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CEREMONY UK/EU TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

By Blue on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Good news! Ceremony are returning to the UK and Europe this August for the first time since 2012, for a string of headline and festival dates to showcase their new album The L-Shaped Man which was released worldwide as of last week.

Tour dates:

August 5th: Pokalen – Oslo, Norway TICKETS

August 6th: Skjul Fyra Sex - Gothenburg, Sweden (Door sales only)

August 8th: Visions Festival – London, UK TICKETS

August 9th: Bodega - Nottingham, UK TICKETS

August 10th: Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK TICKETS

August 11th: Broadcast, Glasgow UK TICKETS

August 12th: Sound Control – Manchester, UK TICKETS

August 13th: Winston – Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS

August 14th: Ieperfest – Ieper, Belgium TICKETS

August 15th: Underground – Cologne, Germany TICKETS

August 16th: Hafenklang – Hamburg. Germany TICKETS

August 17th: Batofar - Paris, France TICKETS

 

Tickets will be on sale as of 10am on Friday (29th May).

 

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Out Today : Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’, SF Instore Tonight

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

After subjecting you to a wait that can only be described as cruel, the countdown to the release of Ceremony’s new album, ‘The L-Shaped Man’, is finally over. To mark this joyous occasion, you can catch Ceremony tonight at San Francisco’s Vacation (651 Larkin Street) at 8pm. All ages are admitted and it’s free (because what kind of monsters charge you money for an instore?)

In addition to to Ceremony’s relentless North American touring schedule, their plans for this weekend as as follows :

Friday, May 22: 924 Gilman St., Berkeley CA (w/ Negative Approach, Synthetic ID, Wild Moth, Busted Outlook)
Saturday, May 23: Echoplex, Los Angeles CA (w/ Negative Approach, Gun Outfit, Mrs. Magician, DJ Wesley Eisold)

For those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home to the effervescent repartee you find in an actual record shop, you can order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99)

You can also order fromAmazon MP3.

The CD and sea foam green colored LP version are available from the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’ Streaming Today, New Shows Announced

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

In addition to new dates being announced in Montreal, Toronto and Hamden, CT (see below), the new Ceremony album ‘The L-Shaped Man’ is streaming in full today courtesy of KEXP, one week prior to release.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*%@~
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*<>=
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
% w/ Synthetic I.D
@ w/ Wild Moth
~ w/ Busted Outlook
< w/ Gun Outfit
> w/ Mrs Magician
= w/ DJ Wes Eisold

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “My Life In France”, “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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VIDEO : Ceremony – “Your LIfe In France”

By Gerard on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Earlier today, The Fader premiered the third video from Ceremony’s forthcoming ‘The L-Shaped Man’ (May 19), “Your Life In France”, directed by Dustin Aksland. (If you’re based in Germany, you can view the video here)

The band’s previously announced North American tour, kicking off in Berkeley CA on 5/22, is updated below. Please note the June 13 show in San Diego has been moved to Legend Records.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “My Life In France”, “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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Ceremony – New U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Monday, April 20th, 2015

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

A few days following the release of the amazing ‘The L-Shaped Man’, Ceremony are hitting the road ; dates and available ticket links can be found below.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Strong Hold, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 - Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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CEREMONY : ‘The L-Shaped Man’ Coming May 19 ; Video Premiere for “The Separation” & “The Understanding

By The Management on Thursday, March 26th, 2015

(“The Separation” and “The Understanding”, directed by Ross Thomas)

Breakup albums mark a turning point for a band: the moment when their sound completely changes and reaches a new level of emotional clarity. All that heartbreak and malaise condensed into any single record often makes for a defining piece of work, no matter the genre. The best records explore the nooks and crannies of sadness, learning it inside and out – celebrating it.

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Ceremony’s fifth studio album, ‘The L-Shaped Man’, uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.

In telling Farrar’s story, Ceremony have almost completely stripped back the propulsive hardcore of their previous records, turning every angry outburst into simmering despair. “We’ve always tried to be minimalists in writing, even if it’s loud or fast or abrasive,” says lead guitarist Anthony Anzaldo. “It’s really intense when I hear it. Not in a way where you turn everything up to ten. Things are so bare, you’re holding this one note for so long and you don’t now where it’s going-to me, that’s intensity.” That intensity is apparent on “Exit Fears,” the first full song on the record. It meticulously pairs Justin Davis’ loping bassline, which pulls the track along, with Anzaldo’s icy, minimal guitar work. It brings to mind some alternate version of Joy Division that hasn’t quite lost all hope. It gets close to exploding, but instead plays the shadows, never quite rising above a nervous simmer.

“A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about,” Farrar says. “There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There’s not really any way to hide that.” Farrar, for his part, is singing with a new kind of intensity, his baritone swooping and retreating from stressed angst to unsettling near-mutter as he sings, “You told your friends you were fine/ you thought you were fine too…” and later, “nothing is ever fine/ nothing ever feels right/ you have to tell yourself you tried.” It’s the first of many lyrically direct moments, and it should be hard to listen to, but Ceremony have so effortlessly nailed the sound of sadness that it feels great to live inside for awhile.

The sound is abetted by producer John Reis, who honed his sound in seminal bands like Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes. Much of the gravelly aggression he experimented with in those bands is present on ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

There’s a story behind the title too. “I was speaking to our driver Stephen while on tour,” Farrar says. “We were talking about men in general and what shape they are…their body type. I said, ‘I guess men are in the shape of an L. The torso is straight. Vertical. And then you have the little feet at the end.’ There’s this painter named Leslie Lerner who was living in San Francisco in the ’70s and ’80s and made these beautiful paintings. He died on my 21st birthday. A lot of the record is about the similarities in our ideas. In what we’re trying to make. Things that have to do with love and losing love.”

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also pre-order on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Pre-order the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also on the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from The L-Shaped Man.

Tour Dates:
Friday, May 22 – 924 Gillman St, Berkeley CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Saturday, May 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Wednesday, July 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
(Amex presale starts April 1 at noon eastern, general public sale starts April 3 at noon).
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* = w/ Negative Approach

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Matador At Austin’s Mid-March Trade Fair : Get Off My Lawn (And Stay In My Overpriced AirBNB Instead) Edition

By Gerard on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Alright, the moment is almost upon us. Well, upon me, actually. The moment when my adopted hometown is overrun by the craven, the venal, the self-important and self-entitled hordes demanding free drinks, free drugs and drowning out all nuanced musical performances with their hyena-like cackling. But enough about the Matador staff, there’s loads of other horrible people descending on Austin and they DESERVE to know exactly where and when Ceremony, Iceage, Steve Gunn and The New Pornographers are appearing. And as such, Robby has carefully amended a classic Mark Ohe Matador flyer (above) — he was under strict instructions to “appropriate that shit like Robin Thicke”, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Short of the entire week being cancelled, that is. See you in the pit(s of hell).

Tonight: Ceremony in Brooklyn (FREE)

By Robby on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Ceremony’s tour with Nothing & Iron Lung pushes on, landing in NYC tonight as part of a free bill at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Bad Side open. We’ll see you out.

Details on admission here

Friday, July 18, 2014 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, July 19, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Sunday, July 20, 2014 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Monday, July 21, 2014 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – New Orleans, LA – Mudlark
Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Monday, July 28, 2014 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Warehouse
Friday, August 01, 2014 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
Saturday, August 02, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

 

Ceremony – Summer US Dates

By Gerard on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Ceremony will be entering the studio shortly to commence work on the long-anticipated followup to 2012′s ‘Zoo’ ; either we’ll be pestering you with more details in the near future or you’ll be reading about it on one of the music news sites we optimistically call “partners” — perhaps both.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 La Jolla CA Che Cafe Collective (all ages)
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Portland OR Slabtown (all ages)
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Seattle WA The Black Lodge (all ages)
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Boise ID The Crux (all ages)

Friday, July 11, 2014 Salt Lake City UT The Shred Shed*** (all ages)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Denver CO Marquis Theater*** (all ages)
Sunday, July 13, 2014 Omaha NE, Slowdown Jr.***(all ages)

Monday, July 14, 2014 St. Louis MO The Demo % (all ages)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Chicago IL Subterranean % (all ages)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Grand Rapids MI Pyramid Scheme % (all ages)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Cleveland OH Now That’s Class % (all ages)

Friday, July 18, 2014 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Night Bazaar* (all ages)
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church*& (all ages)
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair* (all ages)
Monday, July 21, 2014 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel* (all ages)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Charlotte NC Casbah at Tremont Music Hall*% (all ages)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Atlanta GA Mammal Gallery* (all ages)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Orlando FL The Social * (ages 12 and over)
Friday, June 25, 2014 Gainesville FL The Atlantic Nightspot (18+, under 18+ admitted with parent)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 The Social New Orleans LA Mudlark (all ages)
Sunday, July 27, 2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s (all ages)
Monday, July 28, 2014 Dallas TX Trees** (all ages)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Austin TX Mohawk** (all ages)
Wednesday June 30, 2014 El Paso TX Tricky Falls (all ages)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Tucson AZ 191 Warehouse (all ages)
Friday, August 01, 2014 West Hollywood CA Roxy Theatre (all ages)
Saturday, August 02, 2014 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop (all ages)
Sunday, August 3, 2014 Bakersfield CA Munoz Gym (all ages)

* – Iron Lung support
** – supporting Boris
***- with Angel Dust, Forced Order
& -with Nothing, Dangers
# – with Boris, Nothing
% -with Nothing

Ceremony – July / August Dates

By Gerard on Friday, May 16th, 2014

(photo by Toni Francis)

Prior to entering the studio to commence work on the long-anticipated followup to ‘Zoo’, Ceremony are hitting the road this summer. Though we’ve got ticket links for several of the shows, there’s a few that’ll be sales on the door only – best to check with the venues directly. You may or may not thrilled to know Ceremony are now on Twitter,, Facebook and Instagram, but we’ll settle for “interested”.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Portland OR Slabtown (all ages)
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Seattle WA The Black Lodge (all ages)
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Boise ID The Crux (all ages)
Friday, July 11, 2014 Salt Lake City UT The Shred Shed (all ages)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Denver CO Marquis Theater (all ages)
Monday, July 14, 2014 St. Louis MO The Demo (all ages)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Chicago IL Subterranean (all ages)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Grand Rapids MI Pyramid Scheme (with Nothing) (all ages)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Cleveland OH Now That’s Class (with Nothing) (all ages)
Friday, July 18, 2014 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Night Bazaar* (all ages)
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church* (w/Iron Lung, Anxiety Hammer), all ages
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair* (all ages)
Monday, July 21, 2014 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel* (all ages)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Charlotte NC Casbah at Tremont Music Hall* (all ages)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Atlanta GA Mammal Gallery* (all ages)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Orlando FL The Social * (ages 12 and over)
The Social Saturday, July 26, 2014 New Orleans LA Mudlark (all ages)
Sunday, July 27, 2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s (all ages)
Monday, July 28, 2014 Dallas TX Trees** (all ages)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Austin TX Mohawk** (all ages)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Tucson AZ 191 Warehouse (all ages)
Friday, August 01, 2014 West Hollywood CA Roxy Theatre (all ages)
Saturday, August 02, 2014 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop (all ages)

* – Iron Lung support
** – supporting Boris

The Photography of Ceremony’s Ross Farrar – On Exhibit In Santa Rosa, CA

By Gerard on Sunday, February 9th, 2014



Ross writes
:

“I will be showing over 150 color photographs on the 22nd at 4pm, at Heritage Public House, in Santa Rosa. The photographs span over a decade and will include various people and places I’ve encountered in that time: 2004-2014. Also, Heritage will be playing The Vibrating Antennas new LP, Th’ Length, throughout the evening. There will be beer discounts and many a strange times to be had.”

VIDEO : Ceremony – Live at This Is Hardcore (Philadephia)

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

While Ceremony are making plans for recording their 5th album in the very near future, a visitor to the label Facebook page alerted us to the existence of the above footage, shot during This Is Hardcore at Philly’s Electric Factory this past August.

CEREMONY return to the road for a SUMMER TOUR

By Robby on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

 

 

 

 

This will rule.

 

Thursday, August 1 – Miami, FL – Churchills

Friday, August 2 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

Saturday, August 3 – Jacksonville, FL – Atticus

Sunday, August 4 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn

Tuesday, August 6 – Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording

Wednesday, August 7 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Saturday, August 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

THIS IS HARDCORE FEST w/ Judge, 7 Seconds, H2O, All Out War, Ringworm, etc

Monday, August 12 – Washington, DC – Rock And Roll Hotel

Tuesday, August 13 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Wednesday, August 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes

Thursday, August 15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

Friday, August 16 – New London, CT – El ‘n’ Gee

Saturday, August 17 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent

 

Grab Ceremony Zoo, at the Matastore

Ceremony west coast tour dates & $5 Gilman Street show

By Robby on Monday, May 13th, 2013

Never slowing down, Ceremony are poised to play a number of West Coast dates in May and June. Don’t miss them.

The dates include a special show at 924 Gilman St, of which the band writes on their website:

So it’s been over a year since we last played our home, 924 Gilman Street, which is (we’re told) the longest our band has ever gone since we began. We seek to rectify this with a very unique and experimental idea: A Five Dollar Punk Show. We’ll be joined on the bill by four kindred spirits; NO STATIK, SECRET PEOPLE,FACE THE RAIL and CAGED ANIMAL and we hope you will join us too. Friday May 17th at 7:30pm. All ages, naturally. No advance tickets or any of that bullshit, just show up. Let’s hang out.

More Info Here

 

May
Friday  17 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman St

June

Monday    03 La Jolla, CA Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Tuesday   04 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Wednesday    05 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Thursday     06 Los Angeles, ES The Echoplex
Friday    07   Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium

Grab Ceremony’s  2012 release, Zoo, at the Matastore and watch the video for “Adult” below:

 

 

 

Ceremony June Tour Dates

By Claire T on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Photo by Alvin Carrillo

Still touring like madmen, the always amazing Ceremony have some new shows confirmed in June (including dates with Total Control and The Soft Moon) & we’re pleased to tell you about them!

Wednesday, February 27 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Noise Pop)  w/ Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID
Thursday, February 28 – Sacramento, CA – The Where House w/ Vibrating Antennas, Rat Damage, Alarms
Friday, March 01 – Reno, NV – Holland Project w/ Spitting Image, Creative Adult, Countress
Saturday, March 02 – Fresno, CA – The Vault w/ Selfish Ways, Gorilla Stomp
Sunday, March 03 – Nipomo, CA – Rippin’ Rehearsal w/ Bad Days 805

Monday, June 6 – La Jolla CA – Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Tuesday, June 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room w/ Total Control, Gay Kiss
Wednesday, June 5 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction w/ Total Control
Thursday, June 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex w/ The Soft Moon, Total Control
Friday, June 7 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium w/ The Soft Moon, Total Control

June tickets on-sale Friday, March 1 (except LA on-sale on Saturday, March 2)

Check out Ceremony’s killer performance on Mexico City’s “Ligeramente Desenfocado“. Performing “Citizen”, “World Blue”, “Repeating The Circle”, “Hysteria”, and “The Doldrums (Friendly City)”. A MUST WATCH.

http://www.ceremonyhc.com/

Ceremony live on “Last Call With Carson Daly”

By Robby on Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Tonight, Ceremony round up an insanely full year of touring, with no less than 128 dates in the books, in Bethlehem, PA at the Space for Secret Art (ask a punk for the address). If you missed em (you really have no excuse), enjoy these two clips that NBC’s “Last Call” captured at their show last month in Los Angeles.


 

 

 

Tonight’s Ceremony Show Moved

By Claire T on Friday, November 30th, 2012

Photo Credit: Alvin Carrillo

UPDATE:  Ceremony’s  Allentown, PA show at the Maingate Nightclub on Monday, Dec. 3 has been cancelled. Refunds will be made available at point of purchase. In lieu of this show, the band will be playing Bethlehem, PA at the Space for Secret Art (ask a punk for the address) on Monday, December 3 along with Stick Together and United Youth.

While tonight’s Ceremony show at the Sinclair* (Cambridge, MA) has unfortunately been cancelled, Ceremony will be playing a show tonight at Anchors Up!

Friday, November 30 / Ceremony at Anchors Up! (58 River Street in Haverhill, MA).
Also on this bill: New Brigade, Beware, Minus, Dead End Path, Soul Search, Rude Awakening, Bane
Go here for further show details.

In addition, Ceremony will be playing live on the air this afternoon on WZBC (Boston College).
If you’re in the Boston area, tune in at 3:30pm EST via 90.3FM
Otherwise, you can tune in online at WZBC.org or iTunes Radio under College/University.

*While the Sinclar show this evening has been canceled, it has been rescheduled for Titus Andronicus on January 27. Ceremony will not be on this bill. Refunds are available at point-of-purchase; tickets for the original show will be honored at the rescheduled January 27 show. Further information can be found here.

Ceremony in Mexico City Jan 12

By Nils on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Nostalgic for the old-school intensity of bands like Herejía, Histeria, Solución Mortal, Masacre 68, Atoxxxico, and Xenofobia? Then get with 2013 and grab a flight to Mexico City for Ceremony’s Mexican debut on January 12!

The show is at the historic cantina-slash-bullfighting museum (bueno, there’s bullfighting posters on the walls) La Faena, where apprentice bullfighters would hang out in the 50s, and now Ceremony, bullshit-fighters of Rohnert Park, will bring their brutal live show. The “faena,” or “task,” is the matador’s balletic final series of passes, one-on-one with the bull, preparing it for the kill, displaying his art, superiority, and courage in the process (metaphors with Ceremony abound).

With Monterrey’s Locus De Control, Tampico’s Depths, and local DF bands Sankinpankin, Nazareno El Violento, and the Sunny Day Real Estate-influenced En Círculos. For ticket info and more CLICK HERE.

(photo by Jimmy Fontaine)

Ceremony live on KEXP today

By Hector on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Dear friends: Ceremony is currently on tour with Titus Andronicus. Tonight they play in Seattle, WA, at Neumo’s. This afternoon, they play live on Seattle radio institution KEXP at 6:00PM EST/3:00PM PST. If you happen to live in Seattle, you can listen at 90.3FM. If you live anywhere in this crazy world, you can listen at KEXP.org. No RSVP required. BYOB.

Ceremony’s remaining tour dates await you below:

Wed-Nov-14 Seattle, WA Neumo’s†
Thu-Nov-15 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret†
Sat-Nov-17 Boise, ID The Crux† (early, all ages)
Sat-Nov-17 Boise, ID Neurolux† (late, 21+)
Mon-Nov-19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge†
Tue-Nov-20 Lawrence, KS Jackpot†
Wed-Nov-21 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground†
Thu-Nov-22 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry†
Fri-Nov-23 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
Sat-Nov-24 Madison, WI The Frequency†
Sun-Nov-25 Chicago, IL Metro†
Mon-Nov-26 Detroit, MI Majestic†
Tue-Nov-27 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace†
Wed-Nov-28 Montreal, QC Il Motore†
Thu-Nov-29 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Lounge†
Fri-Nov-30 Boston, MA The Sinclair†
Sat-Dec-01 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s†
Sun-Dec-02 New York, NY Webster Hall†
Mon-Dec-03 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
† with Titus Andronicus

Purchase Ceremony’s still red-hot 2012 release, Zoo, at the Matastore.

Ceremony are on tour RIGHT NOW

By Robby on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

As you read this, Ceremony are in the midst of a massive US tour with Titus Andronicus (they’ve got this limited split 7″ with ‘em). If you’ve checked your calendar recently, you’ve probably noted that tonight is Halloween. To celebrate, Ceremony are ringing in the year’s spookiest night at their show at the 529 in Atlanta & with a special-all ages show to follow at Wonderroot.


On Nov. 8th Ceremony will perform at The El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA & Last Call With Carson Daly will be there to capture the show, airdate TBD.  In the meantime, listen to new song, “Everything Burns” from the above-mentioned split 7″ & catch them out on tour now.

Wed-Oct-31 Atlanta, GA 529†
Wed-Oct-31 Atlanta, GA Wonderroot (late all-ages show)
Fri-Nov-02 Memphis, TN Hi Tone†
Sun-Nov-04 Austin, TX Red 7 FFF Nites  w/ Bleached
Tue-Nov-06 Tempe, AZ The Crescent Ballroom†  (venue change)
Thu-Nov-08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey†
Fri-Nov-09 Santa Ana, CA Costellation Room†
Sat-Nov-10 San Diego, CA Irenic†
Sun-Nov-11 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium†
Mon-Nov-12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall†
Tues-Nov-13 Springfield, OR – The Gathering Place  (new show)
Wed-Nov-14 Seattle, WA Neumo’s†
Thu-Nov-15 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret†
Sat-Nov-17 Boise, ID The Crux† (early, all ages)
Sat-Nov-17 Boise, ID Neurolux† (late, 21+)
Mon-Nov-19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge†
Tue-Nov-20 Lawrence, KS Jackpot†
Wed-Nov-21 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground†
Thu-Nov-22 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry†
Fri-Nov-23 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
Sat-Nov-24 Madison, WI The Frequency†
Sun-Nov-25 Chicago, IL Metro†
Mon-Nov-26 Detroit, MI Majestic†
Tue-Nov-27 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace†
Wed-Nov-28 Montreal, QC Il Motore†
Thu-Nov-29 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Lounge†
Fri-Nov-30 Boston, MA The Sinclair†
Sat-Dec-01 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s†
Sun-Dec-02 New York, NY Webster Hall†
Mon-Dec-03 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub (new show)
† with Titus Andronicus