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NEWS: Conan Announce New Album And Tour Dates

The announcement of a brand new album is great news, until that harrowing moment when you read how long you have to wait before its release. In this case, the Liverpool-based battle-doom titans Conan are going to keep their latest record Existential Void Guardian concealed until August 31st, which marks the end of a summer one can only dream of in this ever-bleakening winter… just to put it into perspective.

And seeing as their previous 2016 album, Revengeance, marked a bit of a change in pace for the band’s music, it will be extremely interesting to see where they take things next. Bassist and frontman, Jon Paul Davis assures us of the following: ‘Existential Void Guardian expands upon our previous lyrical and conceptual ideas, bringing the listener’s focus from the screens of our favourite arcade machines to the minds of the characters through who’s eyes we view the 2 dimensional plane.’

Like their website says, Hail Conan! It will also be the first full-length recording to include new drummer Johnny King, who joined the band in 2017.

But for the more impatient of us, Conan aim to please with an intensive strand of tour dates, currently taking place in the US alongside The Ditch And The Delta. And credit to the band’s high work ethic, after a two-month break, they then kick-start a UK and Ireland tour alongside Monolord, which begins 7th of May. In the midst of this, they are also sneaking in a show in Madrid.

A Conan live show is a brooding and hypnotic experience. Trust us.

Dates are as follows:

2/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
2/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
2/15: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
2/16: Portland, OR @ Sabertooth Fest
2/17: Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks
2/18: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
2/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
2/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
2/22: El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose
2/23: Austin, TX @ Lost Well
2/24: Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
2/25: Memphis, TN @ Growlers
2/26: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
2/27: Atlanta, GA @ The 529
2/28: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
3/1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
3/2: Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
3/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
3/5: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
3/6: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
3/7: Rochester, NY @ Photo City
3/8: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/9: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
3/10: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
3/11: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
3/12: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
3/13: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

Conan on tour with Monolord:

5/7 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
5/8 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
5/9 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
5/10 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
5/11 – Brighton, UK: The Green Door Store
5/12 – Madrid, ES @ Kristonfest
5/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
5/15 – Dublin, IE @ Voodoo Lounge
5/16 – Belfast, UK @ Voodoo
5/17 – Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill
5/19 – TBC

You can get tickets and keep up to speed with all the latest Conan info by following their website and facebook page. You can also hear all their current releases on Spotify and Bandcamp.

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