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EARTHTONE9 + special guests tour

January 31, 2011 by  

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EARTHTONE9 + special guests tour

NMC Live in association with Kilimanjaro, Mean Fiddler, DHP, Damnation and Insangel brings you the SCUZZ presents: FRICTION TOUR, featuring the long-awaited touring return of…

EARTHTONE9 + special guests:

Tuesday 17th May – Birmingham, Academy 2
Wednesday 18th May – Durham, Live Lounge
Thursday 19th May – Glasgow, Stereo
Friday 20th May – Manchester, Club Academy
Saturday 21st May – Bristol, Thekla
Sunday 22nd May – London, Relentless Garage

Tickets available from from Monday 31st January.

Just over 9 years after EARTHTONE9 said goodbye to a packed London Garage, they will return to round off FRICTION TOUR, their long-awaited comeback.

The band made tentative steps back into the live arena in the second half of 2010 with performances at the Sonisphere and Damnation festivals; the response, however, was anything but uncertain. The old fanbase was still very much alive alongside a new set of fans, all eager to see whether the old songs stood the test of time and whether this progressive outfit could still hold such an overused title. They didn’t disappoint.

Where once EARTHTONE9 were the UK’s torchlight battling through a tedious nu-metal fog, they now return to join a metal scene thriving with ingenuity and inventiveness, much of which had its way paved by the band’s output around the turn of the millenium. The new material will only confirm why they are held in such high esteem.

THE OCEAN from Germany are confirmed admirers, and are themselves simply one of the most exciting heavy acts around, blending a multitude of genres in what was once a collective’s creative cauldron. UK tours with the likes of Opeth, and most recently The Dillinger Escape Plan, have only confirmed their position in the live setting, and their two albums in 2010 via Metal Blade left critics from Terrorizer to Rock Sound in raptures.

MAYBESHEWILL bring their instrumental fusion of post-rock, metal and electronica, and an ethos that has seen them work tirelessly to secure a devoted group of followers. Drowned In Sound and Rock Sound are regular supporters of the band, and no doubt their new album will keep them moving positively in both regard and musical progression.

HUMANFLY will open the tour with a fleet of riffs at their disposal, and a UK scene finally waking up to what their home county of Yorkshire has known for a while: this band is incredible. Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Rock-a-Rolla and numerous other magazines loved their new album ‘Darker, Later’; the band toy with layers of prog, touching on King Crimson and Pink Floyd, that groove effortlessly into ferocious hardcore and bleak slabs of metal. Make sure you get down early.



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