Friday, October 19, 2007

High on Fire announces U.S. winter tour

HIGH ON FIRE has announced the second U.S. leg of their ‘Death Is This Communion World Tour’. This five-week winter tour will begin in mid-January and include support from A LIFE ONCE LOST and SAVIOURS. Also joining the tour on various dates will be guests RWAKE, INTRONAUT, ARCHONS, and more. A listing of these Metal Maniacs,, and sponsored tour dates follows with more details being announced shortly.

HIGH ON FIRE are currently out on their first North American run in support of Death Is This Communion. Immediately following, HIGH ON FIRE will team up with PELICAN for a co-headlining European tour beginning November 14. A complete listing of HIGH ON FIRE tour dates can be found below.

Death Is This Communion was released in September and has received critical acclaim the world the over, being described as “Sharp” (BLENDER), “Epic” (SPIN), and “Beyond colossal” (KERRANG). HIGH ON FIRE recently unveiled the first music video for Death Is This Communion track “Rumors of War.”

HIGH ON FIRE tour dates:

***All Dates From October 18 thru October 29 w/ MONO, PANTHERS, COLISEUM***

October 18 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
October 19 Chicago, IL Double Door
October 20 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
October 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 24 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
October 25 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
October 26 Portland, OR Dante’s
October 28 San Francisco, CA Independent
October 29 San Francisco, CA Independent

***All Dates From November 14 thru December 18 w/ PELICAN***

November 14 Groningen, NL Vera
November 15 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang
November 16 Copenhagen, DK Loppen
November 17 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
November 18 Oslo, NO Garage
November 19 Stockholm, SE Debaser
November 21 Berlin, DE Maria Am Ufer
November 22 Leipzig, DE UT Connewitz
November 23 Wroclaw, PL Firlej
November 24 Prague, CZ Rock Café
November 25 Vienna, AT Arena
November 26 Innsbruck, AT Pmk
November 27 Milan, IT Music Drome
November 28 Geneva, CH L’Usine
November 29 Toulouse, FR Les Vents Du Sud
November 30 Barcelona, ES Sala Be Cool
December 1 Madrid, ES Moby Dick
December 2 Angouleme, FR La Nef
December 3 Nantes, FR Olympic
December 5 Paris, FR La Locomotive (w/ MONO)
December 7 Athens, GR AN Club
December 8 Brussels, BE VK (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 10 Belfast, NIRE Limelight
December 11 Dublin, IRE Whelans
December 12 Sunderland, UK Independent (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 13 Glasgow, SCOT Oran Mor (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 14 Bristol, UK Cooler (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 15 Birmingham, UK Barfly (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 16 Sheffield, UK Corporation (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 17 London, UK ULU (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
December 18 Den Bosch, NL W2 (w/ PRIESTBIRD)

***All Dates From January 17 thru February 23 w/ A LIFE ONCE LOST, SAVIOURS***

January 17 Santa Cruz, CA Veterans Hall (w/ ARCHONS)
January 18 San Jose, CA Blank Club (w/ ARCHONS)
January 19 Pomona, CA The Glass House (w/ ARCHONS)
January 20 Tucson, AZ Plush (w/ ARCHONS)
January 22 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom (w/ RWAKE)
January 23 Corpus Christi The Compound (w/ RWAKE)
January 24 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves (w/ RWAKE)
January 25 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room (w/ RWAKE)
January 26 Memphis, TN Hi Tone (w/ RWAKE)
January 27 Nashville, TN Exit / In (w/ RWAKE)
January 29 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
January 30 Atlanta, GA E.A.R.L
January 31 Orlando, FL Back Booth
February 1 Miami, FL Churchhill’s
February 2 Tampa, FL Springs Theatre
February 3 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
February 5 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
February 6 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
February 7 Virginia Beach, VA Steppin Out
February 8 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
February 9 Reading, PA The Silo
February 10 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
February 11 Milford, CT Daniel Street
February 13 Worcester, MA Palladium Upstairs
February 14 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
February 15 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
February 16 Louisville, KY Uncle Peasants (w/ INTRONAUT)
February 17 St. Louis, MO 2 Cents Plain (w/ INTRONAUT)
February 18 Iowa City, IA The Picador (w/ INTRONAUT)
February 19 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck (w/ INTRONAUT)
February 20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater (w/ INTRONAUT)
February 22 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp (w/ INTRONAUT)
February 23 Oakland, CA Uptown Nightclub (w/ INTRONAUT)

“If you play this record backwards, you'll still hear voices telling you to break shit, get arrested, and drink Jägermeister. They just might suggest you read a history book, too.” – VILLAGE VOICE

“the deeper you go into the record, the more reassured you become that these musicians know what they’re great at.” – NEW YORK TIMES

“if there were a list of heavy metal commandments, number 666 would read: “Thou shalt devote thyself to the worship of High On Fire”. Every rifff Matt Pike unleashes is beyond colossal...Pay your respects.” – KERRANG!

“Already regarded as one of modern metal's most face-meltingly fantastic bands, High on Fire further solidifies its reputation with Death is This Communion, the Oakland trio's fourth, most commanding album.” – SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY

“sharp and in your face, like a scimitar.” – BLENDER

“epic pummeling.” – SPIN

“The band's music is marked by an undeniable intelligence that, oddly, makes the whole thing all the more aggressive. When your body's been thrashed inside-out by sound waves, do you really need a head trip, too? Sure, if it's High on Fire.” – BALTIMORE CITYPAPER

“the Oakland, Calif., trio crafts an alloyed assault of old- and new-school metallic mayhem that wields the gritty speed of Motörhead, the brute force of Slayer and the bat-shit insanity of Converge.” – PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

“skillful counterbalancing of gigantic heaviness with moments of musical refinement has High on Fire flirting with greatness, on arguably their finest work to date.” –

“undeniable as the sickest, thickest jams in their catalogue—and about three times catchier. Dudes march in perfect military lockstep as riffs tumble down like walls of awesome—Kensel a one-man steam engine; Matz the white-hot pistons to the drummer’s unbending cylinders; Pike’s raspy roar an authoritative reminder of High On Fire’s total post-Sabbath, post-Celtic Frost, post-Motörhead supremacy. Call it “stoner metal” if you gotta. We’re going with F*ck yes.” –

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