Ceremony Plans New Album, Tour
Hardcore rockers Ceremony have just announced plans for the follow-up to their 2012 album Zoo, but they’ll be venturing outside quite a bit this summer—they’re heading out on tour. Spanning 24 cities, Ceremony’s tour will start July 8 at Slabtown in Portland, OR. Other cities on the docket include Seattle, WA; Boise, ID; Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn, NY; Cambridge, MA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Tucson, AZ; and West Hollywood, CA before the final show of the tour at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA on August 2. Guests along the tour come in the form of Boris, Nothing, and Iron Lung, depending on your specific date. Tickets for the shows are on sale now.
Originally known as Violent World, Ceremony released their first EP, Ruined, in 2005. It was quickly followed by their debut full-length (and critically acclaimed) album, Violence Violence. Ceremony has toured with rock bands such as Blacklisted, Converge, and AFI. Hailing from the Bay Area, the band is known to change their sound on each of their albums, growing and developing in their genre. They cite their main influences as Joy Division, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, and Suicidal Tendencies.