Tuesday, May 17, 2011
[press release] …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead announce their headlining West Coast tour in support of their latest release Tao of the Dead – out now on Richter Scale/Superball Music. Kicking off the tour the right way, fans can tune into Lopez Tonight (TBS – 12/11c) on June 14th to watch Trail of Dead play “Weight of the Sun” before heading to the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on June 15th for the first show of the tour.
The band just released their new album Tao of the Dead to great critical acclaim, inspiring Rolling Stone to declare it “…some of its strongest writing in years… breathless, genre-spanning ambition…” and SPIN to describe the album as “…thunderous melodic sprawl and cryptic musings on life and death perfectly fit the conceptual bill, with everything cranked to its natural extreme.” The band also just released the first music video for this album for the song “Summer of All Dead Souls” which Filter Magazine premiered online and you can check out below.
Coming hot off a successful string of sold out dates on their co-headlining East Coast US tour with Surfer Blood, the band is ready to take their sized down and amped up 4-piece to the West Coast. The shows are sure to be full of high energy as the Philadelphia Inquirer noted at their recent show “These boys weren't afraid to sweat as they ripped through an unfussy mix of taut punk and malingering prog rock.”
Catch the band on tour at the following confirmed US tour dates:
June 15th The Glass House Pomona , CA
16th The Casbah San Diego , CA
17th Echoplex Los Angeles , CA
18th Slim’s San Francisco , CA
20th Wonder Ballroom Portland , OR
21st Electric Owl Vancouver , BC
22nd Capitol Theater – Backstage Olympia , WA
23rd Neumo’s Seattle , WA
Posted by Dan Goldin at 9:30 PM