D.R.I.: New U.S. Dates Announced

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) have added more dates to their growing schedule. These shows will bring the band out again in September/October and will include appearances in markets not yet played by the band since they returned to the live stage last November.

Sep. 09 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Sep. 10 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'S
Sep. 11 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyanne Saloon
Sep. 12 - Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Sep. 17 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
Sep. 18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sep. 19 - Bend, OR - Midtown Ballroom
Sep. 24 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
Sep. 25 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep. 26 - Palmdale, CA - The Crossing
Sep. 28 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Sep. 29 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Sep. 30 - Pitt, PA - Diesel
Oct. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 02 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
Oct. 04 - St Louis, MO - The Firebird
Oct. 05 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's
Oct. 06 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
Oct. 14 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
Oct. 15 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
Oct. 16 - Orlando, FL - Lyrica
Oct. 17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

Tickets go on sale today at EnterTheVault.com exclusively until April 2, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

Look for more dates to be added in November and December.

Beer City Records has set an April 13 release date for the reissue of "Crossover", the classic 1987 album from D.R.I.. Due on LP, CD and as a digital download, the LP was remastered by Bill Metoyer, who was the engineer for the original recordings. The CD and digital version of the reissue will include the original 13 songs plus 11 bonus tracks.

"Crossover" reissue track listing:

01. The Five Year Plan
02. Tear It Down
03. A Coffin
04. Probation
05. I.D.K.Y.
06. Decisions
07. Hooked
08. Go Die
09. Redline
10. No Religion
11. Fun And Games
12. Oblivion
13. Outro
14. The Five Year Plan (Live At the Ritz)
15. Redline (Live At the Ritz)
16. Fun And Games (Live At the Ritz)
17. Tear It Down (Live At the Ritz)
18. Probation (Live At the Ritz)
19. Go Die (Live At the Ritz)
20. The Five Year Plan (Demo)
21. Fun And Games (Demo)
22. Kurt (Interview)
23. Spike (Interview)
24. Josh and Felix (Interview)

Prior to 2009, the band's last show in North America was September 2004 when a proposed winter tour was abruptly canceled by the news that founding member Spike Cassidy was diagnosed with colon cancer. He underwent surgery (a one-foot section of large intestine was removed through an eight-inch incision in his stomach on March 27, 2006), radiation and chemotherapy and is said to be winning the battle against the disease.

For the past 27 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we've all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots. Still actively touring and recording, the only thing that may have changed is that they're a little older now, but time hasn't gotten the best of the DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES. They're still thrashing just as hard, and just as loud as ever, continuing to overload our senses with the sound that is, and will always remain, uniquely D.R.I.

Video footage of D.R.I. performing live at Emo's in Austin, Texas on February 20, 2010 can be viewed below.


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