THE EASTPAK ANTIDOTE TOUR?
DO NOT TRY TO RESIST
EASTPAK, the authentic urban lifestyle brand, announces the 6th edition of one of the hottest punk rock tours ever to hit Europe. For over one month, from 27 October to 29 November, four of the world’s most serious ranking bands will be turning it inside out all over Europe from Bristol to Barcelona, Leipzig to Lyon, Stockholm to Southhampton. The EASTPAK Antidote Tour is live. It is loud. And it is coming your way.
Fall would not be fall without the EASTPAK Antidote Tour looming on the horizon. Now in its 5th year, the Tour, organized by The Agency Group, is set to rock Europe to its core with a star-studded line-up featuring US punk rock sensation, Sum 41, Jim Lindberg’s newest venture The Black Pacific, Texas-based rock and rollers The Riverboat Gamblers and, with a reputation that’s beginning to overtake them, the up-and-coming Veara. 27 cities in all across 13 countries will witness the aural awe of the biggest, loudest, boldest EASTPAK Antidote Tour yet.
Fresh from the Vans Warped Tour in the US and hard on the heels of the release of their latest album, “Underclass Hero”, Sum 41 will lead the bill of the 2010 EASTPAK Antidote Tour with more than a mild dose of raucous punk-rock and thunderous heavy metal. Following the recent loss of guitarist, Dave Brownsound, “Underclass Hero” represents a significant turning point in the group’s evolution; according to many their most personal and “together” album yet. It’s Sum 41 like you’ve never seen them before… and this time, with no regrets.
The Black Pacific is sure to raise both eyebrows and heartbeats amongst hard-core punk-rockers. After 20 years with Pennywise, vocalist and songwriter Jim Lindberg has transformed the aggression and energy typical of the Californian group and sent it in a whole new experimental direction. Recruiting drummer Alan Vega and Far guitarist and producer Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Giant Drag), Lindberg’s fresh young crew have already forged a debut full-length album with Side One Dummy that is set to send shockwaves throughout the punk community.
No strangers to the punk-rock scene, The Riverboat Gamblers will also be pumping out their ballsy, in-your-face sound on the EASTPAK Antidote Tour. To match vocalist Mike Wiebe’s energetic stage antics, loyal fans will be treated to an earful from the group’s latest full-length album, “Underneath the Owl”. Combining the, quote, “garage DIY scrap and brawl” of their self-titled debut album, the all-out rock of “Something to Crow About” and the self-proclaimed end of pop in “To the Confusion of Our Enemies”, the band’s latest offering is set to send shivers through the eardrums of even the hardiest of rockers this fall.
Undoubtedly the “find” of the EASTPAK Antidote Tour, opening act Veara brings a unique breed of mosh-pop charm to the mix. Indeed, the group’s full-length album “What We Left Behind” (Runningman / Epitaph Records) has already blown the lid off the punk-rock scene with its explosive cocktail of edgy punk riffs and catchy pop tunes. All the way from Augusta, Georgia, vocalist Brad Wyrosdick, guitarist Patrick Bambrick, bassist Bryan Kerr and drummer Brittany Harrell have toured with the likes of The Maine, DangerRadio, Powerspace and most recently, A Day to Remember, perhaps the band’s most noticeable influence.
Make a date with the EASTPAK Antidote Tour in the following cities this fall;
Wed 27 Norwich, UK UEA
Thu 28 Southampton, UK Guildhall
Fri 29 London, UK Forum
Sun 31 Glasgow, UK ABC
Mon 1 Manchester, UK Academy
Tue 2 Birmingham, UK Academy
Wed 3 Bristol, UK Academy
Fri 5 Tilburg, Netherlands O13
Sat 6 Luxembourg Rockhal
Sun 7 Paris, France Elysee Montmatre
Mon 8 Brussels, Belgium AB
Wed 10 Toulouse, France Le Bikini
Thu 11 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
Fri 12 Lyon, France Transbordeur
Sat 13 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Sun 14 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Tue 16 Zürich, Switzerland Volkshaus
Wed 17 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
Fri 19 Munster, Germany Skaters Palace
Sat 20 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
Sun 21 Copenhagen, Denmark Amagher Bio
Tue 23 Helsinki, Finland Cable Factory
Thu 25 Stockholm, Sweden Klubben
Fri 26 Gothenburg, Sweden Brewhouse
Sat 27 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
Sun 28 Düsseldorf, Germany Stahlwerk
Tue 30 Leipzig, Germany Auensee
Wed 1 Neu-Isenburg (Frankfurt) Hugenothalle
Sum 41 http://www.sum41.com
The Black Pacific http://www.myspace.com/blackpacific
The Riverboat Gamblers http://www.theriverboatgamblers.com
For full details, tickets, bios and the latest news from the tour, get yourself to www.antidotetour.com.
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