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Converge get their own vegan burger at Kuma’s, announce tour with Sumac

Converge burger

Chicago burger joint Kuma’s has been making burgers named after metal bands for over a decade now, and their latest is a vegan burger honoring Converge (whose Kurt Ballou is vegan, while the other three members are vegetarians). There it is pictured above and here are the details:

Kuma’s has been creating burgers for and with bands for over 10 years now. We set out to pay homage to the world of metal music to the best of our abilities.

Under many circumstances, members of these bands are vegetarian and vegan. So, to properly honor everyone involved, Kuma’s will offer our first vegan-friendly burger option – The Impossible Burger! Vegan pretzel buns, cheese, & mayo available as well.

The Impossible Burger is made for people who love meat! Made entirely from plants including plant derived heme. Heme is what makes the Impossible Burger smell, taste, sizzle, and “bleed” like meat.

Honoring the influential hardcore & metal pioneers Converge, we will offer a vegan burger in their name! Starting today! (New album ‘The Dusk In Us’ available 11/3!)

6oz Impossible Burger, Cherry Tomato Jam, Avocado Mash, Cheddar (v), Roasted Garlic Mayo (v), Baby Arugula, Red Onion

Available at Kuma’s Corner, Kuma’s Corner West Loop, Kuma’s Too, & Kuma’s Corner Schaumburg.

As mentioned in that description, Converge’s highly anticipated new album The Dusk In Us comes out November 3 via Epitaph. Three songs are out from that now and you can hear them all below.

Converge also announced a January West coast tour with Sumac and Cult Leader. That follows their December East Coast tour with Pile and GIVE that hits Brooklyn for sold-out Saint Vitus shows on December 9 and 10.

Converge’s J Bannon is also curating Roadburn 2018 and Converge are headlining two nights, playing their new album in full one night and 2004’s You Fail Me in full the other. Updated Converge dates are listed below.

J Bannon was recently in NYC playing Saint Vitus with Wear Your Wounds (review), and Converge drummer Ben Koller’s band All Pigs Must Die have a new album and upcoming shows, including Vitus on 10/19. Converge were last here for a one-off with Gojira in late September.

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Converge — 2017/2018 Tour Dates
Dec 08 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Dec 09 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Dec 10 Saint Vitus Bar Brooklyn, NY
Dec 11 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Dec 12 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Dec 13 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Dec 14 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Dec 15 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
Dec 16 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Jan 19, 2018 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Jan 20, 2018 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Jan 21, 2018 BOSSANOVA BALLROOM Portland, OR
Jan 23, 2018 Cornerstone Berkeley Berkeley, CA
Jan 24, 2018 The Catalyst Club (Atrium) Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 25, 2018 The Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Jan 26, 2018 The Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Jan 27, 2018 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA
Jan 28, 2018 Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ
April 19-22, 2018 Roadburn Tilburg, Netherlands

December dates with Pile and GIVE
January dates with Sumac and Cult Leader

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