The Devil Wears Prada Joins Anthrax, Killswitch Engage Tour/ Pittsburgh Date April 9

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA TO JOIN ANTHRAX AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
ON SPRING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
L-R:  Kyle Sipress, Andy Trick, Mike Hranica, Jeremy Depoyster
Photo credit:  Anthony Barlich
LOS ANGELES, CA – (Thursday, January 5, 2017) — The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road early in the New Year with a slot on what will be one of the heaviest tours of 2017 – a 27-date North American tour as special support to co-headliners Anthrax and Killswitch Engage.  The trek, presented by SiriusXM, kicks off at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on March 29 and will zig-zag the continent, culminating in Boston on May 7.  Tickets are on sale now; log onto http://www.tdwpband.com/tour for purchasing info.
This tour won’t be the first time that TDWP – Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Andy Trick (bass), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) – have crossed paths with either band.  Prada toured the U.S. with KsE in 2010, and played with Anthrax on the 2012 Mayhem tour.  Additionally, Adam D., KsE’s lead guitarist, produced two of Prada’s albums – Dead Throne (2011) and 8:18 (2013).
“This tour will be a real treat,” said Prada’s Hranica.  “We have an awesome relationship with Adam, he’s one of the craziest, most fun dudes we know, and when it comes to thrash and metal, you don’t get much bigger names than Anthrax and Killswitch.”
The Devil Wears Prada will be putting together a special set for this tour.  “I love the idea of going to a show and seeing bands whose music is in the same ballpark, but still different from each others’,” Hranica added.  “We have our own personal style on the side of metal, so we’ll do some of our dark, heavy, noisey songs, but probably stay away from interludes inbetween.  We’ll have our own footprint on stage each night.”
These dates will be in support of Prada’s new and sixth full-lenth album, the 11-track, critically-acclaimed Transit Blues (Rise Records).  Produced by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Motionless in White), Transit Blues examines themes of transition, separation and the toll that constant touring can have on one’s personal life.  Click here to check out the album’s first music video for the song “To The Key Of Evergreen,” inspired by Hranica’s all-time favorite love story, Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita.”
Confirmed dates are as follows:
MARCH
29   The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30   Express Live, Columbus, OH
31   The International, Knoxville, TN  (KsE headline date)
APRIL
 1   The NorVa, Norfolk, VA  (KsE headline date)
 3   The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD
 4   The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT
 5   Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
 7   20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
 8   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
 9   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA 
11  The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
12  Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
13  House of Blues, Orlando, FL
15  Texas Independence Festival @ Grizzly Hall, Austin, TX
16  Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX
17  House of Blues, Houston, TX
18  House of Blues, Dallas, TX
20  The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ
22  The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
23  The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
25  Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
26  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
28  The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
29  Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
30  Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO
MAY
 1   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
 3   Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON  CANADA
 5   Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
 6   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
 7   House of Blues, Boston, MA

Yoko Ono Releases ‘tUnE-yArDs as YOKO’

In 2010, Yoko Ono performed several shows with the Plastic Ono Band and special guests. At the Orpheum in Los Angeles, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Perry Farrell, RZA, Lady Gaga, Carrie Fisher and Joseph Gordon-Levitt paid tribute to Yoko, performing songs from throughout her career.

Yoko also invited a young group she had recently fallen in love with: tUnE-yArDs, whose breakthrough album, Whokill, was still a year away. tUnE-yArDs wowed the audience and famous guests, updating the original 1972 lyrics of Yoko’s “We’re All Water.” Yoko loved their performance and urged tUnE-yArDs to record the song for this benefit single, second in a series of 10″ records, each with a different artist performing Yoko songs.

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs described the project: “Getting familiar with Yoko’s vast body of work has been a true education for me. When it came time to choose one of Yoko’s songs to cover, and then later one to remix, I had the opportunity to delve into the ground-breaking, punk-before-punk, radical, brave and brilliant work she had done, album after album. More musicians should learn Yoko’s history as a songwriter and performer — she’s been light years ahead of us for decades.” Yoko replied: “Merrill, Thank you for giving your love to “We’re All Water.” It’s incredible!”

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Also included is tUnE-yArDs’ remix of Yoko’s song “Warrior Woman,” an out-take from the Plastic Ono Band’s “Feeling The Space” album (1973). The remix is a sneak preview of a 2nd volume of the critically acclaimed Yes, I’m A Witch to be released later this year, featuring re-inventions of ONO’s catalog by an eclectic group of cutting edge artists.

The 10″ records are a limited edition of 1000 copies. On the flip side of each is a Yoko etching.

Profits from the records, and 100% of income from the downloads (at http://www.ChimeraMusic.com) are being donated by Yoko, Tune-yards and Chimera Music to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, who have been doing great work for one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, providing emergency food and shelter, and helping families and businesses get back on their feet.

On downloads purchased from iTunes in the U.S., iTunes is also donating their share of income to the cause. Thank you iTunes.