Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weatherbox on tour

San Diego indie rockers WEATHERBOX have announced a seven-week trek that kicks off on February 4th in Upland, CA and wraps in the band’s hometown of San Diego on March 25th, and includes a set at the Harvest of Hope Festival on March 13th. Touring in support of the band’s sophomore LP, The Cosmic Drama (Sept. 2009, Doghouse Records), the group will also be carrying the newly recorded Christpuncher 7” on the road, which will also be available on iTunes shortly (see all tour dates below).

“Touring is always exciting, but something about this one has me pretty giddy,” says Weatherbox founding member, vocalist/guitarist Brian Warren. “Possibly because of it's ridiculous length, possibly because of the Harvest of Hope Fest, or just the fact that the new band slays old ‘Box songs with dull knives. But most likely because I'm excited about playing new Weatherbox songs for old fans. Either way, it shall be one for the books, that’s for sure.”

Recorded and engineered by veteran San Diego producer Ben Moore (Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers, The Soft Pack), Christpuncher features two new songs - “The Bullets” on Side A, which the band will shoot a video for shortly, and “Broken Glowsticks” on Side B, which will appear on the band’s next full length. The 7” also features new band members Landon Hedges (Little Brazil, Desaparecidos), Drew Bent (Innerlimit), and Andrew Lucia (Life Deposits) joining Warren.

“Writing new songs with the dudes I play with now has been so amazing that I just wanted to get this material out as soon as possible,” admits Warren. “The Cosmic Drama was extremely rewarding personally because I wrote and produced it all myself after losing a band. Having a band that I can collaborate with is something I've lacked since before our debut American Art was recorded.”

Having toured with former label mates Say Anything, Manchester Orchestra, Little Brazil, and The Honorary Title, to name a few, Weatherbox fans can expect to hear old 'Box songs made over, along with a few new tunes. After wrapping this tour, Warren and his dedicated 'Boxers will bunker down in San Diego to record The Cosmic Drama’s follow up, tentatively titled The Compass.

Tour Dates:
Jan 30 – La Jolla, CA @ Che Café w/ Boomsnake
Feb 4 – Upland, CA @ The Wire w/ Da Bears, The Vinyl Thieves, The Input, SpiritFangs
Feb 5 – Isla Vista, CA @ Biko House w/ Da Bears, Aaron Goldwater
Feb 6 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Church w/ Da Bears, San Narciso
Feb 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Da Bears
Feb 8 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan w/ Patterns
Feb 9 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
Feb 10 – Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective w/ The Universal, Vagerfly
Feb 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ The Lionelle, Shark Speed
Feb 12 – Boulder, CO @ Club 156 at the University of Colorado w/ The PhotoAtlas
Feb 13 – Omaha, NE @ Oleavers w/ The Photo Atlas
Feb 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/ The Photo Atlas
Feb 16 – Lawrence, KY @ Jackpot Music Hall
Feb 17 – St Louis, MO @ Cicero’s
Feb 18 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Members Only, Animal City, StateChampions
Feb 20 – Louisville, KY @ Bluegrass Brewing Company w/ State Champion, AnimalCity
Feb 21 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Mansions, Animal City
Feb 23 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Feb 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Feb 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Feb 26 – Montclair, NJ @ Meat Locker w/ Washington Square Park
Feb 28 – Hamden, CT @ The SpaceMar 2 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Bottle Up and Go
Mar 3 – New York, NY @ Lit LoungeMar 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fire
Mar 11 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ All Get Out
Mar 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ All Get Out
Mar 13 – St Augustine, FL @ Harvest of Hope Fest
Mar 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
Mar 25 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink

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