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AS I LAY DYING TO EMBARK ON TOUR WITH THREE BANDS EVEN LESS INTERESTING THAN THEY ARE

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I was conflicted about whether or not to go see As I Lay Dying on their most recent trek; I could give a fuck about AILD themselves (Vince and I utilized the time they were on stage at Ozzfest a few years back to go get a beer), but All That Remains and Through the Eyes of the Dead were also on the bill, so that seemed like it could be fun. Ultimately, I decided to sit the gig out, since both All That Remains shows I’ve seen have been anticlimactic, and I figure TTEOTD will be touring behind their super sweet Malice for some time to come.

I won’t feel any such indecision about AILD’s upcoming tour, however: the band has enlisted August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace and Still Remains – aka the Moe, Larry and Curly of generic metalcore bands – as support. The tour doesn’t even have an NYC stop yet, but there’s a gap in the itinerary on January 27, right around the time the band will be playing D.C. and Philly, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and say they’ll be rolling through the Nokia in Times Square right around then.

I’ve already marked that night as one I can stay home and watch Family Guy – but just in case I change my mind, I figure that letting Vince run an electric drill right next to my ear for about three hours will provide roughly the same experience as attending the gig.

-AR

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