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It’s been some time since our friends in Europe have been graced with the presence of the PAINT IT BLACK gang. Alas, PIB is heading across the sea with friends right now. Here is the word directly from PIB:
"This one goes out to all our friends across the Atlantic. In two short days we’ll be on a plane crossing the ocean with our friends Trash Talk, to launch a 16-day assault on the shores of Europe. We’re all really fucking excited about this tour, not only because it’s going to be amazing playing with Trash Talk every night, but because its the first time that either band has been to Europe since the release of our new albums on Reflections Records. Traveling far from home, seeing new things, and meeting new people is one of the most exciting privileges of being in a band. We’re grateful for all the support that "New Lexicon" has received in Europe since its release in February, and we can’t wait to play! We’ll see you very soon in one of these cities:
Sept 12 arnhem, holland @ the stage
Sept 13 linkoping, sweden @ deadfest
Sept 14 hamburg, germany @ hafenklang
Sept 15 berlin, germany @ cassiopeia/skatehalle
Sept 16 prague, czech republic @ 007
Sept 17 vienna, austria @ arena
Sept 18 trier, germany @ exhaus
Sept 19 stuttgart, germany @ juha west
Sept 20 duisburg, germany @ light in the dark festival (early show)
Sept 20 tilburg, holland @ zxzw festival (late show)
Sept 21 paris, france @ le klub
Sept 22 london, england @ the fighting cocks
Sept 23 newport, wales @ le pub
Sept 24 manchester, england @ star & garter
Sept 25 leeds, england @ trash
Sept 26 brighton, england @ the engine room
Sept 27 izegem, germany @ ill blood fest
We also wanted to apologize for all of the places that we won’t be playing. Because of jobs and family commitments we’re only able to come for a very short amount of time, and unfortunately, there are many cities and countries that we will miss. We have the same problem at home in the U.S. so please don’t take in personally. Hopefully, some of you will take the time, effort, and expense to travel farther distances to some of these shows. We promise that it will be worth it!
Finally, on a more personal note, while I’m taking the time to write about our European tour, I wanted to mention a couple of European bands that inspire me. There are so many great bands that are on fairly big labels, tour alot, and get alot of exposure, but you may not have had the opportunity to check out some bands that keep a lower profile. Deny Everything from Cologne/Koln Germany have a new 7-inch out on Yo-Yo Records titled "Speaking Treason" which is fantastic, fast, snotty, political melodic HC punk. The Steal, from the UK, have recorded a new album which will be released soon on Banquet Records. I have an advance copy and it has left me speechless. Both of these bands play fast, hard, and precise hardcore punk, and embody all the best aspects of the old-school, without ever sounding like a revival or a throwback. I’m truly awed and excited by both of these records and can’t wait to play with Deny Everything on the 20th. Sadly, the Steal are unable to share the stage with us due to work commitments, but I’ll be singing their songs in my head anyway. I’m so tired, but too excited to sleep, and have a long day at work tomorrow, but i’ll be screaming in your face in just a few days."
Keep an eye on the for future tour related updates and further details.New Lexicon is out now in stores and is . The digital version of the album is available from , , , and most other digital music services.
New Lexicon is available on vinyl through and will also soon be available in the Jade Tree estore.
Thoughout Europe, the album is available from and in Japan, .