INK’s ‘Silver Scream’ Re-Issue Is A Welcome Musical Reboot Of Its 2018 Album

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Ice Nine Kills has been in the news quite a bit lately.  The band debuted he video for its latest single ‘Savages’ this week, only a week after the band debuted its cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’  The band also announced recently, a new addition to its latest slate of live dates on Nov. 11 in Worcester, MA.  The band’s latest tour just launched Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH and is scheduled to run through Dec. 1 in New York, NY.  All of these developments from the band are in support of the new re-issue of the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream, The Silver Scream: Final Cut.  Released Oct. 25, this latest presentation of the band’s album is a step up from its source material.  That is due in part to the band’s cover of ‘Thriller,’ which is just one of six bonus tracks featured in the re-issue.  It is just one of the most notable of those songs, too, and will be discussed a little later.  The band’s fully acoustic performance of its own original ‘A Grave Mistake’ is yet another of the most notable of the re-issue’s additions.  It will be addressed shortly.  The record’s closer, which is a fully acoustic take of its original song ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is notable in its own right, too.  It will also be discussed later.  All three songs noted here are important in their own way to the whole of the Silver Scream: Final Cut.  When they are considered along with the re-issue’s three other bonus tracks – an acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ an acoustic take of ‘Savages’ and the previously unreleased tribute to Scream that is ‘Your Number’s Up’ – the whole of this record becomes a presentation that is one of the year’s top new music re-issues.

Ice Nine Kills’ new re-issue of its 2018 album The Silver Scream is one of this year’s top new album re-issues.  That is proven in part through the addition of the exclusive acoustic take of the band’s song ‘A Grave Mistake.’  Originally recorded earlier this year live on Sirius XM Radio, the song – which was inspired by the movie The Crow (which itself was inspired by the graphic novel of the same name) – develops its own new life and identity here.  That is due to the lack of the full on approach in the song’s electric take.  The decision to go only with the acoustic sound throughout gives the song a mournful feeling completely unlike that of its source material.  This is important to note because the full electric take does serve to illustrate the anger that Eric Draven felt when he came back to avenge his and his love’s murders.  This take though, touches more on the pain that led to that anger.  In turn, it gives the song (and story) even more depth than just the electric take by itself does.  To be honest, it actually is a better take than the song’s original, electric take because of this note, and will certainly become a favorite among the band’s audience base.  It is just one of the re-issue’s most notable works.  The band’s cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is another work that is sure to become a fan favorite.

‘Thriller’ stands out because while the band does pay homage to Michael Jackson’s timeless work in terms of the song’s arrangement, the group also gives the song its own new identity here, too.  If anything, the band’s arrangement here almost instantly lends itself to a comparison to Alien Ant Farm’s take of Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal.’  That is meant in the most complimentary way possible.  It is nice to hear the combination of that tribute with the band’s own sound.  The band even pays tribute to the late, great Vincent Price through the addition of that spoken word portion of the song.  Given, nothing can ever top Jackson’s original take on the song, but this adaptation is still a work that listeners in general will enjoy for its own merits.  It is just one more of the works that audiences will enjoy here.  The band’s acoustic take of its original ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is yet another addition to the album’s re-issue that audiences will appreciate.

The band’s acoustic take of its original ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ stands out because of its own arrangement.  Whereas the song’s original, full electric take is in intense, driving work, the song’s acoustic take is a much more engaging work.  That is because the minimalist approach here actually adds to the song’s ominous sense.  That is not to say that the song’s original arrangement is not foreboding and ominous.  Quite the opposite is the case there.  What is meant here is that that ominous, foreboding tone completely changes here in a positive fashion.  The group’s vocal approach changes with the song’s instrumental elements and adds even more to that tone.  In an odd way, the coupling of the song’s vocal and instrumental elements here illustrates even more, the sadness of the victims and almost makes Jason’s anger and fury understandable and worthy of sympathy, considering his death was caused by the counselors.  The end result of those deep feelings – thanks to the arrangement in whole – is a fitting finale for The Silver Scream: Final Cut and one more reason that audiences will appreciate the record.  When it is considered along with the band’s cover of ‘Thriller,’ its take of its original ‘A Grave Mistake’ and the other three bonus tracks that round out the record’s bonus content, the whole of the record proves itself one more of this year’s top new album re-issues.

Ice Nine Kills’ re-issue of its 2018 album The Silver Scream is a presentation that the band’s most devoted audiences will appreciate just as much as its more casual listeners.  That is due primarily to the bonus content featured in the record.  The six previously unreleased tracks featured in this re-issue give new life (no pun intended) to some of the songs featured in the album’s original release while also giving another song – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ – its own scary good new presentation.  Yes, that awful pun was intended.  When the bonus content featured in this record are considered with the originals from the album’s original release, the whole becomes a presentation that is one of the year’s top new album re-issues.  It is available now.  More information on The Silver Scream: Final Cut is available online along with all of Ice Nine Kills’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Ice Nine Kills Debuts More Music From ‘The Silver Scream’ Final Cut; LP Re-Issue Available Now

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Ice Nine Kills debuted two more tracks from the brand new re-issue of its 2018 album The Silver Scream this week.

The band debuted the acoustic take of Michael Jackson’s hit song ‘Thriller‘ Friday.  The song presents an amped up take on the classic song, which featured a guest appearance by the late, great Vincent Price.  While Price is not featured in this exclusive to the brand new re-issue of The Silver Scream, the band does pay homage to him as well.

‘Thriller’ is just the latest song to be released from the re-issue of The Silver Scream.  The band debuted Thursday, the acoustic take of ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ which was featured in a much heavier version in the band’s 2018 album.  That performance features a guest appearance by Ari Lehamn, the actor who first portrayed Jason in the very first Friday The 13th movie way back in 1980.

Lehman talked about taking part in the song’s new recording in a recent interview.

“I am honored to be singing alongside the amazingly talented Spencer Charnas on this track,” he said.  “Ice Nine Kills will captivate you with their virtuoso sound and compelling lyrics.  ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ has Vorhees power!”

Ice Nine Kills front man Spencer Charnas said he was just as happy to have Lehman take part in the song’s new recording as Lehman was to take part.

Friday The 13th and Jason have always been an obsession for me,” he said.  “When I had the idea to reach out to Ari about singing on our acoustic tribute, I never expected in a million years for it to actually happen.  To find out that Ari was not only a fan of INK, but 100% willing to join us on the track, was a moment I won’t soon forget.  He brings such a rich authenticity to this song with his charismatic voice, and his involvement helps elevate the piece to another level.  To hear the FIRST Jason from arguably one of the most iconic scenes in horror history sing the line, ‘He drowned in all our sins’ evokes the same goosebumps I got when I first saw the film.”

The band’s new take on ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ and its cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ are just the latest singles to be released from the brand new re-issue of The Silver Scream.  The band debuted the video for its acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ Oct. 4.  The song featured a guest performance by Trivium front man Matt Heafy.

This past April, the band performed an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake‘ live on Sirius XM.  That performance is also featured in this recording.

The original 2018 release of The Silver Scream produced the singles and videos for ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ and ‘Merry Axe-mas.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)
INK Tour Poster

Courtesy: Fearless Records/SRO

Ice Nine Kills is preparing to launch a new North American tour in support of The Silver Scream‘s forthcoming re-issue.  The tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH and to run through Dec. 1 in New York.  It also features performances in cities, such as Phoenix, AZ; Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

Fit For A King, Awake At Last, Light The Torch and Make Them Suffer will serve as support for the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Tue
10/29
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sat
11/2
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Sun
11/3
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Mon
11/4
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Tue
11/5
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Wed
11/6
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
11/8
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Sat
11/9
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Sun
11/10
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Tue
11/12
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Wed
11/13
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Thu
11/14
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Sat
11/16
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Sun
11/17
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Mon
11/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Wed
11/20
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Thu
11/21
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Fri
11/22
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat
11/23
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Mon
11/25
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Tue
11/26
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Wed
11/27
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Sat
11/30
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
12/1
New York, NY
Webster Hall *
* = SiriusXM Octane Presents “Octane Accelerator Tour” with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer & Awake At Last

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ tour is available online now along with more information on the band’s upcoming re-issue of The Silver Scream and the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

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Ice Nine Kills Debuts Video for ‘Stabbing In The Dark’ Acoustic Take

Ice Nine Kills debuted the video for its acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ this week.

The band debuted the video Friday for the song, which is featured on the upcoming re-issue of the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream.  The video features a family watching the original video for ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ on a black and white television in a very 1950s living room setting.

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The acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ features guest vocals from Trivium front man Matt Heafy.  Heafy talked about joining Ice Nine Kills for the recording during a recent interview, saying how happy he was to take part in the song’s re-imagining.

“Ice Nine Kills is one of the absolute best bands on the planet right now,” he said.  “With their blend of styles and sounds and unique imagery, they’ve crafted a world entirely their own.  Being such a big fan myself, I did an acoustic cover of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ on my Twitch live one day.  Next thing I knew, INK checked it out and dug it — which I was honored to hear.  I can’t wait till the world hears this newly re-imagined version of this incredible song.  Watch as INK takes the world over.  Mark my words.”

INK front man Spencer Charnas responded to Heafy’s comments with his own positive remarks in a separate interview.

“We were devilishly delighted to find out that Matt was a fan of INK,” he said.  “When we heard his chill-inducing cover of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’, we knew right then and there that we had to collaborate with him.”

He added, “We have enormous respect for Matt’s abilities, and are honored to have him be a part of this spooky, almost folk-like rendition of the song.  He slaughtered this performance, and we can’t wait wait for people to hear it during our favorite month of the year.”

INK’s acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ with Matt Heafy is just one of the acoustic works featured in the band’s upcoming re-issue of The Silver Scream.  The re-issue will also feature an acoustic performance of the song ‘A Grave Mistake,’ which the band recorded live on Sirius XM and a new take of ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ which features the original Jason actor Ari Lehman.

The re-issue’s track listing is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

The original release of The Silver Scream spawned the singles and videos for ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in The Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘IT Is The End,’ ‘Enjoy Your Slay,’ ‘Merry Axe-Mas‘ and ‘Savages.’

 

Courtesy: Fearless Records/SRO

Ice Nine Kills is preparing to launch a new North American tour in support of The Silver Scream‘s forthcoming re-issue.  The tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH and to run through Dec. 1 in New York.  It also features performances in cities, such as Phoenix, AZ; Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

Fit For A King, Awake At Last, Light The Torch and Make Them Suffer will serve as support for the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Tue
10/29
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sat
11/2
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Sun
11/3
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Mon
11/4
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Tue
11/5
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Wed
11/6
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
11/8
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Sat
11/9
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Sun
11/10
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Tue
11/12
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Wed
11/13
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Thu
11/14
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Sat
11/16
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Sun
11/17
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Mon
11/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Wed
11/20
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Thu
11/21
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Fri
11/22
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat
11/23
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Mon
11/25
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Tue
11/26
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Wed
11/27
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Sat
11/30
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
12/1
New York, NY
Webster Hall *
* = SiriusXM Octane Presents “Octane Accelerator Tour” with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer & Awake At Last

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ tour is available online now along with more information on the band’s upcoming re-issue of The Silver Scream and the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Ice Nine Kills Debuts ‘Savages’ Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Ice Nine Kills debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Savages‘ Tuesday.  The song is taken from the band’s latest album The Silver Scream (2018).

The video features footage of the band performing its new single and crosses that footage with footage of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as the song was inspired by the movie.  It is just one of the movies that inspired the album’s works.  The album in whole is composed of songs inspired by famous horror movies, such as The ShiningJaws and It.

Courtesy: Fearless Records/SRO

‘Savages’ is just the latest single from The Silver Scream to receive the video treatment. The album has also produced the singles ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ and ‘Merry Axe-mas.’

While the band debuted the video for its new single this week, it also recently launched a new campaign to promote the next single from its album, the It-inspired ‘IT Is The End.’  The campaign sent fans on a scavenger hunt to find a red balloon.  The first five people to reach each location in the hunt received special prizes and a sneak peek of the video, which is planned for its debut soon.

 

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Ice Nine Kills is in the midst of the European leg of its tour in support of The Silver Scream.  The band will return to North America for another stretch of dates across America beginning Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH.  The upcoming North American tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 1 in New York, NY and to feature performances in cities, such as Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA and Salt Lake City, UT.

Fit For A King will join the tour as a special guest.  Awake At Last, Make Them Suffer and Light The Torch will serve as support throughout the tour.

More information on the band’s upcoming North American tour, its new singles and videos and all of its latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Ice Nine Kills Announces New Live Dates With Falling In Reverse

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Ice Nine Kills has announced a new slate of live dates.

The band is scheduled to serve as direct support for Falling in Reverse’s upcoming headline tour starting April 20 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV.  Ice Nine Kills’ latest run is in support of its latest album, The Silver Scream, which was released Oct. 5 through Fearless Records.

From Ashes To New and New Years Day will join Ice Nine Kills as support acts for the run, which lasts more than a month and also features an additional performance July 19 at Rockfest in Cadott, WI.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
4/20
Las Vegas, NV
House of Blues *
Sun
4/21
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren*
Tue
4/23
San Antonio, TX
The Aztec Theatre *
Wed
4/24
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Sun
4/28
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theatre *
Mon
4/29
Charlotte, SC
The Fillmore *
Wed
5/1
Silver Spring, MD
The Fillmore *
Fri
5/3
Sayreville, NJ
Starland Ballroom *
Sat
5/4
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
5/5
New York City, NY
Gramercy Theatre *
Tue
5/7
Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of The Living Arts *
Wed
5/8
Norfolk, VA
The Norva *
Fri
5/10
Detroit, MI
St. Andrew’s Hall *
Sat
5/11
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sun
5/12
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Tue
5/14
Denver, CO
Ogden Theatre *
Wed
5/15
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
5/17
Boise, ID
Revolution *
Sat
5/18
Portland, OR
The Hawthorne Theatre *
Sun
5/19
Seattle, WA
Showbox Market *
Tue
5/21
San Francisco, CA
The Regency Ballroom *
Wed
5/22
Sacramento, CA
Ace of Spades *
Fri
5/24
Los Angeles, CA
Wiltern *
Fri
7/19
Cadott, WI
Rock Fest
* with Falling In Reverse & From Ashes To New & New Years Day

Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased for the tour now here.

The Silver Scream has spawned six singles and videos for each song. The video for ‘Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Jubrick)‘ was released first on May 26, 2017.  It was followed videos for ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark.’ ‘Merry Axe-Mas‘ saw its companion video debut Dec. 2018.

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ tour schedule, news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS

 

More information on From Ashes To New is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.fatn.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FromAshesToNew

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FromAshesToNew

 

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Set It Off Announces Summer Tour Schedule

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Set It Off announced its summer tour schedule this week.

The band announced on Monday, that just as the weather warms up, so will its tour schedule.  The band will launch the tour, which runs a little more than a month, is scheduled to launch June 11 in Colorado Springs, CO and to run through July 20 in Mountainview, CA.

The tour’s schedule features performances in cities, such as Poughkeepsie, NY; Charlotte, NC and Milwaukee, WI.  Its schedule is noted below.

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
THE MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 3:
WITH EMAROSA, BROADSIDE, + LIZZY FARRALL:

6/11 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep
6/12 — Lawrence, KS — The Bottleneck
6/14 — Burnsville, MN — The Garage
6/15 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
6/16 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
6/18 — St. Louis, MO — Fubar
6/19 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East
6/21 — Indianapolis, IN — The Citadel
6/22 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
6/23 — Grand Rapids, MI — Elevation
6/25 — Buffalo, NY — Rec Room
6/26 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance Theater
6/28 — Hartford, CT — The Webster
6/29 — Richmond, VA — The Canal Club
6/30 — Atlantic City, NJ — Atlantic City Beach*
7/2 — Pawtucket, RI — The Met
7/3 — Amityville, NY — Revolution
7/5 — Reading, PA — Reverb
7/6 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
7/7 — Charlotte, NC — Amo’s Southend
7/8 — Orlando, FL — Sad Summer*
7/9 — Lake Park, FL — The Kelsey Theater
7/12 — Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall
7/13 — Austin, TX — Empire Garage
7/16 — Tucson, AZ — 191 Toole
7/18 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey
7/20 — Mountainview, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre*
*Festival Dates

Set It Off’s upcoming summer tour schedule is in support of its latest album Midnight, which was released Feb. 1.  The album spawned the singles ‘Midnight Thoughts,’ ‘For You Forever, ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ ‘Lonely Dance‘ and ‘Killer in the Mirror.’ Midnight‘s full track listing is noted below.

MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Killer In The Mirror”
2. “Hourglass”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]

More information on Set It Off’s upcoming tour, its new album and latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.setitoffband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/setitoffband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SetItOff

 

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Plain White T’s Debut ‘Low’ Video

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Plain White T’s debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for the song ‘Low‘ on Friday.  The video features a man in classic Joker makeup as he distributes his “medicine” to people who are feeling depressed alongside what are supposed to be really bad commercials featuring people selling the substance against a hypnotizing back drop.  The song is taken from the band’s most recent album, Parallel Universe, which was released last August through Fearless Records.

Front man Tom Higgensen talked about the video’s concept as it related to the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“Everybody, at times, can feel a little bit depressed, inadequate or not good enough,” Higgensen said.  “Often, we search for something outside ourselves to fill that void and to make us feel better; more wanted, more confident, more beautiful.  We turn to drugs, alcohol, medication for a temporary fix to make us feel a little better, but these can obviously just lead to more problems and become a need or a dependency.”

Higgensen added, “This video makes a commentary towards that by introducing the imaginary magical elixir called ‘Low,’ which is presented as the fix for all of life’s problems.  It’s a creepy infomercial that promises the consumer instant results, but as the viewer we can see that things aren’t quite as they seem.”

Along with debuting its new video, the band also launched a new series of live dates on Friday.  The band’s latest live schedule features a performance April 25 in Oklahoma City, OK and a group of dates in the UK in May.  The band’s current live schedule is noted below.

PLAIN WHITE T’S TOUR DATES:
3/15 — Rosemont, IL — Joe’s Live
4/25 — Oklahoma City, OK — Tower Theatre
5/23 — Bristol, UK — The Fleece
5/24 — Perranporth, UK — Tunes In The Dunes Festival
5/25 — Hatfield, UK — Slam Dunk Festival
5/26 — Hatfield, UK — Slam Dunk Festival
5/27 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt

More information on Plain White T’s’ new video, live dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://plainwhitets.com

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