It's a rare pleasure when the Hope Conspiracy hit the road, and the decade-old group of Boston boys have a solid offering of dates in the coming weeks. Currently in Europe, the band returns to the States Jan. 15 with its only East Coast date in New York City at the Cake Shop. There are only five other U.S. gigs, including major cities such as Berkley Calif., Seattle and Austin, Texas. "Touring takes a lot of planning for us. Since we all live in different areas of the country ... we need to fit it all in at once," bassist Jonas Feinberg told Noisecreep. The founding member said that writing songs together is easier to pull together, but in order to that that, he said, "We had to get this party out of the way first."

An added bonus is the opportunity to play with several of their friends' bands, including Deathwish labelmates Blacklisted, Rot in Hell and Rise and Fall. "We don't get to hang out together often," says Feinberg, who has been with the Hope Conspiracy since its start in 1999. "What better way than flying to Athens [Greece] to hang out with new people as well?"

The band released a new three-song seven-inch EP, 'True Nihilist,' about six months prior, and they're looking forward to playing them live for a few weeks. Though songwriting is a constant process, there are zero confirmations for an upcoming Hope Conspiracy release despite hopes for something within the next two years.

Jan. 13 -- London -- The Underworld
Jan. 15 -- New York City -- Cake Shop
Jan. 16 -- Berkeley, Calif. -- Gilman
Jan. 17 -- Seattle -- West Seattle Legion Hall
Jan. 21 -- Anaheim, Calif. -- Chain Reaction
Jan. 22 -- San Diego -- Che Cafe
Jan. 23 -- Austin, Texas -- Emo's

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