Tuesday, February 20, 2007

JESU Releases "Conqueror" TODAY * Delay Launch of US Tour

JESU Releases "Conqueror" TODAY * Delay Launch Date of US Tour

"Conqueror casts 16-bpm doom through a psychedelic-pop lens, resulting in some of the most tuneful, heart wrenching, and - dare we say it - beautiful music of Broadrick's career." - Revolver Magazine

“4.5 out of 5- The First Essential Album of 2007” - Alternative Press

"Dripping heavy, cascading walls of sound, U.K. shoegazing trio Jesu -- helmed by Justin Broadrick, with Diarmuid Dalton and Ted Parsons in tow -- churn out static-edged mini-epics." - Spin.com

"As has come to be expected from Jesu, Conqueror obliterates everything in its path." - Pitchforkmedia.com

Upon the release of 'Conqueror', and for the first time ever, JESU will be coming to the US, touring the span of the country w/ the monsterous ISIS! However, due to work visa issues, the start of this tour has been slightly delayed by a handful of shows, read the statement from Justin Broadrick's blog below:

"We are sorry to report that Jesu are still stuck in England and will NOT be playing the Spaceland, L.A headline/release party ; work permits for Jesu have still not been cleared by U.S officials/customs and the band are not allowed into the U.S until the permits are officially cleared. The band are yet to receive a date of clearance and simply have to wait until they do so before entering the U.S, hence Jesu will not be appearing at any shows with ISIS until the permits are available and Jesu can leave England.

Please watch this space for further news ; once Jesu have their permits we will post confirmation of this and the first show that Jesu will play in the U.S.
Hopefully the band will not miss more than the first week of this tour, being the bands first tour of the U.S.

In related Jesu live line up news, Jesu bass player Diarmuid Dalton will not be playing any of the U.S dates due to being refused a work permit for the U.S for this tour. Diarmuid has been replaced for this tour by long time collaborator (and fellow Birmingham, England native) bass player Dave Cochrane (Justin and Dave played together in Head Of David, Sweet Tooth, Ice, God and now their new project together GREY MACHINE).

Drummer Ted Parsons has also been unable to make this first Jesu U.S tour due to family commitments and has been replaced by drummer Danny Walker, a Los Angeles native who plays for many bands including Intronaut.

Thank you"

We will be sure to keep you posted on the status of this situation.

More on Conqueror:
Justin K. Broadrick triumphantly returns with his second Jesu full-length (the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed Silver EP), Conqueror. Out February 20th, courtesy of Hydra Head, and packed with eight gorgeously hypnotic tracks in just over an hour, Conqueror exhales a dreamlike mist of weighty celestial ambience, underwater phantasms and slow-rolling nebulae, fomenting the kind of kaleidoscopic rapture—brimming with lush electronics, dulcet guitar textures, massive riffs, and lavish atmospheric hues—that makes us swear we’re on drugs.

^ big mother-fuckin ups ^

In addition, and in recognition of Mr. Broadrick's surreal achievements in his musical career, he has been acklowdged w/ his first ever US magazine cover for Jesu, courtesy of Philadelphia-based extreme-metal publication, DECIBEL Magazine! Decibel, and writer Anthony Bartkewicz, bring us an in-depth retrospective on Broadrick's career, spanning from his time in hugely influential bands including Godflesh, Napalm Death, Techno Animal, Final, and others. Featuring interviews w/ those who have worked alongside Mr Broadrick, including the highly inspirational hip-hop MC EL-P (amongst others), the fantastic article highlights Broadrick's achievements and history in this stunning and groundbreaking biography.

ISIS Only:
2/22- Casbah San Diego CA
2/23- The Clubhouse Tempe AZ
2/24- Launchpad Albuquerque NM
2/26 - Conservatory Oklahoma City OK
2/27- Ridglea Theater Fort Worth TX
2/28- Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin TX
3/1- Numbers Houston TX
3/2- Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA
3/3- Bottletree Lounge Birmingham AL

JESU Tour w/ ISIS:
3/5- The Social Orlando FL
3/8- 40 Watt Club Athens GA
3/9- Tremont Music Hall Charlotte NC
3/10- Alley Katz Richmond VA
3/11- 930 Club Washington DC
3/13- Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA
3/14- Irving Plaza New York NY
3/15- Jesu at SXSW - Emos Austin, TX
3/16 - Jesu at SXSW
3/17- The Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge MA *
3/18- Theatre National Montreal QC *
3/19- Barrymore’s Ottawa ON *
3/20- Opera House Toronto ON *
3/21- St Andrews Hall Detroit MI *
3/22- Metro Chicago IL *
3/25- Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN *
3/26- The Picador Iowa City IA *
3/27- Granada Theatre Lawrence KS *
3/28- Marquis Theater Denver CO *
3/30- In The Venue Salt Lake City UT *
4/1- The Big Easy Boise ID *
4/2- The Big Easy Spokane WA *
4/3- Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle WA *
4/4- Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR *
4/6- Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco CA *
4/8- Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles CA *
* = w/ Zozobra

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