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Russian Circles Announce European Tour


Russian Circles
are not a band that slows down — not at any point — and with bassist Brian Cook no longer sharing his time with the now defunct These Arms Are Snakes, expect the grandiose instrumental band to be on the road much more. And if you’re in Europe, expect the band to hit a stage near you next month.

This will be the band’s first tour to Europe since 2008, but now they’re returning in support of their album ‘Geneva.’ Since May, the band’s third long player has been getting buried in praise by new and old fans alike.

‘Geneva’ is a record that translates live, which is normally a feet for any instrumental band of thick layering, but with Russian Circles live there is no clarified mutterings of ‘you should hear this song on the record.’ This was how the band wanted the album. “We went out of our way to make it sound nasty, not lo-fi,” Sullivan explained. “But rough around the edges, so it sounds more like a live record.”

More dates should be expected for this trip over the ocean. Currently Russian Circles have only one U.S. show booked: a free show in Iowa.

Feb. 6 — Grinnell, Iowa — Grinnell College/Main Hall
March 5 — Kortrijk, BEL — De Kreun
March 6 — Dortmund, GER — FZW
March 7 — Karlsruhe, GER — Jubez
March 9 — Lausanne, SWI — Le Romandie
March 10 — Lyon, FRA — GRND ZERO
March 13 — Madrid, SPA — Siroco
March 14 — Lisbon, POR — Santiago Alquimista
March 16 — Porto, SPA — Plano B
March 17 — San Sebastien, SPA — Mogambo
March 18 — Montpellier, FRA — Baloard
March 20 — Zurich, SWI — Rote Fabrik/Clubraum
March 21 — Zagreb, CRO — GRAZ Teater
March 22 — LjubLjana, SLO — Menza Pri Kuritu
March 24 — Vienna, AUS — Arena
March 25 — Prague, CZE — Matrix Club
March 26 — Leipzig, GER — Zoro
March 27 — Berlin, GER — Magnet
March 28 — Poznan, POL — Pod Minoga
March 29 — Gydnia, POL — Ucho Club
April 4 — Copenhagen, DEN — Lades
April 6 — Hamburg, GER — Hafenklang
April 8 — Bristol, UK — Thekla
April 9 — Leeds, UK — The Well/Brudenell
April 11 — Glasgow, UK — Nice N Sleazy
April 12 — Nottingham, UK — Rock City Basement
April 13 — London, UK — Underworld
April 15 — Tilbur, HOL — Roadburn Festival
April 17 — Athens, GRE — Rodeo Club

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