Long-running Dutch hardcore/punk icons VITAMIN X make their return to North America this week with their first tour dates on the continent in more than five years. The run of tour dates began with two shows in Mexico over the weekend. The band now hits both the West and East Coasts of the United States. VITAMIN X is touring in support of their latest LP, and crushing Southern Lord debut, Age Of Paranoia, which saw release in May.
Surging with rapid-fire punk angst, replete with ripping rock leads and raised-fist, group-chanting anthems, VITAMIN X deploys sixteen volatile tracks in a succinct, white-knuckled, twenty-eight minutes on Age Of Paranoia. The album was recorded by Igor Wouters at ARC Studios in Amsterdam and includes special guest guitar solos by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Witch) and Bubba Dupree (Void, Soundgarden, Dave Grohl’s Probot, Brant Bjork). The cover artwork was created by Marald (Baroness, Kylesa, High On Fire).
VITAMIN X now storms back to North America this month, with a run of tour dates on which they will be playing songs from Age Of Paranoia for the first time as well as their fan favorite and seminal tracks. This new tour will see the band touring the West Coast for the first time since 2012 and the East Coast for the first time since 2013. Following two shows in Mexico, the band plays Los Angeles with Trappist and more tonight, with shows across California and Arizona through October 7th. After that, they hit the East Coast US for five shows with support from Fixation, the tour ending in Philadelphia on October 13th.
Guitarist Marc Emmerik states, “We’re very excited to announce this tour, which will be our first time playing both the East and West Coasts on the same tour in more than ten years! This tour is gonna be crazy and we’ve got an amazing setlist playing all our classics and several songs from the new album Age Of Paranoia’. Can’t wait to make some new friends and see our old friends! See you in the pit!”
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VITAMIN X Tour Dates:
10/01/2018 The Resident – Los Angeles, CA w/ ACxDC, Trappist, Skullcrack
10/02/2018 Space Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Drug Control, Skullcrack
10/03/2018 LBX – Phoenix, AZ
10/04/2018 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/05/2018 1234 Go! Records – Oakland, CA w/ Isotope, Khiis
10/06/2018 The Mardi Gras Lounge – Redwood City, CA
10/07/2018 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Slow Code, Sick Burn, Years Of Aggression
10/09/2018 Once – Sommerville, MA w/ Fixation
10/10/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Fixation
10/11/2018 E-Bloc – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Fixation
10/12/2018 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Fixation
10/13/2018 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA w/ Fixation, Syringe, Drug Bust