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Blameshift Announces U.S. Tour Dates with 12 STONES

June 25th, 2012 by Megan Washington

Long Island, NY hard rockers Blameshift are thrilled to announce that they will join 12 Stones on their upcoming album release tour! Logging well over 150,000 miles of touring terrain over the better part of the last five years, the band will begin tacking on another several thousand starting July 6th in Merriam, KS. The tour comes to a close a month later on August 7th in Marietta, GA. Amidst the tour, BLAMESHIFT will break off for two dates in Pecatonica, IL at Rock’n the Valley 2012 at the Winnebago Fairgrounds. These two festival dates also feature Skid Row, Warrant, Trixter, and more. See below for all upcoming dates with 12 Stones and all dates leading up to the tour.

“We’re stoked that 12 Stones is bringing us with them on their upcoming album release tour. We’re honored and excited to celebrate a new release with such a great band,” states guitarist Tim Barbour. “We’re looking forward to seeing all of our loyal fans when we rock their city with 12 Stones.”

Blameshifts debut EP, The Black Rose, was released in February 2011 and produced by Erik Ron (VersaEmerge, Good Charlotte, Panic! at the Disco). The EP was fully funded by the bands diehard fans through Over 75 related music media outlets, including Taco Bell and Sullen Clothing, supported the bands release, landing them thousands of new Facebook likes and spreading the music further than they thought possible.

Soon after the release of the EP, the band shot a music video with director Jay Sansone for their single ‘Ghost’. From that single, the band garnered a Hot Topic “Unsigned Band of the Month” title for August 2011, 80,000 collective hits on the music video on multiple YouTube pages including BlankTV, placements on MTV’s “The Real World”, and more. To top it all, the YouTube gaming world began using ‘Ghost’ in montages for the game Call of Duty, reaching over 1.5 million views, making BLAMESHIFT an official YouTube partner.

BLAMESHIFT performed at NAMM 2012, several SXSW 2012 shows in the spring, and immediately hit the road again with Straight Line Stitch afterward. The band recently completed work on a follow up to The Black Rose, also with Erik Ron. More details are set to be announced soon.

“We just finished working on our new album with Erik Ron. We are currently looking for a label home to release it with,” adds Tim Barbour. “Fans should be aware that we’ll be performing some of the new songs on the upcoming tour dates!”

6/27 Omaha, NE @ Shamrocks Bar and Grill
6/28 Clive, IA @ The Bombay Bicycle Club
6/29 Bloomington, IL @ Mugshots
6/30 Alton, IL @ The Big Muddy Pub

7/6 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
7/7 St. Joseph, MO @ Tremors
7/8 Norman, OK @ The Hidden Castle
7/9 Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
7/10 Little Rock, AR @ Flying DD
7/11 Nashville, TN @ The Rutledge LMV
7/12 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
7/13 Pecatonica, IL@ Rock’n the Valley 2012 – Winnebago Fairgrounds w/ Skid Row, Warrant and Trixter (no 12 Stones)
7/14 Pecatonica, IL@ Rock’n the Valley 2012 – Winnebago Fairgrounds w/Skid Row, Warrant and Trixter (no 12 Stones)
7/17 South Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
7/18 St. Louis, MO @ The Merge
7/20 Cincinnati, OH @ Inner Circle
7/25 Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room
7/26 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
7/27 Fargo, ND @ Pickled Parrot
7/28 Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
7/29 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
7/31 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
8/1 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
8/2 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
8/3 Mechanicsville, VA @ Cullen’s Cove
8/4 Centreville, VA @ Bull Run Park
8/5 Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theater
8/6 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club
8/7 Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern & Music Hall

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