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45 Grave Return


09/01/05
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(Press Release) 45 GRAVE...back from the grave and ready to party! 45 GRAVE, legendary horror punk band from the 80's punk scene, are ON TOUR LIVE after a 15 year hiatus, with original vocalist Dinah Cancer and a new lineup, including Lisafer (Nina Hagen/SnapHer/D.I.) and Rikk Agnew (Social Distortion/Adolescents/Christian Death), Jaime Pina (Chemical People, Jeff Dahl Band) and Mike "Thrashead" Sullivan (Bad Acid Trip, Naked Aggression).

45 GRAVE have been invited as special guests to perform as direct support of their fiendly friends THE MISFITS, from September to November 2005, right in time for Halloween season.

The first batch of dates for the Misfits Fall tour have been announced with an incredible horror punk lineup! Joining the Fits for all shows on this Terrifying Tour (Sept. 23 - Nov. 19) will be 45 Grave. That's right fiends, straight off the soundtrack of the modern horror cult classic "Return of the Living Dead" and onto the stage, it's "Partytime" with 45 Grave! PLUS for 5 special Halloween shows (Oct. 27 - 31 ONLY!), the bill becomes a triple threat as Japan's Premiere Horror-Punks Balzac return to the U.S. celebrating Halloween and their second North American CD release: "Out of the Grave and Into the Dark" (In Stores Now!). Don't miss your chance to see the Misfits with 45 Grave PLUS for 5 nights only, Balzac joins the bill!

What is 45 GRAVE?
45 GRAVE, our favorite Heavy-Metal-Psychedelic-Post-Punk-What-the------Ghoul-Rockers.

During 1979-1990 in Los Angeles, 45 GRAVE was born in the chaos of the Punk movement and churned out their own brand of Ghoul Rock. In the beginning, the original lineup consisted of Dinah Cancer-Vocals, Paul Cutler-guitar, Rob Graves-bass, and Don Bolles-drums.

The 45 GRAVE song "Partytime (Zombie Version)" made it onto the movie sound track for "RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD". "Partytime" made full rotation on MTV (1984) and the song, "Evil", debut on MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1985. Appearing on many a teenagers' wall or locker, Dinah was slated as 'The Queen of Punk and Deathrock' by many fan rags, and became the ultimate horror punk pinup girl. Touring the U.S., they grew up with and shared the stage with artists like The Ramones, The Misfits, The Cramps, and Black Flag.

45 Grave are cited in several rock music biographies to being a huge influence on many of the bands that surfaced from the L.A. scene, including Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. Their hit song "Partytime" is still licensed for tv and radio ads today.

The band's momentum took a hit in 1991, when bassist Rob Graves passed away from an accidental overdose. The other members went their separate ways, pursuing their own musical projects (Dinah with Penis Flytrap and Dinah Cancer and The Graverobbers, Paul with Dream Syndicate, and Don with Celebrity Skin, respectively).

Now in 2005, with the blessing of surviving members, 45 GRAVE is back as Dinah Cancer's 45 GRAVE. Dinah Cancer's 45 GRAVE is a collection of Punk, Metal, and Death, the original songs of 45 GRAVE with a new lineup. With songs like "Partytime", "Bad Love", "Evil", "Concerned Citizen" and more, this will be the closest to 45 GRAVE that fans will see in their lifetime. Giving the fans what they wanted - one hour of the songs that they love and grew up with. According to Dinah, "I'm building this to keep the spirit of 45 GRAVE alive, introduce its magic to new fans, and as a personal commemorative of my best memories being the driving force and front person of 45 GRAVE. This is a part of my life that indeed changed me forever. Will it change yours?"

On the 25th anniversary of 45 GRAVE...Hell Is Coming To Your House!

Tour Dates as follows:
45 Graves w/ The Misfits:
9/26 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
9/28 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
9/29 - Parisa Ball Room - Corpus Christi, TX
9/30 - Engine Room - Houston, TX
10/03 - The Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO w/ The Exploited
10/04 - Elks Lodge - Casper, Wyoming
10/06 - The Core - Boise, ID
10/07 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC
10/08 - Fenix Nightclub - Seattle, WA
10/13 - Canes - San Diego, CA
10/14 - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA
10/15 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
10/16 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
10/21 - Elixur - Rockford, IL
10/22 - Hairy Mary's - Des Moines, IA
10/23 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/25 - Crow Bar - State College, PA
10/27 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY w/ Balzac
10/28 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT w/ Balzac
10/29 - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ w/ Balzac
10/30 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ w/ Balzac
10/31 - BB Kings - New York, NY - w/ Balzac
11/04 - Harpos - Detroit, MI
11/05 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL
11/10 - Big Bop Concert Hall - Toronto, ONT
11/14 - Marks Place - Bedford, NH

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