As they prepare to release their new CD ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED May 13 via Pulse Recordings, FILTER have announced their first tour in nearly six years. The first leg of this U.S. trek--a mix of headlining shows, radio festivals and special engagements--begins April 24 at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas, to be followed by three June shows overseas in Germany and the U.K. Earlier this month, FILTER made a special appearance for the troops in Kuwait when they performed at the March 10 Operation MySpace concert.
While on tour, FILTER will preview songs from ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED alongside such FILTER classics as “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” “Take a Picture” and others. ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED--produced by Pulse Recording head Josh Abraham--features the first single “Soldiers of Misfortune”; its been one of the most added tracks on the active and alternative radio charts the past two weeks with airplay on stations such as KDGE (Dallas), KTBZ (Houston), Q101 (Chicago), KPNT (St. Louis), WBCN (Boston), KQRC (Kansas City), KXXR (Minneapolis), WEBN (Cincinnati) and WBUZ (Nashville), to name a few. PATRICK describes the soaring anthem--with its U2/Bowie flavor and stacked backdrop of buzzing electric guitars--as a “sardonic anti-war/pro-troops song.” The first-person narrative was inspired by a letter from a FILTER fan who had enlisted in the Army reserves to get his college tuition paid; in his final year of college, he was shipped off to Iraq where he died from a rocket attack and small arms fire after just a few days of duty. Catch FILTER live at the following shows and look for more tour dates to be announced in the near future. Also check out www.officialfilter.com and http://www.myspace.com/filter1 . Date City Venue Thu 4/24 Austin, TX Stubb’s Sat 4/26 Houston, TX KTBZ Buzzfest (The Woodlands) Sun 4/27 Frisco, TX KDGE Edgefest (Pizza Hut Park) Thur 5/8 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room Fri 5/9 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park (WPLA Band Camp) Sat 5/10 Orlando, FL WJRR Early Birthday (Tinker Field) Sun 5/11 Tampa, FL Rockfest (Raymond James Stadium) Tue 5/13 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (record release party) Sat 5/17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range (Crew Stadium) Sun 5/18 St. Louis, MO KPNT Pointfest (Verizon Wireless Amp.) Tue 5/20 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade Wed 5/21 Charlotte, NC Amos’ South End Thu 5/22 Charleston, SC The Dive Sat 5/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s Sun 5/25 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues Tue 5/27 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore at TLA Thur 5/29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Sun 6/1 Boston, MA WBCN’s River Rave (Tweeter Center) Mon 6/2 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
International Dates: Fri 6/6 Nurnburg, Germany MTV Rock in Park Sun 6/8 Nurnburgring, Germany MTV Rock am Ring Mon 6/9 London, England Islington Academy