Next year marks three decades since the release of Life of Agony‘s critically acclaimed and game-changing debut album, River Runs Red, on Roadrunner Records, and the group are celebrating this milestone with a 2023 world tour.
The first leg of Life of Agony‘s 30 Years of River Runs Red tour kicks off in Europe with dates starting on Friday 13th January in Bochum, Germany and ending in Milton Keynes, England on 11th February. Main support will be fellow New York veterans Prong (EU) and Madball (UK), with rock duo Tarah Who? opening all dates.
Tickets are now available here: http://www.lifeofagony.com. More territories will be announced shortly.
“River Runs Red was an album that helped so many people get through some really dark times,” explains Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert. “It was raw, heavy, and extremely emotional when it dropped back in ’93. We had no idea the impact it would have on that generation, let alone being able to see it have such longevity three decades later. It is a complete honor and full circle experience for us to celebrate this moment with our longtime friends Prong and Madball, who were both there in the very beginning of the band’s history.”
JAN 13: BOCHUM, GERMANY @ Matrix
JAN 15: AARHUS, DENMARK @ Voxhall
JAN 17: HAMBURG, GERMANY @ Gruenspan
JAN 18: BERLIN, GERMANY @ Huxleys
JAN 19: WARSAW, POLAND @ Proxima
JAN 21: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC @ Futurum
JAN 22: VIENNA, AUSTRIA @ Arena
JAN 23: MUNICH, GERMANY @ Backstage Werk
JAN 25: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND @ Dynamo
JAN 26: BULLE, SWITZERLAND @ Ebullition
JAN 28: ANTWERP, BELGIUM @ Trix
JAN 29: VAUREAL, FRANCE @ Le Forum
JAN 31: WASQUEHAL, FRANCE @ The Black Lab
FEB 01: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @ Melkweg
FEB 03: LONDON, ENGLAND @ The Dome
FEB 04: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND @ Asylum
FEB 05: NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND @ Rescue Rooms
FEB 07: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND @ Club Academy
FEB 08: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND @ The Garage
FEB 10: SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND @ The 1865
FEB 11: MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND @ Craufurd Arms
Earlier this year, Life of Agony‘s full-length documentary The Sound of Scars, directed by Leigh Brooks, was praised by fans as well as the media for taking a deep and personal look into the band members’ lives. Stories of domestic violence, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation came out through introspective interviews with the musicians themselves and their respective families. Kerrang raved about its “unflinching” take on family with a 5-star review and the BBC’s Jennie Kermode called it “a highly accomplished piece of work… a story full of pain and struggle.” The film is available for purchase or rent on multiple streaming platforms and is out now as a collector’s edition BluRay through Raven Banner Entertainment. Find out more at soundofscars.com.