Here’s another interesting tour to mark on your calendars. The Birthday Massacre bring a fun-filled musical experience to life and I’ve seen them a few times over the years and always enjoyed myself. Check out the full press release we received and the tour dates down below the poster. I’ll return with some closing notes later on.
The Press Release:
Metropolis recording artists THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE will release UNDER YOUR SPELL, their seventh release. These 11 songs reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not have seen before. Proving to be the band’s most intimate and emotive record to date, Under Your Spell is a captivating hybrid of 80’s, electronica, and aggressive guitars, fused with dark, cinematic melodic progressions, blending the expansive breadth of The Birthday Massacre’s signature sound, creating a deeply personal, immersive collection of songs.
In addition, the band has announced a North American tour that kicks off on May 18th at Toronto’s The Opera House and circles the continent, hitting cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, NYC and Boston. (full dates below). Driven by band’s signature, unique blend of spiraling synth melodies, walls of guitar, and evocative vocals, Under Your Spell hits all the bases that audiences have come to reliably expect from the band – songs that range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop – and every shade in between.
There is a rawness to the emotion that is expressed through this album, an openness and vulnerability that perhaps feels new for the listener. It becomes clearer than ever through this release of the tight bond that exists between the band, and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of the most fragile emotions, and come back with a cohesive and detailed portrait of music that captures both the anger and the hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make the music that is so very unique to them. Once again, they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
The Tour Dates:
May 18: Toronto, CAN @ The Opera House
May 19: Detroit Mi @ Magic Stick
May 20: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
May 21: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
May 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
May 23: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
May 25: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
May 26: Salt Lake City @ The Complex
May 28: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
May 29: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 31: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 1: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
June 3: Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
June 4: Pomona, Ca @ Glasshouse
June 5: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
June 6: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
June 8: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
June 9: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
June 12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
June 13: Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 14: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade-Heaven
June 16: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
June 17: Philadelphia, PA @ Dracula’s Ball / Trocadero Theatre (TBM Only)
June 18: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
June 19: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
June 21: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I’ve lined out that I enjoy the difference that TBM brings to the table and I am going to mark my own calendar down to see if I can attend this one. I really enjoy the Marlin Room and it should be the perfect space for their sound. I am not too up on the opening bands so will try to be on point early enough to see what they are all about. I mean “hear” what they are all about. What do you readers think of this tour? Let me know down below in that there comment space. See you next time.