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GEL announce Fall North American headlining Tour w/ MSPaint, Destiny Bond, The Mall

GEL announce Fall North American headlining Tour w/ MSPaint, Destiny Bond, The Mall
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‘Persona’ EP due out 08/16 via Blue Grape Music. UK/EU Tour starts next week including performances at Primavera Sound, Download Festival, Roskilde, and more…

2024 is shaping up to be a huge year for NJ hardcore heavyweights, GEL. The band recently joined Blue Grape Music, shared plans for their EP, ‘Persona’ (due out August 16th), and released a roaring new single, ‘Mirage’. GEL are announcing a massive North American headlining tour in support of the record with support from MSPaint, Destiny Bond, The Mall. That’s in addition to their already scheduled UK/EU tour that starts this week, which includes festival appearances at Primavera Sound, Download, Roskilde, and more. See full itinerary below.

‘Persona’ tracklist:
1. Mirage
2. Shame
3. Persona
4. Martyr
5. Vanity

Upcoming Shows:
5/31 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
6/2 Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
6/3 Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon
6/4 Exeter, UK @ Cavern
6/5 Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
6/8 Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound Porto
6/10 Lyon, FR @ Warmaudio
6/12 Manchester, UK @ The Star & Garter
6/13 Glasgow, UK @ Nice n Sleazy
6/14 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
6/15 Donnington, UK @ Download Festival
6/17 London, UK @ The Garage
6/18 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
6/19 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
6/21 Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/22 Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Full Force
6/24 Bologna, IT @ Pontelungo
6/25 Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
6/27 Ysselstey, NL @ Jera on Air
6/28 Munster, DE @ Vainstream Rockfest
6/30 Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
7/2 Wiesbaden, DE @ Kesselhaus
7/3 Hamburg, DE @ headCRASH
7/4 Roskilde, DK @ Rosklide Festival
7/6 Belfort, FR @ Eurockeennes
7/7 Ypres, BE @ Ieperfest
7/20 Boston, MA @ Roadrunner %
7/26 Norwalk, CT @ District Music Hall ^
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
7/29 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall ^
7/31 Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^
8/1 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^
8/2 Louisville, KY @ Porto ^
9/10 Washington DC @ Atlantis *
9/11 Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room *
9/12 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
9/14 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room +
9/15 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s +
9/16 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge +
9/18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry +
9/19 Cudahy, WI @ X Ray Arcade +
9/24 Detroit, MI @ Edgemen Printing +
9/25 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups +
9/27 Louisville, KY @ Louder than Life
9/29 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Upstairs +
9/30 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room +
10/2 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
10/3 San Diego, CA @ SOMA Side Stage +
10/4 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey +
10/5 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar +
10/7 Seattle, WA, @ Madame Lou’s +
10/8 Portland, OR @ Mission Theater
10/10 Sacramento, CA- Aftershock
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
10/13 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater +
10/15 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck +
10/19 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
10/21 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *

+ w/ MSPAINT, Destiny Bond, The Mall
* w/ MSPAINT, Destiny Bond
% w/ Have Heart
^ w/ Fiddlehead

Last year GEL released their debut full-length, ‘Only Constant’ skyrocketing them into the ranks of aggressive music’s most exciting new groups. ‘Persona’ proves the band won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Produced/engineered by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Drain, Jivebomb), the EP captures GEL embracing a bold sound without sacrificing even an ounce of the primal energy that makes their music so special. The band worked more collaboratively than ever before, tapping into the creative confidence gained through relentless touring to push themselves in new directions. “We really wanted to fill out the songs more and make them more nuanced” explains vocalist Sami Kaiser. “It’s a step forward, it’s different, it’s catchy, but it still really sounds like us.” The result is a widescreen version of GEL’s urgent, stomping hardcore that only amplifies their innate ferocity.

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