Coalesce Influential hardcore act Coalesce has announced plans for a new recording and a new tour set to kick off in August. Frontman Sean Ingram send us a note about the tour:
Instead of looking at coalesce as a second career or some ego-stroking project to prove something within modern music, it is being held closely and personally by the members as their time to put aside familial duties, work, school, or whatnot, and simply "do it." In short, we just want to hang out together again and play our shows out of a peculiar love for doing so (in all it's ugly purity).

Please let us make it very clear that this is not a "reunion" tour in any way shape or form. Since it's simply the nature of Coalesce to come and go as it pleases, terms like "reunion" make no sense when applied to it.

The band will be releasing a new 7-inch titled Salt and Passage which is their first recording since 1999's critically acclaimed 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening. Along with the record, the band will be releasing a DVD box, No Business in this Business and re-pressing There is Nothing New Under the Sun. This will coincide with an East Coast/Midwest stint in August. Coalesce will be touring with Daughters (Hydra Head), and See You Next Tuesday (Ferret) on the east coast dates (including Chicago) and This Is My Condition in the Midwest.



Coalesce was formed in 1995 and, along with Botch, proved to be one of the most influential bands in 90s noise, metal and hardcore. Drummer James DeWees went on to join The Get Up Kids and performed with New Found Glory as well as forming Reggie and the Full Effect. Sean Ingram has provided vocals on albums for Blessing The Hogs, The Used, the Ocean and Reggie and the Full Effect. Stacy Hilt and Nate Ellis went on to form The Casket Lottery.

In 2005, coalesce attempted to play the ill-fated Hellfest as a way to bury personal hatchets, and put some closure to something that held so much history and memories for them. A problem arose once rehearsals began since, unexpectedly but perhaps inevitably, new music emerged. Since this occurred after the Hellfest show was booked, the market had already dictated this as a restrospective stint with closure culminating in a final show.

After the skeletons of a couple new songs were built, the band flirted with different ideas as to how to preserve the "conclusion" of coalesce, while yet pursuing wherever the new tunes might lead. This ultimately proved silly. It was clear that the new songs were coalesce, despite a new member and some tinkering with the sound. Despite the potential backlash for perpetuating their reputation of dis- and re- banding, coalesce decided to stay coalesce, an open-ended project intent on moving forward without looking back.

Instead of looking at coalesce as a second career or some ego-stroking project to prove something within modern music, it is being held closely and personally by the members as their time to put aside familial duties, work, school, or whatnot, and simply "do it." In short, we just want to hang out together again and play our shows out of a peculiar love for doing so (in all itâ??s ugly purity). The new 7″, Salt and Passage, is the first release since the Relapse record 012: Revolution Salt and Passage is finished and ready for absorption in the market. This will coincide with an East Coast/Midwest stint in August. Coalesce will be touring with The Daughters (Hydra Head), and See You Next Tuesday (Ferret) on the East Coast dates (including Chicago) and This is My Condition in the Midwest. Full dates and details are listed below. Please let us make it very clear that this is not a "reunion" tour in any way shape or form. Since itâ??s simply the nature of coalesce to come and go as it pleases, terms like "reunion" make no sense when applied to it.

The Line up will be Jes Steineger, Nathan Richardson, Nathan Ellis and Sean Ingram. The same as 2005, the same as recorded. The current line up.

Coalesce will have Salt and Passage available exclusively on tour before its official release date on September 11. Also available on the tour prior to their respective street dates will be the new dvd box set No Business in this Business and the re-press of the Hydra Head release There is Nothig New Under the Sun.

For more information, please visit coalesceâ??s website www.crashandbang.com, or email the band at smingram(at)mac.com. For questions about booking, or this tour in general, please contact Matt Pike at The Kenmore Agency. www.thekenmoreagency.com


August 15, 2007The Palladium UpstairsWorcester, MA
August 16, 2007First Unitarian ChurchPhiladelphia, PA
August 17, 2007Knitting FactoryNYC, NY
August 18, 2007Otto BarBaltimore, MD
August 19, 2007Alley KatzRichmond, VA
August 20, 2007Lawrenceville MoosePittsburgh, PA
August 21, 2007Magic StickDetroit, MI
August 22, 2007TBAChicago, IL
August 23, 2007PicadorIowa City, IA
August 24, 2007Sokol UndergroundOmaha, NE
August 25, 2007BottleneckLawrence, KS

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