SOURCE: Atlantic Records

May 22, 2007 13:17 ET

Funeral For A Friend Buries the Competition: "TALES DON'T TELL THEMSELVES" Makes Top 3 Debut in the UK; Welsh Rock Outfit Ready to Conquer America With Upcoming "All Hands On Deck" Headlining


NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Atlantic recording group Funeral For A Friend has confirmed its status as one of UK's most popular rock outfits, with their just-released new album, "TALES DON'T TELL THEMSELVES," debuting this week on the official British chart at a career-high #3. Produced by the legendary Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters), the album is the critically acclaimed Welsh band's third, following 2003's "CASUALLY DRESSED AND DEEP IN CONVERSATION" and 2005's "HOURS." "TALES DON'T TELL THEMSELVES" was released in the U.S. last Tuesday, May 15th.

Next month, Funeral For A Friend will introduce North American fans to the new album with a much-anticipated series of headlining dates. The PureVolume Presents "All Hands On Deck" tour takes off on June 11th at the Knitting Factory in New York City, then travels westward, wrapping up on June 26th at the famed Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Support on all dates comes from Alexisonfire, Emanuel, and Fightstar. FFAF will then remain on this side of the pond to join up with the Vans Warped Tour '07, running from June 29th through August 3rd. [Itinerary below]

"TALES DON'T TELL THEMSELVES" has been reaping critical praise. In its 5K (5-star) review, Kerrang! called the album "a triumph, a remarkably assured, wonderfully cohesive work, boldly conceived and superbly executed." "It took a record about drowning for Funeral For A Friend to find their lungs," enthused Alternative Press. "I would say 'Tales...' will be one of the biggest 'grower' albums of 2007," said, "and may turn out to be the pinnacle album in Funeral For A Friend's career."

With its grand sweeping choruses, epic widescreen ambition, and soaring guitars, "TALES DON'T TELL THEMSELVES" marks the boldest statement from Funeral For A Friend thus far. Fueled by tracks like the powerful first single, "Into Oblivion (Reunion)," the album stands as a culmination of everything the band has done to date as well as a breathtaking reinvention.


            North America 2007

 6/11-27 - "All Hands On Deck" Tour w/Alexisonfire, Emanuel, and Fightstar

           6/29-8/3 - w/Vans Warped Tour '07

11-12   New York, NY              The Knitting Factory
13      Millvale, PA              Mr. Smalls Theatre
15      St. Louis, MO             Creepy Crawl
16      Lawrence, KS              The Bottleneck
17      Colorado Springs, CO      The Black Sheep
19      Boise, ID                 The Venue
20      Seattle, WA               El Corazon
22      Orangevale, CA            The Boardwalk
23      Bakersfield, CA           The Dome
24      San Diego, CA             Soma
26      West Hollywood, CA        The Troubadour
27      Las Vegas, NV             University Theatre
29      Pomona, CA                Pomona Fairplex
30      Ventura, CA               Seaside Park

1       Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheater
3       Vancouver, BC             Thunderbird Stadium at UBC
5       Edmonton, AB              Northlands Park
7       Salt Lake City, UT        Utah State Fairgrounds
8       Denver, CO                Invesco Field @ Mile High Stadium
11      Phoenix, AZ               Cricket Pavilion
12      Las Cruces, NM            NMSU Practice Field
13      Selma, TX                 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
14      Dallas, TX                Smirnoff Music Center
15      Houston, TX               Reliant Center
17      New Orleans, LA           The Sugarmill Room (with Coheed And
                                   Cambria, Killswitch Engage)
18      Atlanta, GA               HiFi Buys Amphitheater
19      Green Cove Springs, FL    Reynolds Park Yatch Center
20      St. Petersburg, FL        Vinoy Park
21      Miami, FL                 Bicentennial Park
22      Orlando, FL               Tinker Field
23      Charlotte, NC             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24      Virginia Beach, VA        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
25      Columbia, MD              Merriweather Post Pavilion
26      Scranton, PA              Montage Mountain PAC
27      Detroit, MI               Comercia Park
28      Chicago, IL               1st Midwest Bank Amphitheater
29      Minneapolis, MN           Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
31      Milwaukee, WI             Marcus Amphitheater

1       Cincinnati, OH            Riverbend Music Center
2       Cleveland, OH             Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
3       Camden, NJ                Tweeter Center @ Waterfront

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