Russian Circles announce European Tour for 2017


“amp-exploding metal and sludgy yet lip-curling riffs”  – The Guardian *****

“Russian Circles display a welcome eagerness to cut to the chase whether they’re crafting gentler soundscapes like “Overboard” or hurtling through the doomy mathore of “Vorel.”” – Uncut 8/10

“thundering epic” – SPIN

“… 2016 hasn’t given us too many albums that sound as good as this.” – Stereogum

“…pushing their listeners to accomplish what others might’ve once dubbed the impossible.” – Consequence of Sound

“…a more bad-ass Russian Circles, a group that seems less elegiac, and more ready to plant their feet solidly on the ground, fighting back bloodied and bruised against each body blow.” – Pitchfork
“…moody, dense and dynamic, the gripping soundtrack to an un-filmed drama.” – Rolling Stone

Celebrated Chicago post-metal/rock trio Russian Circles will headline an extensive European tour next Februry and March in support of their sixth studio album, Guidance, which is out now on Sargent House.


18th February – Tilburg, NL @ 013
19th February – Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9
20th February – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
21st February – Arhus, DK @ Voxhall
22nd February – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
24th February – Bielefeld, DE @ Forum
25th February – Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez
26th February – Munich, DE @ Strom
28th February – Dornbirn, AT @ Spielboden
1st March – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
2nd March – Rome, IT @ Monk
3rd March – Livorno, IT @ The Cage
4th March – Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club
5th March – Zurich, CH @ Rote fabrik
6th March – Geneva, CH @ Kalvingrad / Usine
8th March – Barcelona, ES @ Bikini
9th March – Madrid, ES @ 100% Psych @ Shoko
10th March – Lisbon, PT @ RCA Club
11th March – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
13th March – Biarritz, FR @ Atabal
14th  March – Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa
15th March – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
16th March – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
17th March – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
18th March – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
19th March – Bristol, UK @ The Marble Factory
20th March – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
22nd March – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
23rd March – Belfast, IE @ Empire Music Hall
24th March – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
25th March – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute2
26th March – London, UK @ Heaven


While every Russian Circles album has had its share of new sonic vistas, Guidance finds the band still searching out new sounds while continuing to play to the collective strengths of guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz, and bassist Brian Cook. With the help of engineer/co-producer Kurt Ballou, Russian Circles were able to capture a broad tonal palette and wide array of emotional motifs into a cohesive journey through the tumultuous corners of human existence. On Guidance, Russian Circles carry on in their quest to conjure multi-dimensional dramatic instrumental narratives and scout out new textures from their respective instruments.  The songs aren’t constructed out of highbrow concepts; they’re forged out of gut instinct and base emotional response. Nor was the band interested in testing their fans’ patience or securing a new broader audience with a radical reinvention. Instead, Russian Circles use Guidance to continue examining the polarity of quiet and loud, complexity and simplicity, ugliness and beauty.
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