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The Dillinger Escape Plan Will Tour with The Faceless and… Royal Thunder?!

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UPDATE, 12:45pm EST: Full tour dates have been added to the itinerary below.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan sure went from 0 to 60 in a hot second: since announcing they signed with Sumerian Records last November, they announced an appearance at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, revealed their new album’s title and cover artwork, announced said album would be released in May and said they’ll be appearing at Metallica’s Orion + More Music Festival in June. Whew! And now they’ve just announced a full, proper tour too. The new album promotional machine is in full swing for Dillinger.

Dillinger will bring the unlikely pairing of The Faceless and Royal Thunder along with them on their tour. The Faceless make some sense as a touring partner for DEP; both bands play highly technical music on the extreme side of the spectrum, even if that music comes from different branches on the metal family tree (and both bands share a record label). But I’m sure there are going to be a lot of confused looks in the crowd when Royal Thunder take the stage; they could well gain a few new fans, but for Royal Thunder’s sake I sure hope they’re prepared to have some serious venom spit their way. As a fan myself, though, I love it: three awesome bands together on one bill.

Here are the tour dates, per a press release from Sumerian Records. The press release also revealed a concrete release date for One of Us is the Killer: May 14th.

Sat 4/20/2013 Worcester, MA New England Metal Fest
Mon 4/22/2013 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Tue 4/23/2013 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Wed 4/24/2013 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Thu 4/25/2013 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Fri 4/26/2013 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Sat 4/27/2013 Brooklyn, NY Converse Rubber Tracks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sun 4/28/2013 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Tue 4/30/2013 Columbus, OH A&R Bar
Thu 5/2/2013 LOS ANGELES, CA GOLDEN GODS/NOKIA THEATER
Sat 5/4/2013 Newport, KY Southgate House
Sun 5/5/2013 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Tue 5/7/2013 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
Wed 5/8/2013 Chicago, IL Reggies
Thu 5/9/2013 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
Fri 5/10/2013 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Sat 5/11/2013 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Sun 5/12/2013 Lawrence, MO The Granada
Tue 5/14/2013 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Thu 5/16/2013 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Fri 5/17/2013 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sat 5/18/2013 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
Sun 5/19/2013 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Mon 5/20/2013 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Wed 5/22/2013 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Thu 5/23/2013 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Fri 5/24/2013 Austin, TX Mohawk
Sat 5/25/2013 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Sun 5/26/2013 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
Tue 5/28/2013 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Wed 5/29/2013 Charlotte, NC Amos’ South End
Thu 5/30/2013 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
Fri 5/31/2013 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Sat 6/1/2013 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Sun 6/30/2013 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
Fri 7/05/2013 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
Sat 7/06/2013 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival

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