Heads Up! Death from Above Announce New Tour

It’s hard to believe, but the two members of Death from Above have now been back together for more years than they were before the band’s initial breakup.

Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger first got together in 2001, and put out their debut EP Heads Up the next year. I don’t know if it can be considered a classic like their You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine is to some, but it’s apparently sentimental enough to the bass-and-drums duo to tour behind for its sweet sixteenth anniversary.

They promise to play all six electronically-tinged punk bangers “plus more” over 20 dates from late-October through almost all of November. I sure hope so as at less than 14 minutes running time, that would make for an awfully short show. The greedy ROCKthusiast in me would also hope they’d come to their homeland, although they were just in Timmins, Ontario last month with old friends Billy Talent for the Rock on the River festival. The Rapids Theatre – the best wedding hall on the New York side of Niagara Falls according to its website and only a stone’s throw away from the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge – is the closest Canadians will get to see DFA for the remainder of 2018. So if your passports are in order and are OK with having your phone potentially searched at the border, tickets go on sale Friday, August 24th.

Gilles LeBlanc

Gilles LeBlanc literally fell into “alternative rock” wayyy back at Lollapalooza 1992, where he got caught in his first mosh pit watching some band named Pearl Jam. Since then, he’s spent the better part of his life looking for music to match the liberating rush he felt that day, with a particular chest-beating emphasis on stuff coming out of his native Canada. It took him awhile, but Gilles now writes feverishly about all things that rock (and or roll) through his ROCKthusiast alter ego.

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