PALLBEARER ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE TOUR IN MAY & JUNE 2017
See them on the road in support of their brilliant new album, Heartless
“…will stand up to the test of time when this band takes over the planet.” – Decibel
“one of the greatest metal acts this decade and maybe of all time” – Pop Matters
“…their most accomplished work, their most interesting work, and their most complicated work; it’s also their most intricate, innovative, and impressive in terms of both the writing and performances on display; and somehow, it’s also the flat-out best-sounding and most fun to listen to.” – Stereogum
“…hooks that seem sharper and choruses that demand more attention.” – Rolling Stone
In support of their newly released magnum opus Heartless, genre-defying giants Pallbearer will canvas North America in May and June on a headline tour featuring support from Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black, Venomous Maximum, and Inter Arma on select dates. This run will follow Pallbearer’s current U.S. jaunt (shows in Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Chicago still on the docket) and their forthcoming European tour in April. Pallbearer’s full tour routing can be found below.
Released last Friday on Profound Lore in North America (and Nuclear Blast in Europe), Heartless is a 7-song album grander in scope than anything Pallbearer have released prior, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures. Heartless was recorded straight-to-tape with Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden) manning the board, making for the band’s most pummeling, ambitious, and virtuosic work to date.
Pulling from a wide swath of musical inspirations ranging from ‘90s alt-rock to classic prog, Pallbearer’s sonic architecture has grown more sophisticated than ever without abandoning its primeval roots and unshakeable hooks. The record bears no shortage of surprises—a three-part harmony will be followed up by proto-metal sprints, anthemic choruses are bristled by gnarled guitars and torrid backbeats.
“Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality,” the band explains. “Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can.”
See Pallbearer on the road through June 2017:
March 28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
March 29 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
March 30 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter *
March 31 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
April 5 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique !
April 6 London, UK @ Underworld !
April 8 Bristol, UK @ Thekla !
April 9 Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge !
April 11 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang !
April 12 Goteborg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers !
April 13 Stockholm, Sweden @ Kraken STHLM !
April 14 Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas !
April 15 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset !
April 16 Hanover, Germany @ Cafe Glocksee !
April 18 Köln, Germany @ Underground !
April 19 Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
April 20 Leipzig, Germany @ Doom Over Leipzig
April 21 Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
April 22 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Dudefest
April 23 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn
May 11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live — Studio ^
May 12 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club ^
May 13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
May 15 Phoenix AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %
May 16 San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
May 18 Los Angeles, CA @ The EchoPlex #
May 19 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish #
May 20 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor #
May 22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
May 23 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
May 25 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ^^
May 26 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^^
May 27 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews ^^
May 28 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^^
May 30 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups ^^
May 31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater ^^
June 1 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^^
June 2 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer **
June 5 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Gameolden Pony ^^
June 6 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar ^^
June 7 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar ^^
* w/ Marissa Nadler, Kayo Dot
! w/ Pinkish Black
^ w/ Gatecreeper, Pinkish Black
% w/ Gatecreeper, Spirit Adrift
# w/ Gatecreeper, Venomous Maximus
^^ w/ Gatecreeper, Inter Arma
** w/ Baroness, Nothing
Brett Campbell – guitar, vocals
Devin Holt – guitar, vocals
Mark Lierly – drums
Joseph D. Rowland – bass, vocals
Heartless, track listing:
3. Lie of Survival
4. Dancing in Madness
5. Cruel Road
7. A Plea for Understanding
* top photo by: Diana Lee Zadlo