Antillectual – Supporting Boy Sets Fire Tour

ANTILLECTUAL – Supporting BOY SETS FIRE Tour
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* Dutch trio joins legendary band for European Reunion Tour in June
* Touring Italy (03/25 – 04/03) + Russia (04/27 – 05/03) in support of Start From Scratch
* Record available for free / pay-what-you-like download

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ANTILLECTUAL (Nijmegen, Holland) is pleased to announce that it has been confirmed for a supporting slot on the upcoming BOY SETS FIRE reunion tour. The punk trio will be playing a total of 16 shows (06/14 – 07/01) across Europe with the newly reformed hardcore band.

Additionally, Antillectual is touring extensively on its own this Spring and well into Summer. An ten-day tour of Italy begins tomorrow and the band will spend a week in Russia at the end of April. Plenty of other dates scattered throughout as well, including shows with Iron Chic, Bouncing Souls, Polar Bear Club and One Win Choice. Given the band’s tireless work ethic, It should be no surprise; Antillectual has spent the majority of the last few months touring the world in support of its incredible new full-length, Start From Scratch.

A truly collaborative effort, Start From Scratch was released in late 2010 on LP and CD (Europe only) by ten different labels: Angry Chuck Records (Russia), Destiny Records (Germany / Austria / Switzerland), Discos Rayados (Spain), Effervescence Records (France), Infected Records (Portugal), Lockjaw Records (UK), Shield Recordings (Benelux), No Reason Records (Italy), 5 Feet Under Records (Denmark) and Square Of Opposition in the States.

If you live overseas, you can purchase a copy from one of the previously mentioned labels, or pick it up directly from the band here or on tour. If you live in the US or want the 12″ version, grab it from Square Of Opposition.

Of course, if you’d prefer digital version of Start From Scratch or would simply like to “try before you buy,” Antillectual has made the record available as a free / pay-what-you-like download. The rest of the band’s discography is also available for download here.

Listen to “Kraken Gaat Door!” (Free mp3)

Unquestionably the trio’s most accomplished record to date, Start From Scratch is firmly rooted in the combustible, dynamic punk of the 90s skate scene while incorporating in hints of modern emo, orgcore and even metal. Most strikingly though is how Antillectual has dialed up the unforgettable choruses and infectious melodies exponentially, cranking out twelve passionate, socially and politically charged burners that might be the most addictive songs you’ll year all year. Just as importantly, Start From Scratch is a varied, thoughtfully crafted effort; it frames a band skillfully maturing with age yet holding on to the fervor and fire that made the members pick up instruments and start playing punk rock in the first place.

As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.

TOUR
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MAR 24 – Basel, Switzerland @ Sommercasino
MAR 25 – Torino, Italy @ United
MAR 26 – Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy @ Arcidallo
MAR 27 – Bologna, Italy @ Lazzaretto
MAR 28 – Bologna, Italy @ Acoustic (TBA)
MAR 29 – Rome, Italy @ Closer
MAR 30 – Maddaloni (CA), Italy @ New Dream
MAR 31 – Rende (CS), Italy @ B Side
APR 01 – Molfetta (BA), Italy @ Macerie
APR 02 – L’aquila, Italy @ Casematte!
APR 03 – Vicenza, Italy @ Jack Hole
APR 04 – Regensburg, Germany @ Zimmer 4
APR 05 – Oberburg, Switzerland @ Müllers `Place w@ Your All Time Favourites
APR 09 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Onderbroek w/ Astpai, One Win Choice, In-sane
APR 27 – Ramenskoe, Russia @ Slam
APR 28 – Tula, Russia @ Wekino
APR 29 – Moscow, Russia @ Democracy
APR 30 – Vladimir, Russia @ CB
MAY 01 – Ryazan, Russia @ Dom Kul’tury
MAY 02 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Vegan Club
MAY 03 – Russia, TBA
MAY 06 – Bielefeld, Germany @ AJZ w/ Iron Chic, Underparts
MAY 07 – Itterbeek, Belgium @ JK De Zomaar w/ Iron Chic, The Real Danger, Underparts, Off The Charts
MAY 29 – Harlingen, Netherlands @ de Lichtboei w/ Midnight Menace, Cold Blooded, So Called Celeste
JUN 09 – Ulm, Germany @ Panda Bar
JUN 10 – Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany @ Youth Club Hängematte w/ Tim Vantol
JUN 11 – Weimar, Germany @ Germany , ber 3 w/ the Toyotas, The Detectors
JUN 14 – Budapest, Hungary @ A38 w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 15 – Bielsko,Biala, Poland @ Backstage w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 16 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Akropolis w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 20 – Nürnberg, Germany @ Löwesaal w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 21 – Annsbruck, Austria @ Weekender w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 22 – Gorizia, Italy @ Pieffe Factory w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 23 – Milano, Italy @ Magnolia w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 24 – TBC w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 25 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 27 – London, UK @ Islington Academy w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 28 – Manchester, UK @ Moho Live w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 29 – TBA w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUN 30 – Breda, Netherlands @ Mezz w/ Boy Sets Fire
JUL 01 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp w@ Boy Sets Fire  (SOLD OUT!)
JUL 30 – Bausendorf, Germany @ Riez Open Air w/ Bouncing Souls, Strung Out, Polar Bear Club, Man Overboard, more

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