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Dillinger Escape Plan playing shows; Giraffe Tongue Orchestra share song

Dillinger Escape Plan

Mathcore greats The Dillinger Escape Plan have been teasing new activity for a while now, having suggested the possibility of a new album in August and promising to play more shows (including SOS Fest).

Now some of these hazy plans are coming into view, as DEP have announced that they’ll be bringing their incomparable live show on the road this August. That includes a trip to NYC, where they’ll be tearing up Rough Trade on August 8. This is a great chance to see them in a smaller context than usual, and if you haven’t seen them (and basically regardless of your feelings about their studio material), they are an essential live band. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (7/13) at noon, and on sale to the general public Friday (7/15) at noon.

Meanwhile, DEP’s Ben Weinman’s supergroup side-project Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is getting ready to release an album. That band includes Brent Hinds of Mastodon, vocalist William Duvall (Alice in Chains), drummer Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta), and bassist Pete Griffin. They’ve shared their first single “Crucifixion,” from the album Broken Lines, which drops on September 23. It’s a catchy slice of hard-prog, motoring along with some vintage Hinds guitar playing and more than a little “Mars Volta lite” vibes. And I mean that as a compliment.

All DEP dates are listed below. Check out a video of them playing Saint Vitus last year, along with that Giraffe Tongue Orchestra track, below.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan — 2016 Tour Dates
08.05.2016 Fri Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
08.06.2016 Sat Montreal, QB – Heavy MTL
08.07.2016 Sun Boston, MA – Great Scott
08.08.2016 Mon Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
08.09.2016 Tue Washington, DC – DC9
08.10.2016 Wed Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
08.13.2016 Sat SF, CA – Thee Parkside
08.14.2016 Sun San Diego, CA – Casbah
08.15.2016 Mon LA, CA – The Hi Hat
08.16.2016 Tue Santa Ana, CA – Constellation
11.04-06.2016 McDade, TX Sound on Sound Fest

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