Rampant Rumors




If you were hoping for a new Converge full-length this year, well, don’t hold your breath. In a recent status update, the band said that “no date is ready to announce yet,” but I heard through the grapevine that when said date comes, it won’t be for 2011. Now, sometimes the grapevine is wrong, of course, but… yeah, I wouldn’t be shocked if we didn’t get a proper follow-up to Axe To Fall until 2012.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the band has just announced summer headlining tours of both the U.S. and Europe, and that they’ve got some other goodies in the works to tide fans over until we do finally get a new album — namely, a split 7″ with Drop Dead that the band hopes “to be available at the U.S. shows” starting in May, plus a new DVD, which is currently be editing and, “If the Hard Drive Gods smile on us,” will be out this year.

So, there ya have it. If we really aren’t gonna get a new Converge release in 2011, at least the band is coming up with plenty of ways to keep us entertained.

Here are those tour dates:

U.S. Tour w/ Trap Them and Burning Love

5/20 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
5/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Broad Street Ministry w/ Drop Dead
5/22 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (matinee) w/ Drop Dead
5/23 TBA @ TBA
5/24 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizons
5/25 New York City @ Santo’s Party House
5/26 TBA
5/27 TBA
5/28 TBA
5/29 Braddock, PA @ Unsmoke Systems w/ Drop Dead
5/30 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/31 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/1 TBA
6/2 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
6/3 TBA
6/4 TBA

European Tour

06/10 Interlaken, Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival
06/12 Franconville, France @ Furia Festival
06/13 Koln, Germany @ Undergournd w/ Rise And Fall, Oathbreaker, and more
06/14 London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington w/ Pettybone, 33, and more
06/15 Antwerpen, Belgium @ Trix w/ Rise And Fall, Oathbreaker, and more
06/16 Eindhoven, Holland @ Dynamo w/ Rise And Fall, Oathbreaker, and more
06/17 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06/18 Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/19 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival


[via Lambgoat]

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