Here’s to the weekender. Friend of the working band, boon for the fanbase and in some cases, the only time anyone not in a given act’s locality ever gets to see them. That’s not the case with Indianapolis doomers The Gates of Slumber, but I’m nonetheless going to take advantage and check them out as they swing East this coming weekend, new drummer in tow. Ever vigilant, the PR wire has this:
The Gates of Slumber has announced autumn US tour dates in support of its critically-lauded album Hymns of Blood & Thunder. The Indianapolis power trio will kick off the string of shows on Oct. 14 in Richmond, VA, and will perform in Baltimore, Brooklyn, NY, and Pittsburgh over the course of the short run of dates.
The upcoming tour dates will also serve as the introduction of The Gates of Slumber’s new drummer, “Cool Clyde” Paradis. A New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina survivor, Paradis joins The Gates of Slumber hot off stints in Sourvein, Substance Abuse and the New Orleans blues act T-Bone and the Rhythm Makers.
The Gates of Slumber tour dates:
10/14 Richmond, VA Triple Triangle Lounge
10/15 Baltimore, MD Sidebar Tavern (* As part of Defenders of the Old fest w/ Revelation, Acid Queen, October 31, etc.)
10/16 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool (w/ Hour of 13)
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, Rise Above, The Gates of Slumber