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TUESDAY JULY 12, 2011

Alkaline Trio's New Album 'Damnesia' In Stores Today!

Enthralling dark rockers Alkaline Trio unleash their new album Damnesia today, July 12th and give fans a chance to stream the record in its entirety. The album is a selection of beloved fan favorites from the band’s extensive catalogue, presented in an intimate-semi-unplugged format. Also featured, is a cover of “I Held Her In My Arms” by indie rock pioneers The Violent Femmes and two new Alkaline Trio songs, “Olde English 800” and “I Remember A Rooftop.”

Damnesia channels the vibe of Nirvana’s Unplugged and takes it a step a further by incorporating keyboards and digital programing to keep their energy alive, while using various acoustic instruments like guitars, bass and piano that embrace the intimacy of an acoustic performance.

“We tried to make an "acoustic" record that was fun to listen to as well as dynamic, says frontman, Matt Skiba. “It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the older numbers now that we are a better band than we were when we recorded them. We really got to play with them which was a blast. We hope everyone likes it as much as we do.”

To stream Damnesia, go to Spinner.

In union with the album’s release, Alkaline Trio is presenting a brand new video clip for the reimagined acoustic version of their song “Clavicle.” The video offers candid behind the scenes footage of the trio in the Hurley Studios during the creation of Damnesia. To watch the new video just go to YouTube.

In support of the new record, Alkaline Trio will be hitting the road to perform an assortment of songs from throughout their prolific career. The performances will feature both intimate acoustic renditions as well as a full volume electric portion. The band will be joined by punk crooners Smoking Popes for west coast dates and eclectic Philadelphia ensemble mewithoutyou on the east coast. Smoking Popes will also be performing in Chicago.

Alkaline Trio Tour Dates:
July 12 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
July 14 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
July 15 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
July 16 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA - Sold Out
July 19 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA - Sold Out
July 22 – Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV
July 23 – Glass House – Pomona, CA - Sold Out
July 24 – Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
Aug 01 – Metro – Chicago, IL - Sold Out
Aug 02 – Metro – Chicago, IL - Sold Out
Aug 04 – Clutch Cargo’s – Pontiac, MI
Aug 05 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Aug 06 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Aug 07 – Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
Aug 09 – Club Zoo – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 10 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Aug 11 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Aug 12 –Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
Aug 13 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 14 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Aug 16 – The Norva Theater – Norfolk, VA
Aug 17 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Aug 18 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Aug 19 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

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