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CANCER BATS confirm SXSW showcases; "Dead Set On Living" pre-order available
More dates, festivals and showcases worldwide are TBA

Agoura Hills, CA - February 20th, 2012 - Dead Set On Living, the new album from Cancer Bats, is now available for pre-order worldwide. The US pre-order will be available via Metal Blade Records at metalblade.com/cancerbats, where fans can also view the band's new video for Old Blood! A pre-order only t-shirt bundle is available until the album is released on April 24th.

The Cancer Bats will be performing at several SXSW showcases this year. Confirmed so far are the Raw Power Management, and Alternative Press showcases, with more still TBA. Cancer Bats schedule of confirmed North American tour dates are also listed below.

PRS for music and Raw Power Management Showcase:
Wednesday, March 14th
9:00pm (Cancer Bats perform at 1:00am)
British Music Embassy at Latitude 30
Featuring: Cancer Bats, Charlie Simpson, Cuba Cuba, Spy Catcher and Turbogeist

Alternative Press Showcase:
Saturday, March 17th
Noon-6:00pm
Featuring: The Used, Breathe Carolina, The Early November, Cancer Bats, Forever the Sickest Kids

ALTERNATIVE PRESS, the Cleveland-based magazine dedicated to covering todayís contemporary punk culture, is excited to announce a FREE, ALL-AGES party presented by McNally Smith College of Music at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

In conjunction with APís 100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012 issue, APís showcase will be Saturday, March 17, from noon to 6 p.m. on two stages at RED 7 in Austin, Texas.

Special guests THE USED, BREATHE CAROLINA, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, CANCER BATS and FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS will join up-and-comers from APís 100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012 acts SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, TONIGHT ALIVE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, SUCH GOLD, SPYCATCHER, WE ARE THE OCEAN, GHOST THROWER, THE COMPANY WE KEEP and CHERRI BOMB.

No RSVP required; this is free to the public! Red 7 is located at 611 East 7th St., Austin, TX, 78701. Check out red7austin.com for more information.
VANS (vans.com)
MCNALLY SMITH (mcnallysmith.edu)
ORANGE (orangeamps.com)
SJC (sjcdrums.com)
KEEP A BREAST (keep-a-breast.org)

CANCER BATS
w/ Ringworm, Primitive Weapons
03/12 Toledo, OH Frankies
03/13 St Louis, MO Heartbreakers
03/15 Austin, TX SxSW
03/16 Austin, TX SxSW
03/17 Austin, TX SxSW
03/18 Dallas, TX Tomcats *
03/19 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
03/20 Clarksville, TN The Coup
03/21 Cincinnati, OH Bangarangs
* no Primitive Weapons

CANCER BATS UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
w/Touchť Amorť and A Sight For Sewn Eyes
03/30 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
03/31 Brandon, MB North Hill Inn
04/02 Fernie, BC Northern Bar & Stage
04/03 Nelson, BC Hume Hotel - Spirit Bar
04/04 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
04/05 Prince George, BC The Generator
04/06 Edmonton, AB The Pawnshop
04/07 Calgary, AB Broken City
04/08 Saskatoon, SK Sutherland Memorial Hall
04/09 Regina, SK The Exchange
04/10 Thunder Bay, ON Black Pirates Pub
04/11 Sudbury, ON Jubilee Hall
04/12 Kitchener, ON Club Wax
04/13 Ottawa, ON Mavericks Bar
04/14 Toronto, ON The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
04/15 St. Catharines, ON L3 Nightclub

*Exclaim.ca and AXE Canada have teamed up to offer exclusive announcements, tickets, merch and a chance to meet Cancer Bats! Make sure to visit: www.facebook.com/AXECanada or follow @AXECanada

For More Information on CANCER BATS visit: www.cancerbats.com and www.metalblade.com/cancerbats


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