PELICAN HEADS SOUTH! NEW 2008 TOUR DATES!
Chicago metal masters, Pelican, will kick off the new year proper with 15 new opportunities to see them shred, starting in their hometown and winding their way across the south and mid-atlantic US (see tour dates below). Their 2007 release, City of Echoes, earned Pelican the June cover of revered metal magazine Decibel and garnered praise from Alternative Press, Billboard, Spin, Revolver, URB, Thrasher and more. Hard at work across the globe all year long, bands such as High on Fire, Russian Circles, Fatal Flying Guilloteens and Priestbird joined Pelican on the road in support of COE to create many amazing live shows in the US and abroad. While fans will have to wait until 2009 for the next Pelican studio release, the forthcoming DVD release, After the Ceiling Cracked +3, comes out on Hydra Head this February and features live footage recorded and mixed by Justin Broadrick of Jesu.
Interviews, music, bio, art and more available upon request.
PRESS ON CITY OF ECHOES:
True believers, get ready to be born again. City Of Echoes has a broader palette than its three predecessors- but mostly, it puts the metalback in instrumetal. – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
There is epic music and there is epic music. Chicago instrumental quartet Pelican is proudly guilty of producing the latter, penning tunes so ambitious and triumphant that your everyday life seems insignificant in comparison. – XLR8R
Completely instrumental, louder that hell, and more solid that an Amish barn.-VICE
Pelican is at the forefront of bands currently making a kind of thinking person’s heavy metalSThe way Pelican’s shifting instrumental songs move seamlessly between fierce rampaging and almost pastoral beauty shows that something good can come from exploring the space between Black Sabbath and Brian Eno. – SALON.COM
PELICAN TOUR DATES:
2.28.08 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
2.29.08 Dekalb, IL The House
3.1.08 Bloomington, IN Rhino’s All Ages Music Club
3.2.08 St. Louis, MO The Gargoyle
3.4.08 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
3.5.08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
3.6.08 Pensacola, FL Sluggo’s – Langerado Music Festival
3.7.08 Gainsville, FL Common Grounds
3.8.08 Clewiston, FL The Big Cypress Reservation
3.10.08 Orlando, FL The Social
3.11.08 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
3.12.08 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
3.13.08 Charlotte, NC Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
3.14.08 Charlottesville, VA Outback Lodge
3.15.08 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall