Yes, I love Jeff Loomis, and yes, I have said this repeatedly, but you need to get dude’s first solo Zero Order Phase. Shit’s fantasmic. For reals.
That said, the former Nevermore guitarist has a new LP on the way called Plains of Oblivion, which means dude needs to tour. And tour, he will — with Protest The Hero, Periphery, The Safety Fire, and Today I Caught The Plague. Those dates follow after the jump.
Jeff has enlisted Shaded Enmity guitarist Joe Nurre, System Divide bassist Gregory Macklin, and Intervals drummer Anup Sastry.
“My good friend, Joe Nurre from up here in Seattle, will be playing guitar with me out on this run,” says Loomis. “Some of you might have seen him play with Nevermore on the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise last year.
“I was lucky enough to find this killer drummer online. His name is Anup Sastry, I’ve seen him do these perfect drum covers on his YouTube page. I reached out and learned he plays in a few great bands as well. You should check out all the stuff he’s done.
“Anup is based out in the D.C. area and brought in a friend of his, Greg Macklin, to do bass. Those guys are going to be getting together out there to start practicing the set. Joe and I will do the same over here and then a couple weeks before the tour, Joe and I will fly over Maryland and we’ll all rehearse until we get things perfect.
“I can’t wait to get out there and start playing live again. See you soon.”
Jeff Loomis tour dates:
3/25: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
3/26: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
3/27: Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine
3/31: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
4/1: West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
4/2: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
4/3: Portland, OR @ The Branx
4/4: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/7: Denver, CO @ Summit
4/9: St. Louis, MO @ Pops
4/10: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
4/11: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12: Columbus, OH @ The Outland Ballroom
4/13: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/14: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
4/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/17: Orlando, FL @ The Social
4/18: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
4/20: New York, NY @ Gramercy
4/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
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