Instrumental metal band (or instru-metal, if you'd prefer) Pelican has filled its summer dance card with a whole lot of West Coast tour dates. The band had purposefully stopped playing shows while it worked on new material. Now, Pelican are emerging from their Chicago-based lair to blast the eardrums of Left Coasters.


Pelican will appear at the Power of the Riff Festival, performing alongside Pentagram and Winter. As part of their tour, the band will perform at TPOTR shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, along with headlining dates in San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Fresno and Portland.

Pelican West Coast tour dates with ÆGES:

8/12/2011 The Casbah - San Diego, CA

8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of The Riff Festival

8/14/2011 SLO Brewing Company - San Luis Obispo, CA

8/15/2011 Audie's Olympic - Fresno, CA

8/16/2011 The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA @ The Power of The Riff Festival

8/17/2011 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR

8/18/2011 Neumo's - Seattle, WA @ The Power of The Riff Festival

9/24/2011 Buster's - Lexington, KY @ Boomslang Festival

Watch the video for Pelican's 'Dead Between the Walls'