Funeral Party will join legendary alt-metal band Deftones and mathcore mavericks The Dillinger Escape Plan on their North American spring tour, beginning on April 14 in Seattle, WA. The tour begins just weeks after the highly anticipated release of Funeral Party’s debut album The Golden Age Of Knowhere on March 29, 2011.
The Golden Age Of Knowhere was produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The first three songs – “New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A.,” “Carwars,” and UK hit, “Just Because” -are highlights of the post-punk onslaught that the record instills. BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe has included several tracks off the album in his “Hottest Record in the World” playlist, including first U.S. single “Finale.” The video for the single recently won MtvU’s Freshman and is also a part of this month’s Fuse/MySpace Introducing series.
Funeral Party will offer fans a prelude to their upcoming tour with showcases at South By Southwest as well as performances on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 31 and Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 6. In addition, fans can experience what the Los Angeles Times calls “a ravenously physical, technically precise and impossibly fun live act” with intimate showcases at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on March 30 and at the Los Angeles’ Echo on April 8.
Named one of Alternative Press’ Bands to Watch in 2011, Funeral Party’s DIY mentality and accompanying live energy furthered their rise from a local underground band to a worldwide alt-rock success.
Don’t miss Funeral Party this Spring:
Weds. March 16 Austin, TX (SXSW) WFNX Showcase – Club Crucial
Weds. March 16 Austin, TX (SXSW) RootMusic / SkullCandy Showcase – Lipstick
Sat. March 19 Austin, TX (SXSW) Steve Madden Showcase – Cedar St. Courtyard
Weds. March 30 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Thurs. April 7 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Fri. April 8 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Thurs. April 14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre*
Fri. April 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
Sat. April 16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
Thurs. April 21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue*
Fri. April 22 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre*
Sat. April 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre*
Tues. April 26 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
Thurs. April 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
Fri. April 29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave*
Sat. April 30 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*
Sun. May 1 Detroit, MI Fillmore Theatre*
Tues. May 3 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy*
Thurs. May 5 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino*
Fri. May 6 Providence, RI Lupo’s*
Sat. May 7 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre*
Mon. May 9 Boston, MA House Of Blues*
Tues. May 10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory*
Weds. May 11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom*
Fri. May 13 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre*
Sat. May 14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre*
* Opening slot for Deftones
Check out the U.K. digital biography of the band: