HIGH ON FIRE Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

HIGH ON FIRE have announced their first headlining tour of 2005 in support of their forthcoming new album, "Blessed Black Wings". HIGH ON FIRE will kick off a three-week trek beginning February 4 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. The tour is expected to conclude on February 24 in Salt Lake City, UT with additional dates pending.

Support on the HIGH ON FIRE tour will be provided by PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS and KYLESA. Immediately after, HIGH ON FIRE will make a high-profile appearance as part of the 2005 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where the band will perform alongside acts such as THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, AMON TOBIN and THE FUCKING CHAMPS.

HIGH ON FIRE's "Blessed Black Wings" is set for a February 1 U.S. release via Relapse. The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed "Surrounded By Thieves" was recorded at Chicago's Electrical Audio Studios with engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, JESUS LIZARD). The final track listing for "Blessed Black Wings" is as follows:

01. Devilution (mp3)
02. The Face of Oblivion
03. Brother In The Wind
04. Cometh Down Hessian
05. Blessed Black Wings
06. Anointing of Seer
07. To Cross the Bridge
08. Silver Back
09. Sons Of Thunder

HIGH ON FIRE "Blessed Black Wings" Tour 2005 w/ PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS and KYLESA (unless otherwise noted):

Feb. 04 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 05 - Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish Pub
Feb. 06 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Feb. 08 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb. 09 - Houston, TX @ Fat Cat's
Feb. 10 - New Orleans, LA @ TwiRoPa
Feb. 11 - Memphis, TN @ Young Ave Deli
Feb. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The E.A.R.L.
Feb. 13 - Hickory, NC @ Wizard Saloon
Feb. 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
Feb. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Feb. 16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Scully's Music Diner
Feb. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Alvin's
Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb. 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Feb. 23 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Ballroom
Feb. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki (w/ KYLESA)
Feb. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ 12 Galaxies (w/ THE FUCKING CHAMPS, KYLESA as part of Noise Pop 2005)

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