Dir En Grey Returning to North America for Tour
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:24:26
Girls not grey, but Dir En are. Okay, that was our LAME attempt at AFI-leaning humor, but you know you giggled.
Japanese rockers Dir En Grey have announced a headline run of 14 North American cities that commences in Dallas on November 3 and concludes on November 24 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
It's a short run but if the tour hits your hood, be sure and go! These guys are SO good, thanks to their cross-cultural vibe. Plus, the band had to remain off the road while its singer dealt with vocal issues.
In 2012, damage to front man Kyo's throat resulted in doctors ordering him to stop singing temporarily. In February, it was formally announced that the band would be taking temporary hiatus as a precaution to avoid a permanent thread to the band's bright future.
After a long period of silence, the band returns to the road with a new single and a visit to North America for the first time in two years.
Kyo said, "It's been awhile since our last North American Tour, so we intend to focus and play with the same vigor that we do in Japan."
It'll be fall. Go see a show.
11/03 Dallas, TX Trees
11/04 Houston, TX Scout Bar
11/06 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
11/08 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
11/09 Philadelphia, PA T.L.A.
11/11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
11/12 Boston, MA Paradise
11/14 Toronto, ONT Opera House
11/16 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/17 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
11/19 Denver, CO Bluebird
11/21 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
11/23 San Francisco, CA The Regency
11/24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
For tour info, visit www.direngrey.co.jp/english/.
Anyone plan to see Dir En Grey when they return to American shores?