A publicist for Immortal Records act Brazil has reported that keyboardist Nic Newby has been forced to leave the band's ongoing Californian tour and report in for six weeks of court-ordered therapy in Indiana. The sentence is due to an unspecified "brief run-in with the law" last year in the band's hometown of Munice, IN. He will return to the band in time for their October tour with Say Anything.

Brazil's new album on The Philosophy of Velocity hits stores on October 3rd. It was produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse) and follows up the band's 2004 full length A Hostage and the Meaning of Life.

Brazil Tour Dates
Sept 26 USC Los Angeles, CA
Sept 27 Arizona State Univ. (12noon) Phoenix, AZ
Sept 27 Club Congress w/ Authority Zero Tucson, AZ
Sept 29 Southern Utah Univ. (12noon) Cedar City, UT
Sept 29 Univ. of Utah (12midnight) Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 30 Marquis Theatre w/ Velvet Teen Denver, CO
Oct 2 Wichita State Univ. (12noon) Wichita, KS
Oct 4 Northwestern Univ. (12noon) Chicago, IL
Oct 4 The Yacht Club Iowa City, IA
Oct 5 Iowa State Univ. (12noon) Ames, IA
Oct 5 House of Bricks (w/ The Audition) Des Moines, IA
Oct 6 Univ. of Kansas (12noon) Lawrence, KS
Oct 21 Irving Theatre Indianapolis, IN
w/ Say Anything
Oct 24 Java Jazz Houston, TX
Oct 25 The Door Dallas, TX
Oct 26 Emo's Austin, TX
Oct 27 Jaunita's Little Rock, AR
Oct 28 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 30 Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
Oct 31 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
Nov 1 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Nov 2 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Nov 3 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 4 Slim's San Francisco, CA