Tours de Force!

September 4th, 2009

Summer may be winding down, but the summer tour season on Figment is anything but over!  With everyone from Stonekrank to Zeroth hitting the road it’s been a busy summer, but even after Labor Day it shows no sign of slowing up.

Zeroth Tour

Zeroth, whose “Infinite Spiral” Tour 2009 is currently winding it’s way through South America, has a string of U.S. dates planned throughout the fall to be followed by a European leg that stretches into early 2010.  In even bigger news, the band has just reached an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and Antiquities to play the Great Pyramids of Giza on January 29 – 30, 2010!  You can check out their band page or their new Zeroth Play the Pyramids page to find out more!


Crimson Eye, another Long Bong Records artist, just kicked off the second leg of their Shot of Karma U.S. Tour on Aug. 28th that ends with an appearance at the Merchants of Metal Festival II in New Orleans on Halloween!


The MoM II Festival will see bands as diverse as The Dark Immortal, Obsidian Paradox, Amish Militia, Phallic Acid and Dark World performing.  I don’t know about you, but I’m just getting my hearing back from the first MoM Festival!  And speaking of that show, if you haven’t picked up your MoM Tour shirt you can create your own in our Figment Merch shop!

As for Crimson Eye, as soon as the final leg of their U.S. Tour is complete they’ll move on to London where they’ll kick off a European tour on Nov. 6th that will finish up Dec. 5th in Madrid.


And speaking of metal Festivals the aptly title “Metal Fest” will kick off it’s inaugural year on November 12th.   Organized by Kranked Up’s Olivia Smith and Greg Jay , the Fest should be a blast with early reports saying Pusher and Phallic Acid have signed on to appear.  Although a location for the Fest has yet to be named and further lineup announcements are pending, it looks to be a good one.  If you’ve got a metal band and wanna play the show, leave em’ a shout on their Metal Fest page!


But arguably the biggest fall tour of them all is the double bill of Eccentric Arcade and Fait Accompli.  Their Xenophilia 2009 Tour kicked off in Vancouver on Sept. 1st and criss crosses the U.S. from West to East before culminating in what’s certain to be a killer closing show in Toronto, Canada on Sept. 28th.  Xenophilia tour shirts are also available in the Figment Merch Shop.  Both bands are tweeting about the shows on their respective Twitter Feeds – you can follow them @EccentricArcade and @strollingwolf – and the biggest news yet is that Fait’s lead singer Aaron O’Blivion sprained his ankle while in San Diego, but will continue the tour using a cane.  It doesn’t seem to have slowed him down though as reports say the band continues to tear it up live.

Is your band going on tour?  Let us know and better yet, let the world know by creating your own custom tour shirt in our Figment Merch Store.  Hope to see you on the road!

One Response to “Tours de Force!”

  1. Eccentric Arcade Says:

    the tour is mind blowing! we’re only a few shows in and I don’t know how it can continue to get better, but we promise you it will! all I can say is that every Fait and Arcade fan should do everything in their power to attend the final show in Toronto. let the speculation begin!

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