From their press:
On the heels of successful tours of Europe, Asia and Australia, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead has announced a US summer headlining tour which includes a performance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival on July 20th and has the band bringing fellow Austinites Ume out with them. Along with news of the tour comes the kick-off of a PledgeMusic campaign for a Tao Of The Dead Part III EP, tentatively set for a September 24th release. In partnership with Superball Music and Richter Scale, Trail of Dead has already launched a pre-order for the EP (available on limited edition CD and 12” vinyl) that will give fans the opportunity to be involved during the creation of the brand new 20-minute long composition, produced by long-time collaborator Chris “Frenchie” Smith.
There are a variety of different exclusives that can be obtained, including handwritten lyric sheets, signed CD’s & LP’s, damaged cymbals and even paintings by Conrad Keely. Not only that, but a portion of the money raised will go to the charity APLE which helps protect children‘s rights in Cambodia. You can find out more about the pledge campaign and get involved here. In addition, on July 9th Superball Music in conjunction with Richter Scale will re-release the band’s entire indie catalogue – 1998’s …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, 1999’s Madonna, 2009’s The Century of Self, 2011’s Tao Of The Deadand 2012’s Lost Songs – on 180g audiophile vinyl. To get fans psyched up for these re-releases, the band just released lyric videos for “Mistakes & Regrets” (Madonna): and “A Gargoyle Waiting” (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead): and all re-releases will be available at the start of the band’s US tour that kicks off on July 10th at Spaceland Ballroom in New Haven, CT. Confirmed US and European dates below…
Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $18 and can be found here.