The Dillinger Escape Plan Announces Spring Tour
The Dillinger Escape Plan will be hitting the road in April in support of their 2013 album 'One Of Us Is the Killer.'
The North American trek with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining kicks off April 3 in New York, and includes stops in Pontiac, Mich., and Chicago.
DEP's live shows are known to be intense, and in an interview with Kill Your Stereo, frontman Greg Puciato talks about how he prepares for a concert. "I try to stay away from thinking as much as possible," Puciato says. "I kind of feel like the point is to transcend being present. If I’m ever present while playing or if I’m thinking about, it bums me out more than anything because I feel like it wasn’t a pure expression."
He continues: "As pretentious as that sounds, it’s kind of the point, especially with a band like us. We try to become as pure in the moment as possible. That’s what people want to see anyway. They don’t want to see something rehearsed and choreographed. If I wanted to do something like that I would do theatre, or a different kind of band. The nature of punk rock and metal and hardcore, which is where we came from, is to get that stuff out of the way and just tap into your id as much as possible."
Before their North American tour in April, the Dillinger Escape Plan will head to Australia in February for several Soundwave Festival shows.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox and Shining 2014 Tour Dates:
April 3 -- New York, Webster Hall
April 4 -- Philadelphia, Union Transfer
April 5 -- Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage
April 6 -- Boston, Brighton Music Hall
April 7 -- Montreal, Le National
April 9 -- Toronto, Opera House
April 10 -- Pontiac, The Crofoot Ballroom
April 11 -- Chicago, Metro
April 12 -- Minneapolis, First Avenue
April 13 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba, West End Cultural Centre
April 15 -- Edmonton, Alberta, The Starlite Room
April 16 -- Calgary, Alberta, The Republik
April 18 -- Vancouver, British Columbia, Rickshaw Theatre
April 19 -- Seattle, El Corazon
April 20 -- Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
April 22 -- Chico, Calif., Senator Theater
April 23 -- San Francisco, DNA Lounge
April 24 -- Los Angeles, Echoplex
April 25 -- Pomona, Calif., The Glass House
April 26 -- La Jolla, Calif., Porter’s Pub