This September, California avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES will be touring the United States with co-headliners Devin Townsend Project, Katatonia, and special guests Paradise Lost as part of the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” (DTP and Katatonia will alternate in headlining each show). The tour kicks-off in Seattle, WA at Studio 7 on September 4, 2012 and travels throughout the United States until September 24th when it comes to a close in Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live. The “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” VIP pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 6th; tickets will be available to the general public starting Thursday, June 7th.
“We’re very excited about being on this tour with such a great line-up,” states STOLEN BABIES drummer Gil Sharone. “It’s the perfect way to start the touring cycle for our new album that will be released later this year with No Comment Records.”
STOLEN BABIES will also perform select shows this summer before the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” begins, including a special show with Dredg at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA, the “Gothic Theatre Block Party” in Englewood, CO at Moe’s, and a special headline show at The Metro in Salt Lake City, UT.
Having theatrical roots, STOLEN BABIES formed from a 12+ member performance troupe named The Fratellis. Horns blared, oversized dolls jumped out of toy boxes, squabbles were had, and babies were stolen, turned into flies and fed to giant spiders. Eventually, the blundering theatrics came to an end, but the four stuck together to create more emotionally focused songs with a new band name taken from one of the skits entitled, “Stolen Babies”, performed by their old incarnation. STOLEN BABIES’ musical style is a cauldron of ideas that serves up a wonderful variety of vibrant styles meshed together into a pure chaotic frenzy—and it works. The band’s most recent release, There Be Squabbles Ahead, was released to positive reviews in 2006 with The End Records/No Comment Records.
See below for all current STOLEN BABIES tour dates and stay tuned for information on the band’s second full-length album, coming soon!
STOLEN BABIES DATES:
June. 10–West Hollywood, CA–The Roxy w/ Dredg
Sept. 1–Englewood, CO–Moe’s – “Gothic Theatre Block Party”
Sept. 2–Salt Lake City, UT–The Metro – headline show
“EPIC KINGS & IDOLS TOUR” DATES:
Sept. 4–Seattle, WA–Studio 7
Sept. 5–Vancouver, BC–Commodore
Sept. 7–San Francisco, CA–Great American Music Hall
Sept. 8–Los Angeles, CA–El Rey Theater
Sept. 9–Phoenix, AZ–Marquee Theater
Sept. 11–Houston, TX–Warehouse Live Studio
Sept. 12–Dallas, TX–Trees
Sept. 13–Lawrence, KS–Granada
Sept. 14–Denver, CO—Summit (STOLEN BABIES not performing on this date)
Sept. 16–Minneapolis, MN—Station 4
Sept. 17–Chicago, IL–Bottom Lounge
Sept. 18–Pittsburgh, PA–Mr. Smalls
Sept. 19–Toronto, ON–Opera House
Sept. 20–Montreal, QC–Cafe Campus
Sept. 21–Worcester, MA–Palladium
Sept. 22–Philadelphia, PA–TLA
Sept. 23–New York, NY–Irving Plaza
Sept. 24–Baltimore, MD–Rams Head Live