Arizona’s SPIRIT ADRIFT heads back out on the road this week on a new headlining North American tour across the country to play at this year’s Migration Festival and Psycho Las Vegas.
Following their spring tour which included a performance at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest and several dates with Pallbearer, the new SPIRIT ADRIFT tour begins July 25th in Saint Louis followed by gigs in Indianapolis and Columbus before hitting Pittsburgh for Migration fest where they perform with Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Deadbird, Khemmis, The Ominous Circle, and many others.
From there, SPIRIT ADRIFT plays Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Portsmouth, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Rock Island, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Denver, and Salt Lake City before reaching Vegas. There, they share the Psycho Las Vegas stage with over seventy artists including Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Sunn O))), Godflesh, Enslaved, Goblin, Eyehategod, Today Is The Day, and dozens more, then head to San Diego for the final show of the tour on August 21st. Post-tour they’ll play HOCO Fest in Tucson on September 2nd with more tour dates to be announced.
Featuring members of Gatecreeper, Goya, and more, SPIRIT ADRIFT has taken their psychedelic doom/metal to an ascendant new level on their sophomore LP, Curse Of Conception. Now more than at any time metal has become the lifeblood of rock music and SPIRIT ADRIFT offers Curse Of Conception as an embodiment of that vitality. The album was engineered and mixed by Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican, Eyehategod) and features artwork by Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Magic Circle, Autopsy).
See a fan-filmed video of SPIRIT ADRIFT performing at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at THIS LOCATION and stream their entire Curse Of Conception LP HERE.
SPIRIT ADRIFT Tour Dates:
7/25/2018 Blueberry Hill Duck Room – Saint Louis, MO
7/26/2018 Indiana City Brewing Company – Indianapolis, IN
7/27/2018 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
7/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA @ Migration Fest [info]
7/29/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
7/30/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
7/31/2018 Union Pool – New York, NY
8/02/2018 Great Scott – Boston, MA
8/03/2018 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
8/04/2018 Bar Le Ritz – Montréal, QC
8/06/2018 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
8/07/2018 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
8/08/2018 PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI
8/09/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
8/10/2018 RIBCO – Rock Island, IL
8/11/2018 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
8/12/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
8/14/2018 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
8/15/2018 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
8/16-19/2018 Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas [info]
8/21/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/02/2018 HOCO Fest – Tucson, AZ
Curse Of Conception earned the #2 place in Decibel Magazine’s coveted year-end list for 2017, in a 9/10 lead review calling the record, “the breakthrough doom metal album of 2017. That actually sells the record a little short, as various shades of rock, traditional metal and even an early Metallica vibe color Curse Of Conception.” Pitchfork issued in their 10 Best Metal Albums of 2017, “SPIRIT ADRIFT crafts an album that thrills for every second of its nightmarish bell curve.” Alternative Press’s Best Metal Albums of 2017 states, “The compositions are tighter, the riffs are meaner, and the album as a whole plays like a classic. Garrett said in an interview earlier this year that his goal is to have SPIRIT ADRIFT go down as one of the best bands in the history of metal; with Curse Of Conception, we’d say he’s well on his way.” Bandcamp’s Best Albums of 2017 included, “On Curse Of Conception, Arizona’s SPIRIT ADRIFT play the kind of arena-sized, horns-raised heavy metal that turned the genre’s biggest bands into gods, and Spin’s 25 Best Metal Songs of 2017 included, “it’s a fitting tribute to Garrett’s formative influences and how they still make life worth living.”