Ceremony

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  • Zoo - OLE-965 - 2012-03-06

Biography

Formed in Rohnert Park, California, the band originally formed as Violent World until later changing the name to Ceremony. In 2005, the band released the EP Ruined on Malfunction Records. This release was followed by their critically acclaimed first full-length album, Violence Violence, which included a re-recorded version of the Ruined EP. 2008 saw the release of Still Nothing Moves You, the band's first release on Bridge 9 Records, described by Keith Carman in Exclaim! magazine as "hardcore's equivalent of Hiroshima", which placed on Billboard's Top Internet and Top Heatseekers charts in August 2008. After touring all around the world[citation needed] with bands including Blacklisted, Converge, and AFI, they have released new music, including their third full-length album Rohnert Park in 2010. In 2011, the band confirmed they had signed with Matador Records, and their final Bridge 9 release would be a covers-only EP, featuring the band's take on songs by Urban Waste, Pixies, Crisis, Eddie and the Subtitles, Vile and Wire. In March 2012, the band released the album Zoo on Matador Records which was a departure from the harder style even more so than the Rohnert Park album was, with the new record focusing on a more pre-hardcore punk sound in the style of Wire's Pink Flag (1977) album.

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CEREMONY UK/EU TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Good news! Ceremony are returning to the UK and Europe this August for the first time since 2012, for a string of headline and festival dates to showcase their new album The L-Shaped Man which was released worldwide as of last week.

Tour dates:

August 5th: Pokalen - Oslo, Norway TICKETS

August 6th: Skjul Fyra Sex - Gothenburg, Sweden (Door sales only)

August 8th: Visions Festival - London, UK TICKETS

August 9th: Bodega - Nottingham, UK TICKETS

August 10th: Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK TICKETS

August 11th: Broadcast, Glasgow UK TICKETS

August 12th: Sound Control - Manchester, UK TICKETS

August 13th: Winston - Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS

August 14th: Ieperfest - Ieper, Belgium TICKETS

August 15th: Underground - Cologne, Germany TICKETS

August 16th: Hafenklang - Hamburg. Germany TICKETS

August 17th: Batofar - Paris, France TICKETS

 

Tickets will be on sale as of 10am on Friday (29th May).

 

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Out Today : Ceremony - 'The L-Shaped Man', SF Instore Tonight



(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

After subjecting you to a wait that can only be described as cruel, the countdown to the release of Ceremony's new album, 'The L-Shaped Man', is finally over.  To mark this joyous occasion, you can catch Ceremony tonight at San Francisco's Vacation (651 Larkin Street) at 8pm.  All ages are admitted and it's free (because what kind of monsters charge you money for an instore?)



In addition to to Ceremony's relentless North American touring schedule, their plans for this weekend as as follows :

Friday, May 22:  924 Gilman St., Berkeley CA (w/ Negative Approach, Synthetic ID, Wild Moth, Busted Outlook)
Saturday, May 23: Echoplex, Los Angeles CA  (w/ Negative Approach, Gun Outfit, Mrs. Magician, DJ Wesley Eisold)

For those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home to the effervescent repartee you find in an actual record shop, you can order 'The L-Shaped Man' on iTunes ($7.99)

You can also order fromAmazon MP3.

The CD and sea foam green colored LP version are available from the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from 'The L-Shaped Man'.

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Ceremony - 'The L-Shaped Man' Streaming Today, New Shows Announced



In addition to new dates being announced in Montreal, Toronto and Hamden, CT (see below), the new Ceremony album 'The L-Shaped Man' is streaming in full today courtesy of KEXP, one week prior to release.

Friday, May, 22 - 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*%@~
Saturday, May, 23 - Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*<>=
Friday, June, 12 - Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 - Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 - The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 - Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 - Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 - Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 - Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 - The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 - Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 - The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 - Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 - Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 - Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 - The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 - La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 - The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 - Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 - Now That's Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 - Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 - The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 - Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 - Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo's, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 - Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 - Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
% w/ Synthetic I.D
@ w/ Wild Moth
~ w/ Busted Outlook
< w/ Gun Outfit
> w/ Mrs Magician
= w/ DJ Wes Eisold













Pre-order 'The L-Shaped Man' on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of "My Life In France",  "The Separation" and "The Understanding". Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track "Vivication" and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, "The Hide". Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of "The Separation" and "The Understanding" (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from 'The L-Shaped Man'.

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VIDEO : Ceremony - "Your LIfe In France"





(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Earlier today, The Fader premiered the third video from Ceremony's forthcoming 'The L-Shaped Man' (May 19), "Your Life In France", directed by Dustin Aksland. (If you're based in Germany, you can view the video here) 

The band's previously announced North American tour, kicking off in Berkeley CA on 5/22, is updated below.  Please note the June 13 show in San Diego has been moved to Legend Records. 

Friday, May, 22 - 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 - Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 - Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 - Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 - The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 - Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 - Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 - Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 - Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^ 
Sunday, June, 21 - The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 - Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 - The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 - Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 - Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 - Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 - Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 - Now That's Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 - Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 - The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 - Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 - Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo's, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 - Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 - Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach 
& w/ Pity Sex 
^ w/ Tony Molina 
# w/ Uniform 
$ w/ Creative Adult 
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order 'The L-Shaped Man' on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of "My Life In France",  "The Separation" and "The Understanding". Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track "Vivication" and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, "The Hide". Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date. 

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of "The Separation" and "The Understanding" (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads). 

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store: 

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from 'The L-Shaped Man'. 

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Ceremony - New U.S. Dates





(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

A few days following the release of the amazing 'The L-Shaped Man', Ceremony are hitting the road ; dates and available ticket links can be found below. 

Friday, May, 22 - 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 - Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 - Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 - Strong Hold, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 - The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 - Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 - Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 - Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 - Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^ 
Sunday, June, 21 - The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 - Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 - The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 - Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 - Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 - Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 - Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 - Now That's Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 - Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 - The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 - Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 - Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo's, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 - Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 - Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach 
& w/ Pity Sex 
^ w/ Tony Molina 
# w/ Uniform 
$ w/ Creative Adult 
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order 'The L-Shaped Man' on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of "The Separation" and "The Understanding". Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track "Vivication" and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, "The Hide". Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date. 

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of "The Separation" and "The Understanding" (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads). 

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store: 

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from 'The L-Shaped Man'. 

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