…Trail of Dead schedules 2009 tour; prepares new album


I’m probably not the only one surprised to say it, but …And You Know Us By the Trail of Dead is soon releasing a new album and will be stopping in the Metro area to play some of the songs from Century of Self in the live setting. In the course of my time listening to the band, I”ve seen highs and lows that are unparalleled to what I’ve seen from any other band. From their aural genius on their early albums through to literally seeing the band engage in physical fighting fueled by obvious drunken internal conflicts onstage during their appearance with the Blood Brothers a few years ago at Station 4 – it’s honestly a bit unexpected that these guys were able to keep it together for over 10 years now.  Still, I might have been writing them off a bit too early. From my point of view their last album, 2006’s  So Divided, was improved (and slightly more cohesive) from some of the missteps they made on their ambitious, meticulous Worlds Apart release in 2004. We’ve only got one song so far, so it’s hard to tell if they’re back to the glory days of S/T, Madonna, Source Tags…, and Elena…or still lost in the fog of recent years.

Either way, I’m a glass half full kind of guy, and I’ve got an open mind. To hear what Trail of Dead has brewed up this time, click here to listen to their song “Isis Unveiled” (Radio Edit) from the forthcoming album Century of Self. It will be available on Feb. 17th, so we’ll have a review when we get a copy.

Keep reading for a full list of all their tour dates, including at stop at the beloved Triple Rock in March, collected and confirmed…February 19th — Dallas, TX — Granada Theatre
February 20th — Houston, TX — Walter’s
February 21st — New Orleans, LA — One Eyed Jack’s
February 23rd — Orlando, FL — Social
February 24th — Atlanta, GA — The Earl
February 25th — Chapel Hill, NC — Cat’s Cradle
February 26th — Washington D.C. — Rock and Roll Cafe
February 27th — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 28th — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
March 1st — Boston, MA — Middle East
March 3rd — Montreal, Canada — La Sala
March 4th — Toronto, Canada — Lee’s Palace
March 5th — Detroit, MI — Pike Room
March 6th — Chicago, IL — Logan Square Auditorium
March 7th — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock Social Club
March 9th — Denver, CO — Bluebird
March 10th — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban
March 12th — Seattle, WA — Neumo’s
March 13th — Vancouver, Canada — Richard’s on Richards
March 14th — Portland, OR — Berbati’s
March 16th — San Francisco, CA — Slim’s
March 17th — Los Angeles, CA — Echo Plex
March 21st — Austin, TX — Emo’s (SXSW)
March 24th — Oklahoma City, OK — Conservatory

April 2nd — Schorndorf, Germany — Manufaktor
April 3rd — Aarau, Switzerland — Flosserplatz
April 4th — Rorschach, Switzerland — Mariaberg
April 6th — Lausanne, Switzerland — le Romandie
April 7th — Paris, France — Trabendo
April 9th — Groningen, Holland — Vera
April 10th — Rotterdam, Holland — Motel Mozaique Festival
April 11th — Leuven, Belgium — Depot
April 14th — Portsmouth, England — Wedge Rooms
April 15th — Nottingham, England — Rescue Rooms
April 16th — Manchester, England — Academy 3
April 17th — Glasgow, Scotland — Oran Mor
April 19th — Newcastle, England — Academy
April 20th — Birmingham, England — Academy
April 22nd — Bristol, England — Thekla
April 23rd — London, England — Electric Ballroom
April 24th — Oxford, England — Academy
April 26th — Hamburg, Germany — Ubel and Gafaehrlich
April 27th — Malmo, Sweden — Debaser
April 28th — Oslo, Norway — Rockefeller
April 29th — Bergen, Norway — Bergen Festival
May 1st — Stockholm, Sweden — Debaser Medis
May 2nd — Jonkoping, Sweden — Popadelica
May 3rd — Copenhagen, Denmark — Vega
May 5th — Berlin, Germany — Kesselhaus
May 6th — Prague, Czech Republic — Roxy
May 7th — Vienna, Austria — WuK
May 9th — Bologna, Italy — Estragon
May 10th — Zurich, Switzerland — Mascotte
May 11th — Munich, Germany — Muffathalle
May 12th — Frankfurt, Germany — Mousonturm
May 14th — Cologne, Germany — Live Music Hall
May 15th — Lingen, Germany — Alter Schlachthof

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