AUG 15 - Denver, CO’s FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES have just announced a headlining run, kicking off September 5th in the band’s hometown and wrapping up October 28th in Salt Lake City, UT. Support for the tour will include I AM THE OCEAN and label-mates, DAMIERA.
The 7-week trek marks the first full US tour for the band - David Marion (vocals), Adam Fisher (guitar/vocals), Zachary Hutchings (guitar), Mike Madruga (bass), Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (drums) - since their support slot with CIRCA SURVIVE in late ’07. In addition to the shared general excitement of being back on the road, the band also feels particularly close to this tour because of its DIY elements. The band members and a close friend booked the tour themselves - without the assistance of an agent - at smaller, intimate venues and threw away any sort of rider. “For this tour we decided to go back to the organic roots of why we started this band. It was to play with friends and see the country. After being on such a light touring schedule for the last 9 months we really had time to think about where we want this band to fit. This tour encapsulates our mind frame for playing music,” affirms Madruga. In addition to low ticket prices for the attendees, the band has encouraged their tour mates to share equipment to cut back on gas expenses and has thrown away any sort of rider for the promoters. Fisher adds, “I think bands these days think they deserve so much. In my opinion we’re lucky to do what we do. It’s comforting to know there are other bands who are down for the cause and willing to be part of this.”
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES have just wrapped up recording their fourth full-length with producer Casey Bates (who also produced the band’s 2006 release, The Always Open Mouth) at his studio in Seattle, WA and plan to play some of the new tunes on the tour. “It will be the first time we have performed them, so they will definitely transform during the course of the tour,” says Madruga.
The band has also recently indicated that a big announcement will be made in the near future via their website, www.marchofflames.com