Celebrated progressive metal unit CYNIC has announced U.S. tour dates in support of its critically acclaimed new album, Traced in Air. Fresh off of a North American tour with Meshuggah, the forward thinking band will team up with fellow guitar heroes Dragonforce for a twenty city U.S. trek that is set to kick off on April 15 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
Back by popular demand nearly fifteen years after the release of the bandâ€™s seminal debut Focus, CYNIC has again proven why it has always been regarded as one of both metal and progressive rockâ€™s go-to touchstones for creativity, vision and unparalleled musicianship. Traced in Air has met to rousing applause in the time since its November, 2008 release, being called â€œbeautifulâ€ by The New York Times and â€œone of the best albums of the decadeâ€ by Guitar World. The album reunites the prodigious CYNIC team of guitarist Paul Masvidal – respected worldwide as one of progressive rockâ€™s most innovative players – and major-league drummer Sean Reinert. Produced by Grammy-winner Warren Riker (Down, Santana, The Fugees), Traced in Air not only stands up to CYNICâ€™s masterful debut, it pushes the bandâ€™s unequaled style and sound – a seamless meshing of traditional metal structure with both jazz and fusion – into altogether new realms.
With the upcoming tour, CYNIC will continue to prove to music fans that there is little to none of its recorded output that the band cannot re-create in a live setting. A taste of what to expect can be experienced now as new songs from Traced in Air have been posted online at this location.
In addition to Masvidal and Reinert, CYNIC features bassist Sean Malone, guitarist / vocalist Tymon and live bassist Robin Zielhorst.
CYNIC is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band / attend a live performance, simply contact Carl Schultz @ ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated CYNIC news and tour information will be made available via the CYNIC web domains: www.cynicalsphere.com / www.myspace.com/cyniconline and the ACTION! PR website: www.action-pr.com.
â€œelaborate prog rockâ€¦strikingly beautiful and aggressively ferociousâ€ â€“ OC WEEKLY
“On the basis of â€œTraced in Air,â€ more so than its 1993 predecessor â€œFocus,â€ CYNIC should be understood not so much alongside any metal bands but along with the radical harmonic progressives in the last 45 years of pop and jazz: composers like Milton Nascimento, the Beach Boys or Pat Metheny.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Focus, previously CYNICâ€™s lone full-length, has long been considered the benchmark of the fusion-metal minimovement. Traced in Air reveals that fusion metal was more than a novel tangent: Itâ€™s a viable direction that has the potential to revitalize both genres.” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
CYNIC U.S. tour dates:
April 15 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 17 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 18 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
April 19 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
April 21 Fargo, ND @ The Venue at Playmakers
April 22 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
April 24 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
April 25 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
April 26 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogartâ€™s
April 27 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 28 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
April 30 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
May 1 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
May 2 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
May 4 Providence, RI @ Lupos at the Strand
May 5 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
May 7 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 8 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
May 9 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
May 10 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
May 12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx