Monday, March 30, 2009

Drop Dead. Gorgeous on tour in support of new effort

DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS have returned with THE HOT N’ HEAVY an explosive thrill-ride of a record. Bolstered by the same crushing intensity that first earned the Denver-bred band a loyal global following, DDG’s electrifying and adventurous new studio disc-- appropriately dubbed THE HOT N’ HEAVY (Suretone) can’t but leave its metalcore peers in the dust.

Crafted with the guidance of Atlanta-based producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot, Copeland), DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS -- DANNY STILLMAN (lead vocals), KYLE BROWNING (lead guitar, backing vocals), JAKE HANSEN (bass), DANNY COOPER (drums, percussion), DAN GUSTAVSON (rhythm guitar) -- ups its creative ante on the follow up to its 2007 breakthrough disc Worse Than A Fairy Tale. Drawing lyrically on real life experiences while fusing unexpected twists and turns to its forceful anthems, THE HOT N’ HEAVY is diverse and cohesive. To be blunt, it’s a song cycle that sucker punches listeners and then sucks them in like a Hoover.

Catch DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS on tour with Alesana and Fear Before:

Fri 3/27 San Diego, CA Soma
Sat 3/28 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sun 3/29 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Wed 4/1 Victorville, CA Karma
Thu 4/2 Fresno, CA The Crest Theatre
Fri 4/3 Stockton, CA Empire Theatre
Sat 4/4 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
Sun 4/5 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Tue 4/7 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Wed 4/8 Seattle, WA King Cobra
Thu 4/9 Spokane, WA The Big Dipper
Fri 4/10 Boise, ID The Venue
Sat 4/11 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
Sun 4/12 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Tue 4/14 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Wed 4/15 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Thu 4/16 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Fri 4/17 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Sat 4/18 Pontiac, MI The Eagle Theatre (at The Crowfoot)
Sun 4/19 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Mon 4/20 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Tue 4/21 Buffalo, NY Xtreme Wheelz
Thu 4/23 Toronto, ON Opera House
Fri 4/24 Montreal, QUE Underworld
Sat 4/25 Portland, ME The Station
Sun 4/26 Providence, RI Club Hell
Tue 4/28 Virginia Beach, VA Peppermint Beach Club
Wed 4/29 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

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