Far Heading West

Far has just announced two weeks of dates through the western US surrounding the May 25 release of their fifth full-length, At Night We Live (Vagrant). The band warms up on a handful of dates later this month opening for The Used before kicking off their own headline dates with a special former-hometown-Sacramento, California show on May 18 at The Empire. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Considered one of the most influential rock bands from the late 90's, Far is releasing their first new music after a ten-year absence. The band - Jonah Matranga - vocals/guitar, Shaun Lopez guitar, John Gutenberger bass, and Chris Robyn drummer - got their start in Sacramento in the early '90's and released four full-length albums before disbanding in 1998, soon after the release of Water & Solutions (Epic/Immortal). That album was considered one of the most influential post-hardcore records ever by Alternative Press and Kerrang! magazines, among others, and remains a touchstone for bands as diverse as blink-182, My Chemical Romance, and Deftones.

Far will be announcing special pre-order offers for At Night We Live on Monday, April 19 and fans can now hear "Deafening," the lead track from the new album, on the band's MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/far. A video album teaser will debut next week, too. The six-minute in-depth clip features exclusive interviews with the band discussing their return and the making of At Night We Live.

Far on tour:
Apr 28 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater #
Apr 29 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory #
May 01 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory #
May 02 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater #
May 18 Sacramento, CA @ The Empire ^
May 19 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones ^
May 20 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern ^
May 21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour ^
May 22 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House ^
May 26 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre ^
May 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
May 29 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's ^
- more dates to be announced -
# - w/ The Used
^ - headlining dates

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