Posted by Zach Shaw on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:30 am
Back in April, Canadian deathcore giants Despised Icon announced that they were going to embark on their final tour before breaking up for good. Well, the band has some special plans set for their last hometown shows. In addition to appearances from bands like The Acacia Strain, Oceano, Beneath The Massacre, ABACABB (also on their final tour) and many more, Despised Icon will also play a set with its original lineup. The 2002-2006 lineup will perform songs from their first two albums at the last two Montreal shows. We will get back to you when we find out if Bram does indeed feel older because of this reunion performance.
The band released the following update on the shows:
“It’s been a while already since we made THE announcement and I know some of you are probably saying, ‘WTF, these guys still aren’t done yet?!’ Hahah Well, instead of canceling the tours we had in the works at the time, we figured it’d be a good opportunity to play in our favorite cities, tour in a few countries we had never visited before and rock out with you guys for the last time. After touring in 24 countries in the last six months, we’re finally back home and getting ready to play our last Quebec and Ontario shows next week. This final world tour was simply amazing and since this is the last time we check in with you guys, I just want to sincerely thank you all once again for all your help and support. We’ve had some good fucking times together!
For those who were planning on coming to our final Montreal shows, we have a few surprises for you. The original Despised Icon lineup (2002-2006) will make its appearance and play a few songs from the first two albums! We’re also happy to announce that our brothers in Ion Dissonance and Beneath The Massacre will be supporting their new records for the first time at home and ABACABB will also be playing one of their last shows ever with us. Our homies in The Acacia Strain, Oceano and Mychildren Mybride will also be part of the event. It’s gonna be epic. Bandeapart.ca will film and host the entire last set on their website for free so make sure you demonstrate how we do things in MTL!”
Dates for Despised Icon’s final Canadian shows can be viewed below:
Nov. 29 – Quebec, QC – Imperial
Nov. 30 – Rimouski, QC – Cactus
Dec. 02 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile
Dec. 04 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Dec. 05 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda