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    Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:24:26

    Dir En Grey Returning to North America for Tour - They are Japanese doom rockers

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    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."

    Woot woot.

    It'll be fall. Go see a show.

    Tour Dates:

    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?

    —Emily Blume
    09.11.13



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