Champions of Sound Tour: PELICAN, KAYO DOT, STEVE BRODSKY & ZOZOBRA

Hydra Head Records has announced their second ever Champions of Sound Tour. Originally devised in 2003 and also featuring label staples and instrumental metal masters, PELICAN, this year’s trek sees avant-metal pioneers KAYO DOT, supporting their latest Blue Lambency Downward, and CAVE-IN frontman Stephen Brodsky (aka Stove Bredsky), support his psychedelic rock outing that is the Black Ribbon Award. Joining the bill in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, are the almighty ZOZOBRA.

Tuesday October 28th 2008 Mt. Clemens, MI Hayloft
Wednesday October 29th 2008 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
Thursday October 30th 2008 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
Saturday November 1st 2008 Allston, MA Harper’s Ferry w/ ZOZOBRA
Sunday November 2nd 2008 New York, NY Bowery Ballroomw/ ZOZOBRA
Monday November 3rd 2008 Milford, CT Daniel Street w/ ZOZOBRA
Tuesday November 4th 2008 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar w/ ZOZOBRA
Wednesday November 5th 2008 Washington, DC Black Cat
Friday November 7th 2008 Charlotteville, VA Outback Lodge
Saturday November 8th 2008 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
Sunday November 9th 2008 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
Monday November 10th Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Tuesday November 11th 2008 Gainesville, FL The Common Grounds
Thursday November 13th 2008 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Friday November 14th 2008 Orlando, FL The Social
Sunday November 16th 2008 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Café
Tuesday November 18th 2008 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant’s
Wednesday November 19th 2008 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Visit hydrahead.com for more information.

JESU Secure Permits; To Begin U.S. Tour March 11th

JESU will finally be joining ISIS on tour beginning this Sunday, March 11th, following some troubles getting the proper paperwork for entering the U.S.  JESU mainman Justin K. Broadrick issued the following statement on the matter:

“The impending permits/visas finally cleared for JESU this week; the unforeseen backlog at the U.S embassy in London had somewhat reduced enabling the band to be interviewed and be issued their work permits/visas.

“This means that JESU will perform its first live show in the U.S this Sunday, March 11th in Washington DC at the 9.30 Club and will complete the rest of the tour with ISIS from there on in, performing at the Hydra Head Showcase at SXSW, Austin, Texas on the 15th March along the way.

“Many thanks for your patience and huge apologies to those that missed JESU at earlier shows due to these unforeseen circumstances. A JESU headline tour of the U.S over the next 9 – 12 months will hopefully compensate somewhat, especially since JESU now have permits/visas for 12 months!

“Also thank you for all the kind words and messages we have received, we wish we could reply to them all….”

Here is the band’s updated itenerary:
3/11 930 Club Washington DC – w/ ISIS, TORCHE
3/12 DAY OFF DAY OFF -
3/13 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA – w/ ISIS, TORCHE
3/14 Irving Plaza New York NY – w/ ISIS, TORCHE
3/15 Emo’s Annex Austin TX – SXSW
3/16 DAY OFF DAY OFF -
3/17 (d) The Middle East – Downstairs Cambridge MA – W/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/18 Theatre National Montreal QC – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/19 Barrymore’s Ottawa ON – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/20 Opera House Toronto ON – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/21 St Andrews Hall Detroit MI – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/22 Metro Chicago IL – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/23 DAY OFF -
3/24 DAY OFF -
3/25 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/26 The Picador Iowa City IA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/27 Granada Theatre Lawrence KS – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/28 Marquis Theater Denver CO – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/29 DAY OFF DAY OFF -
3/30 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
3/31 DAY OFF DAY OFF -
4/1 The Big Easy Boise ID – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/2 The Big Easy Spokane WA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/3 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle WA – W/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/4 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/5 DAY OFF -
4/6 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco CA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/7 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo CA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA
4/8 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles CA – w/ ISIS, ZOZOBRA

Listen to JESU’s Forthcoming Conqueror Album in It’s Entirety

Conqueror, JESU‘s forthcoming new album, has been posted in it’s entirety for previewing at this new website: http://www.jesuconqueror.com/. The album comes out on February 20th in the U.S.

The band will also be kicking off on a North American tour on the same day Conqueror drops. The first show will be an exclusive CD release show, followed by a full scale tour with ISIS, and an appearance at this year’s SXSW. Dates are as follows:

2/20 – Spaceland, Los Angeles CA (CD release show)

with ISIS
2/22 – Casbah, San Diego CA
2/23 – The Clubhouse, Tempe AZ
2/24 – Launchpad, Albuquerque NM

with ISIS & TORCHE
2/26 – Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK
2/27 – Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth TX
2/28 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging, Austin TX
3/1 – Numbers, Houston TX
3/2 – Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge LA
3/3 – Bottletree Lounge, Birmingham AL
3/5 – The Social, Orlando FL
3/8 – 40 Watt Club, Athens GA
3/9 – Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC
3/10 – Alley Katz, Richmond VA
3/11 – 930 Club Washington, DC
3/13 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
3/14 – Irving Plaza, New York NY

with PELICAN, DAUGHTERS, OXBOW, BIG BUSINESS, & OCTAVE MUSEUM
3/15 – SXSW (Hydra Head showcase)

with ISIS & ZOZOBRA
3/17 – The Middle East, Downstairs Cambridge MA
3/18 – Theatre National, Montreal QC
3/19 – Barrymore’s, Ottawa ON
3/20 – Opera House, Toronto ON
3/21 – St Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
3/22 – Metro, Chicago IL
3/25 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
3/26 – The Picador, Iowa City IA
3/27 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
3/28 – Marquis Theater, Denver CO
3/30 – In The Venue, Salt Lake City UT
4/1 – The Big Easy, Boise ID
4/2 – The Big Easy, Spokane WA
4/3 – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room, Seattle WA
4/4 – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
4/6 – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco CA
4/8 – Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA

INTRONAUT Drummer to Play for JESU on JESU/ISIS U.S. Tour

INTRONAUT’s Danny Walker will be filling in on drums for JESU‘s upcoming North American Tour with ISIS. The tour kicks off next month starting with a record release show for JESU’s new album, Conqueror, on the day of release, February 20, 2007. The tracklisting for album is as follows:

1. “Conqueror”
2. “Old Year”
3. “Transfigure”
4. “Weightless & Horizontal”
5. “Medicine”
6. “Brighteyes”
7. “Mother Earth”
8. “Stanlow”

ISIS/JESU North American Tour
2.20 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (record release show without ISIS)
2.22 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
2.23 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
2.24 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

with TORCHE
2.26 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
2.27 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
2.28 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
3.01 Houston, TX @ Numbers
3.02 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
3.03 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Lounge
3.05 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3.06 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
3.08 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
3.09 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
3.10 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
3.11 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

3.13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
3.14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3.15 Austin, TX @ Emo’s (JESU only / HHR SXSW showcase)
3.15 New Britain, CT @ CCSU Alumni Hall (ISIS / TORCHE only)
3.16 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (with VERSOMA)

with ZOZOBRA
3.17 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
3.18 Montreal, CAN @ Theatre National
3.19 Ottawa, CAN @ Barrymore’s
3.20 Toronto, CAN @ Opera House
3.21 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
3.22 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3.25 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social
3.26 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
3.27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
3.28 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3.30 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4.01 Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
4.02 Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy
4.03 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
4.04 Portland,OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4.06 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
4.08 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

ISIS Headlining U.S. Tour with JESU February 2007

Supporting their stellar new album, In the Absence of Truth, ISIS is embarking on an ambitious headlining tour next spring. Supporting them on most dates are JESU, masterminded by Justin Broadrick, who will have a new album, Conqueror, out February 20 on Hydra Head. Noise-metallers TORCHE and angsty metalloids ZOZOBRA will also join them on different legs.

Tour dates:
02/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
02/23 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse*
02/24 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
02/26 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory*
02/27 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater*
02/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
03/01 – Houston, TX – Numbers*
03/02 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon*
03/03 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Lounge*
03/05 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
03/08 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt*
03/09 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
03/10 – Richmond, VA – Alley Katz*
03/11 – Washington, DC – 930 Club*
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA*
03/14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
03/16 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East**
03/17 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East***
03/18 – Montreal, QC Theatre – National***
03/19 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s***
03/20 – Toronto, ON – Opera House***
03/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro***
03/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club***
03/26 – Iowa City, IA – The Picador***
03/27 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre***
03/28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater***
03/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue***
04/03 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s***
04/06 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s***
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre***

* w/ JESU and TORCHE
** w/ TORCHE
*** w/ JESU and ZOZOBRA