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Awaken The Empire play Detroit on Aug 16th with Eyes Set to Kill!
· Toddstar on August 01 2012 02:34:28
Tour News

AWAKEN THE EMPIRE Announce National Tour with Eyes Set to Kill


Watch Awaken the Empire's New Music Video "Rise and Fall" on MTVBuzzworthy:
Awaken the Empire on Hot Topic:
"Awaken The Empire are a band to keep an ear out for in the next year, with their 30 Seconds To Mars knack for atmospheric rock and a little bit of the theatrics of My Chemical Romance thrown in."

- Westwood One

"The band thrives on extremes, dropping in and out of nearly danceable beats before firing off a massive arena-size refrain. They don't sound quite like anyone out there"
- ArtistDirect

The alternative-electronica four-piece
Awaken the Empire just announced they will set off on a national tour with Arizona metal outfit, Eyes Set To Kill. The tour will kick-off in Mesa, AZ on August 2nd. Awaken the Empire just released their new music video for "Rise and Fall" on MTV Buzzworthy and within hours became the #1 most commented, #1 most shared and peaked at #7 most viewed video on! After releasing three new singles this year, Awaken the Empire has been compared to the likes of The Used and 30 Seconds to Mars, and has recently been featured by Hot Topic, Alternative Press Magazine, Westwood OneAOL Music, AMP Magazine, and Pure Volume. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit:
The band is thrilled to be teaming up with Eyes Set to Kill, a band they have admired and respected for years. Damien Lawson, lead singer and guitarist for Awaken the Empire, explains "It's an honor to be touring with a band that has had such longevity in this industry. We can't wait to get on the road with our friends in Eyes Set to Kill, and wake up the world."

In addition to frontman Lawson, Awaken the Empire is Vince Fox (Bass), Daryl Falconer (Drums), and Shivan Somaratne (Guitar). Possessing a sound that lies somewhere between that of a movie score and an alternative-electronica band, Awaken the Empire brings a new perspective along with their new sound. Lawson explains, "The general theme behind our band is that of an underground movement to encourage people to follow their dreams at all costs." Lawson elaborates on the movie score vibe of the band's sound saying "If we were a movie it would be somewhere between Donnie Darko (dark, romantic, schizophrenic, sarcastic, funny, complex) and Inception (mysterious, powerful, hidden agenda, purposely confusing)."

Awaken the Empire's latest tracks were released earlier this year are a follow-up to their widely respected EP, "The Awakening". The band was honored to team up with famed producer, Erik Ron (Panic at the Disco, Versa Emerge, Get Scared) to create their newest tracks.

In early 2011, the band released the self-funded, self-produced EP "The Awakening" via iTunes accompanied by the self-produced video to the single "Know Your Place."  In November 2011, the band released the video for "The Awakening" on AOL Music which was directed by the great Chad Michael Ward (Aiden, Combi-Christ). The video has received over 185,000 views on Youtube to date.

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Tour Dates w/ Eyes Set to Kill

8.2      Mesa, AZ                              The Underground
8.3      El Paso, TX                          The Mix
8.4      San Antonio, TX                   The Green Room
8.5      Dallas, TX                             Trees
8.7      Gainesville, FL                      1982 Bar
8.8      Orlando, FL                           The Social
8.9      Atlanta, GA                            The Masquerade (Downstairs) 
8.12    New York, NY                       The Studio @ Webster Hall
8.13    Stanhope, NJ                        Stanhope House
8.14    Allentown, PA                        Crocodile Rock
8.15    Canton, OH                           The Auricle
8.16    Detroit, MI                             Magic Stick
8.17    Chicago, IL                            Reggie's Rock Club
8.18    Madison, WI                          The Loft
8.19    St. Paul, MN                          Station 4
8.21    N.Fargo, ND                          The Aquarium
8.22    Billings, MT                            Manny's
8.24    Spokane, WA                        A Club
8.25    Seattle, WA                           El Corazon
8.26    Portland, OR                         Branx
8.28    Ogden, UT                            Mojos
8.29    Colorado Springs, CO          The Black Sheep
8.30    Denver, CO                           Marquis Theater
9.1      Tucson, AZ                           The Rock
9.2      Las Vegas, NV                      The Knight Hall
9.4      Stockton, CA                         Plea for Peace Center
9.5      Bakersfield, CA                     Jerry's Pizza
9.6      W. Hollywood, CA                 The Roxy - LA
9.7      San Diego, CA                      SOMA

WHO: Awaken the Empire
WHERE: Magic Stick | 4140 Woodward Ave. | Detroit, MI 48201
WHEN: Thursday, August 16th | 6:30pm

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