THE OCEAN is currently making their way through North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour. Presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, the progressive sound contortionists are leveling stages nightly alongside the likes of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, PERIPHERY, NORMA JEAN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, REVOCATION, AEON and more.
Founding guitarist Robin Staps comments of the trek: "Summer Slaughter has been a blast so far… we struggled with some technical issues in the beginning and, and finding a setup/routine that works within those 10 minutes changeovers wasn't easy, but we're there now, and have been thoroughly enjoying the past few shows. More good stuff to come!"
The Ocean have added a number of last minute US headlining shows on the Summer Slaughter off days which include performances in Hartford, Omaha and Vancouver as well as a very special meet and greet on August 6th in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Vitus Bar.
Elaborates Staps: “On August 6th, we will all be hanging out at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, where we played a great show in 2011 with support from Pelagic Records recording artists family, and THE BINARY CODE, as some of you may remember. We are stoked to see these two awesome bands perform at Saint Vitus Bar again, as well as BLACK TABLE. Rumors have it that there is this band called PELAGIAL playing as well, we're very curious to find out what that is all about… we will all be there to sign whatever stuff you bring, preferably foreheads, melons or live animals, so come say hi if you're from the NYC area!”
Following the band’s stateside takeover, The Ocean will play select shows throughout Taiwan, China and Russia before embarking upon a full European headlining tour set to commence on October 29th. Support will come by way of Norway’s SHINING, Poland’s TIDES FROM NEBULA and France’s HACRIDE.
Remaining Summer Slaughter dates:
31 - Knoxville, TN - Old City Courtyard
1 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
2 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
3 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)
4 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
7 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
8 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
9 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
10 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
11 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
12 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
14 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
16 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
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