Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Jane's Addiction Supergroup Tap Mars Volta Drummer

01/04/2012
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One Day As A Lion, ex-The Mars Volt drummer Jon Theodore has been tapped for the new Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Jane's Addiction supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.

This official announcement refutes previous reports that Thomas Pridgen (ex- The Mars Volta) was the new drummer for Giraffe Tongue Orchestra which features guitarist Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds (Mastodon, West End Motel, Fiend
Without A Face) and bassist Eric Avery (ex- Jane's Addiction).

Along with his repertoire of Jazz, Fusion and Rock styles, Theodore brings a heightened sense of enthusiasm to the project saying, "When I first heard some of the ideas these guys were working on I immediately knew this project was right up my alley. Both beautiful and technical but not spastic, thematic but not cheesy, hard but delicate."

"This band [Giraffe Tongue Orchestra] has been a long time coming. Now that we have actually started creating together, it's great to see it all materialize into what I feel is some really interesting material." says Weinman. "G.T.O. is a true collaborative effort, which in my experience rarely works, so I think we have something pretty special here. It just so happens to be with some of my favorite people and musicians." Weinman adds, "Almost every day this experiment seems to take on some new characteristic, and I think some of the people we've been talking to about contributing vocals would be a big surprise to many. It's even surprised me!"

This February/March, Weinman and Hinds once again find themselves on tour together with Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon performing a string of U.K. shows, followed by a quick romp down under for Australia's annual Soundwave Festival.

Here are the list of dates:
February 5 Bristol O2 Academy - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang
February 6 Manchester Academy - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang
February 7 Glasgow Barrowlands - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang
February 9 Norwich UEA - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang
February 10 Birmingham HMV Institute - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang
February 11 London O2 Academy Brixton - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang
February 25 Brisbane, Australia - Soundwave Festival - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan
February 26 Sydney, Australia - Soundwave Festival - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan
March 2 Melbourne, Australia - Soundwave Festival - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan
March 3 Adelaide, Australia - Soundwave Festival - Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan
March 5 Perth, Australia - Soundwave Festival -- Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan

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