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Deafheaven announce Summer Worldwide tour dates 2014

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Deafheaven have just finished up a 41-show North American tour last weekend. Today we announce even more tour dates around the world this Spring and Summer.  Kicking it all off in Los Angeles on April 25th at  the El Rey with EarthMarriages a fantastic line up brought to you by the fine folks of FYF Fest.  (get tix)

In May, Deafheaven will tour SE Asia and Japan before flying directly to Sasquatch Festival in George, Washington. After that they head to straight to Europe for part 1 of the Summer dates with some headline club shows and Festival plays including Primavera and Fortarock.

On June 7th Deafheaven will play the Governor’s Ball in NYC before starting their headlining club tour across the United States with another festival stop in Tennessee to play Bonnaroo.  Both Pallbearer (Profound Lore) and Wreck and Reference (Flenser Records) will be playing with them as support on all their club dates through July 2nd.  

On July 20th Deafheaven will play in Chicago at Pitchfork Festival before heading back to Europe for part 2 in August where they will play multiple festivals and some club shows - joining them to co-headline a few dates will be  Chelsea Wolfe.  Ending in Ireland they will have No Spill Blood as support on all Irish dates.

SEE ALL DEAFHEAVEN SHOW DETAILS & DATES HERE
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LOS ANGELES 2014
Apr 25  Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Earth, Marriages


ASIA // CHINA 2014

May 02 Taipei, Taiwan @ The Wall
May 03 Singapore @ Beep Studios
May 06 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ ALT + HQ Fahrenheit 88
May 08 Jakarta, Indonesia @ The Basement Cafe, Kemang Raya
May 09 Beijing, China @ Yugong Yishan
May 11  Shanghai, China @ Yuyintang

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JAPAN 2014
May 13  Tokyo, Japan @ Earthdom
May 14  Osaka, Japan @ Conpass
May 15 Nagoya, Japan @ Club Upset
May 16 Tokyo, Japan @ Eggman

May 23 Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival

EUROPE  PART I - 2014
May 28  Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
May 30  Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera
May 31  Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Fortarock
Jun 01  Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez
Jun 02 Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
Jun 03  Padova, Italy @ Radar Festival
Jun 04  Rome, Italy @ Traffic Live Club

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USA 2014
Jun 07  New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
Jun 08  Boston, MA @ Sinclair *
Jun 09 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary *
Jun 10  Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
Jun 11  Richmond, VA @ Canal Club *
Jun 13  Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Jun 15 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s *
Jun 16  Orlando, FL @ Backbooth *
Jun 17  Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
Jun 18  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s *
Jun 20  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
Jun 21  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
Jun 22  Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Jun 23  Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
Jun 24 Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
Jun 26  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
Jun 27  Austin, TX @ Red 7 *
Jun 28  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
Jun 30  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom **
Jul 01  San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
Jul 02  San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^

Jul 20  Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival

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EUROPE PART II - 2014
Aug 02  Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
Aug 03 Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol ^*
Aug 034 Vienna, Austria @ Arena ^*
Aug 05 Prague, Czech Rebublic @ Klub 007
Aug 07 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
Aug 08 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
Aug 10  Aarhaus, Denmark @ Voxhall
Aug 11 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Dirty Days of Summer
Aug 12 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Aug 14 Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
Aug 15  London, UK @ Jabberwocky ^*
Aug 16 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla ^*
Aug 17 Belfast, Ireland @ Mandela Hall ^^
Aug 18 Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh ^^
Aug 19 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans ^^
 
* w/ Pallbearer, Wreck and Reference
** w/ Destruction Unit, Wreck and Reference
^ w/ Wreck and Reference
^* w/ Chelsea Wolfe
^^ w/ No Spill Blood

Stay tuned for the FALL 2014 shows to be announced later….


Deafheaven Live from Crowbar in Brisbane, Australia


Live video of “Dream House” and “Irresistible”  shot at Deafheaven's first ever show in Australia at CROWBAR in Brisbane on  January 8, 2014.


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San Francisco’s Deafheaven have been drawing rave reviews and creating insider buzz since their inception. The band’s 201album Roads to Judah won the hearts of metal obsessives and even earned the attention of Pitchfork, the de facto hipster bible. Creative lynchpins and founding members George Clarke and Kerry McCoy found themselves, perhaps surreptitiously, in the midst of an exciting wave of American artists blurring the lines between post-metal, shoe-gaze and black metal (no one really knows what to call the sound, they simply acknowledge its beauty).

For all the plaudits their music drew, Deafheaven seemed destined to become the latest “best band most people have never heard of” - but then, in 2013, something very strange indeed happened.

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Pitchfork Festival - Chicago - July 20, 2014

Deafheaven have just been announced to perform on Sunday, July 20th at this Summer’s Pitchfork Festival - see full weekend lineup , ticket and more info HERE.


Los Angeles show announced - April 25, 2014


Deafheaven, Earth and Marriages at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA on April 25, 2014 

Tickets go on sale - Saturday,  March 8th here

To see ALL DEAFHEAVEN TOUR DATES GO HERE


For George Clarke, pain – both psychic and physical — is part of his job as Deafheaven's singer and lyricist, and he wouldn't have it any other way.

His San Francisco band has won acclaim for its 2013 album, “Sunbather” (Deathwish), which toggles between sensual atmospherics and scorched-earth screeds, drawing a new map for heavy music that incorporates metal, the overdriven guitars of shoegaze, and acoustic tranquility. Clarke pushes his voice to extremes, even while prying loose intimate images and stories from his life.

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Deafheaven last brought their shoegaze/post-rock/black metal blend to NYC for the 2nd to last 285 Kent show in January, but they were back in the area when their tour opening for Between the Buried and Me hit Long Island for a show at The Paramount on Friday (2/21). (The Kindred and Intronaut are on the tour too but the latter dropped off that show due to their van breaking down.) Deafheaven are the odd band out on this mostly-prog-metal tour, but Heavy Metal Cowboy caught the Virginia stop a day earlier and said there was still “a TON of crowd surfing and movement from the crowd during their set.” Pictures of the Paramount show are posted above.

Deafheaven will be back in NYC for Governors Ball in June. They also play other US festivals like Sasquatch, Pitchfork and Bonnaroo.

More pictures, along with Deafheaven’s setlist and a couple videos can be seen HERE


"Sunbather" Live Video from the 285 Kent Farewell Show

When Brooklyn venue 285 Kent shut its doors, Pitchfork, Ad Hoc, and Todd P presented a final series of shows to send it off. Pitchfork.tv was there to document those last performances. Below, watch Deafheaven perform the title track to last year’s Sunbather.

Pitchfork.tv will soon be posting a documentary about 285 Kent— stay tuned for details.


OFF Festival - August 2014 - Katowice, Poland

Deafheaven have been announced on this year’s lineup for OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland in August - Date of play and full line-up of bands to be announced.

See ALL Deafheaven Show dates and details HERE


Bonnaroo 2014

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Deafheaven will be playing this year’s Bonnaroo 2014 
SEE details HERE and tickets go on sale Feb 22nd. Date of their play to Be Announced.


Village Voice Interview and Show feature for 2/21 in Long Island

Some names tell you all you need to know about a band: Slayer. Dee-Lite. Metallica. Pearl Jam, eh, not so much. But Deafheaven? Definitely. Black metal (Deaf) + heaven (shoe gaze) = a slew of critical acclaim and year-end “best of” nods for the band’s 2013 Sunbather, their second LP since forming in 2010.

Deafheaven frontman George Clarke, who founded the band in San Francisco with guitarist Kerry McCoy (guitarist Shiv Mehra, drummer Daniel Tracy and bassist Stephen Clark complete the lineup), cut his heavy-rock teeth on Bay Area thrash. “That’s originally how I got into more extreme metal, in 7th grade,” Clarke remembers. “Metallica being the entry level, then Slayer and Vio-lence and Exodus were my gateway.”

In creating the sound that would become Deafheaven, the singer’s vision was strong: “Genre-mixing was definitely a goal starting out. It took a while for us to find our exact sound, which you only get through playing and naturally developing.”

The key to making the music and band genuine, he believes, is the “ability to hear subtle similarities. I can hear a shoe-gaze riff and think, ‘Well, if you set that up and kept the same chord progression and put distortion over it and put this kind of blast beat on it, that could be a metal part.’ It’s having the know-how to see and feel little things like that.” Still, Clarke acknowledges that “practicing with transitions and making sure you’re fluid” is crucial. “It’s always going a be a risk, because people generally think some things shouldn’t be mixed.”

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All photos by Seth McConnell - to see the full set and live review from this sold out show in Denver go to Heyreverb.com HERE


Deafheaven Tour starts February 15th

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Deafheaven's Tour starts this Saturday, February 15th in Salt Lake City they will then meet up on February 20th playing direct support to Between The Buried And Me with Intronaut & The Kindred opening.  A lot of new festival and European shows have been and will continue to be added to their schedule keeping them on the road solidly through October 2014.

All updates and newly confirmed Deafheaven shows can be seen HERE

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Deafheaven to play this years Jabberwocky Festival August 2014

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Deafheaven have just been announced on the lineup for ATP’s Jabberwocky Festival in London, UK in August. The band will be touring extensively through out 2014 many more dates to be announced.

Deafheaven’s US tour begins February 15th
SEE ALL DEAFHEAVEN TOUR DATES HERE


Deafheaven will be playing the Memorial Day Weekend #1 at this years Sasquatch Music Festival - Date and stages to be announced.