Fear Before the March of Flames announce fall headlining tour

Denver, CO’s Fear Before The March Of Flames have just announced a headlining run, kicking off September 5th in the band’s hometown and wrapping up October 28th in Salt Lake City, UT. Support for the tour will include I Am The Ocean and label-mates, Damiera.

The 7-week trek marks the first full US tour for the band – David Marion (vocals), Adam Fisher (guitar/vocals), Zachary Hutchings (guitar), Mike Madruga (bass), Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (drums) – since their support slot with Circa Survive in late ’07. In addition to the shared general excitement of being back on the road, the band also feels particularly close to this tour because of its DIY elements. The band members and a close friend booked the tour themselves – without the assistance of an agent – at smaller, intimate venues and threw away any sort of rider. “For this tour we decided to go back to the organic roots of why we started this band. It was to play with friends and see the country. After being on such a light touring schedule for the last 9 months we really had time to think about where we want this band to fit. This tour encapsulates our mind frame for playing music,” affirms Madruga. In addition to low ticket prices for the attendees, the band has encouraged their tour mates to share equipment to cut back on gas expenses and has thrown away any sort of rider for the promoters. Fisher adds, “I think bands these days think they deserve so much. In my opinion we’re lucky to do what we do. It’s comforting to know there are other bands who are down for the cause and willing to be part of this.”

Fear Before The March Of Flames have just wrapped up recording their fourth full-length with producer Casey Bates (who also produced the band’s 2006 release, The Always Open Mouth) at his studio in Seattle, WA and plan to play some of the new tunes on the tour. “It will be the first time we have performed them, so they will definitely transform during the course of the tour,” says Madruga.

The band has also recently indicated that a big announcement will be made in the near future via their website,

Tour Dates:

w/Damiera, I Am The Ocean
09/05 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
09/06 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
09/07 Rapid City, SD – Imperial Inn
09/08 Billings, MT – Railyard Ale House
09/09 Minot, ND – The Red Carpet
09/10 Fargo, ND – The Aquariam
09/11 Sioux Falls, SX – Nuttys North
09/12 Omaha, NE – Saddle Creek Bar
09/13 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot
09/14 Springfield, MO – The Vault
09/15 Iowa City, IA – Picador
09/16 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
09/17 LaCrosse, WI – The Warehouse
09/18 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
09/19 Pontiac, MI – The Eagle Theatre
09/20 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
09/21 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
09/22 Buffalo, NY – SoundLab
09/24 Wallingford, CT – The Cellar Door
09/25 Allston, MA – ICC Church
09/26 Ithaca, NY – TBA
09/27 Watertown, NY – Velocity
09/29 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
09/30 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
10/01 Charlestown, SC – Oasis
10/02 Atlanta, GA – TBA
10/03 Little Rock, AR – The Village
10/04 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
10/05 Houston, TX – Walters
10/06 Austin, TX – Red 7
10/07 Dallas, TX – The Door
10/08 Amarillo, TX – TBA
10/09 Albuquerque, NM – Telos
10/10 Tucson, AZ – TBA
10/11 Phoenix, AZ – The Sets
10/13 Victorville, CA – Karma
10/14 San Diego, CA – TBA
10/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/16 Bakersfield, CA – Studio 99
10/17 San Jose, CA – TBA
10/18 Modesto, CA – Sidelines
10/20 Roseburg, OR – The Grande Hall
10/21 Portland, OR – Satyricon
10/22 Longview, WA – Reid’s Pit Stop
10/23 Seattle, WA – King Cobra
10/24 Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
10/25 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper
10/26 Missoula, MT – Union Hall
10/27 Blackfoot, ID – TBA
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue