Between The Buried And Me Announces Fall North American Headlining Tour
CRITICALLY REVERED PROG METAL BAND TO TOP BILL OF 2011 "SAINTS & SINNERS" TOUR
Globally celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (aka BTBAM) has announced a fall North American headlining tour in support of its new LP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues. The award winning band will headline the 2011 "Saints & Sinners" Tour and launch the six week trek on 10/27 in Charlotte, NC. Support on the BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME tour will come from Animals as Leaders and TesseracT with tickets available for advance purchase now at this location. The tour's official admat can be viewed at this location.
"It will be so exciting to get back out on the road and play some tunes for all our wonderful fans," said BTBAM guitarist Paul Waggoner. "Our anticipation for this tour is massive and I hope that sentiment is shared by all the metal geeks out there. The bill is loaded with some of the most forward-thinking, virtuosic musicians in the genre and the audience can expect to hear all 12 notes in every humanly audible octave many times during the course of the evening!"
Released on April 12 via Metal Blade Records, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is a three-song strong, 30 minute tour de force of modern heavy music. Produced and engineered by the Grammy award–winning David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater, etc.) with BTBAM, the record soared to #54 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in its first week of release while landing the #5 spot on the Hard Music chart, and #8 on the Independent Albums chart in its first week of release. The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues also debuted in Canada charting at #62 on the Top 200 Current chart, #6 on the Hard chart, and #14 on the Independent chart.
"The response to the new album has been absolutely amazing!", commented BTBAM's Tommy Rogers. "It's always a rewarding experience to hear excitement about the music we create. These days it's hard to judge what people think of new music, and the feedback on tour and the Internet has really motivated us to create an even more bad ass record for the second part of 'The Parallax'. See you all on tour!"
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues represents BTBAM's musical and conceptual masterwork; the record showcases both the quintet's vivid execution and ambitious vision. The otherworldly conceptual thread linking each of the songs is mobilized around two human characters that live in different planes of existence and are separated by millions of light years, each confronted with similar personal issues. Subsequently, both characters make decisions that will change their lives, and perhaps the course of the universe, forever. Musically, the release presents aura-rich atmospheres rife with roaring volumes, corrugated rhythms and trance-inducing intricacies. Cerebral and visceral, soft and heavy, melodic and abrasive, tender and brutal, familiar and strange and taut yet sprawling and epic, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has crafted a sound that is musically sophisticated yet primal and a disc where every new passage leads to the culmination of an epic adventure.
The 2011 "Saints & Sinners" Tour featuring BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
With Animals as Leaders and TesseracT
Brought to you by Live Nation, Metal Blade Records, Prosthetic Records, Century Media Records, Good Fight Entertainment and ACTION! PR
10/27 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/28 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore Silver Springs
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony (* Saints & Sinners Festival)
10/30 Boston, MA House of Blues (* Dillinger Escape Plan support)
11/01 Richmond, VA The Hat Factory
11/02 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
11/03 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/05 Orlando, FL The Beacham
11/06 Birmingham, AB Zydeco
11/08 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
11/09 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/10 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
11/11 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/12 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
11/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/15 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
11/16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/17 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/19 Austin, TX Emo's (outside)
11/20 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
11/22 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
11/26 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues (* Saints & Sinners Festival)
11/27 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
11/29 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
11/30 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
12/01 Calgary, AB The Republik
12/02 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
12/03 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
12/04 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
12/07 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/08 Montreal, QC Club Soda
12/09 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
* In select markets the band is offering a limited number of bundles for fans which include a ticket to the show, a limited edition tour poster and a meet 'n' greet before the show. Bundles are available through LiveNation.com.
About BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME:
Merging unparalleled musical bravery, prodigious musicianship, flawless execution and an angular landscape of forward thinking ideas, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (aka BTBAM) reinvent the rock 'n roll idiom while pleasing their harshest critics: themselves. Joining metal's dexterity and progressive rock's psychedelic, multi-layered experimentation, BTBAM (whose name was inspired by a line of lyrics from the Counting Crows song "Ghost Train") create spine-tingling sound that contains visceral power, labyrinthine arrangement, mind-boggling melody and majestic beauty. The band has released five full-length LPs since its formation in 2000 including Between the Buried and Me (2002), The Silent Circus (2003), Alaska (2005), Colors (2007) and 2009's critically acclaimed The Great Misdirect, which landed at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. The group has showcased its live prowess via a slew of world headlining tours and has participated in major touring festivals including Ozzfest and the Radio Rebellion and Progressive Nation tours. Since its inception, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has sold nearly one half million records and proven itself as a progressive rock pacesetter whose modernist clang pegs it as a paradigm to be followed and a yardstick by which other bands are measured.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME features Tommy Rogers (vocals / keyboards), Paul Waggoner (guitar), Dustie Waring (guitar), Blake Richardson (drums / percussion) and Dan Briggs (bass).
Updated news and tour information will be made available via www.betweentheburiedandme.com, www.metalblade.com/btbam
"Inspired equally by Yes, Dream Theater and Dillinger Escape Plan, the North Carolina extreme-prog band Between the Buried and Me think nothing of combining furious death metal rhythms and complex math metal licks with neoclassical leads and airy, atmospheric interludes." – GUITAR WORLD
"Between the Buried and Me are on a level of songwriting skill that few bands can hope to reach, and their new EP epitomizes the band's talent." – REVOLVER
"Between the Buried and Me have evolved into a progressive band in the truest sense of the word, an alchemic group who concoct innovative, multi-genre fusions rather than a metal outfit with experimental pretensions." – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
"BTBAM unspools an operatic, sci-fi song-cycle that pits metaphysics against intricate prog riffage...gorgeous" – THE ONION
"The Sounds Of Interstellar Exploration…gorgeously intense" – MXDWN
"Impressive. Most impressive." - LAMBGOAT