New York City-based rock band I Am The Avalanche has announced its upcoming summer headlining tour. Touring behind its recently released full-length album, Wolverines, the band will be making 14 U.S. appearances beginning in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, July 18 at St. Vitus and culminating in a performance at Revolution in Amityville, NY on Saturday, August 2. The tour will also visit additional markets such as Atlantic City, NJ on July 19, Orlando, FL on July 23, Atlanta, GA on July 27, Baltimore, MD on July 30 and Providence, RI on August 1. Support on the entire run will be provided by Somos and Rust Belt Lights, and information on tickets can be found on I Am The Avalanche’s official website.
Wolverines, out now on I Surrender Records, was produced and engineered by the band’s drummer Brett “The Ratt” Romnes at The Barber Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ and was mixed by Will Yip. Encompassing ten songs full of heart, ferocity, relentless passion and, of course, struggle, Wolverines follows the band’s sophomore album, the acclaimed Avalanche United (2011), and is now available for purchase through I Surrender where vinyl and CD bundles are exclusively being offered. The album is also available for download on iTunes for just $7.99.
To the members of I Am The Avalanche – Vinnie Caruana (vocals), Brandon Swanson (guitar), Brett “The Ratt” Romnes (drums) and John Oliva (bass) – Wolverines is their most anthemic and cohesive full-length album to date and stands as a fitting body of work to the band’s natural progression. Their self-titled debut record, released in 2005, was the sound of a band finding themselves in the context of their scene that, through their associations, couldn’t help but define them, even if they didn’t want them to. The band’s second album, Avalanche United, was written across a long, drawn-out six-year period, and the uncertainty of their situation during that time pierces that particular record’s constructs.
There were no such problems with Wolverines, however – it’s a powerful record through and through, a complete set of songs that each play a specific and vital part on the album. “I think it’s our most well thought-out and least rushed record,” says Caruana. “Times spent at rock bottom and also feelings of personal triumph have shaped what I feel is the perfect record for us as a band and for our supporters as well.”
I Am The Avalanche will be making the following appearances this summer with Somos and Rust Belt Lights. Tour dates below.
18 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus *
19 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Boneyard *
20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s *
22 – Charlotte, NC – Milestone Club *
23 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth *
24 – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem *
25 – Lake Worth, FL – Propaganda *
26 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall *
27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
29 – Richmond, VA – The Camel *
30 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *
31 – Hamden, CT – The Space *
01 – Providence, RI – The Met *
02 – Amityville, NY – Revolution *
* = Somos and Rust Belt Lights supporting
Photo by Ryan Jay