Hardcore legends Converge are known to be recording the follow up to their 2009 album Axe To Fall as we speak, but they’ve also dialled up the workload by announcing a U.S. headlining tour for this spring (yes, another one, you lucky scrotes!).

They’ll be joined by the excellent Loma Prieta and the admittedly unfamiliar Git Some for most of the tour, with various other knowns and unknowns, most notably Deafheaven and Pianos Become The Teeth.

04/01 Providence, RI – The Met (feat. Deafheaven, Morne)
04/02 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar (feat. Regents)
04/03 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon (feat. Burning Love)
04/04 Ottawa, ON – Ritual (feat. Burning Love)
04/05 Montreal, QC – Tuiple (feat. Burning Love)
04/06 Toronto, ON – Mod Club (feat. Burning Love)
04/07 Lansing, MI – The Loft (feat. The Armed)
04/08 Chicago, IL – Reggies (feat. Weekend Nachos)
04/09 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (feat. Ringworm)
04/11 Richmond, VA – Kingdom (feat. Pygmy Lush, Pianos Become The Teeth)
04/12 Washington DC – DC9 (feat. Pygmy Lush)
04/13 Philly, PA – Union Transfere (feat. Pianos Become The Teeth)
04/14 Brooklyn, NY* – Williamsburg Music Hall (feat. Pianos Become The Teeth) (no Loma Prieta)

In the meantime, keep your ears pricked for updates on the new album, which will probably be out in the second half of 2012 and likely be the cause of that rumoured Mayan apocalypse.

Yes, I will be making constant allusions to that all year. No, I am not sorry.

– CG

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