Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore
Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows aSparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows are on sale now through the event's official Web site, which is also hosting audio and video downloads from each of the acts.
"We'll be doing the same show in every city we play," tour co-producer/co-owner John Boyle said in a statement. "For the kids in Salt Lake City, the skiing and snowboarding videos we'll show between bands will connect directly to their experiences. And for the kids in El Paso, who don't have the opportunity to participate as much in these sports, the videos will probably be even more exciting."
The past two years have featured joint tours under the SnoCore moniker: SnoCore Rock offered Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX, Glassjaw. Earshot, Adema, and Local H, while the SnoCore Icicle Ball played host to Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Spearhead, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious, Saul Williams, and Ozomatli.
Sparta is touring in support of its DreamWorks debut, "Wiretap Scars," which bowed in September at No. 71 on The Billboard 200. Glassjaw will out behind its Warner Bros. debut, "Worship and Tribute," which opened in July at No. 82 on the same tally.
Hot Water Music's latest Epitaph album, "Caution," bowed last October at No. 23 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 25 on Billboard's Heatseekers tally. Dredg's "El Cielo" (Interscope) landed in October at No. 23 on the Heatseekers chart.
Here are the SnoCore tour dates:
Feb. 11: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sunshine Theater)
Feb. 12: El Paso, Texas (X-Scape)
Feb. 14: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)
Feb. 15: Dallas (Gypsy Ballroom)
Feb. 17: Phoenix (Nita's Hideaway)
Feb. 18: San Diego (Soma)
Feb. 19: Las Vegas (Huntridge)
Feb. 20: Los Angeles (Mayan Theatre)
Feb. 21: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
Feb. 22-23: San Francisco (Great American Music Hall)
Feb. 25: Portland, Ore. (Roseland)
Feb. 26: Seattle (Showbox)
Feb. 27: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
March 1: Salt Lake City (Bricks)
March 2: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
March 4: Lawrence, Kan. (Liberty Hall)
March 5: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)
March 6: St. Louis (Mississippi Nights)
March 8: Minneapolis (Quest)
March 9: Milwaukee (Rave)
March 11: Chicago (Riviera)
March 12: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
March 13: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
March 14: Cleveland (Odeon)
March 15: Detroit (State Theatre)
March 17: Toronto (Phoenix)
March 18: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street Music Hall)
March 19: Worcester, Mass. (Palladium)
March 21: New York (Roseland)
March 22: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
March 23: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
March 25: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)