Deftones Announce Spring Tour
February 4, 2011
This spring, Deftones
will embark on their first official headlining tour since the release of their sixth studio album, 'Diamond Eyes
', last May. The tour will begin on April 14th in Seattle, WA, and will finish up on June 13th in San Francisco, CA. Confirmed dates are listed below. The Dillinger Escape Plan
will support on all dates. Deftones
2011 Spring Tour Dates:
2/18 - Honolulu, HI @ Waterfront At Aloha Tower (on-sale now: groovetickets.com)
4/14 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (on-sale now: stgpresents.org & tickets.com)
4/16 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: etix.com)
4/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
4/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now)
4/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Postfontaine Corp (on-sale Feb 12: Smithstix.com)
4/22 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (on-sale now)
4/25 - Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s (on-sale now)
4/26 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant (on-sale now)
4/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (on-sale now)
4/29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (on-sale now)
4/30 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (on-sale now: jamusa.com)
5/01 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theatre (on-sale now)
5/03 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (On-sale now)
5/04 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (On-sale now: evenko.ca)
5/05 - Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino (On-sale now)
5/06 - Providence, RI @ Lupo’s (On-sale now: lupos.com)
5/07 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (On-sale now: tickets.com)
5/09 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues (On-sale now: livenation.com)
5/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (On-sale now)
5/11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (On-sale now)
5/13 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
5/14 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
5/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (On-sale Feb 4: sonar.thundertix.com)
5/20 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush (On-sale Jan 29: ticketweb.com)
5/21 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live (On-sale Feb 4)
5/22 - Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater (On-sale Feb 4)
5/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (On-sale Feb 4: livenation.com)
5/29 - Memphis, TN@ Minglewood Hall (On-sale Jan 29: minglewoodhall.com)
6/01 - Oklahoma, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (On-sale Jan 29: protix.com)
6/04 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (On-sale Feb 4: C3concerts.com)
6/05 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (On-sale Feb 18)
6/06 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (On-sale Feb 11)
6/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium (On-sale Feb 4)
6/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre (On-sale Feb 13)
All tickets available through Ticketmaster.com unless otherwise specified. Special pre-sale and VIP packages are available for all dates. Head to http://deftonestix.com/vip
for pre-sale dates and more information.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Hits The Charts
April 1, 2010
The Dillinger Escape Plan's
highly anticipated, roundly lauded 'Option Paralysis'
hit stores last week and hit the charts yesterday. It's chart numbers are as follows:
Billboard Top 200: #78
Billboard Top Hard Rock: #6
Billboard Top Independent Albums: #8
UK Top Rock Albums: #6
And [most] critics, of course, agree with the fans. Outburn Magazine
has called 'Option Paralysis'
"Mind Expanding Metal 10/10," and Alternative Press
call the album "More dramatic than any Dillinger
release this decade - and more powerful because of it."
Listen in for vocalist, Greg Puciato
, guesting on Full Metal Jackie
this weekend 4/2-4/4 (www.fullmetaljackieradio.com
for local affiliates) talking about the new album and the band's upcoming stints on the main stage of Vans Warped Tour
and at Coachella
Suicide Silence Prepare For Warped Tour
January 21, 2010
One of America's premiere extreme metal bands, Suicide Silence
, will soon strike fear into the hearts of today's impressionable youth as they take part in this summer's highly anticipated Vans Warped Tour
. The group are excited to be one of the tour's most extreme acts and to have the opportunity to annihilate thousands of new faces each day. They will join a very diverse, impressive list of artists ranging from (the more commercial garbage like) Andrew W.K.
and Sum 41
to the likes of Every Time I Die
, The Dillinger Escape Plan
, and fellow extremists Whitechapel
, amongst many others. Be sure to either visit www.warpedtour.com
to view their complete touring itinerary.
will spend the next few weeks holed up together writing new material before embarking on a massive world tour this spring, which will see them hit territories such as Japan, East Asia and South America for the very first time.
(vocals) further states: "Everyone in the Suicide Silence
camp are so stoked for this summer's Warped Tour
. Summer festivals are the best since it's all about jammin' in the sunshine, BBQs and parties. It's going to be a madhouse on wheels, so get ready. This year's lineup is definitely one of the craziest and heaviest, so we are honored to be a part of it. Suicide Silence
is always full of surprises, so come out and see what we get into this summer. I promise we won't let you down!"
There is little doubt in anyone's minds that Suicide Silence
are one of the frontrunners of the scene as they became one of the most extreme bands to ever debut in the Billboard Top 200
charts at such a high number, entering at #32 with over 14,000 units sold.
Be the first to hear the latest news on Suicide Silence
by following them online:http://twitter.com/suicidesilencehttp://www.myspace.com/suicidesilencehttp://www.facebook.com/suicidesilence
DEP reveal Track List For 'Option Paralysis', Announce Tour
January 9, 2010
Critically acclaimed rockers, The Dillinger Escape Plan
wound up 2009 with some outstanding shows with Gogol Bordello
in support of their upcoming opus, 'Option Paralysis'
. This will be the first release for the band's brand new label, Season Of Mist
/ Party Smasher Inc
. The album, produced by Steve Evetts
, Every Time I Die
) , will be officially available on March 23, 2010.
The first single off the album "Farewell, Mona Lisa
" will be available online as of 1/19. You can access a preview of the track on Amazon.com at this location
The entire track listing for 'Option Paralysis'
is as follows:
1. Farewell, Mona Lisa
2. Good Neighbor
3. Gold Teeth On A Bum
4. Crystal Morning
5. Endless Endings
7. Room Full Of Eyes
8. Chinese Whispers
9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins
The band also ended out 2009 with confirmation of their addition to the Vans Warped Tour's 2010
lineup. Their page on the tour's site can be found at this location
For more information on The Dillinger Escape Plan
, please log on to any of the following sites: Official Website
The Dillinger Escape Plan Name 2 Tracks Off Upcoming Album
December 4, 2009
The Dillinger Escape Plan'
s previous work has been praised nearly universally by press worldwide. 'If you really want to know (their) songs," says The New York Times
"you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate" calling them "extreme musical craft." Names of the latest examples of their craft - tracks off the upcoming 'Option Paralysis'
- is something the band intends to reveal in waves.
"Farewell, Mona Lisa
" and "Good Neighbor
" are the first two officially announced off the highly anticipated 'Option Paralysis'
, due March 23, 2010.
The critically acclaimed rockers recently finished recording 'Option Paralysis'
, which will be the debut release for their brand new label Party Smasher Inc
/ Season Of Mist
. The opus was recorded in Orange County, CA with longtime collaborator / producer Steve Evetts
, Every Time I Die
Known worldwide for their outrageous live shows, The Dillinger Escape Plan
will kick off a tour with Thursday
this Friday, December 4th in New York. "Call them insane, call them suicidal, call them out of control, but don't call The Dillinger Escape Plan
lazy. The band's members put 100 percent into every performance," says Guitar World
Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/04 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
12/05 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
12/06 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
12/07 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
12/09 - Poplar Grove, IL - Chubby Rain House of Tunes
12/10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
12/11 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
12/12 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
12/14 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
12/15 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
12/16 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club Downstairs Lounge
12/17 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
12/18 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
12/19 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
12/30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
For more information on The Dillinger Escape Plan
please log on to any of the following sites: http://www.optionparalysis.net/http://www.myspace.com/dillingerescapeplanhttp://www.myspace.com/dillingerstreetteamhttp://www.facebook.com/dillingerescapeplan?ref=tshttp://www.youtube.com/user/ChuckBillyTotemPollhttp://twitter.com/dillingerescpln
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YEAR FORMED: 1997
HOME TOWN: New Jersey
Greg Puciato (vocals)
Ben Weinman (guitar)
Brian Benoit (guitar)
Adam Doll (bass)
Chris Pennie (drums)
The present's a fine enough place to start-after all, you're reading this because you want to know about the first DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN album in five fucking years - but for perspective's sake, let's step back for a minute. Fall, 1997: A handful of growing pains disguised as recordings behind them, five clean-cut suburban kids from northern New Jersey hit the studio to lay down some demo tracks. Roughly one year later, said kids find their three-song,eight-minute brainstorming session changing the growth trajectory of hardcore forever. Sure, it's been six years, multiple line-ups and at least nine million changes in popular culture since the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN made their Relapse Records debut with 'Under The Running Board,' but as the quintet rolls out 'Miss Machine,' its second album for the label, DILLINGER's present still sounds like everybody else's future.
But before we get into the how, why and what-the-@#$% of 'Miss Machine,' a bit of history - this is a bio, after all. Formed in March of '97 by high-school friends Ben Weinman (guitars), Adam Doll (bass), and Chris Pennie (drums), the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN added vocalist Dimitri Minakakis and that April recorded their debut, an eponymous mini-CD that showed the then-quartet struggling to push hardcore's boundaries with whatever tools were at their disposal: jazz and Latin-informed rhythms, industrial-rock atmospheres, blazing death-metal licks. By the time they added second guitarist John Fulton and made 'Under The Running Board,' those influences-as well as a balance of technique and brute force no other hardcore band had ever attempted-were focused to a knifepoint. Sure, DILLINGER may've looked like rejects from a J. Crew ad when they played the 1998 Milwaukee Metalfest - even more so when former Jesuit guitarist and J. Crew employee Brian Benoit replaced Fulton that November - but any doubts about the band's metal authenticity were gone by the first downstroke.
In September of 1999, the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN once again proved they meant business with the release of their debut full-length, 'Calculating Infinity.' As with everything DILLINGER has done, the album was insanely complex, staggeringly detailed-and instantly polarizing: Either you'd hate it, or, as the subsequent generation of "math metal" (a subgenre that didn't even exist pre-'Calculating Infinity') bands has proved, you'd spend your entire musical life trying to get your head around it. Calling '...Infinity' a fusion of styles (most noticeably jazz, metal, hardcore and electronic music) is selling it short: Sure, it sounds like jazz when Weinman and Benoit break into a squiggling guitar tag-team mid-song; and it sounds like hardcore when DILLINGER shifts into a crunching, off-time breakdown; but that's only because those sections are easy-to-grasp breaks in the action. The time-shifting, pulse-shattering bulk of 'Calculating Infinity' forces the listener to make sense of the record just as the title unintentionally suggests. (Hint: It's impossible.)
While the five years between 'Calculating Infinity' and 'Miss Machine' would've finished a lesser band, for the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, they only presented new opportunities. Minakakis left amicably in 2001, at the height of DILLINGER's ascent; auditions in 2002 led the remaining members to then-untested current vocalist Greg Puciato; a 2002 EP, 'Irony Is A Dead Scene,' with FAITH NO MORE and MR. BUNGLE ringleader Mike Patton on vocals, drew harsh reactions from fans for its embracing of dynamics, samples, and, among other sins, APHEX TWIN; and, besides a few cover songs, there was no immediate sign of any new DILLINGER material with Puciato in front. Then came the 2003 soundtrack to the Lakeshore film Underworld, where DILLINGER stood out like an extended middle finger alongside big names such as A PERFECT CIRCLE, FINCH, David Bowie and TOOL's Maynard James Keenan. "Baby's First Coffin," DILLINGER's contribution and the band's first original track with Puciato on vocals, multiplied the aggression and the mathematical accuracy of 'Calculating Infinity' times 10 (math joke not intended) - but that wasn't what made it so striking.
In many ways, the influences that allowed DILLINGER's first mini-CD to stand out among metal and hardcore releases in 1997 are the same ones that are making 'Miss Machine' such an anomaly in 2004's fertile metal-hardcore crossover scene. Only this time, the industrial rock is unapologetically taking over whole tracks; the jazz and Latin accents are extending further and deeper than just five-second breaks; and the death metal, if it's there at all, is turning that genre into equations that'd stump an MIT professor. Sure, tracks such as "Baby's First Coffin," "Panasonic Youth" (for which DILLINGER shot their first professional music video), "Van Damsel" and "Perfect Design" are 'Calculating Infinity' and then some; their complexity seemingly inhuman to anyone who's never seen DILLINGER pull it off live. But in Weinman's words, "If we had to make 'Calculating Infinity' again, I don't think this band would even be here today. We couldn't - we're not just 'that band' anymore."
Indeed they aren't. See 'Miss Machine's' "Phone Home," where the electronic atmospheres and synthesized strings reflect not only Puciato's side project, ERROR, but the entire band's adoration of NINE INCH NAILS; the extended, piano-enhanced (gasp) 4/4 break in "Sunshine The Werewolf"; and "Unretrofied," whose industrial-tinged electronic groove is almost as surprising as its harmony vocals. Yes, harmony, strings, singing, piano and time signatures you can actually tap your foot to-these, rather than sheer brute force, are the elements that'll no doubt polarize DILLINGER's audience and set the message boards blazing yet again. Thing is, to hear the band tell it, they'd be disappointed if 'Miss Machine' didn't evoke that strong a reaction in people. After all, as Weinman has said, "This record is going to split our fanbase in half-the ones who get it, and everyone else." Don't know about you, but where we're standing, the future looks a hell of a lot brighter on the former side of that audience.