D’espairsRay has been slowly, steadily, and extremely humorously releasing the locations for their WORLD TOUR 2010 “HUMAN-CLAD MONSTERS” performances in the US. If you’re on Twitter, follow them @despairs. They tweet in English, so international fans can enjoy their news, comments, and information direct from the source. They are also one of the best accounts on Twitter period, as whoever writes their tweets is pretty feisty. After slowly torturing us for the past week, the final confirmation for dates, venues, and tickets have been released.
Tickets are on sale now, for $18.00 ADV or $20.00 DOORS (pending availability). Ordering online will also add $1 for postage, and $9 handling fee. I don’t know about any of you, but I already ordered a couple of tickets to the NYC show. I’ve been on the edge of my seat for like the past two months waiting for this information to finally come out, and I’m pumped that they’re actually coming to the east coast…and far enough (relatively) in advance that one can actually plan stuff. Unlike coughgacktineuropecough. Since I live in one of those god-forsaken cities in one of those states nobody has ever heard of, from which you cannot enter nor escape unless equipped with heavy artillery, battle-armor, and several-days’ change in horses, I still have no idea how I’m getting to The Big Apple…But I had no idea how I was going to get from here to London for abingdon boys school, and I still managed that one.
2010.08.03(tue.) – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theater
2010.08.03(wed.) – San Fransisco, CA @ Slim’s
2010.08.06(fri.) – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
2010.08.09(mon.) – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2010.08.11(wed.) – Toronto, ON (Canada) @ The Mod Club
2010.08.12(thu.) – New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall SOLD OUT
2010.08.14(sat.) – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade CANCELED
2010.08.16(mon.) – Dallas, TX @ Loft CANCELED
2010.08.17(tue.) – Houston, TX @ Meridian CANCELED
Updated on 7/24: Unfortunately due to ‘unforeseen complications’ the band has been forced to cancel the above noted shows. They issued an apology on their official Facebook page, and explained that organizing a tour like this is a lot more complex than it at first appears. It’s sort of like trying to get a good job without having much of a resume. They hope that the tour can be short but very successful, and allow for a longer US tour next year. Sorry guys — but remember, this bums the band out as much as it bums you out.