Tour de Force

AN AWESOME NOT-REALLY-METAL BUT STILL PROGGY/COOL FALL TOUR

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Photo by the esteemed Ms. Jacqueline Cheng. More from their Central Park performance here.

If you’re a prog nerd and this lineup doesn’t get your balls tingling, I’m not sure what will. Circa Survive are a contentious band ’round these parts — you’d be right to say they aren’t really metal (and hey fuck you it’s my website i’ll write about what I want to) but wrong to say they aren’t really good — will embark on a headlining tour in October and November with fellow weirdos in excellence Dredg, the recently reunited Codeseven, and… wait for it… Animals as Leaders!

Dredg are one of my most favoritest bands of the ’00s… dark, complex, rhythmic, atmospheric, fantastic through and through, and always fun to see live (that pouty drummer dude? like woah can he play). I’ve yet to see Circa Survive live but I’ve been a fan over the past couple albums and totally understand why people are nuts over these guys. And Animals as Leaders… well, we know how I feel about them. Codeseven are the one wildcard, but so many people I know who have good taste in music are beyond psyched about this reunion and I’ll take their word for it, plus, if they’re associated with these three other bands they’ve gotta be aight. And what I’m hearing now on their MySpace sounds great.

How will side-swooped haircut Circa fans react to Tosin Abasi’s shred? That oughtta been fun to watch.

Get dates below. Get nerdy at the show.

-VN

10/15 Hartford, CT @ The Webster
10/16 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
10/17 Towson, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10/19 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/20 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/22 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/26 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/27 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/29 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/30 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/31 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
11/4 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
11/5 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
11/6 Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
11/7 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/9 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/13 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/14 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
11/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze On The West Bank
11/18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
11/19 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
11/20 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/21 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/23 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/24 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
11/27 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/28 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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