Filter Announces Additional U.S. Tour Dates; Trek With Special Guests 10 Years Kicks Off June 12

May 21, 2008

The band’s current leg of dates--their first tour in nearly six years--included a slot this past weekend at Columbus, Ohio’s “Rock on the Range” music festival.

On the road, FILTER will perform songs from the new album—including the first single and video “Soldiers of Misfortune,” hailed by the New York Post as a “soaring and emotional song”—with the band’s classics like “Hey Man Nice Shot” and “Take A Picture.”

PATRICK calls ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED his “howl in the night,” a harsh indictment of civilization that doesn’t exclude himself from its vision of a world falling apart.  Pointed and passionate, the new album traces PATRICK’s own anger and shame with the state of things.  It was produced by Josh Abraham (Slayer, 30 Seconds to Mars, Velvet Revolver, Staind, Courtney Love) and recorded in Los Angeles.

Here are some initial critical thoughts on ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED:

BRADENTON HERALD (Florida):  “‘Anthems for the Damned’ is also arguably the most stylistically diverse Filter album to date. While most casual fans associate the band closely with the vaguely industrial trappings of  ‘Hey Man Nice Shot,’ all of Filter's releases have showcased Patrick's versatility as a songwriter to some degree. The new CD takes that eclecticism several steps further, without coming off as scattershot or disjointed.”

OAKLAND PRESS (Michigan):  “‘Anthems For the Damned’ certainly picks up where its predecessor, 2002’s ‘The Amalgamut’ left off…‘Anthems...’ indeed ranges from hard-hitting anthems like ‘Soldiers of Misfortune’ to more melodic fare such as ‘What’s Next’ and ‘Hatred is Contagious.’”

SUNDAY PAPER (Atlanta, GA):  “‘Anthems for the Damned,’ a focused howl of frustration at the current state of the world.”

Catch FILTER live at the following shows and look for more tour dates to be announced in the near future.  Also check out and

FILTER’s tour dates are as follows

DATE                              CITY                              VENUE
Wed  5/21          Charlotte, NC             Amos’ South End
Thu   5/22          Charleston, SC           The Dive
Sat    5/24          Cleveland, OH            House of Blues
Sun   5/25          Cincinnati, OH           Bogart’s
Tue   5/27          Philadelphia, PA         The Fillmore at TLA
Thur  5/29          Washington, DC          9:30 Club
Fri     5/30          Hartford, CT              50 Union Place
Sat    5/31          Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun   6/1            Boston, MA                Tweeter Center (WBCN River Rave)
Mon   6/2            Baltimore, MD           Rams Head Live
International Dates

Fri     6/6            Nurnburg, Germany        MTV Rock in Park
Sun   6/8            Nurnburgring, GermanyMTV Rock am Ring
Mon   6/9            London, England             Islington Academy

**Thu 6/12         Ft Wayne, IN         Piere's
**Fri 6/13         Urbana, IL                  Canopy Club
Sat 6/14            Chicago, IL                Durty Nellies
**Sun 6/15         Minneapolis, MN         The Rock
**Tue 6/17         Sioux Falls, SD            Expo
**Thu 6/19         Columbia, MO           The Blue Note
**Fri 6/20         Oklahoma City, OK        Diamond Ballroom
**Sat 6/21         Harrison, AR               Bill Baker Amphitheater
**Mon 6/23         Nashville, TN             City Hall
**Tue 6/24         Louisville, KY             Coyotes
**Thu 6/26         Toronto, ON               Guvernment
Fri 6/27              Montreal, QC              Woodstock in Beauce
Sat 6/28            Buffalo, NY                         Town Hall
**Mon 6/30         Toledo, OH                        Gator'z
Tue 7/1              Milwaukee, WI            WLUM Summerfest
Wed 7/2            Indianapolis, IN                 Music Mill
Sat 7/5              Des Moines, IA         Balloon Field 

**With 10 Years

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