Monday, May 9, 2011

Alkaline Trio album news

Melodic punk band Alkaline Trio is set to release Damnesia via Epitaph Records on July 12. The album features a selection of fan favorites selected from the group’s catalogue and presented in an intimate, semi-unplugged format.
Also included will be a cover of “I Held Her In My Arms” by The Violent Femmes as well as two new Alkaline Trio songs: “Olde English 800” and “I Remember A Rooftop.” On sale this week are tickets for the first leg of the group’s special 15th anniversary tour, which kicks off in July. The band plans to make the tour something special for fans.
As singer/bassist Dan Andriano explains, “We’re going to really try to put together a set that encompasses everything the band has done over the past 15 years and plan to play some songs that rarely find their way in to the setlist. We will also play some songs in an unplugged style similar to what we’ve recently recorded on Damnesia. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Since forming in Illinois, in 1996, Alkaline Trio has continued to amass a devoted cult following with their infectious punk hooks and darkly dramatic tongue-in-cheek lyrics. 
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, the band has created some of punk's most memorable songs with favorites like “Radio” from the 2000 album Maybe I’ll Catch Fire,  “Mercy Me” from the 2005 album Crimson, “Blue In The Face” from 2003’s Good Mourning and “The American Scream” from 2010’s This Addiction
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Alkaline Trio tour dates
7/9 Milwaukee, Summerfest
7/10 Omaha, Slowdown
7/11 Denver Summit Music Hall
7/12 Salt Lake City, In The Venue
7/14 Seattle, El Corazon
7/15 Portland, Hawthorn
7/16 San Francisco Slims
7/17, San Francisco, Bottom Of The Hill
7/19 West Hollywood, Troubadour
7/22 Las Vegas, Hard Rock Café
7/23 Pomona Calif., Glass House
7/24 Mesa, Ariz., Nile

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