Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Chiodos on tour and getting notice

Currently on an U.S. arena tour with Linkin Park and Coheed and Cambria, CHIODOS is rising on the buzz-meter. The first single “Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With a Monkey Face)”—taken from their top five album BONE PALACE BALLET (Equal Vision)--arrives at radio the first week of March while the video for the song--directed by Josh Graham (Dillinger Escape Plan, Isis, Saves The Day, Underoath)--will debut in the coming weeks.

Catch CHIODOS--before each Linkin Park date--conducting daily fan signings for the Music For Relief organization (www.musicforrelief.org). In more touring news, the Flint, MI-based group —hailed for “tricky tight turns and unashamedly showy bombast” (Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, live review, 12/1/07) --will continue to blaze a trail across the U.S. in the coming months. They’ll hit the SXSW festival in Austin on Friday, March 14 at La Zona Rosa with Paramore for the Hot Topic Showcase and then Emo’s (outdoor stage) for the Alternative Press magazine party on Saturday, March 15. On March 29, they’ll join Pennywise, Nonpoint and others for the eXtreme Thing 2008 at Desert Breeze State Park in Las Vegas. The group is also confirmed to perform at both the Bamboozle Left at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA April 6 and the Bamboozle Festival at Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, May 3. In between the Bamboozle dates, CHIODOS will launch a U.S. and Canadian headlining tours with rotating support acts joining the band including: MxPx, The Color Fred, Protest the Hero, The Fall of Troy, From First To Last and Drop Dead Gorgeous among others.

The cutting-edge CHIODOS--CRAIG OWENS (vocals), BRADLEY BELL (keyboards), PAT McMANAMAN (guitar), MATT GODDARD (bass), JASON HALE (guitar) and DERRICK FROST (drums)--is proving to be an unstoppable force on the road as their breakthrough second album BONE PALACE BALLET continues to gain both critical and fan awareness after entering the Billboard Top 200 Chart at a spectacular #5 and selling over 128,000 copies to date. An artistic leap forward for the band, the wildly eclectic BONE PALACE BALLET’s standout songs represent an artistic leap forward from their critically acclaimed 2005 debut All’s Well That End’s Well, which has sold over 200,000 copies.

Look for the group to announce their new fanclub dubbed “Chiobra Kai”--an homage to the cult film The Karate Kid--in the coming weeks.

Catch CHIODOS on tour throughout 2008 and catch the band on the road in the following cities:
w/ Linkin Park & Coheed and Cambria

Thu 2/21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri 2/22 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Sat 2/23 London, ON John Labatt Centre

In-Store Appearance
Sun 2/24 Columbus, OH Magnolia Thunderpussy

w/ Linkin Park & Coheed and Cambria
Mon 2/25 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Tue 2/26 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Fri 2/1 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Sat 3/1 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
Sun 3/2 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Tue 3/4 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

In-Store Appearance
Wed 3/5 Ventura, CA Salzer’s

w/ Linkin Park & Coheed and Cambria
Thu 3/6 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Fri 3/7 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Sat 3/8 West Valley City, UT E Center

In-Store Appearance
Sun 3/9 Redwood City, CA FYE

w/ Linkin Park & Coheed and Cambria
Mon 3/10 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

Fri 3/14 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Sat 3/15 Austin, TX Emo's Outdoors

eXtreme Thing 2008 Festival w/ Pennywise, Nonpoint, Alesana, etc
Sat 3/29 Las Vegas, NV Desert Breeze Skate Park

“Mike Shea Is My Baby’s Daddy” Tour
w/ MxPx, The Color Fred, Protest the Hero
Tue 4/1 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Wed 4/2 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Thu 4/3 Fort Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre
Fri 4/4 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
Sat 4/5 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre

Bamboozle Left
Sun 4/6 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

w/ MxPx, The Color Fred, Protest the Hero
Tue 4/8 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
Wed 4/9 Eugene, OR Taboo
Thu 4/10 Spokane, WA Big Easy Concert House

Canadian “Beer The Musical” Tour
Co-Headline w/ Protest the Hero, and The Fall of Troy, opener TBA
Fri 4/11 Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural Centre
Sun 4/13 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Mon 4/14 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
Tue 4/15 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
Wed 4/16 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

w/ From First to Last, The Color Fred, opener TBA
Thu 4/17 Fargo, ND The Venue at Playmakers

w/ MxPx, From First to Last, The Color Fred
Fri 4/18 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
Sat 4/19 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
Sun 4/20 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre

Co-Headline w/ Protest the Hero, and From First to Last, opener TBA
Tue 4/22 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Wed 4/23 Kitchener, ON Element
Thu 4/24 London, ON Cowboy’s

Co-Headline w/ Protest the Hero, openers TBA
Fri 4/25 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy

w/ TBA, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred
Sat 4/26 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

w/ MxPx, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred
Sun 4/27 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo

w/ TBA, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred
Tue 4/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock

w/ MxPx, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred
Wed 4/30 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Thu 5/1 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre

Bamboozle 2008
Sat 5/3 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Complex

International Dates…
Sat 5/10 London, UK London Earls Court
Sun 5/11 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Arena


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