News from 2/26/2018

NEWS : MON, FEB 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM

METZ Expand 2018 World Tour Supporting Juno Award Nominated Album ‘Strange Peace’ - Now With Shows In North America, Europe and Asia

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[Photo Credit: Nick Sayers]

Hot on the heels of their 2017 record Strange Peace, Toronto rippers, METZ have announced new dates in North America, Europe and Asia. These headlining and festival tour dates span March - September, and will bring the band back to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, UK, Japan, China and Singapore. Sub Pop label mates Moaning, will open a slew of EU shows. See below for a full list of dates.

In other news, we’re elated to share that the band are nominated for a 2018 JUNO award in the category of “Metal/Hard Album of the Year.” You can visit the awards website for a full list for nominations. We’re rooting for you, METZ!


Strange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop right here. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records over here.

METZ Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Mar. 16 - 18 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Apr. 17 – Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox *
Apr. 18 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club *
Apr. 19 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
Apr. 20 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaique
Apr. 21 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival
Apr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia *
Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout, Bologna *
Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom *
Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 *
Apr. 27 - Belfort, FR - Impetus Festival
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival*
Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
May 01 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
May 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *
May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall *
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique
May 05 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver *
May 23 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
May 25 - Beijing, China - TBC
May 26 - Shanghai, China - TBC
May 29 - Hong Kong, China - TTN Livehouse
May 31 - Manila, Philippines - Mow’s Bar
Jun. 1 - Singapore - Decline
Jun. 2 - Bangkok, Thailand - Norma
Jun. 4 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jun. 5 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jun. 6 - Nagoya, Japan - Tight Rope
Jun. 7 - Osaka, Japan - Conpass
Jul. 21 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival
Sep. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival)
* w/ Moaning



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, FEB 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM

See/Hear: You Can Now Stream Moaning’s Debut Full-Length Ahead Of Release - Cover Art Visualizer Premieres Today on Brooklyn Vegan

2018 International Tour Now Includes Dates Supporting METZ (Europe) and Preoccupations (US West Coast); New Shows Include Brooklyn, UK tour, SXSW

Experience Moaning’s forthcoming new album (out March 2nd) ahead of its release through a voyeuristic lens with this cover art visualizer and stream (see Brooklyn Vegan premiere February 26th). Directed by the band and Max Flick, this “cover art visualizer” features a different vignette for every song on the album.

“[Moaning] incorporate dark shoegaze and wall-of-noise rippers into their hazy palette, with some soaring, poppy numbers too. (They’re a little bit like ’00s-era LA band Abe Vigoda.) We’re premiering a visual stream of the whole record that cleverly riffs on the album’s cover art,” says Brooklyn Vegan (see premiere February 26th).




Moaning Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Moaning has also just extended their international tour schedule for 2018 through June 21st.  Highlights include: appearances at SXSW March 14th-17th; a support slot on labelmates METZ European jaunt (April 17th-18th; select dates April 23rd-May 5th);  A US West Coast run opening for Secretly Canadian records act Preoccupations (May 11th-19th); A return trip to mainland EU and the UK for more festivals and headlining shows (May 25th-June 17th); And the addition of a Brooklyn, New York show on June 21st at Zone One at Elsewhere. Additional tour dates announced soon.

Mar. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ^
Mar. 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom / Flying Burrito Music & Food Festival
Mar. 11 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Burn Ward
Mar. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger / Heatwave 3 Festival
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Ground Control Touring Showcase at Barracuda
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Grey Estates Showcase at Voodoo Doughnut
Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Burgermania 7 at Hotel Vegas
Mar. 18 - Hot Springs, AR -Valley of the Vapors
Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Mar. 21 - Omaha, NE - O’Leavers
Mar. 21 - 25 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
Mar. 22 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake ^^
Mar. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court #
Mar. 25 - Reno, NV - Holland Project $
Apr. 17 - Lisbon, PT - Musicbox *
Apr. 18 - Porto, PT - Hard Club *
Apr. 19 - Benidorm, ES - Fuzzville Festival
Apr. 20 - Hondarribia, ES - Psichobelicenea
Apr. 21 - Barcelona, ES - Sala Be Good
Apr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia *
Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout*
Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom *
Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 *
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival *
Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
May 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *
May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall *
May 05 - Leffingen, BE - De Zwerver *
May 11 - Seattle, WA - Barboza **
May 12 - Portland, OR - Star Theatre **
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop **
May 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo **
May 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ** [SOLD OUT]
May 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar **
May 25 - Laval, FR - 3 Les Elephants Festival
May 26 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival
May 27 - Brussels, BE - AB Club
May 29 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
May 30 - Carpi, IT - Mattatoio
Jun. 01 - Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Lovesong Festival
Jun. 05 - Tours, FR - Aucard de tour
Jun. 06 - Angers, FR - Heron Carre
Jun. 07 - Le Havre, FR - Mc Daids
Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
Jun. 12 - London, UK - The Lexington
Jun. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Jun. 15 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
Jun. 17 - Margate, UK - Tom Thumb
Jun. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Zone One at Elsewhere
 
^ w/ Froth
^^ w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
* w/ METZ
$ w/ Bedroom
** w/ Preoccupations
# w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat




Moaning will be available this Friday, March 2nd on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop right over here.


Posted by Rachel White