The Riot Before annnounce tour, new label and new album

Music News | Sep 9th, 2009

Richmond, VA’s The Riot Before are heading out on tour with A Wilhelm Scream to further support their critically acclaimed album Fists Buried in Pockets. Read below for a list of the tour dates.

The band is also announcing their plans to hit the studio this winter to record a new full length for their new label, Paper + Plastick.

The band had this to say about their new home and how the new material is shaping up.

“About the new record: The current plan is to call it Rebellion, and we’re all very excited to have the good folks at Paper + Plastick putting it out. Hopefully we’ll head into the studio in early December and get it recorded and pressed and ready to go by late winter/early spring (?). Other than that…well…you know how at the beginning of a football game reporters always ask the coach what his plan for the team is and he always says something really vague and obvious like, “We’re going to really focus on execution. Just driving the ball down the field on every play, avoiding turnovers, and capitalizing on red zone opportunities.” Part of me hopes the reporter would just slap the coach and say super sarcastically, “No shit! So you’re gonna try to outscore the other guys this time huh? Interesting.” But at the same time, this kind of empty banter is unavoidable. The coach can’t talk too much about specifics of a game that hasn’t been played yet. Well a band talking about a yet to be recorded album is often the same thing. So rather than spout off a bunch of trite stuff about maturing and blah blah blah, I’ll just say that on this record we’re really going to focus on execution. Just driving the ball down the field on every play, avoiding turnovers, and capitalizing on red zone opportunities. Also, if you play the record backwards, it’s going to give you a great burrito recipe.”

The band released their previous album, Fists Buried in Pockets, last September via Say-10 Records.

The Riot Before Tour Dates with A Wilhelm Scream:

9/23 – St. Catharines, ON @ Seventy Three
9/24 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/25 – Toronto, ON @ Reverb
9/26 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
9/27 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
9/28 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
10/1 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
10/3 – Medicine Hal, AB @ The Silver Buckle
10/4 – Calgary, AB @ The Distillery
10/5 – Fort McMurray, AB @ Reckless Bar
10/6 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/8 – Whistler, BC @ GLC
10/9 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/16 – Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
10/19 – Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
10/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
10/24 – Houston, TX @ The Meridian
10/26 – Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
10/28 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/29 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
10/30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 8
11/4 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory

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