Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Emery to kick off tour in January

As critical acclaim continues to build for EMERY’s recently released third album I’M ONLY A MAN, the group has announced their first U.S. headlining tour in two years. The winter trek will kick off January 29 in Nashville, TN (see partial listing of dates below) and wrap late March; the support acts are Mayday Parade, As Cities Burn, Pierce the Veil and Cry of the Afflicted.

Strong critical praise has been pouring in for I’M ONLY A MAN: Blender magazine gave the album a three-and-a-half star review, stating ”From the quietly disaffected seething ‘World Away’ to the faux-disco beats on ‘Don’t Bore Us, Get To the Chorus,’ this is screamo worth shouting about” (December 2007). Alternative Press magazine hailed: “Blessed today with confidence and new creativity, their third album, I’M ONLY A MAN, is effortless…” (December 2007).

Produced by Ryan Boesch, who previously engineered discs by The Cure, Foo Fighters, Eels, Ozomatli and From First To Last, I’M ONLY A MAN takes the band further into territory glimpsed at in their prior releases: 2004’s self-financed The Weaks End and 2005’s The Question, which have now sold over 250,000 copies combined.

For the new album, EMERY--TOBY MORELL (vocals/bass), DEVIN SHELTON (vocals/bass), MATT CARTER (guitar), JOSH HEAD (keyboards) and DAVE POWELL (drums)--expanded their melodic side with songs that resonate long after the first listen including the first single “The Party Song,” “Story About A Man With A Bad Heart” and “Don't Bore Us, Get To The Chorus.”

Expect the group, known for their frenetic and undeniably infectious live shows, to tour throughout 2008 and beyond.

Catch EMERY on their headlining U.S. tour this winter and visit www.emerymusic.com and www.myspace.com/emery for more information:

w/ Mayday Parade, As Cities Burn, Pierce the Veil, Cry of the Afflicted
Tue 1/29 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Wed 1/30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Thu 1/31 Chicago, IL Metro
Fri 2/1 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Mon 2/4 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Tue 2/5 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Wed 2/6 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
Thu 2/7 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
Fri 2/8 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Sat 2/9 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
Mon 2/11 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
Tue 2/12 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Wed 2/13 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk
Thu 2/14 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Fri 2/15 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
Sat 2/16 San Diego, CA SOMA
Sun 2/17 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Mon 2/18 Las Vegas, NV Jillians
Tue 2/19 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Wed 2/20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Fri 2/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Sat 2/23 McAllen, TX El Rey Theater
Sun 2/24 Houston, TX Meridian
Mon 2/25 Dallas, TX The Door
Tue 2/26 Tulsa, OK Otherside
Sun 2/27 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Sat 3/1 Buffalo, NY Xtreme Wheels
Sun 3/2 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Mon 3/3 New York, NY Blender Theater at Gramercy
Wed 3/5 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Thu 3/6 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Fri 3/7 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

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