Diemonds Announce ‘Long Road To Texas’ 2013 Tour

Diemonds Announce ‘Long Road To Texas’ 2013 Tour

February 20, 2013

Toronto hard rockers Diemonds are excited to announce American tour dates that will take their music to new cities. The tour includes a first time slot at SXSW in Austin, Texas where the band will be a part of High Times Magazine’s annual music awards show ‘The Doobies’. They will be playing select US dates in support of their album ‘The Bad Pack’, released in October on Underground Operations. The band comes back to Toronto in time for Canadian Music Week and a support slot with Hollywood legends Faster Pussycat.

2012 was a a very busy year for Diemonds, who toured North America from coast-to-coast including notable slots at Heavy MTL, Seattle Hempfest, The Whisky A Go-Go and opening for the likes of Slash and Steel Panther. The year ended with the band receiving a nod for their music video “Get the F*&k Outta Here,” named the number four video of the year by UK’s prestigious Classic Rock Magazine.

Regarding the new album guitarist C.C. Diemond recently told SleazeRoxx.com, “‘The Bad Pack’ took a long time to make, not due to any fault of anyone, just the way we made it was sort of on our own budget so we had to figure out interesting and creative ways to record — that meant picking different locations, and as it says in the liner notes various flophouses throughout Toronto which is entirely true. It took four or five different actual studios to get the whole thing done and a lot of different people — a lot of friends pitched in and helped out with the recording process because we were working on a budget. There’s priority for some people so we had to wait for some of the engineers and stuff so that we could get the thing done with the right people, but we are really happy with the product. All the people that worked in it — Jon Drew, Eric Ratz, Kenny Luong, even Harry Hess from Harem Scarem was the guy who mastered it — yeah, it took a little while but it’s finally done and we’re really excited.”

For more information, visit the band at diemonds.net and undergroundoperations.com.

‘Long Road to Texas Tour’ 2013 Tour Dates:
March 9 – The Shrunken Head – Columbus, OH
March 10 – Third Street Dive – Louisville, KY
March 11 – FooBAR.too – Nashville, TN
March 12 – Memphis Rehearsal Complex – Memphis, TN
March 13 – TBA – Little Rock, AR
March 14 – Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
March 15 – The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
March 16 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 17 – Redeyed Fly (SXSW/The High Times Doobie Awards) – Austin, TX
March 19 – Venue Shrine – Tulsa, OK
March 20 – Jerry’s Baitshop – Lee’s Summit, MO
March 21 – TBA – Chicago, IL
March 22 – Small’s – Hamtramck, MI
March 23 – The Hideout (CMW) – Toronto, ON
March 30 – Spot ONE – Brampton, ON
March 31 – The Rockpile – Etobicoke, ON (with Faster Pussycat)

Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com