masterwork that attacks the existing macrocosmic social order on a microcosmic level. They're armed with a new maturity and diversity of sound and being, and the magnifying lens of their artful expression is clearer, brighter and more on-point than ever before. Exit English is an album steeped in personal experience but created with Voltron-like collaborative instinct that channels the band's inspirational core with pinpoint-accuracy. "We addressed the balance between trying to maintain your optimism and openness in these times, the weight of the American consciousness and how virulent it became in George Bush's reign. How everyone is encouraged to keep their heads down and think the most selfish thoughts," explains bright-eyed deadlocked lyricist, vocalist and philanthropic powerhouse Thomas Barnett. He doesn't stop there, though. "It's about the bureaucracies that we're encouraged to call our family structures and professional life, the maturing of a counterculture that's had a lot of stops and starts." The maturity of that counterculture isn't merely lyrically reflected in Exit English, it's a major sonic element. This time around, under the ever-guiding hands of Salad Days owner/engineer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Hot Water Music, Cave In), visions for these 13 songs were realized with an expansive and varied freshness that nods to punk's historical touchstones (and even the band's own beginnings in renowned outfit Inquisition) while vehemently thrusting forward. "We have a better measuring device for the world at large via touring, and all of the aspects of what we do, melody included, is maturing. It was collaborative songwriting that took us further out of the hardcore genre and more towards different roots. There's more than just a passing nod to the Clash; we looked back at mod punk and '77 sounds." Crew-style background vocals from each Strike member foils Barnett's famous gravely battle cries, crunchy guitar-driven tempos slowly build towards apexes in creative alternate tunings, and acoustic multi-instrumental overdubs further solidify the band's most exciting songwriting to date. The sound? Redemptive. Hopeful. "Seeing activism take place in Richmond as a small part of the worldwide peace movement was moving. I saw my neighborhood in Richmond fall apart, and seeing that as an example of a larger problem--seeing the hopes and dreams of community organizers, clergymen and residents falling apart before our eyes was just awful. A great deal of the album is about understanding the personal and local and exploding that metaphor into the world at large. There's an examination about our culture of addictions and the sweetness in life and its meltdown under the hands of such addictions. All five of us have interests represented on the album." The process of, as Barnett puts it, "learning and developing an organic art form from the rejection of corporate exploitation" is a beautiful one, and Exit English exists as one of the most effective and empowering chronicles of and testaments to that process' beauty and importance. We didn't want to do something deliberate," Barnett says of the record's creation. "We wanted something that came naturally." And for Strike Anywhere, that's pure punk brilliance.