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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2010

Converge Swing Their 'Axe' On Headlining Spring Tour

Groundbreaking lords of hardcore-metal Converge have announced a headlining spring tour in support of 2009's critically heralded masterpiece, Axe To Fall. In an epic kick off, the band has invited labelmates and friends Thursday, who are currently out supporting their 2009 release Common Existence, to join them on the road for the first week of the tour. Converge will be joined by supporting acts Coalesce, Harvey Milk, Gaza, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts and Black Breath on various dates throughout the rest of the tour (see tour routing below). Tickets are on sale now.

Converge's seventh studio album, Axe To Fall, has catapulted one of underground hardcore/metal's most beloved bands of the last two decades into the sights of mainstream press around the world, becoming one of 2009's top critically received metal albums and landing the band on dozens of "Best of" yearend lists (The Onion, MySpace.com, Village Voice's Pazz + Jop, Stereogum.com, Brooklynvegan.com, Decibel, Allmusic.com, Popmatters.com, Noisecreep.com among many others). Pitchfork.com has called Converge "this generation's Black Flag" while Chicago Reader declares the band has "earned a reputation so formidable it'd give a lesser band performance anxiety;" Axe To Fall has helped define and "raise the bar" (Revolver) for the metal and hardcore genres in 2009 with the year's most aggressive music.

Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/converge, www.twitter.com/convergecult and www.convergecult.com for important news and updates.

Converge Tour Dates:

Apr 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
May 1 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
May 2 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
May 3 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
May 4 - Washington, DC - Black Cat (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
May 5 - Norfolk, VA - Norva (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
May 6 - New York City - Santo's Party House (w/Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 7 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop (w/Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 8 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 9 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 10 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 13 - Seattle, WA - Nuemo's (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 14 - Portland, OR - Satyricon (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 15 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 16 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 17 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 18 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse Music Venue (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 21 - Austin, TX - Emo's Outside (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 22 - Dallas, TX - Trees (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 23 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee (w/Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 25 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Café (w/Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 26 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall (w/Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 27 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In (w/Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 28 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
May 20 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar (w/TBA)

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