DIR EN GREY: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Japanese band DIR EN GREY will bring its "Inward Scream Tour 2007" to the U.S this February. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb. 01 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Feb. 02 - Lake Buena Vista, FL & House of Blues (Orlando)
Feb. 03 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
Feb. 05 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
Feb. 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Feb. 07 - Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
Feb. 09 - Toronto, ON @ Guvernment
Feb. 10 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
Feb. 12 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Feb. 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Club
Feb. 16 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Feb. 18 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Feb. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Feb. 21 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Feb. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre

Tickets will go on sale November 15. More information can be found at the band's official web site.

DIR EN GREY made their stateside debut with a showcase at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas in March before following it up by stops at the 800-capacity Avalon in New York and the 2,000-capacity Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles (both of which sold out within hours of being announced online). An appearance at this summer's The Family Values Tour alongside KORN, DEFTONES, STONE SOUR and FLYLEAF brought the group further acclaim, a stint which was captured for the upcoming "The Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD, due on December 26 via Firm Music.

The Japanese-speaking band gained its audience without singing in English, according to Billboard.com. The quintet has been building in popularity in its home country for about 10 years, releasing four full-length albums through either Firewall Div or Free-Will Japan and a variety of singles and video collections.

DIR EN GREY's "Withering to Death" album was released in the U.S. in May via Warcon Enterprises.


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