This news was just posted, for all of our friends and fans in the UK:
Xtra Mile Recordings new signings I Am The Avalanche will be coming over to the UK and Europe this December for an exciting headline tour coinciding with the release of the life affirming, feel-good single ‘Brooklyn Dodgers’ on 16th November 2011.
It’s been over 5 years since the Brooklyn quintet made it across the pond to unleash their frenetic and passionate live show on the Great British public. Better late than never we think! They will be bringing with them punk five piece Hostage Calm from the US for main support and up and coming band Apologies, I Have None as the opening band for the whole tour.
They return to the UK in early 2012 to be main support on tour with Brand New.
All tour dates are:
DECEMBER – HEADLINE TOUR
2 Birmingham HMV Institute – Tickets: www.hmvtickets.co.uk
3 Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms – Tickets: www.thecraufurdarms.com
4 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – Tickets: www.seetickets.com
6 Leeds Cockpit 2 – Tickets: www.seetickets.com
9 Liverpool Masque – Tickets: www.hmvtickets.co.uk
10 Glasgow Classic Grand – Tickets: www.gigsinscotland.com
11 Manchester Moho Live – Tickets: www.ticketline.co.uk www.seetickets.com www.wegottickets.com www.mutinytickets.com
13 Kingston The Peel – Tickets: www.bnqt.co/shows
14 London Barfly – Tickets: www.kililive.com
15 Amsterdam Sugar Factory – Tickets: www.melkweg.nl
17 Cologne Luxor
FEBRUARY – SUPPORTING BRAND NEW
8 O2 Academy Bristol
9 Manchester Academy SOLD OUT
10 Southampton Guildhall
11 London Roundhouse SOLD OUT
12 London Roundhouse
14 O2 Academy Glasgow
15 O2 Academy Birmingham
16 O2 Academy Newcastle
17 University Great Hall, Cardiff
The band have just released their long awaited second album ‘AVALANCHE UNITED’ through Xtra Mile Recordings on 10th October 2011. Addictively melodic and blisteringly raw to its very core, the album was produced by the band, and executive produced and engineered by Avalanche’s prolific drummer Brett “The Ratt” Romnes, and mixed by Machine (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong). Featuring 12 anthemic songs, including ‘Brooklyn Dodgers’, the bold ‘Holy Fuck’, the epic and somber ‘Dead Friends’ and ‘The Gravedigger’s Argument’ featuring Anthony Raneri from Bayside. Throughout, Caruana’s distinctive voice drips with defiance, humor and proud vulnerability as he sings about hope, heartbreak, death, defying adversity and the bonds between family, lovers and friends.
ROCK SOUND 8/10: “…the result is a fiery, honest and raw state of affairs as he confronts his demons. Diving straight into the abyss with album opener and single ‘Holy Fuck’, sharp, melodic hooks prevail through the gloom, ramping up energy levels and providing an anthemic sky-puncher for another generation.”
BIG CHEESE 4/5: “This collection of uplifting, honest and energetic pop punk songs is I Am The Avalanche’s first in six years and follows years of writing and recording…AVALANCHE UNITED has been worth the wait.”
KERRANG! 4/5: “More upbeat and up-tempo than its self-titled predecessor…it’s (mostly) a barreling, positive message and poppy post-hardcore. It’s also music that makes you want to grab a drink, grab your friends and celebrate life. An excellent comeback.”
Photo by our friend Julian Gilbert (www.juliangilbert.com)