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THE SHRINE and Graveyard to Team Up for Monthlong U.S. Tour

| 22 December 2012 | Reply


Venice, CA “Destroyers of Rock ‘n’ Roll” THE SHRINE have announced a winter 2013 U.S. tour. The bad ass band will team up with retro rockers Graveyard for a four week trek that will launch on January 23 in Boston, MA and will fire up crowds across the country throughFebruary 23 in Houston, TX.  THE SHRINE continues to tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album Primitive Blast, released this past summer via Tee Pee Records.

In celebration of the just-announced jaunt, THE SHRINE will issue a limited edition tour-only vinyl 7″ release which will include the new songs “Napalm” and “Hellride“.  Today, ESPNpremieres the ripping “Napalm” AND a brand new Scion A/V-produced video interview with the band and original Black Flag bass player (and utter legend) Chuck Dukowski, who has long championed the California trio.  Check out both of the ESPN / THE SHRINE premieres today at this location!

THE SHRINE / Graveyard U.S. Tour Dates:

January 23      Boston, MA            Royal Boston

January 24      Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

January 25      New York, NY         Bowery Ballroom

January 26      Washington, D.C.    Black Cat

January 27      Brooklyn, NY          Music Hall of Williamsburg

January 29      Asheville, NC          The Orange Peel

January 30      Nashville, TN          Exit/In

January 31      Atlanta, GA            The Masquerade

February 1      Memphis, TN          The Hi-Tone Café

February 2      St. Louis, MO         The Firebird

February 4      Detroit, MI               The Shelter

February 5      Chicago, IL              Lincoln Hall

February 6      Minneapolis, MN      7th Street Entry

February 8      Denver, CO              Larimer Lounge

February 9      Salt Lake City, UT    Urban Lounge

February 11    Spokane, WA           The A Club

February 12    Portland, OR            Wonder Ballroom

February 13    Seattle, WA             Neumos (* The Devil’s Blood and Royal Thunder also appear)

February 15    San Francisco, CA    Slim’s

February 16    San Francisco, CA    Slim’s

February 17    Los Angeles, CA       El Rey Theatre

February 18    San Diego, CA          The Casbah

February 19    Phoenix, AZ              Crescent Ballroom

February 21    Austin, TX                 Emo’s East

February 22    Dallas, TX                 Granada Theater

February 23    Houston, TX              Fitzgerald’s (* The Devil’s Blood and Royal Thunder also appear)

THE SHRINE‘s Primitive Blast has met to rave review since its release, being called “collision of ’70s headiness and ’80s hardcore angst” by the LA Weekly.  SPIN says THE SHRINE are “Shit-kicking SoCal pool-skaters (that) bridge Black Flag and Sabbath via Cro-Mag hooks and high energy sludge” and the band was just spotlighted as part of the Converse x Decibel series “talking rock and skateboarding” as they turn “found space and hideous architecture into skate heaven. THE SHRINE are the real deal, folks.

Check out legendary skater Mike Vallely “killing Double Rock” to THE SHRINE‘s “Primitive Blast” at this location!

THE SHRINE is Josh Landau (guitar / vocals), Courtland Murphy (bass) and Jeff Murray (drums).

Updated news and tour information will be made available via THE SHRINE online.

“Although they draw from multiple genres, THE SHRINE defies the categories of metal or punk, thrash or doom, creating a sound uniquely their own, which they’ve christened “psychedelic violence.” One of the first to recognize and help foster their sound was none other than original Black Flag bass player and co-owner of SST Records, the legendary Chuck Dukowski…heavy, hilarious, fast and loud” – ESPN

“‘Primitive Blast’ is packed with three-minute bursts of stoner rock riffage and ’80s-style ax shredding, atop a whiplash rhythm section. The lyrics, howled by Landau through his shoulder-length hair, alternate between heavy-metal ominous and party-on anthemic.” – Venice Mar-Vista Patch

“Primitive Blast finds THE SHRINE ripping through blues-indebted hard rock/hardcore with great success. Sure, the style has been done plenty of times before (Bits of DNA come from Mudhoney, Black Sabbath, Big Business and definitely the Stooges) but this kind of music is too primal to deny.” – PUNK NEWS

“THE SHRINE plays music that, by design, gets to the point. There’s no filler here, there’s no pretense and no buildup, it’s just pure hardcore intensity, rage and passion all to be taken with a grain of salt of course. This is punk rock for the new vinyl generation. It’s crossover thrash played through Orange amps. This is what you should be listening to this summer when you hop your neighbors fence, drain their pool and skate the shit out of that motherfucker.” – HEAVY PLANET

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