KARNIVOOL are ecstatic to announce their spring co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Fair To Midland beginning in March of 2010. This will be the Australian quintetâ€™s first full jaunt across the States in three years. The trek will begin at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin March 16-21, where the band were accepted in the first round of showcasing artists and have already confirmed four performances. All venues are not yet confirmed, but after starting in the south and heading up the east coast to NYC, Philly and Boston, the VOOL will then head west through Cleveland, Minneapolis and Denver before wrapping up in San Francisco and LA.
This tour will come on the heels of the release of Karnivoolâ€™s full-length Sound Awake on February 16, 2010 via SIN/SonyMusic Independent Network.
Currently available in Australia and the UK, Sound Awake has earned KARNIVOOL features and a FOUR STAR review in Rolling Stone and two features and â€˜4 Ksâ€™ from Kerrang! The album also came in #25 in Rock Soundâ€™s â€˜Top 75 Albums of 2009.â€™
After recently completing a UK tour with Skindred and a headlining tour of Australia, Karnivool are set to do BIG DAY OUT with Muse, The Mars Volta & Mastodon in January and a European headlining tour before their trip to the U.S.
â€œWe were absolutely overwhelmed with how far people had traveled to make it to our gigs in New York and LA this past September,â€ notes Karnivool bassist Jon Stockman. â€œWe figured we really needed to get back as soon as possible and are absolutely pumped to be heading to the States again!â€
Download the track “Set Fire To The Hive” for free here (right click, save as, etc) or stream it below:
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Produced by Forrester Savell (The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Dead Letter Circus), Sound Awake is kaleidoscopic & multi-dimensional. It delivers the bandâ€™s trademark sound and takes the listener to new heights as it ventures into innovative exploratory territory.
“Introducing the progressive rock album of the year… They have a knack of
making perfect melodic sense out of strange time signatures and complex, layered intricacies that is simply on a higher plane to others.”
- Guitarist Magazine (4Â½ Stars)
â€œThe band manages to hit a multitude of senses by using abstract textures, soothing melodies, powerful frit, and all-out playing chops, all to take the listeners on a hugely emotive musical journeyâ€¦ If youâ€™re looking to get your socks rocked off, you donâ€™t have to look much further than Sound Awake.â€
- Elliott Politte, Guitar EDGE
Karnivool release Sound Awake on February 16, 2010 via SIN/SonyMusic Independent Network, distributed by RED. SIN is a division of Sony Music International and releases international repertoire in the United States.
KARNIVOOL U.S. TOUR MARKETS:
March 17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 18 Austin, TX SXSW
March 19 Austin, TX SXSW
March 20 Austin, TX SXSW
March 23 San Antonio, TX
March 24 Houston, TX
March 26 Augusta, GA
March 27 Montgomery, AL
March 28 Jacksonville, NC
March 30 Baltimore, MD
March 31 New York, NY
April 1 Philadelphia, PA
April 2 Hartford, CT
April 3 Boston, MA
April 5 Toronto, ONT
April 7 Cleveland, OH
April 8 Louisville, KY
April 10 Appleton, WI
April 11 Madison, WI
April 12 Minneapolis, MN
April 14 Denver, CO
April 16 San Francisco, CA
April 17 Los Angeles, CA