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Cynic Summer Tour 2010

I’ve been meaning to post something about this for a little while to let you guys know what’s coming up, but now we all just have to jump right into this. Prog legends Cynic are going on tour this summer: first in Europe, then in the U.S., and I’m going with them! I’ll be running lights and teching for the band, as well as posting tons of tour coverage right here on the Crossing–and it all starts today.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks rehearsing and programming the light show with the band here in L.A. and now (literally) we’re flying to France for the real thing. Keep checking back, as I’ll be covering the European tour for the next 20 days, posting updates whenever I get a wireless connection. For now, here are some shots from the reahearsals and programming the lights at my house.

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Lesbian Announce “Left Coast” Tour

Lesbian have announced a spring tour of the United States’ “left coast” entitled the Rainbow Urine Snake Attack Tour.

This 12 date tour starts tomorrow, March 25th, in Bellingham, Washington.

Of course this happens right when I’m out of town. If I’m back in L.A. before they go on next Saturday at the Mountain Bar, I’ll see you there.

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Earth/Wolves in the Throne Room Tour

This April, Earth and Wolves in the Throne Room are teaming up for a short tour of the west coast. They will be joined by cellist Lori Goldston, who will also be part of Earth’s live band during the tour.

Earth will be performing some material from their next full-length album, which should be out some time early next year on Southern Lord.

I can tell you that Earth are fantastic live, and seeing them perform new music as part of their set will be a special treat. I’ve yet to see Wolves in the Throne Room live, but if they’re half as good live as they are on record then you won’t want to miss them. Continue reading

Porcupine Tree Tour/Live DVD

Porcupine Tree have announced that their concert film, filmed over two nights in The Netherlands during their Fear of a Blank Planet tour, will be released as a special edition in April and a regular retail edition in May.

The 130-minute concert film, Anesthetize, includes the entire Fear of a Blank Planet album and 11 other songs. It was directed by long-time collaborator Lasse Hoile, who also directed Steven Wilson’s Insurgentes film. The film was shot using high definition cameras and features both stereo and 5.1 surround mixes.

The special edition comes in a 120-page cloth bound hard back book, similar to the special editions of their latest album, The Incident, and Steven Wilson’s Insurgentes album, and will include the film on both DVD and Blu-Ray as well as 2 audio CDs featuring the entire concert plus one bonus track not featured in the film. The book and audio CDs are exclusive to this special edition version of Anesthetize.

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Mono – North American Tour + Live Album

Mono announced yesterday that they will be embarking on a North American tour, starting April 30th at Emos Outside in Austin, Texas. They’ll be playing The El Rey Theater here in L.A. again, which is a great place to see them. The opening act is a band from Scotland called The Twilight Sad.

Mono are one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen, so if this tour comes anywhere near you, you should go. This is not something you want to miss. Continue reading

Torche US Tour 2010 + 10″ Split w/ Boris

The mighty Torche have announced that they will be bringing their sludge-pop anthems to the masses this year on a US tour in support of Coheed and Cambria. Why is this good news? Well, it kind of isn’t; but hey, it’s Torche. It’s great for them, not so great for us. Tickets for all the dates haven’t gone on sale yet but the prices seem to be in the $30 range before the extra ticketmaster/livenation we-can-charge-whatever-we-feel-like-fees. However, Torche are badass live and it would be fun to see them in bigger clubs, even if they probably only get to play a 30-minute set.

If you haven’t seen these guys live and you have the extra cash, I say go for it. And if you have seen them before, then you know how good they are and you’re already counting whatever’s in your wallet. Continue reading

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