It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
Luther, Glocca Morra [04/12-04/29]
Twin Forks [04/26-05/09]
The World Is A Beautiful Place, Dads [05/18-05/27]
Matt Pryor, James Dewees [05/21-05/26]
Comeback Kid [05/23-06/19]
Black Flag [05/23-07/24]
Frank Turner [06/01-06/14]
The Front Bottoms, Weatherbox, AGBPOL [06/01-07/13]
The Acacia Strain Lamb Of God [06/12-06/20]
Fall Out Boy [09/05-09/27]
Previously Announced Tours:
At work, I told my friend Colin I was reviewing an album. He asked me the band, and I told him it was The Acacia Strain. His response was, “Dude, they’re fuckin’ WICKED.” Why do you care? Colin hates most things. Colin especially hates aggressive music that isn’t death metal, including hardcore — or any genre ending in “core,” for that matter. He likes Children of Bodom and Lamb of God and can’t stand Hatebreed. I don’t condone such hatred (I love Hatebreed), but the point is, if a band that is so clearly influenced by hardcore can convert a hardcore-hating metal head to instantly profess respect and enjoyment, said band has accomplished something. But I digress. Let’s talk about The Acacia Strain’s latest offering, the Money for Nothing EP.
The Money for Nothing EP is, to quote Prosthetic Records’ website, a collection of “rarities, b-sides and previously unreleased material.” It is this reviewer’s opinion that such tracks are usually left out of original studio releases for one of two reasons: either a) they didn’t quite fit with the aesthetic of the album or there wasn’t enough room for the track, or b) the songs weren’t just that good to begin with. These tunes clearly fit in the first category. The six tracks on this EP span much of the band’s history, from 2006’s The Dead Walk to 2010’s Wormwood — any of the six could have ended up on a regular release without standing out, though the southern-rock tinged riff in the EP’s title track (think Every Time I Die or Maylene and the Sons of Disaster) might place it in a certain time and place.
The highlight of this album was the second track, an alternate version of the song “Brown Noise” from the 2004 album 3750. Aside from boasting tighter production than the original, this new version manages to be even more brutal and driving than its predecessor. This song also showcases the band’s diversity, which is one of their biggest strengths. From chugga-chugga riffs to odd-time-signature breakdowns and everything in between, “Brown Noise” is a showcase for what these guys can do. For anyone new to The Acacia Strain, start here.
The Acacia Strain have released a t-shirt to help support the band following their van accident. Check it out below by clicking “Read More.”
The Acacia Strain In Serious Van Accident; Forced To Leave Tour
The Acacia Strain have announced that they to drop off their co-headlining tour with Viel Of Maya due to a serious van accident. Members of the band and crew are being treated for minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt. You can check out a statement from frontman Vincent Bennett below by clicking “Read More.”
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