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Lacuna Coil Announces Ozzfest Off-Dates

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Thursday, July 8, 2004 @ 11:44 AM


Lacuna Coil Announces Addition

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For Immediate Release:

Italy’s Lacuna Coil Primed to Enchant Audiences at OZZFEST 2004 & Key Regional Performances

Casting a spell over American audiences and moving over 100,000 units of their latest album for Century Media Records Comalies, Milan, Italy’s Lacuna Coil is set to enrapture the rampaging crowds at Ozzfest 2004. Having recently wrapped an admirable tenure touring with P.O.D., the band has made a name for itself by fusing captivating, soul-searing rock music with the enchanting, euphoric vocals of frontwoman Cristina Scabbia. Lacuna Coil is primed to bring a touch of class to this year's otherwise rambunctious Ozzfest lineup, which features the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slayer and Slipknot. Cristina explains, “I think we will be bringing something very different to Ozzfest this year; we’ll bring a very European touch, energy and power mixed with melancholy and melody.”

Yielding two successful singles (“Heaven’s A Lie” and the recent “Swamped”), Comalies has been receiving heavy commercial radio rotation in major markets around the country, including WAAF (Boston), WLZR (Milwaukee), WIXQ (Grand Rapids), WTFX (Louisville), WCCC (Hartford), and many others. The effort recently cracked the Top 50 on the R&R Active Rock charts, and Billboard Magazine praised “Swamped” for its “rich, taut songwriting.” Along the P.O.D. tour trail, Lacuna Coil tamed renowned shock-jock Mancow with an acoustic performance on the syndicated program Mancow’s Morning Madhouse in Chicago. Videos for the two current singles are in repeat rotation on Fuse TV and MTV2, where Lacuna Coil recently co-hosted & performed acoustically on Headbanger’s Ball.

Cristina emotes on the wellspring of successes: “It’s amazing, especially being a European band and being from Italy, where the rock & metal roots are not that solid. It’s a great opportunity for us to be here, we’re getting a lot of wonderful reactions from the various crowds with all the bands we have played with, from Opeth to Anthrax to Type O Negative and most recently P.O.D.”

Cristina’s male vocal counterpart Andrea Ferro concurs: “It’s definitely a miracle for us to be having this kind of success, and we’re looking forward to the powerful energy exchange from the Ozzfest audience. It’s definitely one of the greatest moments in our career.”

Press has been captivated by the band as well. Entertainment Weekly acknowledged the band’s abilities by comparison to another quite popular female-fronted rock act: “If you like Evanescence, get wound up in Lacuna Coil – the group that some fans claim is their post-goth template.” Billboard Magazine noted them as “one of the larger success stories in metal this year.” And Revolver Magazine praised them wholly: “With so many bands adhering to predictable models, Lacuna Coil’s unique, diverse take on hard rock should make a satisfying alternative.” Metal Edge Magazine recently voted Cristina Scabbia “Female Performer of the Year.” They also awarded Lacuna Coil as the “Next Big Thing.”

In addition to Ozzfest, Lacuna Coil will be performing key regional one-off shows to entrench their sound further into America’s heart. To commemorate the band’s successes, Century Media Records has released a special 2-CD edition of Comalies, with the bonus disc featuring the following tracks (in addition to the videos for “Swamped” & “Heaven’s A Lie”):

Heaven’s A Lie (radio edit)
Senzafine (acoustic)
Swamped (radio edit)
Heaven’s A Lie (live acoustic on WAAF)
Heaven’s A Lie (acoustic)
Senzafine (live acoustic on WAAF)
Swamped (acoustic)
Aeon (live acoustic on WAAF)
Unspoken (acoustic)

Lacuna Coil also recently transcended to the realm of film, as their hit single “Swamped” will appear on the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Resident Evil: Apocalypse (released August 24th). The band is taking their love of films on the road as their tour bus is confirmed to be decked out with imagery from the upcoming Alien Vs. Predator movie.

Consistent touring, special radio promotions, and endorsements by Hot Topic clothing & merchandise, Initium Eyewear, Vision Streetwear, Vestal Watches, Jagermeister, Line 6 Amplification, Garrison Acoustic Guitars and ESP Guitars are just the beginning for Lacuna Coil, as Ozzfest yields a new chapter in what is quickly becoming a radiant career.

Tour dates include:

OZZFEST

07/10/04 Hartford, CT ctnow.com Meadows Music
07/12/04 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
07/14/04 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger @ Jones Beach
07/16/04 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/18/04 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
07/20/04 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
07/22/04 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheater
07/24/04 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheater
07/27/04 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/29/04 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
07/31/04 San Bernardino, CA Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
08/03/04 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
08/05/04 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
08/07/04 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/10/04 Kansas City, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/12/04 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
08/14/04 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
08/17/04 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/19/04 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08/21/04 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
08/24/04 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/26/04 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
08/28/04 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake
08/31/04 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
09/02/04 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Amphitheater
09/04/04 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheater

ADDITIONAL DATES:

07/11/04 Manchester, NH Hog’s Trough Saloon (headline)
07/13/04 (am) Boston, MA The Harp (WAAF acoustic performance)
07/13/04 (pm) Bradford, MA Club 125 (headline)
07/15/04 Watertown, NY Club 342 (w/Superjoint Ritual)
07/19/04 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero (headline)
07/21/04 Louisville, KY Jillian’s (w/Superjoint Ritual)
07/25/04 Salt Lake City, UT Ritz Club (w/Superjoint Ritual)
07/28/04 St. Helens, OR Columbia Meadows (KUFO Mayhem at the Meadows Festival – w/Slipknot, Slayer, Drowning Pool, etc.)
07/30/04 Redway, CA Mateel Com. Cen. (w/Superjoint Ritual)
08/02/04 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater (w/Superjoint Ritual)
08/13/04 Davenport, IA Quad City Live (PIGSTOCK – w/Fear Factory, Hatebreed, etc.)
08/22/04 Flint, MI Machine Shop (w/Superjoint Ritual)

www.centurymedia.com * www.lacunacoil.it


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