February 11 Prattein, Switzerland Z7
February 12 Treviso, Italy New Age
February 13 Milan, Italy Tunnel
February 15 Barcelona, Spain Sala Salamandra
February 16 Madrid, Spain Sala Ramdall
February 20 Oxford, UK Academy 2
February 22 Glasgow, Scotland Cathouse
February 23 Manchester, UK Club Academy
February 24 Wolverhampton, UK Little Civic
February 25 London, UK Underworld
March 13 Brooklyn, NY The Music Hall of Williamsburg
â€œIt wasnâ€™t the easiest record to make,â€ says Heppner. â€œBut the hard work definitely paid off and weâ€™re really, really proud of the end result. Weâ€™ve done so much touring and seen so much since our first record that it only galvanized our feelings of what the band is. The songs that make up â€œPrior to the Fireâ€ were meant to be heard live and loud. We canâ€™t wait to get out on tour again and really do them justice!â€
In celebration of the release of Prior to the Fire, PRIESTESS has announced a Brooklyn headlining show on March 13 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Advance tickets can be purchased now at this location. Openers for the Brooklyn show as well as additional PRIESTESS U.S. tour dates are expected to be announced shortly. PRIESTESS just launched its first ever European tour and will play the Luxor in Cologne, Germany this evening.
Formed in 2003, PRIESTESS has consistently garnered top notch praise for its dynamic sound and monstrous modern rock. The band has toured incessantly since its inception, sharing stages the world over with friends and peers such as Mastodon, The Sword, Converge, Dinosaur Jr. and MotÃ¶rhead. The bandâ€™s song â€œLay Downâ€ is currently featured in the video game Guitar Hero III; Legends of Rock and the new song â€œRaccoon Eyesâ€ (from Prior to the Fire) appears on the soundtrack to the wildly popular EA Sports game NHL 10.
PRIESTESS features vocalist / guitarist Mikey Heppner, Dan Watchorn (guitar, backing vocals), Mike Dyball (bass) and Vince Nudo (drums, percussion, backing vocals).