SILVERSTEIN Kicks Off New Year With A Tour And Short Songs

Photo Credit: Brooks Reynolds

While the rest of the industry settles down for the holiday, Toronto-based post-hardcore veterans SILVERSTEIN are not only preparing for the release of SHORT SONGS on February 7, 2012, they’re also getting their tour shoes laced up and ready to run. Preparing for a national tour supporting August Burns Red (additional support from Texas In July with Letlive and I The Breather on assorted dates), the eight week US and Canadian trek kicks off on January 13th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and circles around North America, wrapping up in Philadelphia at the TLA on March 3rd.

Short Songs is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed fifth studio album Rescue, which debuted at #37 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Produced by John Valeriote, who produced both Rescue and the Transitions EP, the two-sided release consists of 22 tracks comprised of brand new originals and seminal punk covers – all of which are under 90 seconds. Some of the covers include “Coffee Mug” (originally by Descendents), “Destination: Blood!” (Orchid), “Scenes From Parisian Life” (The Promise Ring), and “The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink” (Green Day). Responding to a thread on Punknews.org, the band had some fun and re-recorded NOFX’sIt’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite” and changing the lyrics to reflect their reply to some of the comments on the post. The result was a tongue-in-cheek non-album track exclusively streamed at http://www.punknews.org/bands/silverstein titled “It’s Your Job To Keep Punk News Elite.”

Silverstein is Shane Told (Vocals / Guitar), Neil Boshart (Guitar), Josh Bradford (Guitar), Billy Hamilton (Bass), and Paul Koehler (Drums). Silverstein will be releasing Short Songs via Hopeless Records on February 7, 2012 and touring extensively throughout North America and Europe in 2012.

SILVERSTEIN on tour with August Burns Red
w/ August Burns Red, Letlive, Texas In July
Jan 13 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Jan 14 Sonar Baltimore, MD
Jan 15 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Jan 17 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
Jan 18 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Jan 19 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jan 20 House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jan 21 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan 22 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
Jan 23 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
Jan 25 House Of Blues Houston, TX
Jan 26 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 27 House Of Blues Dallas, TX
Jan 28 Emo’s East Austin, TX
Jan 29 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX

w/ August Burns Red, Texas In July, I The Breather
Jan 31 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Feb 01 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Feb 02 House Of Blues Los Angeles, CA
Feb 03 House Of Blues San Diego, CA
Feb 04 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
Feb 05 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Feb 07 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Feb 08 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 09 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Feb 10 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Feb 11 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Feb 13 MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
Feb 14 The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Feb 15 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SAS
Feb 16 The Garrick Winnipeg, MB
Feb 17 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Feb 18 House Of Blues Chicago, IL
Feb 21 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
Feb 22 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
Feb 23 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Feb 24 University of Guelph Guelph, ON
Feb 25 The Sound Academy Toronto, ON
Feb 26 Metropolis Montreal, QC
Feb 27 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Feb 29 House Of Blues Boston, MA
Mar 01 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Mar 03 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

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