Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, fronted by singer and songwriter Craig Owens, will release their debut album, entitled D.R.U.G.S., on Decaydance/Sire Records February 22, 2011. Two songs off the album, "If You Think This Song Is About You It Probably Is" and "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm" can currently be heard at www.thisisdrugs.com.
After Owens left his previous band, which he had fronted since 2001, he turned his energy toward creating a new project that would eclipse anything he'd done in the past by founding Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows.
"Over the last 12 months I've done a lot of growing as a human being, as far as figuring out who I am," Owens says. "The idea for this band stemmed from the fact that I wanted to do this right; I wanted to make the biggest band I possibly could, and that's exactly what I've done here."
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows pairs Owens with other musicians who have undergone similar experiences: From First To Last guitarist Matt Good, Matchbook Romance drummer Aaron Stern, Story Of The Year bassist Adam Russell and Underminded guitarist Nick Martin. Though they had never played together before, they have put their undeniable chemistry as a unit to use creating something vital and new.
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA with John Feldmann, (The Used, Panic at the Disco), Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows' debut is the most aggressive album Owens has made in his musical career, yet it still retains the keen sense of melody that has helped him become one of today's most celebrated frontmen.
"It was so cathartic making this record because music is my form of therapy," he explains, "Almost all of our first headlining shows were sold out and we can't wait to start the AP Tour and play for all the fans we haven't met yet."
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows will be co-headlining the AP Tour 2011 this spring. The nationwide run kicks off March 18th in Dallas, TX and runs through May 6th in Cleveland, OH. The tour also includes a stop at SXSW. For ticket information please visit www.theaptour.ning.com.
AP Tour 2011 Dates are as follows:
3-18 Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
3-19 Austin TX (Emo's - FREE SXSW Show)
3-20 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
3-22 Flagstaff, AZ (Orpheum Theater)
3-23 Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)
3-24 Pomona, CA (The Glasshouse)
3-25 San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
3-26 Las Vegas, NV (Extreme Thing Festival)
3-27 San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)
3-29 Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
3-30 Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
4-01 Salt Lake City, UT (The Complex)
4-02 Denver, CO (Summit Music Hall)
4-03 Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater)
4-05 Minneapolis, MN (The Cabooze)
4-06 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
4-07 Chicago, IL (Mojoes)
4-08 Grand Rapids, MI (The Intersection)
4-09 Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
4-10 Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theater)
4-12 Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
4-13 Boston, MA (Paradise)
4-14 New Haven, CT (Toad's Place)
4-15 New York, NY (Gramercy Theater)
4-16 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
4-17 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
4-19 Norfolk, VA (The NorVa)
4-20 Charlotte, NC (Amos' Southend)
4-21 Atlanta, GA (Masquerade)
4-22 Tampa, FL (State Theater)
4-23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
4-25 Orlando, FL (Beacham Theater)
4-27 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
4-28 Louisville, KY (Expo Five)
4-29 Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
4-30 Buffalo, NY (Club Infinity)
5-03 Albany, NY (Northern Lights)
5-04 Poughkeepsie, NY (The Chance)
5-05 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock)
5-06 Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)