COMEBACK KID ANNOUNCE THROUGH THE NOISE EUROPEAN HEADLINER

As if their 2011 touring schedule wasn’t impressive enough, Comeback Kid has announced a spring European headlining tour with The Ghost Inside, Kvelertak, Grave Maker and Social Suicide. Dates below.

Previously announced this month, Comeback Kid also will be hitting theUS with H2O and Attack, followed by a run with Madball and Cruel Hand before heading over to South America with Sick of It All.

As noted by Review Rinse Repeat, “In a genre that is watered down with myriad of bands doing the same thing, Comeback Kid stands out. This is what hardcore should sound like.”

Comeback Kid is in the running for the cover of AMP’s “Fan Anticipated Band of 2011” issue. To vote, click here: http://www.ampmagazine.com/7490/fanticipation-pick-our-next-cover-band/

Voting open through Jan 3rd.

Symtpoms + Cures, Comeback Kid’s latest Victory Records effort was released on August 31st. Click here to get a copy today!

w/The Ghost Inside, Kvelertak, Grave Maker, Social Suicide

4/15/2011

Knust

Hamburg

DE

4/16/2011

Essigfabrik

Koln

DE

4/17/2011

Rescue Rooms

Nottingham

UK

4/18/2011

Garage

Glasgow

UK

4/19/2011

Academy

Manchester

UK

4/21/2011

Corporation

Sheffield

UK

4/22/2011

White Rabbit

Plymouth

UK

4/24/2011

Bus Palladium

Paris

FR

4/25/2011

Heiling

Utrecht

NL

4/28/2011

Nosturi

Helsinki

FI

5/1/2011

Conne Island

Leipzig

DE

5/2/2011

Mega Club

Katowice

PL

5/3/2011

Columbia Club

Berlin

DE

5/5/2011

Hirsch

Nuremburg

DE

5/5/2011

Hirsch

Nuremburg

DE

5/7/2011

Durer Kert

Budapest

HU

5/8/2011

Feierwerk

Munchen

DE

5/9/2011

Arena

Wien

AT

5/10/2011

People Club

Vicenza

IT

5/11/2011

Rock Planet

PinarelladiCervia

IT

5/12/2011

Kiff

Aarau

CH

5/13/2011

Garage

Saarbruecken

DE

5/14/2011

Universum

Stuttgart

DE

w/H20 and Attack

1/4/2011

Fubar

St. Louis

MO

1/5/2011

Masquerade

Atlanta

GA

1/6/2011

Rocketown

Pompano Beach

FL

1/7/2011

The Social

Orlando

FL

1/9/2011

The Pit

Jacksonville

FL

w/Madball and Cruel Hand

1/11/2011

Zydeco

Birmingham

AL

1/12/2011

Downtown Music Hall

Little Rock

AR

1/13/2011

The Conservatory

Oklahoma City

OK

1/14/2011

Trees

Dallas

TX

1/15/2011

Emo’s

Austin

TX

1/16/2011

White Rabbit

San Antonio

TX

1/18/2011

Nile Theatre

Mesa

AZ

1/19/2011

Area 702

Las Vegas

NV

1/20/2011

Soma Side Stage

San Diego

CA

1/21/2011

Cedar Center

Lancaster

CA

1/22/2011

Chain Reaction

Anaheim

CA

1/23/2011

Thee Parkside

San Francisco

CA

w/ Sick Of It All

3/12/2011

John Bull Music Hall

Curitiba

BR

3/13/2011

Carioca Club

Sao Paulo

BR

3/15/2011

Galpon 11

Rosario

AR

3/16/2011

Teatrito

Buenos Aires

AR

3/17/2011

Teatrito

Buenos Aires

AR

3/18/2011

Barranco Bar

Lima

PE

3/20/2011

Teatro Metro

Bogota

CO

About the Band:

Since dropping their debut full-length, 2003’s Turn It Around, COMEBACK KID has been an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. Each subsequent release has built upon the foundation of its predecessor while continually experimenting with and incorporating new musical elements from beyond the confines of modern hardcore. Five seconds into the band’s latest release, Symptoms + Cures, though, it’s made clear that this time around, COMEBACK KID has pushed their output to a new plateau. Originally formed in 2000 by members of Winnipeg, Canada’s underground music scene, COMEBACK KID has amassed a catalog of four full-length international releases along with a live CD/DVD. Says vocalist Andrew Neufeld about the band’s origins: “We wanted to keep the intensity from our other bands or those we looked up to at the time, but also took influence from ‘90s skate punk and more melodic acts.” He continues: “We wanted the music to be heavy, but the vocals were meant to incorporate a bit more melody than was found in traditional hardcore. Still, I don’t think we knew how far we could go with it at the time.” The band’s sophomore effort, 2005’s Wake The Dead, affirmed their position atop the heap of modern hardcore bands; however, when writing commenced for 2007’s Broadcasting…, vocalist and founding member Scott Wade announced his departure from the group, finding Neufeld abandoning his axe to take over vocal duties. But Broadcasting… didn’t miss a beat. With Neufeld more than capably filling Wade’s shoes, CBK delivered a powerful record that was undeniably COMEBACK KID while incorporating further-developed musical ideas and a more colorful vocal performance. Having delivered their pure and passionate brand of hardcore to fans around the world since 2002, COMEBACK KID released a live CD/DVD package dubbed Through The Noise in 2008. On top of accurately relaying the intensity and attitude of a CBK performance through a 17-song set list comprised of favorites from the band’s three previous releases, it also included an hour-long documentary entitled Our Distance that shared the band’s story to date. Since then, the band has dominated stages on several continents and worked on an array of other projects, musical or otherwise, all while composing the fourth COMEBACK KID record. Officially dropping August 31st, 2010, Symptoms + Cures is the latest offering from the lineup currently consisting of Neufeld on vocals, founding members Kyle Profeta on drums and Jeremy Hiebert on guitar, as well as guitarist Casey Hjelmberg and bassist Matt Keil. The album is firmly rooted in the brand of hardcore that its three predecessors helped established, yet incorporates more musical layers and vocal variance than we’ve heard from the band thus far. “We really found our mesh with Andrew singing,” says Profeta about the effort. “Our last album was more of a ‘feeler.’ We were just getting in the mode of Andrew becoming our front man. With Symptoms + Cures, we’ve really found our sound with him and we’re all really excited about it.” Trademark elements of the band’s sound are abundant on Symptoms + Cures – gang vocals, half-time bridges, and tastefully-placed breakdowns among them. However, the record also features a more dynamic vocal performance than we’ve previously heard, weaving a much harsher and urgent vocal delivery with sing-able passages, not to mention new musical expansions that stray from the straight-up simplicity of hardcore. Still, these new elements only serve to enhance, not overpower, the core of COMEBACK KID’s sound – and this is assuredly a COMEBACK KID album. Once the record’s been delivered to the masses, COMEBACK KID will embark on a world tour, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, and South America and sharing stages with acts like Madball, Sick Of It All, Four Year Strong, A Wilhelm Scream, Parkway Drive, Bleeding Through, and others. Says Neufeld: “It’ll be nice playing with some new bands as well as some of our hardcore heroes – bands we all really respect.” While fans will undoubtedly find much to embrace in Symptoms + Cures, it’s notable that the band members themselves believe this to be the pinnacle of their cumulative output. “It’s a good feeling that despite how long we’ve been doing this, we can still get so collectively excited about our music,” shares Neufeld. “We love doing this. There’s no better feeling for any of us than being in a room, losing our minds, and watching others lose their minds to the music.”

For more Information on COMEBACK KID, visit these sites:
www.myspace.com/comebackkid
http://www.victoryrecords.com/artists/comebackkid
www.victorypresscenter.com/comebackkid
www.victoryrecords.com

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