Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore quintet AUGUST BURNS RED will play its very first Japanese shows — a string of headlining dates June 17-20 that extend the boundaries of the band's ever-expanding empire.
"We're excited for the opportunity," explains guitarist JB Brubaker. "It's always amazing to be able to connect with fans on tour and we're thrilled to be able to perform in Japan for the first time!"
The details are as follows:
Geki Rock 10th Anniversary Part 2 (with GREELEY ESTATES, CROSSFAITH, HER NAME IN BLOOD, LOST, EACH OF THESE DAYS, and more):
June 17 - Nagoya @ Club Zion
June 18 - Osaka @ The Live House Soma
June 20 - Tokyo @ Club Asia
AUGUST BURNS RED vs. UNITED:
June 19 - Tokyo @ Shibuya Cyclone
AUGUST BURNS RED will film its June 4 concert at Warehouse 54 in Manheim, Pennsylvania for a forthcoming CD/DVD, to be released later this year through longtime label home Solid State Records.
Commented JB Brubaker: "We're stoked to have an opportunity to release a live album and DVD, and it only makes it better that we'll be able to do so in our hometown in front of the people that have been behind us since the beginning."
"Even though this is a hometown show for us," continued Brubaker, "we encourage anyone who wants to travel to come, see how we get down at home, and be a part of this DVD!"
"Constellations", the third full-length album from AUGUST BURNS RED, debuted at an impressive No. 24 on The Billboard 200. Released on July 14, 2009, the LP also landed at No. 8 on Current Rock Albums, No. 2 on Top Hard Music Albums (less than 300 units behind NICKLEBACK!) and No. 2 on the Christian Market chart.
With sales of 20,000 copies in its first week, "Constellations" more than doubled the first-week numbers of its predecessor, 2007's "Messengers", which debuted in The Billboard 200 at No. 81 and went on to sell well over 80,000 copies. "Constellations" also hit the No. 1 New Music Release spot iTunes the day it was released, and entered the Top 100 at No. 6, nestled between a MICHAEL JACKSON best-of album and the movie soundtrack for a certain wizard named Harry. "We thought we set the bar pretty high for this release, but we never envisioned 'Constellations' coming out of the gates the way it has," said guitarist JB Brubaker. "It's so awesome to have such supportive and enthusiastic listeners!"