ZOMBI has announced a North American spring tour with TRANS AM in support of their latest release, Surface To Air.
The sci-fi instrumental rock duo will team-up with TRANS AM starting April 10 in Washington, DC for nearly a month’s worth of dates across the country. A listing of confirmed tour dates, including a one-off ZOMBI / TRANS AM date in Pittsburgh in late February, can be found below with more to be announced soon.
ZOMBI drummer A.E. Paterra comments on the tour: "I am very excited at the opportunity to tour with TRANS AM - I never thought I would share the stage with a band that has influenced me so heavily as a musician. One show would be enough, but doing 20+ should be a really amazing time."
ZOMBI bass / synth player Steve Moore adds: “I'm stoked to be on tour with TRANS AM as well as PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT, who are absolutely incredible - one of my favorite bands right now for sure.” PSYCHC PARAMOUNT will open select dates on the tour.
Additionally, ZOMBI has recently seen the release of their first horror score when Murder Set Pieces saw its DVD release via Lions Gate Films on January 9th. Murder Set Pieces, written and directed by Nick Palumbo in 2004, is a gruesome story about a serial killer, known only as “The Photographer” (Sven Garrett), who spends his nights cruising the Vegas Strip in search of beautiful young girls to sate his maniacal appetite for sex and murder.
“I'm very happy for Nick,” says ZOMBI’s Moore, “He worked hard on this movie, and had a long struggle over the rights to release the film. It is a very challenging film, and hopefully he didn't have to compromise his vision to receive an "R" rating - though admittedly the original unrated cut was really extreme!”
Between touring and scoring movies, ZOMBI has begun writing for their follow-up album to Surface To Air. The band hopes to enter the studio later this year for a 2008 release. Updated ZOMBI news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the ZOMBI website: www.ZOMBI.us and MySpace page: www.MySpace.com/ZOMBI.
ZOMBI Tour Dates:
***All Dates w/ TRANS AM***
February 23 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Mellon University
April 10 Washington, DC Black Cat
April 11 Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom
April 12 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
April 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
April 14 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
April 15 Houston, TX Engine Room
April 16 Austin, TX Emos Jr.
April 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
April 19 San Diego, CA Casbah
April 20 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
April 21 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
April 22 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
April 23 Seattle, WA Neumos
April 24 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
April 27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Club
April 28 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
April 29 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
April 30 Toronto, ON Lees Palace
May 1 Montreal, PQ La Sala Rossa
May 2 Boston, MA Great Scott
May 4 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas
“two astronauts from Pittsburgh caught in a breach in the time-space continuum where every day starts in ’78 and ends in ’84, give or take a few creepy synth patterns… Surface To Air remains an early contender for the most defiantly uncool record of the year. Don’t leave for band camp without it.” - DIW
“an album that works visually as well as it does aurally, and either way, it’s fearsome to behold”- Alternative Press
“Bloody Brilliant…Old-Skool prog remodeled for the 21st century"- Rock Sound
"Suitably stratospheric synth-rock"- Kerrang!
“a refreshingly easy to listen to slice of progressive rock music” - Zero Tolerance