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Monday, June 21, 2010

"Sleep" Announce Reunion Tour



I was anticipating this after they announced their ATP show and some select dates (they did put out a call on their Myspace for people to help them with booking.) Even though this isn't much of a surprise it's still HUGE news, Stoner/Doom legends "Sleep" have announced an official reunion tour! Unfortunately original drummer Chris Hakius has decided not to go on the tour and he will be replaced by Neurosis drummer Jason Roeder. The group will perform Sleep's classic "Holy Mountain" album and selections from their other albums during the tour (here's hoping they play the entire Dopesmoker "song" or at least a shortened version of it.)

Sleep was formed by Al Cisneros, Chris Hakius and Matt Pike after their original band Asbestos Death broke up. When Sleep finally fizzled out Matt Pike went on to form High on Fire while Al Cisneros & Chris Hakius formed Om. Sleep is highly influential among Doom and Stoner bands, and Ozzy Osbourne himself once said that Sleep were the closest band he'd heard that had Black Sabbath's original 70s style and feeling. I myself am super fucking stoked and will be attending the Chicago date. Miss out at your peril:

9/3 Monticello, NY @ Kutsher's Country Club - All Tomorrow's Parties
9/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
9/8 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
9/9 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
9/10 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
9/12 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1 comment:

  1. THIS IS FUCKING MAMMOTH!!!
    I LOVE SLEEP!
    9/9/10...i'm in!
    MAJOR.
    Thanks T.
    -Z-

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