PALLBEARER ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE TOUR IN MAY & JUNE 2017
In support of their newly released magnum opus Heartless, genre-defying giants Pallbearer will canvas North America in May and June on a headline tour featuring support from Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black, Venomous Maximum, and Inter Arma on select dates. This run will follow Pallbearer’s current U.S. jaunt (shows in Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Chicago still on the docket) and their forthcoming European tour in April. Pallbearer’s full tour routing can be found below.
Released last Friday on Profound Lore in North America (and Nuclear Blast in Europe), Heartless is a 7-song album grander in scope than anything Pallbearer have released prior, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures. Heartless was recorded straight-to-tape with Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden) manning the board, making for the band’s most pummeling, ambitious, and virtuosic work to date.
Pulling from a wide swath of musical inspirations ranging from ‘90s alt-rock to classic prog, Pallbearer’s sonic architecture has grown more sophisticated than ever without abandoning its primeval roots and unshakeable hooks. The record bears no shortage of surprises—a three-part harmony will be followed up by proto-metal sprints, anthemic choruses are bristled by gnarled guitars and torrid backbeats.
“Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality,” the band explains. “Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can."
See Pallbearer on the road through June 2017:
March 28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter *
Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique !
London, UK @ Underworld !
Bristol, UK @ Thekla !
Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge !
Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang !
Goteborg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers !
Stockholm, Sweden @ Kraken STHLM !
Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas !
Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset !
Hanover, Germany @ Cafe Glocksee !
Köln, Germany @ Underground !
Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
Leipzig, Germany @ Doom Over Leipzig
Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
Karlsruhe, Germany @ Dudefest
Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn
Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live — Studio ^
Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club ^
Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
Phoenix AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %
San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
Los Angeles, CA @ The EchoPlex #
Oakland, CA @ The New Parish #
Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor #
Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ^^
Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^^
Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews ^^
Madison, WI @ High Saloon ^^
Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups ^^
Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater ^^
Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^^
Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer **
Harrisonburg, VA @ The Gameolden Pony ^^
Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar ^^
. Louis, MO @ Fubar ^^
* w/ Marissa Nadler, Kayo Dot
! w/ Pinkish Black
^ w/ Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black
% w/ Gatecreeper, Spirit Adrift
# w/ Gatecreeper, Venomous Maximus
^^ w/ Gatecreeper, Inter Arma
** w/ Baroness, Nothing
Brett Campbell - guitar, vocals
Devin Holt - guitar, vocals
Mark Lierly - drums
Joseph D. Rowland - bass, vocals
Heartless, track listing:
3. Lie of Survival
4. Dancing in Madness
5. Cruel Road
7. A Plea for Understanding
* top photo by: Diana Lee Zadlo