DISTRICT 97 Confirms New Dates For 2016 World Tour Including Spring US Shows


Chicago-based alt/prog act DISTRICT 97 has confirmed additional details and dates for their second European tour which will start in the UK in late March, as well as a series of new East Coast and Midwest US dates including several shows with labelmates Tiles.

DISTRICT 97 has recently undergone a lineup change with Andrew Lawrence and Tim Seisser joining on keyboards and bass, respectively. The new lineup will perform their first ever show in Chicago on February 26th.

Singer Leslie Hunt has recently voiced the mood in the band: “I am grateful for the opportunity to tour with this fantastic new lineup and energized to perform this music with them. It’s exciting to return to some of the same venues we have played at before and I’m very much looking forward to checking out some new places as well. Having my baby boy with us should definitely keep things interesting!”

Drummer Jonathan Schang, recently nominated in the Prog Category of the 2016 Modern Drummer Readers Poll, added: “I can’t wait to bring D97 to Europe for the first time in three years! The new lineup is gelling really well and it will be a thrill to debut it in front of our fans, old and new. I’m very excited to bring the material from In Vaults and our previous albums alive in all of these great cities and venues. As a bonus, we’ll be joined by some incredible artists like Dave Kerzner, IQ, Three Friends, and more.”

DISTRICT 97‘s highly acclaimed third studio album In Vaults is out now on Laser’s Edge.

View the band’s “Snow Country” video at THIS LOCATION.

In Vaults is available for streaming and download in 24-bit/96khz high quality audio RIGHT HERE, the CD version is available HERE and the standard digital HERE.

DISTRICT 97 World Tour 2016 Dates:
2/26/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Hood Smoke [info]
3/25/2016 The Cotswold Inn – Cheltenham, UK [info]
3/26/2015 The Borderline – London, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band [info]
3/27/2015 The Musician’s Pub -Liecester, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band, Oktopus [info]
3/28/2015 The Robin 2 – Bilston, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band [info]
3/29/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band [info]
3/31/2015 Das Rind – Russellsheim, DE w/ Dave Kerzner Band, Effloresce [info]
4/01/2015 Art Rock IV Festival – Reichenbach, DE w/ IQ, RPWL [info]
4/02/2015 The Cultfactory – Nuremburg, DE w/ Effloresce [info]
4/03/2015 Progdreams Festival – Zoetermeer, NL w/ Three Friends, Focus and more [info]
5/13/2016 TBA – Chicago, IL w/ Tiles
5/15/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Tiles [info]
5/16/2016 Orion – Baltimore, MD w/ Tiles [info]
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke’s – Dunellen, NJ w/ Tiles [info]
5/18/2016 TBA – Boston, MA
5/19/2016 Drom – New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, Tiles, 3RDegree, more
5/20/2016 Musica – Akron, OH w/ Tiles [info]

With nine brand new tracks delivering over an hour of DISTRICT 97‘s energetic progressive, alternative, metal, pop crossover, the immaculately produced In Vaults shows this young, diversified rock outfit in their most impressive form yet. In Vaults boasts the band’s evocative and powerful songwriting and musical deliverance, as well as a searing performance from American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt. The album was recorded at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, engineered by Chris Harden with additional engineering by Shane Hendrickson, mixed by Jeff Fox and Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic) at The Mouse House Studio, mastered by Grammy winning engineer Bob Katz, and dons stunning imagery by Björn Gooßes of Killustraitions.