Glass Cloud, I The Mighty Announce Spring, Summer Tour Plans

Courtesy:  Equal Vision Records

Courtesy: Equal Vision Records

Equal Vision Records label mates Glass Cloud and I The Mighty will hit the road this Spring together.

The bands will serve as support acts for letlive. and Architects.  Glass Cloud will tour in support of its new EP, titled Perfect War Forever.  The five-song EP marks the first time ever that the band has recorded material on 9-string guitars.  The band’s label mates in I The Mighty released their full length debut album Satori  last June.  Speaking on behalf of ITM, band member Blake Dahlinger discussed the tour announcement saying, “We’re absolutely stoked for our upcoming tour with letlive., Architects, and our label mates, Glass Cloud.  letlive. has been one of our favorite contemporary bands over the past few years…it’s going to be a complete thrill for us to be out on the road with them.”

The bands’ upcoming tour kicks off Wednesday, April 23rd at The Rock in Tucson, Arizona and runs through Wednesday, May 21st.  The twenty-four date schedule includes a stop in Greensboro, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 7th at the Green Street Club.  The complete schedule for the upcoming tour is listed below.

letlive. and Architects (UK) w/Glass Cloud and I the Mighty
Apr 23 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock*
Apr 25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Apr 27 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Apr 29 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Apr 30 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
May 01 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 02 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
May 03 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (upstairs)
May 04 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
May 05 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
May 06 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 07 Greensboro, NC @ Green Street Club
May 08 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
May 09 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
May 10 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
May 12 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (The Studio)
May 13 Dallas, TX @ The Door
May 14 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 16 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
May 17 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
May 19 Portland, OR @ Branx
May 20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 21 Spokane, WA @ The Hop

* letlive. w/Glass Cloud and I the Mighty only

After it finishes its Spring tour, I The Mighty is also scheduled to hit the road this Summer as part of the annual Vans Warped Tour, beginning Saturday, July 12th at the Nikon Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Long Island, New York.  The Vans Warped Tour is scheduled to make a stop in North Carolina’s “Queen City” this Summer.  So audiences in North Carolina will get to see I The Mighty live when the Vans Warped Tour comes to Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday, July 28th at the PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte.  The complete Vans Warped Tour schedule is listed below.

I the Mighty w/2014 Vans Warped Tour
Jul 12 Long Island, NY @ Nikon Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul 13 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater
Jul 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 18 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 19 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 20 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 22 Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 23 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Jul 24 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 25 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 26 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 27 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 28 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Jul 29 Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Jul 30 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 31 Kansas City, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheater
Aug 2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

More information on the Vans Warped Tour is available online at http://www.facebook.com/warpedtour and http://www.vanswarpedtour.com.  Fans of I The Mighty and Glass Cloud can keep up with both bands online at http://www.facebook.com/glasscloud, http://perfectwarforever, http://www.facebook.com/ithemighty and http://www.ithemighty.com.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

The Chariot Calls It A Career, Announces Farewell Tour

Courtesy:  Entertainment One

Courtesy: Entertainment One

The Chariot is calling it a career.  The Atlanta, GA based band has announced that after a decade making music together, its members have decided that the band had run its course.  In the words of the band’s front man and founder Josh Scogin, “Having enjoyed 10 wonderful years of playing shows, it just feels like the right time to cross that finish line.  The Chariot was never put on this earth to “overstay our welcome.”  I believe we did exactly what we came to do, and now it is time to move onward.  Thank you.”  This was part of the statement released by the band via YouTube titled, “All’s Well That Ends Well.”  The full statement can be viewed here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFye6KDNuVI&feature=youtu.be

In coordination with this statement, the band has also announced an extensive Farewell Tour that will kick off October 10th in Columbia, South Carolina.  The band will make two stops in North Carolina on its Farewell tour; one on October 11th in Charlotte, North Carolina and one on October 12th in Greensboro, NC.  A full listing of the upcoming tour is available below.  The band will be joined by Glass Cloud, Birds in a Row, and To The Wind on a number of the band’s dates.

10/10/13 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern*
10/11/13 Charlotte, NC – Milestone*
10/12/13 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street*
10/15/13 New York, NY – Santos Party House
10/16/13 Worcester, MA – Palladium (Upstairs)
10/17/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
10/18/13 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
10/19/13 Annapolis, MD – Knights of Columbus
10/20/13 Jeannette, PA – Gators
10/21/13 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
10/23/13 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
10/24/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
10/25/13 Columbus OH – The Basement
10/26/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/27/13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/29/13 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/30/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed
10/31/13 Boise, ID – The Shredder
11/1/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/2/13 Portland, OR – Branx
11/3/13 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
11/4/13 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/6/13 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/7/13 San Diego, CA – Epicentre
11/8/13 Mesa, AZ – Underground
11/9/13 El Paso, TX – Open Gate Church
11/10/13 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/11/13 Austin, TX – Red 7
11/13/13 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
11/14/13 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/15/13 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/16/13 Atlanta, GA  – The Masquerade

* = Chariot only

Courtesy:  Entertainment One

Courtesy: Entertainment One

More information on the band’s upcoming Farewell Tour and more, fans can follow the band on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thechariot, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thechariotjams, and on its official website at http://www.thechariot.com.

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Glasscloud Debut Seamlessly Branches Metal, Post-Hardcore Worlds

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Hampton, Virginia based Glass Cloud’s debut record, “The Royal Thousand” is one of the most interesting records to be released by a band this year in the screamo-post hardcore genre.  This band is more akin to Chimaira than its peers.  The electronics and heavy, crunching, down-tuned guitars mixed in with the voal prowess of front man Jerry Roush make this a record that really branches the two genres together, and brings together audiences from both sides of the musical spectrum.

The album starts off full force with what is easily one of its best songs in ‘White Flag.’  It’s ironic that the album would start with this track, considering that a white flag stands for surrender.  If anything, this song shows that Glass Cloud has no intention to surrender whether it be to audiences who expect the band to be this or that or to label heads who would treat its members in similar fashion.  The album’s intensity keeps up after ‘White Flag’ in ‘If He Dies.’  It goes back and forth between a mild gentility, with Rousch actually singing a little, and absoluate brutality.  Guitarist Josh Travis’s effects are incredible on this song.  Again, it brings the band up to the level of Chimaira.  Considering this is the band’s debut record, that is saying something.

‘Ivy and Wine’ is another high point to “The Royal Thousand.”  It bears that same intensity as the album’s first two tracks.  Not only do Rousch and Travis shine again here, but drummer Chad Hasty’s precision adds another extra level to the song.  A video for the song is available online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmwcT7pjfKM.  ‘Prelude For A Ghost’ is the only moment on this record in which the band eases up.  The instrumental is placed precisely in the middle of the track listing.  It gives listeners just enough time to gather themselves before the band launches right back into its assault with ‘All Along.’  That vibe gets stepped up even more as the album nears its end on ‘Counting Sheep.’  This speed metal style piece continues to bridge the gap of the post-hardcore and metal worlds seamlessly. 

The band is currently out on tour right now in support of “The Royal Thousand” on the “Scream It Like You Mean It 2012” tour.  The band is scheduled to perform at Soma tonight in San Diego, California.  It will be at the Fremont East District tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Fans can get a full tour listing and keep up with all the latest from the band online at http://www.facebook.com/glasscloud, http://twitter.com/glasscloud, and http://youtube.com/glasscloudtv.   

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