Ohio road burners, LO-PAN, are readying for their next round of live assaults supporting heavy metal juggernauts High On Fire. The full North American takeover will commence on November 15 in Austin, Texas and is slated to run through December 22 in San Francisco, California. Additional support will come from Goatwhore as well as special guests Primate (featuring Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth) and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates. Additionally, LO-PAN will be picking up a few off dates in surrounding cities. Check the full itinerary below.
LO-PAN continue spreading their rock and roll gristle in support of 2011’s Benny Grotto–produced Salvador full-length, released via Small Stone Records. Commended for its, “heaping helpings of thick guitars and rollicking bass and drums, topped off with a soaring lead vocal that combines the grace of Maynard Keenan and the grit of John Garcia,” by Rock Candy and called, “an utter triumph,” by The Number Of The Blog, the underground gem continues to find its place in the riff-adoring souls of hard rock and metal fans alike. “What makes Salvador distinct from the overloaded ocean of stoner rock albums,” noted Pro-Sphere is their take on the offering, “is the fact that the band’s formula of mixing strong riffs and melody succeeded and as a result we got 11 tracks in 46 minutes. These eleven pieces are extremely memorable, masterfully structured and well planned. With a thin line between stoner and mainstream rocking on moments, LO-PAN is to be enjoyed by wide audience.” Sleezegrinder added: “Imagine if the mighty progressive metal band Tool dropped some of its artier affectations and decided to just blast it out. The men of Columbus, Ohio’s LO-PAN dreamed the same dream, taking that band’s widescreen ambition and connecting it to unpretentious ’70s hard rock and boogie on Salvador.” While The Obelisk writes: “If you’ve ever enjoyed riff rock, or whatever variation on the style you want to use, and you miss out on Salvador, you’ve really lost…LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.”
Don’t miss LO-PAN on their final dates of 2012!
LO-PAN Tour Dates 2012:
11/13/2012 Buccaneer – Memphis, TN
11/14/2012 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
11/15/2012 Emo’s – Austin, TX w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/16/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/17/2012 Tree’s – Dallas, TX w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/18/2012 Happy Hippie – Lake Charles, LA w/ Large Marge
11/19/2012 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/20/2012 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/21/2012 Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/23/2012 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/24/2012 Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/25/2012 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Primate
11/26/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/27/2012 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/28/2012 Port Street Music Hall – Portland, MA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/29/2012 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/30/2012 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
12/01/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
12/03/2012 Mohawk – Buffalo, NY w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/04/2012 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/05/2012 Aces of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ High Ow/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/06/2012 Firebird – St. Louis, MO w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/07/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/08/2012 Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/09/2012 High Noon – Madison, WI w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/10/2012 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/11/2012 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/12/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
12/13/2012 Nerolux – Boise, ID w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/14/2012 Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/15/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/16/2012 The Venue – Vancouver, BC w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/18/2012 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, C.O.C.
12/19/2012 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, C.O.C.
12/20/2012 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA Slidebar w/ Goatwhore
12/21/2012 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, C.O.C.
12/22/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore