Bleeding Through To Headline 2nd Annual “Strhess Tour”

Music News | Apr 6th, 2005

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BLEEDING THROUGH will headline this year’s STRHESS TOUR, the annual US trek sponsored by renowned artist Derek Hess and his company, Strhess Clothing.

“We have all been huge fans of Derek’s work for many years and we’re honored to be part of this year’s ‘Strhess’ tour,” said Bleeding Through’s vocalist, Brandan Schieppati. “This lineup could quite possibly cause rioting in the streets nationwide; grown men will cry for their homes. I’m all over this year’s STRHESS TOUR like a bum on a pork chop,” commented Hess.

The STRHESS TOUR kicked off last year with Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Himsa and Remembering Never. This year’s jaunt will see Bleeding Through joined by thrash-fueled Ozzfest 2004 alumni DARKEST HOUR and long-running Metalcore legends ZAO as co-direct support, along with special guests MARTYR AD and FIGHT PARIS.

The STRHESS TOUR kicks off on July 8th in Philadelphia and will wrap up on August 1st in Nashville, just before Bleeding Through and Zao join the Warped Tour.

The STRHESS TOUR will mark Bleeding Through’s first full US headlining run since “The Mutilation Tour” in January of 2004. The band has toured in support of 2003’s “This Is Love, This Is Murderous” with AFI, as part of Ozzfest 2004, and as direct support for Cradle Of Filth on last

year’s MTV2 sponsored “Headbanger’s Ball” tour.

Named part of “The Future Of Metal” by Revolver, Bleeding Through have spent the spring writing what Alternative Press has called one of this year’s “Most Anticipated Albums” following their first headlining tour of Europe. The band will journey to Japan and Australia for the first

time in June, followed by a week’s worth of shows in the UK and European festivals with one of their STRHESS touring partners, Zao.

Zao have been touring in support of their first album for Ferret Music, “The Funeral Of God,” sharing stages with As I Lay Dying and Dillinger Escape Plan, and recently completed a co-headlining run with The Juliana Theory. Metal Hammer magazine wrote that, “If the melodic end

of the genre has been taken by Killswitch Engage, then the extreme end of the kingdom belongs to Zao, no question,” in a recent 9/10 album review.

Darkest Hour shared the second stage with Bleeding Through at last year’s Ozzfest. The band’s “Party Scars and Prison Bars” career-spanning DVD hit stores earlier this year, which caused

Alternative Press to proclaim in true Wayne’s World fashion, “We’re Not Worthy!” The DVD has only whet appetites for Darkest Hour’s new album, “Undoing Ruin,” which will hit stores shortly before the start of the STRHESS TOUR on June 28.

Martyr AD last toured with Bleeding Through on a short jaunt last fall. “On Earth As It Is In Hell” was released one year ago this month and is still going strong.

And finally, Fight Paris will open all of the shows, boasting the same brand of Guns N’ Roses inspired dirty rock n’ roll that brought them to the attention of Trustkill Records.

A brand new website will be launched later today at: www.StrhessTour.com.

CONFIRMED STRHESS TOUR DATES THUS FAR:

7/08 PHILLY, PA @ THE TROC

7/09 WORCESTER, MA @ THE PALLADIUM

7/10 NEW YORK CITY, NY @ BB KINGS

7/11 BALTIMORE, MD @ OTTO BAR

7/12 PITTSBURGH, PA @ REX THEATRE

7/13 DETROIT, MI @ ST. ANDREWS HALL

7/14 CLEVELAND, OH @ HOUSE OF BLUES

7/15 CHICAGO, IL @ LOGAN SQUARE AUDITORIUM

7/16 ST. LOUIS, MO @ MISSISSIPPI NIGHTS

7/17 OMAHA, NE @ SOKOL UNDERGROUND

7/18 DENVER, CO @ CERVANTES

7/20 SEATTLE, WA @ EL CORAZON

7/21 PORTLAND, OR @ MEOW MEOW

7/22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ POUND SF

7/23 LOS ANGELES, CA @ AVALON

7/24 ANAHEIM, CA @ HOUSE OF BLUES

7/25 SAN DIEGO, CA @ SOMA

7/26 LAS VEGAS, NV @ ROADHOUSE CASINO

7/27 TEMPE, AZ @ THE CLUBHOUSE

7/29 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ WHITE RABBIT

8/01 NASHVILLE, TN @ ROCKETOWN