THE GATHERING Comment on North American Tour, Upcoming Live CD/DVD

THE GATHERING have commented about the recently announced one-off headlining show in New York City and their upcoming live CD and DVD, A Noise Severe.

Drummer Hans Rutten posts, “Dear all! We are going to do a one off special headlining show in New York city before we support our friends from LACUNA COIL for a mere two weeks! We are looking forward to come to the USA and Canada again. Hope to see you all somewhere! We just finished our tour in South America with the recordings of our live DVD and CD, and they went very, very well. We recorded in front of 4,000 totally crazy Chileans! It was one of the biggest highlights of the band’s career, and what makes it even more special is that we were able to capture this vibe on DVD. It will be called A Noise Severe, and a noise severe it was, with the audience alone hitting 104 db several times without the band playing!”

A Noise Severe is the follow-up to the well-received 2005 DVD, A Sound Relief.

Info for the New York City headlining show:
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May 15th, [email protected] Rebel
251 West 30th Street (at 8th Ave.)
New York City, New York 10001
$15 advance/$18 at door

Following the show in New York City, the band will start a two-week tour with LACUNA COIL/IN THIS MOMENT/STOLEN BABIES across North America. That tour starts May 16th, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. THE GATHERING‘s latest album, Home, was released in April of 2006 in North America. Opening act, Chicago’s TUB RING, will release their debut album, The Great Filter, on The End Records May 1st, 2007.

05/16/07 Wed @ The Opera House – Toronto, ON
05/18/07 Fri @ Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
05/19/07 Sat @ The Intersection – Grand Rapida, MI
05/22/07 Tue @ The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
05/25/07 Fri @ Dinwoodie Lounge – Edmonton, AB
05/26/07 Sat @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB

Chicago’s TUB RING Signs with The End Records

Chicago’s avant-garde/spazz/rock ensemble, TUB RING, has signed to The End Records. The band will release their yet-untitled debut album for the label sometime in early 2007. Since their inception in 2001, TUB RING has been a force of nature in the left-of-center world of music. Their debut album, Drake Equation (produced by MR. BUNGLE‘s Trey Spruance), helped showcase their musical makeup as a tornado of genres, mixing punk, classical, surf, a-capella, hard-core, pop, and whatever else crossed their path into one cohesive blend of rock.

“There are very few labels TUB RING would be comfortable working with,” says keyboardist Rob Kleiner about signing with The End Records. “It’d be difficult to be on a genre exclusive label, or with a label that had bad taste in artists. We’re excited to be with The End Records because they’re as into exploring new boundaries in music as we are.”

About the recording of the new album, he comments, “There were over 30 songs written for this album, but we’re only going to put the most important 13 on the record. It’s going to be just as eclectic as ever, with a thick and layered production. We want to make a big impression with this record because now being with The End Records our music will become exposed to a whole new audience.”

TUB RING has also made their mark outside of the music scene. They have been featured on Fox Sports, X-Box 360’s “Amp Snow Boarder 3”, various MTV/MTV2 programs, Spike and Mike’s Twisted Animation films and several Mt. Dew commercials. Most recently, TUB RING played live in the TRL room on MTV2 and was featured in the MTV reality-based contest show “Dew Circuit Breakout.”