When I got this tour press the other day I was sitting here with a sense of surprise that the main band was a mystery to me but that might also be because we haven’t really done as much as I would have liked for the Fearless Records side of the fence. Sharing this announcement helps me rectify that issue and if I end up enjoying what this group is all about I will look to keep up a little better. Let’s take a look at this new tour that will be heading our way soon.
The Press Release:
Boston horror-inspired metal group ICE NINE KILLS have announced their headlining 2019 SiriusXM Octane Present’s “The Octane Accelerator Tour” to take place this fall featuring support from Fit For A King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer and Awake At Last. The U.S. tour will kick off on October 29 in Cleveland, OH at House of Blues, hitting major cities cross-country before wrapping in New York City on December 1 at Webster Hall. General admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 9 at 10:00 AM local time at www.iceninekills.com. Sirius XM subscribers will have access to purchase presale tickets on Thursday, August 8.
“The Octane Accelerator Tour will carve itself into the soul of America this fall, and it won’t be pretty,” declared ICE NINE KILLS vocalist SPENCER CHARNAS. “With these five bands on the loose I fear for the safety of our country.”
SiriusXM’s Octane channel is committed to finding and exposing the new artists pushing the sound of Hard Rock music forward. “Octane Accelerators” is a feature that introduces North America to new artists that have Octane’s stamp of approval. SiriusXM’s Octane was the first in the world to play ICE NINE KILLS’ “A Grave Mistake,” on September 14, 2018 and was named an “Octane Accelerator” a week later. Additionally, SiriusXM selected ICE NINE KILLS as a “Future Five” artist of 2019. The “Future Five” for 2019 consists of five new artists that SiriusXM predicts will breakthrough in 2019.
“Ice Nine Kills immediately connected with the Octane listeners. Spending 9 months on the Big Uns countdown and 5 weeks at #1,” says SiriusXM Octane Program Director Vincent Usuriello, “We are excited to team up with Ice Nine Kills on this tour to continue to connect the Octane nation with the emerging Hard Rock bands they discover on Octane.”
The Tour Dates:
10/29: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/2: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Club
11/3: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/5: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/8: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
11/10: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/12: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/13: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/14: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
11/16: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
11/17: Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
11/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/20: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
11/21: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11/22: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
11/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
11/26: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/27: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/30: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/1: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
With over 80,000 copies sold, ICE NINE KILLS’ critically acclaimed fifth album The Silver Scream (via Fearless Records)–a post-metalcore masterpiece, with the catchiness and spirit of pop-punk-has marked itself into the band’s history with their first-ever Top 10 Active Mainstream Rock Radio single, “A Grave Mistake,” which peaked at #9 for over three weeks. The album also debuted on several of Billboard’s Top 10 sales charts (#4 – Hard Rock Albums, #2 – Rock Albums, #8 – Digital Albums) and has seen the band extensively touring across North America and Europe with mostly sold-out headlining shows and a successful direct support run with Falling In Reverse and New Years Day.
Lyrically and thematically focused on iconic horror movies that Charnas grew up with (Stephen King’s IT, The Crow, A Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.), The Silver Scream was partially recorded at famous filming locations of classic horror movies and includes notable horror genre figures as guests including Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, and Chelsea Talmadge (Stranger Things). The band further elaborate on this influence with their vaudevillian-esque stage show and dress as classic horror movie characters along with short skits dispersed throughout their set featuring costumed characters.
ICE NINE KILLS created their own mini-horror series that coincides with each of the album’s singles and starring Charnas, injects their own narrative into the famous movies they pay homage to. Directed by Daniel Hourihan (In Your Eyes, Manchester By The Sea) of Slow Burn Productions, watch the currently released clips below:
Prequel: “Merry Axe-Mas” – https://youtu.be/tPVNl_g5N_I
Part 1: “The American Nightmare” – https://youtu.be/CudbMvin604
Part 2: “Thank God It’s Friday” – https://youtu.be/5VBbS1e3LYI
Part 3: “A Grave Mistake” – https://youtu.be/sPfYpOJ3shY
Part 4: “Stabbing In The Dark” – https://youtu.be/wGns433H8nA
(Photographer: Paul Hebert; Edited by Mike Cortada)
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to lie to you and say that I am up on most of these acts that will be performing on this tour and I know that’s pretty terrible considering how many bands I get to see during the course of the year. I’m going to do my best to get to see this when it hits our region because the only band I know about is Light The Torch and my background is still rather limited on them even. This is likely going to be an exciting tour based on what they’ve lined out about the group and monster films are right up my alley. What do you readers think about this tour? Are you up on these performers and can share some additional insight to the matter? I like when you comment of course but in these cases its all the more awesome. Do that down below and I will see you next time.
Ice Nine Kills: https://www.iceninekills.com/
Fit For A King: https://fitforakingband.com/
Light The Torch: https://www.facebook.com/LightTheTorchOfficial/
Make Them Suffer: http://www.makethemsuffer.com.au/
Awake At Last: https://www.awakeatlastrock.com/