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As Cities Burn Announce Second Leg of US Headline Tour

Louisiana post-hardcore outfit, As Cities Burn, announced the second leg of their US headlining tour after the release of Scream Through The Walls, their first new album in a decade this spring. The band will hit the road again with support from All Get Out and Many Rooms. The long-awaited album via Equal Vision Records this past May finds the Bonnette brothers, Cody and TJ, reuniting to share vocal duties for the first time since their seminal debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, in 2005. The album title, taken from the lyrics of the third single, “Hollowed Out”, is central to the overall mission of the record as it deals directly with Cody Bonnette’s attempts to find the motivation to overcome his own bouts of debilitating depression and self-imposed isolation. 

On a grander scale, Scream Through The Walls applies to the symbolism of the walls we erect around ourselves in hard times and to the destructive path society is barrelling down as a result of our reliance on technology. Throughout the ten songs, As Cities Burn strikes a powerful balance of intimate revelations and universal relatability. You can stream and buy the new album here and find tickets to their upcoming tour with All Get Out and Many Rooms here.

Since their inception in 2002, As Cities Burn have garnered tremendous respect for their progressive take on the post-hardcore genre. Upon the release of their 2005 full-length debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, fans and critics alike fell in love with the balanced dynamic of TJ Bonnette’s visceral screams and the clean vocals of his brother, Cody, who also serves as the primary songwriter in the band. In 2006, TJ’s new marriage saw him leave As Cities Burn for a new life in Mississippi. The remaining members forged ahead, undergoing several lineup and stylistic changes over the next three years and releasing two more acclaimed full-lengths – Come Now Sleep (2007) and Hell or High Water (2009) – before disbanding in 2009. Now a decade later, As Cities Burn are ready to unveil Scream Through The Walls with both Bonnette brothers sharing vocal duties yet again. The band collaborated with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot) to help capture the signature frenetic energy of their live show. Scream Through The Walls is a rallying cry, not only for themselves but for anyone that will listen, to push against the mental barriers erected when struggling through one’s darkest moments. 

Tour Dates with All Get Out & Many Rooms 
8/29 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
8/30 – Columbus, OH @ Woodland’s
8/31 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
9/1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
9/3 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
9/4 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
9/5 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
9/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
9/7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9/8 – Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
9/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9/11 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
9/13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory)
9/16 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/17 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
9/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
9/19 – Ocala, FL @ Rockhouse
9/20 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9/21 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
9/22 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
9/23 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Camphouse
9/25 – Memphis, TN @ Growler’s
9/26 – Shreveport, LA @ Bear’s
9/27 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
9/28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues

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