Thursday, March 22, 2012

JANUS Tour Continues With New Headlining Shows

Now that JANUS’ hugely successful tour with Chevelle and Middle Class Rut has come to an end, they’ll head right back out on the road for a handful of headlining shows before joining up with Cavo for a month-long trek. It all kicks off with a hometown show in Chicago at the Cubby Bear on March 28. Dates with Cavo begin April 7.

JANUS—singer David Scotney, guitarist Mike Tyranski, bassist Alan Quitman and drummer Johnny Salazar—is touring in support of their highly anticipated sophomore album, NOX AERIS, due out March 27 on REALID Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). The album’s first single, “Stains,” has reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s “Active Rock” chart after garnering huge spins on such radio stations as WIIL (Chicago), KPNT (St. Louis), WBUZ (Nashville), WJJO (Madison), WWBN (Flint), KHTQ (Spokane), SiriusXM’s “Octane” and “Hard Drive XL.”

As Outburn magazine recently praised the album (in a 9 out of 10 review): “NOX AERIS is a visceral sonic document of adventure and the transformation that can result…On the surface an emotionally charged blend of Deftones and Tool, NOX AERIS weaves a complex web of ethereal noise. Passages of thick, meat-grinding distortion culminate in Meshuggah style spasms and interlock beautifully with an atmospheric blanket of restrained synths…The catchiness of NOX AERIS is deceptive in masking the album’s unpredictable song structures, which speaks to Janus’ collective growth as writers. Theirs is a nuanced, understated, and powerful heaviness.”

Check out JANUS at any of the following tour stops:


Wed 3/28 Chicago, IL Cubby Bear
Thu 3/29 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Fri 3/30 Tremont, IL Twisted Spoke Saloon
Sat 3/31 Flint, MI The Machine Shop

With Cavo:
Sat 4/7 Battle Creek, MI Planet Rock
Wed 4/11 Ottawa, IL Luciana's Rural Resort
Fri 4/13 Madison, WI RSR Stage
Sat 4/14 Rockford, IL Bar 3
Tue 4/17 Sioux Falls, SD Rookies
Wed 4/18 Kearny, NE The Garage
Fri 4/20 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
Sat 4/21 San Antonio, TX Fiesta Oyster Bake Festival
Sun 4/22 Houston, TX Scout Bar (headlining)
Wed 4/25 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Thu 4/26 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Sat 4/28 Mesa, AZ Mesa Riverview Park (UFEST)
Tue 5/1 Abilene, TX The Lucky Mule
Wed 5/2 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
Fri 5/4 Illiopolis, IL Bunker's
Sat 5/19 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amp (KPNT Pointfest)
Fri 5/25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

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