From the band: “We are stoked to announce that we will be leaving out on a short headlining stint on November 1st with our friends in VENIA and HUNDREDTH.  Both bands are solid dudes with solid tunes and we’re happy to have them out with us to help us finish up some of our final dates for 2009.”  The tour will mainly hit the southeast and midwest regions of the country right before the band joins up with “THE HELL MUST FEAR US WINTER TOUR” with Impending Doom and Oh Sleeper.
The band has also just released the track “Retribution” from their album, Depravity, on their myspace. http://myspace.com/apleaforpurging
TOUR UP FROM THE FLOOR UP w/ venia and hundredth.
Nov 1 – Montgomery, AL @ The Furnished
Nov 4 – Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep Cafe
Nov 5 – Franklin, IN @ The Gear
Nov 6 – Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
Nov 7 – Corbin, KY @ Parkway Church of God
Nov 8 – Greenville, SC @ The Channel
Nov 9 – Wilmington, NC @ Chapel of Wilmington
Nov 12 – Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
Nov 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
Nov 14 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Nov 15 – East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
Nov 16 – Clarksville, TN @ The Coup
Nov 17 – Evansville, IN @ Resurgence
Nov 18 – Conway, AR @ The Soundstage
Nov 19 – Springfield, MO @ The Neon
Nov 20 – Storm Lake, IA @ Dows Conference Center
Nov 21 – Buffalo, MN @ The Vault


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