Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Periphery - To Release Two Albums, New Tour Dates

Periphery have exciting news for their fans today. The progressive/djent group will release dual albums, namely Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. Juggernaut will be out outside of North America, Australia/NZ and Japan via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015. Do you like the idea? More music! The band has also announced new shows for next year. "Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release," explains drummer Matt Halpern. "Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas." "This is new ground and it's exciting," band founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor says of the band's approach to writing and recording Juggernaut, which saw all six members work collectively for the first time in Periphery's history. "It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn't about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album." Periphery will embark on extensive touring around the release of Juggernaut. First, it will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend and Shining (NOR) which leads to a Periphery headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

Tour dates:

January 10 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
January 11 - Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
January 12 - Atlanta, GA Masquerade
January 13 - Tampa, FL Orpheum
January 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
January 16 - New Orleans, LA House of Blues
January 17 - Houston, TX House of Blues
January 18 - Dallas, TX House of Blues
January 20 - Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
January 21 - Phoenix, AZ Club Red
January 22 - Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
January 23 - Anaheim, CA Yost Theater
January 26 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
January 27 - Portland, OR Hawthorne
January 28 - Seattle, WA El Corazon
January 30 - Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
January 31 - Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
February 2 - Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
February 3 - Chicago, IL House of Blues
February 4 - Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
February 6 - Toronto, ON Opera House
February 7 - Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
February 8 - Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
February 9 - Rochester, NY WaterStreet Music Hall
February 11 - Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
February 12 - New York, NY Irving Plaza
February 13 - Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
February 14 - Philadelphia, PA District N9ne

26.02.2015 (BLR) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

Periphery + special guests
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington



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