Sick Of It All Announces 30th Anniversary Tour

Spring might be slowly creeping up on us and that means some of the summer tours are being announced such as this one. A celebration of NYHC and the band Sick Of It All who are lacing up the boots to deliver a throttling performance as a part of their 30th Anniversary. Check out the tour posters and press copy that I received along with the dates and we can discuss a little deeper at the close.

Tour - SOIA - 30 Years 2016 - 1

The Press Release:
New York based hardcore outfit SICK OF IT ALL are proud to announce a series of headlining dates in the U.S. celebrating 30 years together as a band. The group will play eight shows throughout the West Coast to start off April, followed by a few dates on the East Coast in early July. They will be joined by Bl’ast and Old Firm Casuals on the West Coast trek, and Street Dogs, King Ly Chee, and Manipulate for the East Coast shows.

Tour - SOIA - 30 Years 2016 - 2

Speaking on these unique performances, the band comments, “We’re very fortunate to have such a long career playing our brand of aggressive music. It’s exciting to celebrate this milestone with our audience in the U.S. and around the globe, and as much as we like to share our music from our early days, we know it’s imperative to continue moving forward on our own path. See you out there!”

SICK OF IT ALL – 30th Anniversary U.S. Tour

West Coast:
4/01 San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar (*)
4/02 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction (*)
4/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (*)
4/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium (**)
4/06 Fresno, CA @ Strummers (*)
4/08 Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk (**)
4/09 Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs (**)
4/10 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge (**)
With: (*) With Bl’ast & (**) With Old Firm Casuals

5/28 Toronto, CA @ The Opera House (44 Fest)

East Coast:
7/06 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
7/07 Philly, PA @ Union Transfer
7/08 Washington DC @ Black Cat (#)
7/09 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (^)

With: Street Dogs, King Ly Chee &Manipulate
(#) Without Manipulate
(^) Also with Murphy’s Law

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I cannot claim to be a big NYHC proponent because back in the early days the lines were pretty clearly divided. There were Metalheads, Punks and the Hardocore folks. Eventually the lines would blend and deliver some exciting music but despite this being my stand I have a deep respect for the legendary names in the form because they always stuck by their words and their sound. I only ever saw SOIA once in concert and it was a furious presentation with the bodies flying all over the venue. One thing I remember most clearly was singer Lou Koller telling the crowd if someone falls down in front of you pick them up. That my friends is how you do this. I’m going to make the NYC regional show down on my calendar and hope to be in attendance braving the probably dangerous photo pit to give you quality images. What do you think of this tour or the band in general? Where you ever a fan of this kind of stuff? Let me know in the comments.

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