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October 4 | Emo’s | Austin

Headlining Tour Kicks Off September 30th

On September 20th, 2011 Thrice will release Major/Minor, their 7th studio album. The band also released their 4th installment of the behind the scenes look into the recording process. View the video here:

The band will support the album release with a headlining tour kicking off September 30th with Moving Mountains, O’Brother and La Dispute to support.

The recording of Major/Minor began May 2nd in Santa Monica, CA with Dave Schiffman at Red Bull Studios who mixed “Beggars” and engineered “Vheissu.” As a band that continues to push boundaries, Major/Minor will be no exception. “It’s definitely the most natural progression from record to record that we’ve had in a while. We did The Alchemy Index, which was totally different [from Vheissu]. Then Beggars was kind of the reaction against that. This kind of makes sense coming out of Beggars, but it’s definitely a different record,” says lead singer Dustin Kensrue.

The California-based four-piece formed in 1998 and quickly exploded onto the modern rock and heavy music scenes with their 2001 full-length debut, Identity Crisis, which was followed by fan-favorite scorchers The Illusion of Safety (2002) and The Artist In The Ambulance (2003), as well as the breathtakingly brilliant Vheissu (2005). The Alchemy Index’s Fire and Water installments introduced the album’s elaborate concept in 2007, and then Earth and Air completed the project’s scope in 2008. For the 2009 release of Beggars, Thrice found themselves with the luxury of playing whatever came naturally, with no preconceived direction. From the outset the vibe was a welcome change from the rigid framework behind the Alchemy Index’s element-based concept, and soon all four members were deeply immersed in the project. This will lead the band to the release of their 7th studio album, which they could not be more excited about. I’m really proud of the record. I’d probably say that for anything we’ve done, but I guess that’s just because of the approach of the record. We’ve been pushing ourselves really hard, and I like to think we’re probably our own toughest critics,” says Kensrue.

See a recent “In The Studio” interview with here:

Tour date tickets are on sale here:

Tour Dates:

9/30/11    Hard Rock Café                     Las Vegas, NV

10/1/11    The Marquee                          Tempe, AZ

10/3/11    The Door                                 Dallas, TX

10/4/11     Emo’s                                      Austin, TX

10/5/11     House Of Blues                     Houston, TX

10/7/11     Revolution                              Ft. Lauderdale, FL

10/8/11     Beacham Theater                  Orlando, FL

10/9/11     The Masquerade                    Atlanta, GA

10/11/11   Cat’s Cradle                            Carrboro, NC

10/12/11   The National                           Richmond, VA

10/13/11   Electric Factory                      Philadelphia, PA

10/14/11   Starland Ballroom                  Sayreville, NJ

10/15/11   The Recher Theatre              Towson, MD

10/16/11   Irving Plaza                             New York City, NY

10/18/11   Royale Night Club                 Boston, MA

10/19/11   Club Soda                               Montreal, Canada

10/20/11    Phoenix Concert Theatre    Toronto, Canada

10/21/11   Club Zoo                                  Pittsburgh, PA

10/22/11   Mad Hatter Club                     Covington, KY

10/23/11   Newport Music Hall               Columbus, OH

10/25/11   The Intersection                     Grand Rapids, MI

10/26/11   St. Andrews Hall                    Detroit, MI

10/27/11   Metro                                        Chicago, IL

10/28/11   Pop’s                                         Sauget, IL

10/29/11   Granada                                    Lawrence, KS

10/30/11   The Summit Music Hall          Denver, CO

11/1/11     Saltair                                        Salt Lake City, UT

11/3/11     The Showbox                           Seattle, WA

11/4/11     Wonder Ballroom                     Portland, OR

11/5/11     The Regency Ballroom           San Francisco, CA

11/6/11     Ace of Spades                          Sacramento, CA

11/8/11     Mayan Theatre                         Los Angeles, CA

11/9/11     House Of Blues                       Anaheim, CA

11/10/11   House Of Blues                       Anaheim, CA

11/11/11    House Of Blues                      San Diego, CA

To watch a behind the scenes look at the making of “Major/Minor” please stop by

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