Glendale, AZ heavy music powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced a spring North American tour in support of its critically acclaimed sophomore album, Ruination. The electrifying group will launch a massive 27 city headlining run that will launch on April 21 in Newport, KY. The scheduled five week trek is slated to run through late May.
Support on the JFAC tour will come from Tennessee's Whitechapel and California's Cattle Decapitation with Salt Lake City's Gaza (April 21 - May 5) and Boston's Revocation (May 15 - 27) as openers. Ticket pre-sales will be available for purchase via Artist Arena beginning Wednesday, March 3 (at 3:00 PM local time) at this location.
In additional breaking JOB FOR A COWBOY news, the band's critically acclaimed new album Ruination has been named "Best Extreme Metal Album" by the readers of Guitar World. JFAC, which has been called "The new wave of extreme" by the long-running publication, secures the coveted award while besting efforts by giants such as Behemoth, Immortal and Cannibal Corpse. The full results of Guitar World's 16th Annual Readers Poll can be found in the magazine's March, 2010 issue which is on newsstands now.
In the time since the release of the band's full length debut, JOB FOR A COWBOY has progressed from "the band with the different name" to one of the leading lights for heavy music in the 21st century. The quintet has toured the world to out-and-out acclaim, highlighted by main stage appearances at distinguished music jubilees such as the UK's Download Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air and a North American tour with Slayer and Marilyn Manson as part of the 2009 "ROCKSTAR Energy Mayhem Festival", where the group was called "one of the tour's shining highlights." The quintet's latest release, Ruination skyrocketed to #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in its first week of release and has met to scads of critical acclaim for its astounding dexterity, scorching attack, sleek arrangement and thundering musical muscle.
JOB FOR A COWBOY tour dates:
Spring, 2010 North American "Ruination" Tour
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April 21 Newport, KY The Historic Southgate House
April 23 Hackensack, NJ The School of Rock
April 24 Worcester, PA Palladium (2010 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
April 25 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
April 26 Columbus, OH Skully's
April 27 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
April 28 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
April 29 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
April 30 Montreal, QB La Tulipe
May 1 Toronto, ON Opera House
May 2 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
May 3 Madison, WI Orpheum Stage Door
May 4 Elgin, IL Mad Maggie's
May 5 Sauget, IL Pop's
May 15 Pomona, CA (California Metal Festival)
May 16 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk
May 17 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
May 18 Seattle, WA El Corazon
May 19 Pocatello, ID Icon
May 20 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
May 21 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
May 22 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
May 23 Wichita Falls, TX The Hanger
May 24 Austin, TX Emo's Inside
May 25 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
May 26 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad