THE OCEAN announce co-headlining US tour with Scale the Summit

- January 14th, 2014 –

THE OCEAN will be returning to North America in 2014 for a co-headline run with Prosthetic Recording artist Scale the Summit and special guests The Atlas Mothand Silver Snakes presented by Metal Sucks. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 5 in Seattle Washington and wraps up on Sunday, March 30 in Cambridge Mass., including two dates scheduled in Austin, TX for SXSW.

Guitarist, founding member, and main brain behind THE OCEAN, Robin Staps comments:  “We’re excited to return to the US with our first headline tour since 2008. A lot has happened in the meantime and the band is in a different place now, both musically as well as lineup-wise. We have played some bigger tours which came with a lot of compromises (short set, no production, rushed changeovers), so we are really happy that we’re finally gonna be able to offer our Stateside fans and supporters a ‘full’ The Ocean set. We will be playing ‘Pelagial’ in its entirety most nights, the way it’s been written and the way it’s been meant to be performed live, as well as some ‘Heliocentric’, ‘Anthropocentric’ and ‘Precambrian’ tunes.”

Metal Sucks Presents:
THE OCEAN & Scale The Summit w/ The Atlas Moth, and Silver Snakes
03/05 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
03/06 Portland, OR Branx
03/07 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
03/08 Los Angeles, CA The Lyric
03/09 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
03/10 Tempe, AZ Yucca Taproom
03/11 El Paso, TX The Spot
03/13 Austin, TX SXSW
03/14 Grand Prairie, TX QuickTrip Ball Park
03/15 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
03/16 Metairie, LA Cypress
03/17 Tampa, FL Crowbar
03/18 Pembroke Pines, FL The Talent Farm
03/19 Orlando, FL Backbooth
03/21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
03/22 Louisville, KY The Diamond Pub
03/23 Chicago, IL Subterranean
03/24 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room at Crofoot
03/25 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
03/26 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
03/27 Washington, DC DC9
03/28 Philadelphia, PA TBA
03/29 New York, NY The Studio At Webster Hall
03/30 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair

In other news: THE OCEAN’s highly anticipated triple-DVD release, Collective Oblivion, is now available in stores and on-line. Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on YouTube, including: Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to see this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
- Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
- 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
- 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
- 2 previously unreleased video clips off Anthropocentric songs – old video clips & live visuals
- 10 extra individual song performances filmed around the globe
- Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a stunning hardcover/book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated two and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing. View the trailer for Collective Oblivion at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

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