May 242011

If you live in the U.S., you may remember that the promoters of this year’s SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour conceived a creative piece of marketing by allowing fans to vote from among a list of 11 bands for the last act to fill up the touring line-up. Within the Ruins won that vote and will be joining The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, and the almighty Fleshgod Apocalypse on SUMMER SLAUGHTER.

Earlier this month, the tour promoters put out the word that they were organizing a second tour featuring some of the bands from the voting list that didn’t get selected via the Facebook ballot-stuffing . . . uh, voting — plus Scale the Summit. Here’s the line-up (which unfortunately doesn’t include some of the best vote-losers — RevocationNeuraxisAugury7 Horns 7 EyesDawn of Ashes).


As of this morning, we now have the tour schedule. I have mixed feelings about this schedule. On the one hand, I’m happy for all the people in Lubbock and Des Moines who’ll get to see it. On the other hand, they couldn’t be bothered with a single date anywhere in the Pacific Northwest? What are we, chopped liver?  The schedule is after the jump . . .

THU 7/21 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club (Official Summer Slaughter Tour Kickoff Party)
FRI 7/22 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
SAT 7/23 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
SUN 7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
MON 7/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
WED 7/27 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
THU 7/28 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
FRI 7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
SAT 7/30 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
SUN 7/31 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
WED 8/03 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
THU 8/04 Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar
FRI 8/05 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern
SAT 8/06 Amsterdam, NY @ Elks Hall 101
SUN 8/07 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
MON 8/08 Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
WED 8/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
THU 8/11 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In the Wall
FRI 8/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
SAT 8/13 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
SUN 8/14 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
MON 8/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
TUE 8/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
THU 8/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
FRI 8/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
SAT 8/20 Sparks, NV @ The Alley


  1. Shit! The midwest got snubbed too!

  2. Gallup, New Mexico? Have they lost their minds. Find Gallup, NM on the map. I’ll wait. What is it close to? Answer: Nothing!.

    I suppose you guys could make a road trip to Sacramento or Salt Lake, but from Seattle, either would be a looooong trip. Just don’t bring any bulls with you.

    • That road trip ain’t gonna happen. And what about Sparks, NV? It’s near Reno, I guess. And Reno is near . . . what? And what about Lubbock, TX? I’ve been to Lubbock. You REALLY have to want to get to Lubbock to get to Lubbock.

  3. Wilmington, DE fuck yeah! I feel bad for anyone who misses this tour. Rings of Saturn, Conducting, and The Contortionist are the shit! I wish they’d replace the others with Augury, Neuraxis, and Revocation though.

    • That’s pretty much where I come out, too — though Scale the Summit is definitely worth seeing. I’m also high on 7 Horns 7 Eyes, since they’re from the Seattle area and I’ve seen them, but I guess they’re not yet well-known enough. Anyway, glad you’ll get to see this one.

  4. WTF! no shows in canada? BULSHIIIITTTT.

  5. I just saw this news on Facebook, apropos of the last exchange above about no Canadian dates. Now, two Canadian dates have been added:

    MON 8/01 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
    TUE 8/02 Montreal, QC @ Underworld

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