TEXAS IN JULY ANNOUNCES FAREWELL EUROPEAN TOUR
Today, Texas In July has started to announce their final shows together. The band has announced their farewell European tour – which will feature festival appearances at Jera On Air, Graspop, and With Full Force Festival – and select shows with the likes of Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers.
The Ephrata, PA-based band originally formed in 2007 and signed to Equal Vision Records in 2010. Texas In July is currently comprised of JT Cavey (vocals), Adam Gray (drums), Chris Davis (lead guitar), and Benjamin Witkowski (bass).
“I’ve had the best times of my life during the last eight years with this band,” shares drummer Adam Gray. “From years of playing for little to no audience – to stages and massive crowds all over the world I thought I would never experience. I’ve met some of the coolest people and am so thankful for all of the friendships I’ve made. It’s time to really dedicate my time to improving at my instrument and getting back to the drawing board. Thank you to all my fans and friends who have supported me and will continue to support me through whatever is next. I hope you see you all one last time on our European farewell tour. Thank you!”
“To all of our European fans and friends, it breaks our hearts to say that this coming June will be our final appearance overseas in Europe,” adds fellow founding member and bassist Ben Witkowski. “We are extremely excited to share these last moments with you all, since you have been such a huge part of the band. We began touring in Europe before Texas In July had ever even played a show in California or any other western states/North American territories. With that being said, it is safe to say that traveling to your countries have always been, and forever will be, one of the most memorable things for us all. Thank you for giving us a home away from home all these years, it has been an absolute pleasure rocking with such a metal part of the world. We love you, see you in June for final Texas In July European tour. Let’s make it the best one we ever had.”
Prior to the European run, Texas In July will head out on a short US tour as direct support to Gideon. The band will announce a final full US headliner, later this year. Texas In July will leave on several highlights – with incredible touring lined up for the remainder of the year, the recent release of their most impressive album to date, and a nomination for the Best Drummer Award via Alternative Press at the upcoming 2015 AP Music Awards. Fans can vote for Adam Gray to win the APMA HERE.
This past September, Texas In July released Bloodwork – their fourth and final full-length album – and their first album to showcase their new vocalist, JT Cavey.
On Bloodwork, Cavey, a longtime fan of the band with a massive YouTube following, lives up to his reputation for vicious screams, a wide range of vocal tones and a seemingly unlimited amount of enthusiasm, passion, and creativity. The album was recorded in Lancaster, PA with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland; And offers the band’s most impressive work to date, displaying their most cohesive and innovative instrumentations and most dynamic vocal offerings – including a touch of clean vocals for the first time ever for the band.
Texas In July has toured nearly non-stop over the past five years including countless North American and UK/European runs, and ventures to China, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and more. Tour highlights include massive runs with the likes of August Burns Red, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Silverstein, Unearth, letlive., Miss May I, The Devil Wears Prada, Every Time I Die and many more.
Texas In July has also performed at a wide variety of renowned music festivals around the world, including: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hevy Fest, Summerfest, Vans Warped Tour, Cornerstone Festival and The Bamboozle.
All upcoming tour dates can be found below, with a farewell US tour to be announced soon.
Gideon w/Texas In July, Kublai Kahn, and Silent Planet
May 08 Nashville, TN @ The End
May 09 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
May 10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 12 Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
May 13 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
May 14 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
May 15 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 16 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Asylum*
May 17 Allentown PA @ Planet Trog*
May 19 Albany, NY @ Bogies
May 20 Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz PDB
May 21 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
May 22 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
May 23 Howell, MI @ Hartland Performing Arts
* Texas In July only
Texas In July: European Farewell tour
Jun 19 Ysselsteyn, NL @ Jera On Air
Jun 20 Köln, DE @ Morecore Fest
Jun 21 Dessel, BE @ Graspop
Jun 22 Oldenburg, DE @ Amadeus +
Jun 24 Hannover, DE @ Musikzentrum +
Jun 25 Ostrava, CZ @ Barrak +
Jun 26 Piestany, SK @ Topfest
Jun 27 Budapest, HU @ KVLT *
Jun 28 Milan, IT @ Circolo Svolta, Dissonance Fest *
Jun 29 Zurich, CH @ Dynamo Werk 21 *
Jun 30 München, DE @ Backstage *
Jul 01 Wien, AT @ Bach *
Jul 02 Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3 Club ^
Jul 03 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof+
Jul 04 Roitzschjora, DE @ With Full Force Festival
+ Texas In July w/Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers
^ Texas In July w/Chelsea Grin only
* Texas In July w/Walking With Strangers only