OTEP Frontwoman Talks About Upcoming Tour; Video Available

A short video message from OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya announcing the band's upcoming "The Circus of Democracy" headlining tour can be viewed below.

"The Circus of Democracy" tour dates:

Mar. 30 - Gator's Farmington, New Mexico
Mar. 31 - The Outer Rim Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr. 01 - Cervantes Ballroom Denver, Colorado
Apr. 02 - Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr. 04 - The Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr. 05 - The Reverb Cedar Falls, Iowa
Apr. 07 - The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
Apr. 08 - Motorhead's Bar & Grill Michigan Center, Michigan
Apr. 10 - Peabody's Cleveland
Apr. 11 - Al Rose Villa Columbus, Ohio
Apr. 12 - Harpo's Detroit, Michigan
Apr. 13 - The Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Apr. 15 - Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Apr. 17 - B. B. Kings New York, New York
Apr. 18 - Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
Apr. 19 - Webster Theater Hartford, Connecticut
Apr. 21 - Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia
Apr. 22 - Steppin' Out Virginia Beach, Virginia
Apr. 23 - The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Apr. 25 - Hooligan's Jacksonville, North Carolina
Apr. 26 - Jester's Fayetteville, North Carolina
May 01 - Scout Bar San Antonio, Texas
May 02 - Scout Bar Houston, Texas
May 03 - Ridglea Theatre Fort Worth, Texas
May 04 - Jake's Lubbock, Texas

OTEP's new album, "The_Ascension", sold 10,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in November to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Produced by Dave Fortman (MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE), "The_Ascension" sees the band challenging itself to avoid clichs and classifications and finding a new landscape of sound and vision. "We said 'genre limits and music fads be damned, let's write music that is important to us and that motivates us," explained OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya. "I wanted to write songs we believe in and let nothing stop us from building the album we want to make."

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