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05/04/11 Montreal QC CA Metropolis
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05/06/11 Providence RI - Lupo's
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05/13/11 New York NY - Best Buy Theatre
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05/16/11 Baltimore MD - Sonar
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05/19/11 Asheville NC - Orange Peel
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05/24/11 St. Petersburg FL - Jannus Live
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05/27/11 Louisville KY - Expo Five
05/28/11 Atlanta GA - The Tabernacle
05/29/11 Memphis TN - Minglewood Hall
05/30/11 New Orleans LA - House of Blues
06/01/11 Ok City OK - Diamond Ballroom
06/03/11 San Antonio TX - AT&T Center
06/04/11 Austin TX - Austin Music Hall
06/05/11 Corpus Christi TX - Concrete Amp
06/06/11 Grand Prairie TX - Verizon Theater
06/08/11 El Paso US El Paso Coliseum
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06/10/11 Los Angeles CA - Palladium
06/11/11 Las Vegas NV - The Joint
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06/15/11 Pomona CA - The Fox Theatre
08/12/11 Budapest HU Sziget Festival
08/13/11 Bucharest RO Arenele Romane
08/14/11 Burgas BG Spirit of Burgas Festival
08/16/11 Warsaw PL Rock In Summer Fest
08/18/11 Stuttgart DE
08/23/11 Amsterdam NL Paradiso
08/26/11 Reading UK Reading Festival
08/27/11 Leeds UK Leeds Festival
08/28/11 Paris FR Rock En Seine Festival
08/31/11 Tallinn EE Pirita Convent
09/02/11 St. Petersburg RU Gavclub
09/03/11 Moscow RU Arena Moscow
Putting the 'fun' back in funeral, this "UK buzz band" is hitting the road in the US with Two Door Cinema Club and 30 Seconds to Mars.
To give you an understanding to the two venues, and especially if you're not from Minneapolis, First Ave and 7th are basically one venue, separated by a door. First Avenue would be the family room, and 7th Street is its closet.
They band looks well, seemingly quite happy with their smirks. There was a partial antler tied to a string, hanging off the microphone stand that made me think that it has something to do with their title track, "Golden Age of Knowhere", which contains the line, "make our marking out through all the woods as we fling our bodies in the sun". I could be reading too much on it, they probably just thought it was cool.
Funeral Party started off their very brief set with "Chalice", but did not end with "Finale". That song was second to last. You would think that judging from the cowbell-action that the last song was "New York City Moves To The Sound Of L.A.", but it was "Giant Song".
Funeral Party is currently on tour to promote their album, Golden Age of Knowhere, which was released in the US last month.
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Dillinger was incredibly hard to shoot because of they were mostly in darkness with the strobe lights. They also move around a lot, very high energy, and doing dangerous things like climbing and standing on the thin barriers. I spoke to someone close to the band, and he tells me that "they have very good health insurance".
Dillinger's set started off with "Farewell, Mona Lisa", then quietly started cursing at how early it was (it was 6:45). They kept the set pretty short, and before you knew it, the last song, "Sunshine the Werewolf" was played. The guitarist has climbed the amps and walking and playing on the 2nd floor, while the other band members are deep in the mosh pit.
Before Deftones came on stage, I noticed that the tour crew have set up a vanity small mini-stage for singer Chino Moreno. Although that's cool (especially for the people in the back), he doesn't spend too much time standing in the center. He's often moving around from the left stand to the right stand, both setup especially for Dillinger and Deftones. The only time that he stands in the middle are for the ballad-ish songs.
The highlight of the whole set was the encore, which included "7 Words" - but the band mixed in a cover of Katy Perry's "Firework".