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August 14, 2009

The Fall of Troy, one of the hottest bands in the post hardcore genre, will tour this fall as direct support with Thursday, playing twenty-nine shows over a five-week period. The tour kicks off September 18 in Philadelphia, PA and will criss-cross the U.S., wrapping up in Raleigh, NC on October 24 (full itinerary below).

The Fall of Troy – guitarist/vocalist Thomas Erak, drummer Andrew Forsman, and bassist Frank Ene – are touring in support of their upcoming album, In the Unlikely Event, due out October 6. The album was produced by Terry Date (Deftones, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins) and recorded in Seattle earlier this year. In The Unlikely Event is Ene’s first album with the band, and they are expected to debut new material on these dates. Live in concert, The Fall of Troy has become known for its blazing and relentless, full-on interactive set; one major Southern California daily called one of their shows “the best performance I’ve ever seen at this venue.”

As with the band’s previous albums, the new music on In the Unlikely Event remains unpredictable and notoriously hard to pigeonhole. From jaw-droppingly technical rock anthems like “Battleship Graveyard” and blazing punk tracks like “Straight-Jacket Keelhauled,” to mathematical melodic rockers such as “A Classic Case of Transference” and the laid-back love song “Nobody’s Perfect,” In The Unlikely Event is an album that will satisfy long-time fans of the band – but in typical The Fall of Troy fashion, continue to challenge them as well.

Dates for The Fall of Troy and Thursday are as follows:

18 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
19 Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
20 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
22 Headliner’s Music Hall, Louisville, KY
23 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
25 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
26 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
28 Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
29 Slowdown, Omaha, NE
30 The Flytrap, Tulsa, OK

1 Granada, Lawrence, KS
2 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
3 In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
5 Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
6 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
8 The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA
9 Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA

The Fall Of Troy – In The Unlikely Event

August 12, 2009

Photo Credit: Dean Zulich

We’re very excited about this band and this album. The album was produced by Terry Date who produced, among other projects, the Deftones’ “White Pony.” TFOT is a young, developing progressive rock band with a big supply of attitude, and I think Terry did a tremendous job of getting a more mature performance from the guys, one that really shows off the unique and tasty talent they have. The band will tour with Thursday starting mid-September and plans to stay on the road for a LONG time.