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by Doug Moore
Church of Misery at Cameo (more by Samantha Marble)
Japan's awesome "anti-stoner" (read: stoner) doom troupe Church of Misery just announced a long run of North American dates in October and November. The tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on October 18, and then loops up through Canada before hitting the Midwest and the Eastern seaboard. The kaleidoscope of supporting acts is crazy: Saviours, The Gates of Slumber, Wizard Rifle, and Against the Grain all hop on and off at various points. The NY date is November 12 at Saint Vitus with Gates of Slumber and Against the Grain and tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
The openers, though, are just icing on the cake. Church of Misery has been great for a long time, and they don't come around much (last year's run to Maryland Deathfest notwithstanding). Their new album, Thy Kingdom Scum, is one of the best doom releases of the year. Stream a track and check out the dates below.
Church of Misery tour dates 2013
OCTOBER 18 Oakland CA @ Oakland Opera House !?
OCTOBER 19 San Francisco CA @ Thee Parkside !?
OCTOBER 20 Portland OR @ Rotture !?
OCTOBER 21 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile !?
OCTOBER 22 Bellingham WA @ The Shakedown !?
OCTOBER 23 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theater !?
OCTOBER 24 Edmonton AB @ Pawn Shop ?
OCTOBER 25 Calgary AB @ Palomino ?
OCTOBER 30 Fargo ND @ The Aquarium ?
OCTOBER 31 Saint Paul MN @ Turf Club ?
NOVEMBER 01 Chicago IL @ Ultra Lounge #%
NOVEMBER 02 Rock Island IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co. #%
NOVEMBER 03 Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme #%
NOVEMBER 06 Pittsburgh PA @ 31st Street Pub #%
NOVEMBER 07 Syracuse NY @ Lost Horizon #%
NOVEMBER 08 Toronto ON @ Hard Luck #%
NOVEMBER 09 Ottawa ON @ Mavericks #%
NOVEMBER 10 Montreal QC @ Il Motore #%
NOVEMBER 11 Providence RI @ AS220 #%
NOVEMBER 12 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Bar #%
NOVEMBER 13 Richmond VA @ Kingdom #%
NOVEMBER 14 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar #%
NOVEMBER 16 Atlanta GA @ The Earl #%
NOVEMBER 17 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks #%
NOVEMBER 18 Austin TX @ Mohawk #%
NOVEMBER 19 Dallas TX @ Club Dada #%
NOVEMBER 22 Tempe AZ @ Yucca Tap Room %
NOVEMBER 23 Los Angeles CA @ The Satellite %
! = with Saviours
# = with The Gates of Slumber
? = with Wizard Rifle
% = with Against the Grain