Chiodos Tour with Coheed, Linkin Park, Release Video for “Lexington”

heed and Cambria, CHIODOS is rising on the buzz-meter. The first single “Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With a Monkey Face)”-taken from their top five album BONE PALACE BALLET (Equal Vision)–arrives at radio the first week of March while the video for the song–directed by Josh Graham (Dillinger Escape Plan, Isis, Saves The Day, Underoath)–will debut in the coming weeks.

Catch CHIODOS–before each Linkin Park date–conducting daily fan signings for the Music For Relief organization (www.musicforrelief.org). In more touring news, the Flint, MI-based group-hailed for “tricky tight turns and unashamedly showy bombast” (Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, live review, 12/1/07)–will continue to blaze a trail across the U.S. in the coming months. They’ll hit the SXSW festival in Austin on Friday, March 14 at La Zona Rosa with Paramore for the Hot Topic Showcase and then Emo’s (outdoor stage) for the Alternative Press magazine party on Saturday, March 15. On March 29, they’ll join Pennywise, Nonpoint and others for the eXtreme Thing 2008 at Desert Breeze State Park in Las Vegas. The group is also confirmed to perform at both the Bamboozle Left at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA April 6 and the Bamboozle Festival at Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, May 3. In between the Bamboozle dates, CHIODOS will launch a U.S. and Canadian headlining tours with rotating support acts joining the band including: MxPx, The Color Fred, Protest the Hero, The Fall of Troy, From First To Last and Drop Dead Gorgeous among others.

The cutting-edge CHIODOS–CRAIG OWENS (vocals), BRADLEY BELL (keyboards), PAT McMANAMAN (guitar), MATT GODDARD (bass), JASON HALE (guitar) and DERRICK FROST (drums)–is proving to be an unstoppable force on the road as their breakthrough second album BONE PALACE BALLET continues to gain both critical and fan awareness after entering the Billboard Top 200 Chart at a spectacular #5 and selling over 128,000 copies to date. An artistic leap forward for the band, the wildly eclectic BONE PALACE BALLET’s standout songs represent an artistic leap forward from their critically acclaimed 2005 debut All’s Well That End’s Well, which has sold over 200,000 copies.

Look for the group to announce their new fanclub dubbed “Chiobra Kai”–an homage to the cult film The Karate Kid–in the coming weeks.

Catch CHIODOS on tour throughout 2008 and catch the band on the road in the following cities:

DATE CITY VENUE

eXtreme Thing 2008 Festival w/ Pennywise, Nonpoint, Alesana, etc

Sat

3/29

Las Vegas, NV

Desert Breeze Skate Park

“Mike Shea Is My Baby’s Daddy” Tour

w/ MxPx, The Color Fred, Protest the Hero

Tue

4/1

Columbia, MO

Blue Note

Wed

4/2

Wichita, KS

The Cotillion

Thu

4/3

Fort Worth, TX

Ridglea Theatre

Fri

4/4

Odessa, TX

Dos Amigos

Sat

4/5

Flagstaff, AZ

Orpheum Theatre

Bamboozle Left

Sun

4/6

Irvine, CA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

w/ MxPx, The Color Fred, Protest the Hero

Tue

4/8

Chico, CA

Senator Theatre

Wed

4/9

Eugene, OR

Taboo

Thu

4/10

Spokane, WA

Big Easy Concert House

Canadian “Beer The Musical” Tour
Co-Headline w/ Protest the Hero, and The Fall of Troy, opener TBA

Fri

4/11

Vancouver, BC

Croatian Cultural Centre

Sun

4/13

Calgary, AB

MacEwan Hall Ballroom

Mon

4/14

Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Events Centre

Tue

4/15

Saskatoon, SK

The Odeon

Wed

4/16

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre

w/ From First to Last, The Color Fred, opener TBA

Thu

4/17

Fargo, ND

The Venue at Playmakers

w/ MxPx, From First to Last, The Color Fred

Fri

4/18

Milwaukee, WI

Eagles Club

Sat

4/19

Grand Rapids, MI

Orbit Room

Sun

4/20

Indianapolis, IN

Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre

Co-Headline w/ Protest the Hero, and From First to Last, opener TBA

Tue

4/22

Montreal, QC

Metropolis

Wed

4/23

Kitchener, ON

Element

Thu

4/24

London, ON

Cowboy’s

Co-Headline w/ Protest the Hero, openers TBA

Fri

4/25

Toronto, ON

The Sound Academy

w/ TBA, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred

Sat

4/26

Rochester, NY

Water Street Music Hall

w/ MxPx, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred

Sun

4/27

Pittsburgh, PA

Club Zoo

w/ TBA, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred

Tue

4/29

Allentown, PA

Crocodile Rock

w/ MxPx, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Color Fred

Wed

4/30

Worcester, MA

The Palladium

Thu

5/1

Hartford, CT

Webster Theatre

Bamboozle 2008

Sat

5/3

East Rutherford, NJ

Meadowlands Complex

International Dates…

Sat

5/10

London, UK

London Earls Court

Sun

5/11

Sheffield, UK

Sheffield Arena

Check out some of the strong critical reaction for CHIODOS:

“When Owens takes the stage, he’s virtuosic. He flails, rooster-struts and raises his fists like a warrior vowing revenge. As he sings about betrayal, obsession and bloodlust, he switches between a wounded, pitch perfect falsetto and a razorblade gargle: the vulnerable psychopath.”

–Jonah Weiner, BLENDER, December 2007

“Forget what you think you know about Chiodos, because Bone Palace Ballet is no masquerade: It’s a frighteningly mighty album of exhilarating musicianship and inspired lyrical introspection that plays out like an evening at some glorious experimental-hardcore cabaret, topped by a nightcap at the brokedown bordello across the back alley. That this band has evolved to author a paralyzing ragtime piano-pop jangle like ‘Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot and his Monkey Face)’ for five minutes is unbelievable. Add to that the jaw-dropping juxtaposition the transcendent ‘A Letter From Janelle’ shares with mammoth closer ‘The Undertaker’s Thirst For Revenge is Unquenchable’ and the excellence is awe-inspiring. …Bone Palace Ballet is an arresting piece of post-modern musical art…”

–Tristan Staddon, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, **** ½ star CD review, October 2007

“Craigery Owens, the virtuosic lead singer, could be doing double duty in a horror movie. [On Bone Palace Ballet] He alternates between the fearsome roar of a monster and the pleading falsetto of a victim. And the best songs here go way over the top, like ‘Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered,’ which gets more unhinged as it goes on. The new wave introduction makes way for an operatic chorus and a mosh-metal break…Though this band’s 2005 album, All’s Well That Ends Well, offered one jump-cut tantrum after another, this CD is a bit slower and sweeter with lots of strings.”

–Kelefa Sanneh, NEW YORK TIMES, September 3, 2007

“[On] Bone Palace Ballet–the beefed up production harnesses the raw, unrestrained energy of the group’s breakout release 2005’s All’s Well that Ends Well, into a grander, more substantive affair. The album still packs the hardcore punch of the band’s previous work, with plenty of heavy, blistering guitar riffs and frontman Craig Owens’ rough growls and shrieks. But there’s a newfound orchestral and melodic touch, with livelier piano driven jaunts that nod to Queen–see ‘Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With a Monkey Face)’ and stripped down string-backed ballads “Intensity In Ten Cities.” A mature step up for a band on the rise.”

–Jill Menze, BILLBOARD.COM September 3, 2007

“[Lexington is] a sweeping, piano-led example of dark majesty…”

–KERRANG (U.K), October 13, 2007

Author: James McQuiston

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