LO-PAN: North American Tour With Bongzilla To Commence This Evening


Ohio volume dealers, LO-PAN, will begin a lengthy North American tour supporting the chronic-cranking sludge kings in Bongzilla. Slated to kick off today, February 26th, in Madison, Wisconsin, and deafen over three dozen cities with an included appearance at this year’s edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas, the epic trek comes to a close on April 8th in Chicago, Illinois. Additional support will be provided Black Cobra as well as Kings Destroy and Against The Grain on select dates.

LO-PAN w/ Bongzilla, Black Cobra:
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 SXSW – Austin TX
3/20/2016 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
3/21/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/23/2016 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
3/24/2016 Churchills – Miami, FL
3/25/2016 Wills Pub – Orlando, FL
3/26/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
3/27/2016 Mothlight – Asheville, NC
3/28/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
3/29/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/30/2016 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
3/31/2016 Outer Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
4/01/2016 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
4/02/2016 ONCE Ballroom – Somerville, MA
4/03/2016 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
4/04/2016 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
4/05/2016 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
4/06/2016 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
4/07/2016 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4/08/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Against The Grain: 2/26 – 3/17
Kings Destroy: 3/19 – 4/08

LO-PAN continues to tour in support of their critically heralded Colossus long player, released via Small Stone. Produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, New York and named for an ancient statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, the record continues to raise the eyebrows of fans and media globally.

Sputnik Music dubs Colossus, “an essential heavy rock album,” further enthusing, “The ultra-heavy fourth album of Columbus luminaries LO-PAN certainly lives up to its title, bludgeoning the listener with a cavalcade of gargantuan riffs from the ground up… the quartet tread a fine line between the technicality of Tool and the sheer riff-power of Swedish stoner rock heavyweights Dozer, while succumbing to both bands’ penchant for infectious motifs.” Verbicide opined, “Not only do they bring the rock to the world of stoner rock, they are also master craftsmen, knowing how to write classic-sounding tunes,” while Hellride notes, “Like the real-life manifestations of the album’s title, LO-PAN are giants walking the earth and Colossus will leave a heavy footprint in the mind of anyone who hears it. Rarely will getting stepped on sound so good.” Elsewhere the feelings ricochet. The Sleeping Shaman calls Colossus, “a fantastic album,” asserting, “if you’re into powerful, driving, stoner influenced heavy rock that is big on riffs and melodies and gut punching grooves then this album will thrill you,” Rockandrollfables.com gushes, “If Torche and Roadsaw had a baby, the resulting bouncing baby boy would be Ohio’s LO-PAN. Take those sludgy riffs and clean vocals that bring to mind Roadsaw’s Craig Riggs and you have the recipe for something great…a monumentally monolithic masterpiece from start to finish,” while The Obelisk notes, “…where their last full-length, 2011’s Salvador, was a pinnacle for their songwriting’s blend of fluid groove, soulful vocals and memorable tracks, Colossus reaps the reward of all their touring in pushing LO-PAN‘s methods even further. So it’s a meaner, more precise LO-PAN this time around.”

Colossus is out now via Small Stone Recordings. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.