A few weeks ago, Closure In Moscow announced that they would be playing their cult-classic Equal Vision Records debut, First Temple, in its entirety this spring while supporting Protest The Hero on their North American tour. Today, US fans were given more reason to celebrate as the band debuted a series of headlining dates to book-end the Protest The Hero tour, on which they will again be performing First Temple in full. Tickets for these new dates can be purchased from the band’s website.
Last month Equal Vision Records announced plans to release First Temple on vinyl for the first time. Closure In Moscow have received critical acclaim internationally for their stellar live performance and avant-garde sound in the decade plus since they formed in Melbourne, Australia. First Temple saw the band breaking in the United States upon its release in 2009 and has since seen them become regarded as one of the most beloved acts in the world of progressive rock.
Getting their start in 2006, Closure in Moscow quickly conquered the rock world in their native Australia. Alternating between explosive, progressive rock anthems and deep, hypnotic compositions, the band’s well-timed entrance on the scene would soon garner fans and critical acclaim alike internationally. Their big break in the United States came in 2009 with the release of First Temple on Equal Vision Records. First Temple took everything that made the band’s first EP so compelling and filled it out with impressive bombast and ambition. Fans of the band are sure to be excited about the release of the band’s most notable record coming to vinyl for the first time.
Ticket links for the band’s headline dates, as well as, the First Temple vinyl pre-order can be found here and tickets for dates with Protest The Hero can be purchased here.
Full Tour Dates
March 3rd – Melbourne VIC @ Workers Club*
March 19th – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
March 20th – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE*
March 21st – London, ON @ London Music Hall**
March 22nd – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall**
March 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge (Sold Out)**
March 24th – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave II**
March 25th – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity**
March 27th – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick**
March 28th – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’**
March 29th – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall**
March 30th – Calgary, AB @ The Palace**
April 1st – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw**
April 2nd – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile**
April 3rd – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre**
April 5th – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s**
April 6th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy**
April 7th – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction**
April 8th – San Diego, CA @ SOMA**
April 10th – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge*
April 12th – Dallas, TX @ RBC*
April 13th – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live*
April 14th – Houston, TX @ Walters*
** indicates dates w/ Protest The Hero and Thank You Scientist.