BREAKING TOUR BUZZ
The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road early in the New Year with a slot on what will be one of the heaviest tours of 2017 - a 27-date North American tour as special support to co-headliners Anthrax and Killswitch Engage. The trek, presented by SiriusXM, kicks off at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on March 29 and will zig-zag the continent, culminating in Boston on May 7. Tickets are on sale now; log onto http://www.tdwpband.com/tour for purchasing info.
This tour won't be the first time that TDWP - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Andy Trick (bass), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) - have crossed paths with either band. Prada toured the U.S. with KsE in 2010, and played with Anthrax on the 2012 Mayhem tour. Additionally, Adam D., KsE's lead guitarist, produced two of Prada's albums - Dead Throne (2011) and 8:18 (2013).
"This tour will be a real treat," said Prada's Hranica. "We have an awesome relationship with Adam, he's one of the craziest, most fun dudes we know, and when it comes to thrash and metal, you don't get much bigger names than Anthrax and Killswitch."
The Devil Wears Prada will be putting together a special set for this tour. "I love the idea of going to a show and seeing bands whose music is in the same ballpark, but still different from each others'," Hranica added. "We have our own personal style on the side of metal, so we'll do some of our dark, heavy, noisey songs, but probably stay away from interludes inbetween. We'll have our own footprint on stage each night."
These dates will be in support of Prada's new and sixth full-lenth album, the 11-track, critically-acclaimed Transit Blues (Rise Records). Produced by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Motionless in White), Transit Blues examines themes of transition, separation and the toll that constant touring can have on one's personal life. Click here to check out the album's first music video for the song "To The Key Of Evergreen," inspired by Hranica's all-time favorite love story, Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita."
Confirmed dates are as follows:
29 The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30 Express Live, Columbus, OH
31 The International, Knoxville, TN (KsE headline date)
1 The NorVa, Norfolk, VA (KsE headline date)
3 The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD
4 The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT
5 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
7 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
8 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
9 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
11 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
12 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
13 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
15 Texas Independence Festival @ Grizzly Hall, Austin, TX
16 Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX
17 House of Blues, Houston, TX
18 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
20 The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ
22 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
23 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
25 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
26 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
28 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
29 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
30 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO
1 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
3 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA
5 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
6 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
7 House of Blues, Boston, MA