Monday, June 18, 2007


Announce US Tour w/ TOOL!!!!!!!

"Warren and Willis' thunder-prog has never sounded so fully formed and abrasive, and Warren's voice never so triumphant." - Spin Magazine

It's true, America's heaviest-hitting monster duo, BIG BUSINESS, has just announced they will be hitting the road w/ one of planet Earth's greatest bands, TOOL!

Prepare to witness the face-pummeling awesomeness of Big Business as they melt the minds of prog-metal legends, and their fans, in the cities listed below. Congratulations guys (and thanks for the stop in Jersey!)

Big Business is bigger and better than ever, with better hair, bigger hits, and the kind of overwhelming Norman Schwarzkopf-style force that rolls like thunder, stings like a missile, and - above all - takes no shit.

On Here Come the Waterworks, their second full-length, bassist/vocalist Jared Warren and drummer Coady Willis (both of whom also happen to be the newest members of underground super-legends the Melvins) unfurl all the mammoth riffs, furious vocals and blazing drum work you've come to expect - nay, DEMAND - from LA's answer to Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. No, wait, make that Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs. Either way, there's a new sheriff in town - two of 'em, actually.

This is the new Big Business album, and it's better than their first: harder, faster, and catchier. But since that first long player was so damn good, we're left with no choice but to already proclaim Here Come the Waterworks as one of the top releases of 2007.

Putting on Here Come the Waterworks induces instant first pumping. Its ethos is triumph and absolute PMA -- Positive Mental Attitude. In fact, you're likely to find your mind wandering back to the best scenes in Vision Quest, and that closing moment of greatness in Over the Top when Stallone turns his ball cap around and pummels the competition.

Big Business always tour the shit out of their records because they're rock machines. I mean, they even record tour EPs! Plan to catch them in your town and at festivals this summer laying waste to the competition.


Willis has become one of the most inventive percussionists currently making heavy music. Watching him play alongside Warren is a thing of astounding beauty and power. This time around, Big Biz have again tapped producer Phil Ek (Shins, Built To Spill), and it sounds incredible. - Transworld Skateboarding

Bass player Jarred Warren (formerly of Karp and Tight Bros. from Way Back When) is an incredible vocal force, the kind that budding rock singers can only dream about. - Alarm Press

Big Business could perhaps one day rival Mastodon's sea-shanty sludgefests. - Decibel Magazine

Some of the most relentless, unyielding, and profound music in heavy metal today. - Thrasher Magazine

These guys manage to deconstruct, reinvent, and then rebuild the typical noise rock formula. - Chord Magazine

Big Business drowns CCR and prog in the tar pits, coming off like an undead Uriah Heep. -

Two guys doing the work of 20 - Orange County Weekly

Stream "Here Come the Waterworks" HERE!

"The band, on Waterworks, went a different production route and signed up, of all people, Phil Ek, indie-rock super-producer. Waterworks, as a result, sounds gigantic, vast, and also sparklingly clean." -

Tracklist for Here Come the Waterworks:
1. Just as the Day was Dawning
2. Hands Up
3. Shields
4. Grounds for Divorce
5. Another Fourth of July ... Ruined
6. Start Your Digging
7. I'll Give You Something to Cry About
8. Another Beautiful Day in the Pacific Northwest

Big Business Live!

Jun 18 2007 The Middle East Cafe--Upstairs Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 2007 The Knitting Factory New York, New York w/ Panthers
Jun 20 2007 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC w/ Panthers
Jun 21 2007 North Star Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Panthers
Jun 22 2007 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland w/ Panthers

Dates w/ TOOL! *
Jun 24 2007 Copps Coliseum Hamilton, Ontario
Jun 26 2007 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minnesota
Jun 27 2007 Sears Center Chicago, Illinois
Jun 29 2007 US Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 1 2007 Chevrolet Centre Youngstown, Ohio
Jul 3 2007 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, Michigan
Jul 5 2007 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jul 7 2007 Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington, West Virginia
Jul 10 2007 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec
Jul 12 2007 Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Mansfield, Massachusetts
Jul 13 2007 Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, Maine
Jul 14 2007 Times Union Center Albany, New York
Jul 16 2007 Soverign Center Reading, Pennsylvania
Jul 18 2007 PNC Bank Arts center Holmdel, New Jersey

* All cancelled headlining dates will be rescheduled @ a later date

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