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Expire’s Zach Dear Recommends Hardcore Bands From Five Cities They’re Hitting on Tour

Justin Gonyea

American hardcore heroes, and Noisecreep favorites, Expire will be releasing a new album entitled Pendulum Swings next month. Their first full-length for the minds at Bridge Nine Records, the band is beyond excited about the album: “I know it’s what every band is ‘supposed to say’ about their newest records, but these are no question the best Expire songs to date,” says guitarist Zach Dear. “We’ve been working extremely hard and can only hope that people will be as siked as we are on the finished product.”

Most recently, Expire was named one of Alternative Press Magazine’s 100 Bands You Need to Know. The combo will be hit the touring circuit beginning on April 16 with the Mongoloids, then a North American tour in May and June with Cold World. The group’s full itinerary below.

To help celebrate the upcoming release of Pendulum Swings and their tour, Noisecreep asked Zach Dear to give us five cities they’ll be performing in soon and some newer hardcore bands we should all check out from each place. Check out his list below and make sure you click on those links for some great tuneage!

Expire’s Zach Dear tells Noisecreep Some Hardcore Bands to Check Out From Five Cities They Will Be Hitting on Their Next Tour

St. Louis, Mo.
(Check out Out of Time and Everything Went Black)

“St. Louis is the first show of our upcoming tour and it has always been a second home to us. We tend to catch ourselves overplaying there because we get to see so many friends and every show is incredible. There’s a dope Chinese buffet that we hit every time we’re in town. And they have a free zoo, so tight.”

Cedar Falls, Iowa
(Check out Black Ice)

“We played one of our first shows in Cedar Falls in the basement of a house I used to live in. Two years later we played that same basement and there were over 150 kids packed in it. Iowa is a place that gets passed up on a lot of band’s tours, huge mistake. The kids give a shit and the vibe is perfect. No attitudes, no bullshit.”

Bridge Nine

Buffalo, N.Y.
(Check out Malfunction and Goodbye Cruel World)

“Buffalo is a city that only gets better with time. Every time we’re there it’s absolutely bananas. Between the locals and all of the kids from Canada that drive down, the pit is always insane. Joe and Zak keep shows coming through there and the kids always show their appreciation for every band rolling through. A definite must on any band’s tour.”

Minneapolis, Minn.
(Check out Mourner and Relentless)

“Odds are if you hit Minneapolis you’ll be playing a floor show at The Beat. The city and kids vibe great. No shitty egos, everyone is just pumped for a show. The hardcore scene was on the low for a while with the influx of Christian metalcore but it’s rapidly coming back. Don’t sleep on Minneapolis. And make sure to hit up Mesa Pizza after the show.”

Ann Arbor/Detroit, Mich.
(Check out Face Reality)

“The now defunct Metal Frat in Ann Arbor was by far one of the best venues/scenes we’ve ever played as a band. Eastern Michigan as a whole has an amazing hardcore scene. We would play in the basement of a legitimate fraternity and they were some of the most insane shows we’ve ever played. Much respect to John Hein and anyone else who helped with shows there.”

Expire’s new album, Pendulum Swings, will hit stores on May 22 via Bridge Nine. The band filmed a tour documentary last summer and the first installment can be seen below:

Watch Expire’s Tour Documentary

Catch Expire on tour:

Apr 16 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Summerville, SC @ Summerville American Legion
Apr 17 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Apr 18 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
Apr 19 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Blackwood, NJ @ Whitman Square Mens Club
Apr 20 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer, Suburban Scum, Colony, Afterhours
Newburgh, NY @ Pub 151
Apr 21 – NEW ENGLAND METAL FEST -
Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr 22 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home
Apr 23 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
Apr 24 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Whitesburg, KY @ Letcher County Tourism Building
Apr 25 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
Apr 26 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Rotting Out, Wrong Answer, FocusedXMinds, Divided
Covington, KY @ Bangarang’s -
Apr 28 – Expire, The Mongoloids, Wrong Answer
Chicago, IL @ The Rumble 2012
May 04 – Expire
Canada – Toronto, ON @ Kapisanan
May 05 – Expire
Canada – Gatineau, QC @ The Odyssée
May 06 – Expire, Withdrawal, Hollow Earth
Canada – St Catharines, ON @ City Lights
May 11 – Expire, Cold World, Dead End Path
Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
May 12 – Expire, Cold World, Dead End Path
Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
May 13 – Expire, Cold World, Dead End Path
Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
May 14 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path, Suburban Scum
Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
May 16 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space
May 17 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
May 18 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
May 19 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Arlington, IL @ Knights of Columbus
May 20 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat
May 21 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Des Moines, IA @ All Play
May 22 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Denver, CO @ TBA
May 23 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Lake Foursquare
May 24 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 28 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 29 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Anaheim, CA @ Mirror Image Studios
May 30 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
May 31 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
Jun 01 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Las Cruces, NM @ Las Cruces Event Center
Jun 02 – Expire, Backtrack, Harms Way, Dead End Path
Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Jun 04 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Dallas, TX @ TBA
Jun 04 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
Jun 05 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Birmingham, AL @ TBA
Jun 06 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Jun 07 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
Jun 08 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom
Jun 09 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Atlanta, GA @ The Shop
Jun 10 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Jun 11 – Expire, Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop

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