Back in 2006, fans wondered if the East Coast would ever get to experience the sonic magic others had when The Sound Of Animals Fighting played a series of transcendent live shows. Seven years later the question is answered when the state-of-the-art experimental rock collective announces a series of rare North American live dates beginning next March. It will be the group’s first shows since 2006 and their first ever appearance on the East Coast.
Since forming in 2004, the ever evolving group, which consists of Anthony Green from Circa Survive, Matt Embree and Chris Tsagakis from Rx Bandits and Rich Balling formerly of Rx Bandits, has carved out an absolutely unique niche in the modern musical landscape with their distinct style, shifting pool of guest artists and unique production methods.
All Music’s review of the band’s 2008 Epitaph release, The Ocean And The Sun, described the album as: “…a tightly wrapped ball of musical enigma, employing classically spiraling guitar figures, polyrhythmic drumming and subtle electronic beats and textures to evoke the natural world. It swirls and surrounds without ever touching ground.” The newly announced dates will be the first time the group has performed songs from that record live. The concerts will be made special as each night fans will be greeted by intimate solo performances by band members as they enter the show.
The West Coast dates will be opened by Kansas post-rock practitioners The Appleseed Cast. East coast dates will be supported by ambient ensemble, Unwed Sailor.
Tickets went on sale on Friday 15 November. For ticket locations visit: http://www.thesoundofanimalsfighting.com.
March 20 – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
March 22 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
March 23 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 28 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
March 29 – Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ