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Louder News - Frank Iero and the Future Violents and Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers anno

The power of names in the music industry is indisputable. A band beloved by enough avid fans can release a record far below their standard par, and still escape vilification relatively unscathed, whereas a band of smaller stature may release a blindingly brilliant record that simply gets drowned out amongst the noise. However, when those huge industry names are unleashing records that challenge existing fans as much as they inspire new ones, that is when a winning formula emerges. Two bands who have achieved exactly that are Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, and the recently re-christened Frank Iero and the Future Violents. The former being led by the enigmatic frontwoman of punk rockers Against Me!, and the latter the infamous rhythm guitarist of emo legends My Chemical Romance, neither of these rock icons is any stranger to the spotlight. However, having now diverged (in one case, temporarily, the other permanently) from the projects they are most synonymous with, the bands are heading out together on a UK run with their new outfits, and taking in some astonishingly intimate venues. The tour, scheduled for the end of the summer, comes after the release of ‘Bought to Rot’ from Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers late last year, and the recent record ‘Barriers’ released by their touring mates last month. Both records represent something of a departure from the sound that most would associate with their titular artists, however this exploration of new avenues on both fronts means that this will be a co-headline full of surprises- ones you definitely won’t want to miss out on!

Full tour dates are below, and tickets are available here:

Check out the latest video from Frank Iero and the Future Violents, taken from their cellar session recorded with One on One at City​ ​Winery, and mixed by Frank​'s former bandmate Ray Toro, marking the first​ ​collaboration between them since 2013:

'Bought to Rot', released by Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers late last year is packed full of brilliant tracks- check out the hilarious video for 'I Hate Chicago' below:

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