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DIR EN GREY
ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
 TO SUPPORT THE AUGUST 2 RELEASE OF
‘DUM SPIRO SPERO’

LIMITED VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
FROM MONDAY, JULY 18


The unique, artful Japanese rock band DIR EN GREY has toured all over the world and they’ve just announced their return to North America this December. The headlining tour–with support from The Birthday Massacre–will come on the heels of their new full-length album DUM SPIRO SPERO, out August 2 on The End Records. Limited VIP ticket packages will be available for purchase via a fan pre-sale beginning Monday, July 18

DIR EN GREY Internet Fan Community Members can visit http://tixx1.artistarena.com/direngrey/ to secure their tickets before the general public. There will be limited VIP packages and select general admission tickets per market. The VIP tickets are $135 and include a ticket to the show, meet and greet with members of DIR EN GREY, a DIR EN GREY tour T-shirt, a signed tour poster and a commemorative VIP laminate. Once the pre-sale tickets are sold-out, fans will be able to purchase tickets beginning July 22, 23 and 24. For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/direngreyofficial?sk=events.

The internationally respected band will launch in Europe next month before continuing on to South America before finishing off the year here in the States. Although they have been consistently touring for the last decade, this new stretch holds special meaning for DIR EN GREY.

“In our personal experience of the earthquake and its aftermath, one thing that really hit home is the reality that you can die at any time without knowing it,” explains the band. “We don’t know what is waiting for us as we move forward, but as long as we are alive we want to take on this tour with a sense of determination.”

The themes from the new album DUM SPIRO SPERO also reflect these emotions. Bassist TOSHIYA explains, “We live in a world where we don’t know what is the truth and what we should believe in. We just wanted to put some hope into the music we created.” Guitarist KAORU continues, “And, the title is what we can say to the world as the people of Japan.” The title translates to the Latin phrase, “While I breathe, I hope.”

Catch DIR EN GREY’s explosive set in these North American cities w/ The Birthday Massacre:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Sun 12/4

Houston, TX

House of Blues

Mon 12/5

Dallas, TX

Trees

Wed 12/7

Atlanta, GA

Center Stage

Fri 12/9

Philadelphia, PA

The Theatre of Living Arts

Sat 12/10

Baltimore, MD

Sonar

Mon 12/12

New York, NY

Irving Plaza

Tue 12/13

Boston, MA

Paradise Rock Club

Thu 12/15

Montreal, CAN

Club Soda

Fri 12/16

Toronto, CAN

The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Sun 12/18

Chicago, IL

House of Blues

Tue 12/20

Denver, CO

Bluebird Theatre

Thu 12/22

San Francisco, CA

Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center

Fri 12/23

Los Angeles, CA

House of Blues Sunset Strip

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http://twitter.com/#!/DIRENGREY_web
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