October 4, 2010

DREAM THEATER Vocalist JAMES LABRIE Announces First Solo Headlining Tour in 5 Years; New Album, ‘Static Impulse’

On the heels of the release of his latest opus, ‘Static Impulse’, JAMES LABRIE has finally announced his return to the stage as a solo artist and will embark on a North American tour this winter!  The DREAM THEATER vocalist has released two releases in a side project dubbed MULLMUZZLER and two solo releases including 2005’s ‘Elements of Persuasion’ and the latest masterpiece ‘Static Impulse’ which was released last week via InsideOut Music.
 
 LABRIE comments: "Hello Everyone, Matt, Marco, Peter, Ray and I are extremely psyched to announce a tour in support of the new album 'Static Impulse'. Everyone that played on the disc will be on stage. This is going to be a very powerful and memorable evening. Just us and the fans doing what we both love doing. You will hear songs from MullMuzzler, EOP and of course the latest, Static Impulse.  Come out and support this US/ Canada tour and let's have a blast. We will hit you like a sledgehammer, but I promise it won't hurt... See you out there.  Goooooooooo!!!!!  James."
 
 Tickets for the trek go on sale today exclusively via EnterTheVault.com where fans can purchase both regular and VIP tickets for the trek. VIP packages include entrance to the venue 1-hour early, a meet-and-greet with JAMES LABRIE and a signed tour poster!
 
 Longtime collaborator MATT GUILLORY added: “James, Marco, Ray, Peter, and myself are all really excited about touring the US and Canada in support of our new album Static Impulse. The response we've been getting since the album was released has been so amazing. We can't wait to play this stuff live. This is going to be a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing everybody on the road!"
 
 ‘Static Impulse’ was produced by LABRIE and GUILLORY with mixing and mastering being handled by the mighty JENS BOGREN (OPETH, KATATONIA). Fans can download a free MP3 of the song “Mislead” as well as purchase the album at the following location: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/jameslabrie/

 A special, limited edition version of ‘Static Impulse’ and t-shirt are available via CMDistro.com.
 
 TOUR DATES
 Nov 26 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
 Nov 27 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
 Nov 29 – New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
 Nov 30 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
 Dec 02 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda
 Dec 03 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
 Dec 04 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
 Dec 06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
 Dec 07 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
 Dec 08 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
 Dec 10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
 Dec 11 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pen
 Dec 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
 Dec 15 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
 Dec 16 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
 Dec 18 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
 Dec 19 - Dallas, TX - Trees
 Dec 20 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar

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