by Doug Moore

Church of Misery at Cameo Fest 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)

Church of Misery

You may recall that Japan's Church of Misery recently announced a headlining North American tour for October and November. You also may recall that The Gates of Slumber, one of the support acts for that tour (including the NY date), broke up about two weeks ago, disrupting CoM's tour plans significantly.

Those plans have been further screwed up since. Their label Metal Blade announced via their website today that "issues beyond the band's control" have forced them to reschedule the October segment of their tour; they'll now be in the States from November until about halfway through December. Scuttlebutt has it that Church of Misery had problems obtaining work visas because of government-shutdown-related delays. (Not the first time we've heard this this week.) I feel pretty bad for the band; it must've been an enormous logistical clusterfuck to reschedule all of those shows, and I'm impressed that they pulled it off.

There's also some good news. First, the Brooklyn show at Saint Vitus on 11/12 with Against the Grain hasn't been rescheduled; you can still nab tickets. Second, we now know who will replace The Gates of Slumber: Charlotte, NC goth/sludge (?) band Bloody Hammers, who just put out a new album.

Check out the updated list of dates, plus some CoM and Bloody Hammers music, below.


w/ Wizard Rifle (11/24-12/6)
w/ Saviours (11/27-12/6)
w/ Bloody Hammers (11/1-11/23)
w/ Against the Grain (11/1-11/23)

11/01 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
11/02 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
11/03 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
11/04 Indianapolis, IN Beale Street Live
11/06 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St Pub
11/07 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
11/08 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
11/09 Ottawa, QC Mavericks
11/10 Montreal, QC IL Motore
11/11 Providence, RI AS220
11/12 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
11/13 Richmond, VA Kingdom
11/14 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
11/16 Atlanta, GA EARL
11/17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
11/18 Austin, TX Mohawk
11/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada
11/22 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
11/23 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
11/24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
11/25 Fresno, CA Audie's Olympic
11/26 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
11/27 Oakland, CA The Opera House
11/29 San Jose The Blank Club
11/30 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
12/01 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
12/03 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
12/04 Portland, OR Rotture
12/05 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
12/06 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theater
12/08 Calgary, AB The Palomino
12/09 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
12/10 Saskatoon, SK Amigos
12/11 Regina, SK The Exchange
12/12 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
12/13 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
12/14 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock
12/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club

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