Hot on the heals of new LP ‘Illumination Ritual’, Headwarmer favourites THE APPLESEED CAST have announced July and August tour dates

Change, as they say, is a good thing. And a lot has changed for Lawrence, Kansas, post-rock outfit The Appleseed Cast over the 14 years since their founding. With Illumination Ritual (out April 23rd), their first full-length since 2009’s Sagamartha & first output since 2011’s Middle States EP, they’ve embraced not only a new line-up, but also hopscotching time signatures and a tumultuous anthemic energy that rivals anything else in their consistently impressive catalog.
With lyrics written over the course of three nights, between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m., & music written over a 3 month period of time, Illumination Ritual reflects both a sense of urgency and unbridled creative energy.  Many bands fizzle out after a few records but on this, their 8th full length, they’ve hit a high mark that many will undoubtedly compare to their 2001 masterpiece, Low Level Owl.


7/9/2013        Kansas City, MO         The Riot Room
7/10/2013        Dallas, TX                 Club Dada
7/11/2013       Austin, TX                   Red 7
7/12/2013        Houston, TX              Fitzgerald’s
7/13/2013        Baton Rouge, LA      Spanish Moon
7/14/2013        St. Louis, MO           Off Broadway
7/15/2013        Orlando, FL              The Social
7/16/2013        Tampa, FL                Crowbar
7/17/2013        Atlanta, GA               Drunken Unicorn
7/18/2013        Nashville, TN            The End
7/19/2013        Toledo, OH                Mainstreet
7/20/2013        Ferndale, MI              The Loving Touch
8/7/2013          Omaha, NE               Waiting Room
8/8/2013          Chicago, IL                Fireside Bowl
8/9/2013          Chicago, IL                Fireside Bowl
8/10/2013        Minneapolis, MN       Triple Rock
8/11/2013        Milwaukee, WI           Frequency
8/12/2013        St. Louis, MO            Off Broadway
8/13/2013        Louisville, KY             Zanzabar
8/14/2013        Lexington, KY            Cosmic Charlie’s
8/15/2013        Grand Rapids, MI      Pyramid Scheme
8/16/2013        Ann Arbor, MI            Blind Pig
8/17/2013        Dekalb, IL                  The House Café
8/18/2013        Cleveland, OH           Cleveland Public Theatre
8/19/2013        Bloomington, IN         The Castle Theatre
8/20/2013        Des Moines, IA          Gabe’s



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