Updated: They changed it to the 3rd. Tickets on sale this Saturday.
March 4th? I got a note about it but it’s not on the site…stay tuned…John 5, Wes Borland, Josh Freese, Richard Patrick…sounds like a fantastic group.
FILTER is back. After a five-year hiatus and a successful run with Army of Anyone, RICHARD PATRICK has reclaimed his legacy with FILTER for ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED, due out this May. Produced by Josh Abraham (Slayer, 30 Seconds to Mars, Velvet Revolver, Staind, Courtney Love), PATRICK calls ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED his â€œhowl in the night,â€ a harsh indictment of civilization that doesnâ€™t exclude himself from its vision of a world falling apart. The albumâ€™s first single â€œSoldiers of Misfortuneâ€ will be released later this month. PATRICK describes the soaring anthem–with its U2/Bowie flavor and stacked backdrop of buzzing electric guitars–as a â€œsardonic anti-war/pro-troops song.â€ The first-person narrative was inspired by a letter from a FILTER fan who had enlisted in the Army reserves to get his college tuition paid; in his final year of college, he was shipped off to Iraq where he died from a rocket attack and small arms fire after just a few days of duty. FILTER will preview tracks from ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED alongside such FILTER classics as â€œHey Man, Nice Shot,â€ â€œTake a Pictureâ€ and others when they hit the road for special California club shows next month. The band will follow the shows with additional U.S. shows just prior to the albumâ€™s release, mixing headlining shows, festival appearances and radio shows. ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED features such collaborators as guitarist/songwriter John 5, guitarist Wes Borland and drummer Josh Freese and marks FILTERâ€™s first release in five years since The Amalgamut. Pointed and passionate, the new album traces PATRICKâ€™s own anger and shame with the state of things, from the intense alternative industrial blast of â€œThe Take,â€ â€œWhatâ€™s Nextâ€ and â€œHatred is Contagious,â€ the ultimate resignation of â€œKill the Dayâ€ and â€œLie After Lieâ€ to the tentative hope expressed by â€œOnly Youâ€ and the ambient soundscape of the closing â€œCan Stop This.â€ FILTERâ€™s club shows are as follows: DATE CITY VENUE March 2 San Diego, CA The Casbah March 3 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk March 4 San Francisco, CA CafÃ© DuNord