Best in Brutality Tour 2014 Oceano Broken Hope

Not all tour packages are created equal. Some are better than others. Some are mixed. It happens, and for many of us, we need to plan accordingly. I live in the middle of nowhere and have to travel for hours to see a good show, so to catch many bands, I have to arrive late and leave early. The latest tour that I have on my calender marked with the tentative “AL;LE?” is the Broken Hope/Oceano co-headlining tour, which features Heavy Blog favorites Fallujah and Rivers of Nihil, who are worth the trip alone. The tour also features opening support from Kublai Khan, whom I have never heard of until now. I don’t think I’d be missing out on much, especially considering what kind of local bands this billing will draw.

Of course, if you love every band, that’s great! I’m glad your tastes are being represented. We need more metal shows, and tickets need to be purchased across the board for this whole thing to work. Of course there’s a tinge of ethical questioning when I openly admit to skipping out on 3/5 of a tour’s lineup, but each band gets their cut no matter when I show up, so long as I get tickets. The tour is supported either way! I mean, it’s not like I’m going to suddenly be swayed by Oceano’s live show so much that I’m going to go buy a shirt.

Here are the dates:

03/18 Tempe, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
03/19 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
03/20 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
03/22 Lancaster, CA – Industry Theater
03/23 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
03/25 Portland, OR – Branx
03/26 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
03/27 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
03/28 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
03/29 Calgary, AB – Golden Age Club
03/31 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
04/01 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
04/03 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
04/04 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
04/06 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
04/08 Quebec City, QC – Le Dagobert
04/09 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
04/11 Montreal, QC – Underworld
04/12 Springfield, VA – Empire
04/13 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
04/15 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
04/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘New England Metal And Hardcore Festival‘)
04/18 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
04/19 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

Make it out if you can!

– JR


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