Tour de Force



metal as art 2010 hypno5e revocation the binary codeThe MetalSucks co-sponsored Metal As Art Tour 2010, featuring Revocation (Relapse Records), Hypno5e, and The Binary Code, kicks off in just a couple of weeks. You should all be familiar with Revocation by now; SEVEN of our writers named their 2009 album Existence is Futile in their end-of-year lists for 2009. I had the chance to see the band in NYC a couple of months back and they’re every bit as good live as they are on record, and then some. Of course you’re all also with familiar with The Binary Code, whose Suspension of Disbelief was our first foray into the world of releasing music just last week; seeing the band’s astonishing live show was actually what drew us to them in the first place. And while France’s Hypno5e haven’t hit America’s shores in some time, I’m greatly looking forward to meeting their prog metal meets art rock onslaught.

During a winter that’s already got a couple of higher-profile tours, this is a smaller tour that I’m the most excited about. The 31-date run kicks off January 6th in Brooklyn, winds its way through the Midwest and South, runs up the whole West Coast and then cuts through the center of the country all the way back, wrapping February 6th in New Jersey.

Full list of tour dates after the jump (**please note a venue change for Los Angeles**):

January 6 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
January 7 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
January 8 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe’s
January 9 Akron, OH Annabell’s Bar and Lounge – FREE
January 10 Mt. Clemons, MI Hayloft
January 11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle – FREE
January 12 St. Louis, MO Fubar (w/ LYE BY MISTAKE)
January 13 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
January 14 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
January 15 Dallas, TX The Lounge on Elm
January 16 an Antonio, TX  Zombies
January 17 Austin, TX Red 7
January 18 Amarillo, TX War Legion
January 19 Gallup, NM Juggernaut
January 20 TBA
January 21 Los Angeles, CA Cobalt Cafe
January 22 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
January 23 Santa Cruz, CA The Parish
January 24 Sparks, NV  New Oasis
January 25 Portland, OR Ash Street Saloon
January 26 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
January 27 Spokane, WA The Cretin Hop
January 28 Boise, ID Gusto’s Bar
January 29 Salt Lake City, UT The Outer Rim
January 30 Denver, CO Old Curtis Street Bar
January 31 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
February 1 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
February 2 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
February 3 Nashville, TN The Muse
February 4 Cincinnati, OH Dirty Jacks
February 5 Baltimore, MD Sidebar
February 6 Trenton, NJ The Championship

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