AGAINST THE GRAIN To Kick Off Tour With Bongzilla + Dates With Pentagram And Anvil Confirmed


The Motor City road dogs in AGAINST THE GRAIN will kick off a near three-week run of live abrasions supporting the weedian sludge dealers in Bongzilla. Set to commence today, February 26th, in Madison, Wisconsin, the band will remain on the tour through March 17th in Fort Worth, Texas, trampling eighteen cities along the way. Additional support will be provided by the volume antagonists in Black Cobra and Lo-Pan. From there the band will perform alongside Pentagram and Mondo Drag in Houston and Austin respectively. In May, AGAINST THE GRAIN will take to the street again supporting Anvil with additional onstage actions in their plotting stages. See confirmed date below.

AGAINST THE GRAIN w/ Bongzilla, Black Cobra, Lo-Pan:
2/26/2016 The High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
2/27/2016 Gabes – Iowa City, IA
2/28/2016 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
3/01/2016 The Palace – Missoula, MT
3/02/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
3/03/2016 The Highline – Seattle, WA
3/05/2016 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
3/06/2016 The Star Theatre – Portland, OR
3/07/2016 The Starlite – Sacramento, CA
3/08/2016 The Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA
3/09/2016 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
3/10/2016 The Viper Room – W.Hollywood, CA
3/11/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/12/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/13/2016 The Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
3/15/2016 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
3/16/2016 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/17/2016 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
3/18/2016 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
End Tour:
3/19/2016 The Heavy Metal Parking Lot – Austin, TX w/ Pentagram, Mondo Drag
w/ Anvil:
5/18/2016 The Brauer House – Lombard, IL
6/15/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
6/16/2016 The Southgate House – Newport, KY
6/17/2016 The Fifth Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IA
6/18/2016 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

Living up to the title of their latest record, Road Warriors, AGAINST THE GRAIN have proven themselves to be true warriors of the road. Blazing through the US with their brand of gear-shifting balls-to-the-wall music that incorporates all things heavy, AGAINST THE GRAIN defies categorization as they seamlessly blur the lines of punk, rock, doom, and thrash.

With the release of their first self-titled full-length in 2009, AGAINST THE GRAIN was an immediate hit, garnering an intensive local fanbase playing fifty shows throughout Michigan. With their penetrating live show and energized fanbase they were introduced to touring life by Hellmouth and The Meatmen, and began their transformation into a fully-functioning road act. The boys in AGAINST THE GRAIN have yet to look back.

After seventy-five dates in 2011, AGAINST THE GRAIN followed up with 2012’s Motor City Speed Rock and one-hundred-fifty more dates in support. Their efforts caught the attention of Self-Destructo Records, who in 2013 released their third full-length, Surrounded By Snakes to such acclaim that they re-leased Motor City Speed Rock on 10″ as well. Maintaining a DIY tour ethic, AGAINST THE GRAIN built a national fanbase with their bare hands, quenching the thirst for fast and heavy rock ‘n’ roll throughout the land. With over six hundred dates and counting since hitting the road in 2011, AGAINST THE GRAIN has also toured alongside an impressive assemblage of notable acts including Nashville Pussy, Valient Thorr, Bongzilla, Atomic Bitchwax, Mos Generator Church of Misery, The Meatmen, Zoroaster, The Hookers, Lo-Pan and many more. AGAINST THE GRAIN‘s fourth full-length, Road Warriors, is out now on Self-Destructo Records

Chris Nowak – bass, lead vocals
Rob Nowak – drums, back ups
Nick Bellomo – lead guitar, back ups
Kyle Davis – guitar, vocals

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