Carnival of Death 2012 - announcing tour dates


BROKEN HOPE: Carnival of Death Tour Dates Announced – Performing with Headliners OBITUARY with Support from DECREPIT BIRTH, JUNGLE ROT and ENCRUST
Last week, Chicago, IL’s BROKEN HOPE announced that they will be performing on the upcoming Carnival of Death tour with headliners Obituary! Additional support will come from Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, andEncrust. The tour is brought to you by Rock the Nation and sponsored by Fender. Official tour dates have just been announced, so see below for all current dates and stay tuned for more updates coming from BROKEN HOPE in the coming weeks!

CARNIVAL OF DEATH TOUR 2012
ObituaryBROKEN HOPEDecrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and Encrust
9/08 - Orlando, FL - Haven Lounge
9/10 - Springfield, VA - Empire
9/11 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
9/12 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
9/13 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
9/14 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
9/15 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
9/16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
9/17 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
9/18 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 (no Obituary)
9/19 - Winnipeg, MB - Osborne Village Inn
9/20 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
9/21 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
9/22 - Kelowna, BC - The Level Nightclub
9/23 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
9/25 - Reno, NV - The Alley
9/26 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
9/27 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
9/28 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theatre
9/29 - Dallas, TX - Trees

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BROKEN HOPE was formed in 1988 by guitarist/chief-lyricist, Jeremy Wagner, while he was in high school. In 1991, after releasing two demo tapes, BROKEN HOPE secured a recording contract with an independent record label which released Swamped In Gore worldwide. Swamped In Gore was the first death-metal album to ever be recorded digitally. By 1993, BROKEN HOPE quickly signed to Metal Blade Records and released four albums: The Bowels of RepugnanceRepulsive ConceptionLoathing, and the Metal Blade re-release ofSwamped In Gore. The band's third album, 1995's Repulsive Conception, reached CMJ New Music Monthly's Metal Top 25 chart, as did the follow-up, 1997's Loathing.

The first four albums during the Metal Blade years are great examples of BROKEN HOPE’s original fury and they are the albums that etched BROKEN HOPE’S place in death-metal history. The first ten years ofBROKEN HOPE’s existence were filled with non-stop writing, touring, and constant visibility with these albums. By the end of the ‘90’s, BROKEN HOPE parted ways with Metal Blade and went through lineup changes. The band produced one last album before the decade closed, the 1999 release, Grotesque Blessings. After North American and European tours for the album and a few unsatisfactory line-up changes, the band went on hiatus in 2000.

On January 20, 2010, original BROKEN HOPE vocalist Joe Ptacek committed suicide. Before his death, Ptacek met with Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass to discuss the resurrection of BROKEN HOPE. A plan was in motion with these three members to make the band a functioning reality. After taking some time off after Ptacek’s death to reconsider their next moves, BROKEN HOPE signed with Hard Impact Management and Booking with the intention to make the band a full-time monster again. Now, BROKEN HOPE continues onward with main songwriters Jeremy Wagner and Shaun Glass keeping the beast alive…brutal as ever…and with live tour dates worldwide.


To learn more about BROKEN HOPE and the upcoming Carnival of Death tour, please visitwww.brokenhope.com.

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