TAU CROSS, the punk/metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, MISERY guitarist Jon Misery and WAR//PLAGUE guitarist Andy Lefton, has announced a ten-day North American tour this spring, marking its first live appearances as a band. The dates kick off on March 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and wrap up April 9 in Brooklyn, New York, followed by a special performance at this year’s Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Netherlands.
TAU CROSS released its debut self-titled album this past year via Relapse. The band presents a unique musical approach ranging from dark folk witchery to industrial punk metal brutalism,a melting pot of KILLING JOKE, BLACK SABBATH, PINK FLOYD and JOY DIVISION with an infusion of 16th century English mysticism.
TAU CROSS tour dates:
Mar. 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Mar. 31 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Apr. 01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cativo
Apr. 02 – Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Apr. 03 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombs
Apr. 04 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Apr. 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
Apr. 07 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Apr. 08 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Apr. 09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
Rob Miller previously stated about TAU CROSS: “The music that evolved over this time is difficult to categorize, as there is clearly a lot of AMEBIX in the songwriting as well as some elements of gothic, JOY DIVISION, PINK FLOYD, BLACK SABBATH, industrial and hard fucking old-school punk rock. This is an entirely original work that is the organic fusion of four unique people.
“We decided to let the songs form themselves around the original demos and allow people to bring themselves into the mix, to allow the bark to grow around the tree. We are all very proud of what we have achieved in this short time and looking forward to working together again as soon as time allows.”
Miller also talked about the band playing live and signing to Relapse: “TAU CROSS will be playing live over the coming year, we hope to tour in the U.S and Europe, it is still early days but I feel this is going to be an intense live experience.
“We were introduced to Relapse through a mutual friend, Brad Boatright at Audioseige Mastering, and were delighted that they stepped up and took this under their wing straight away. We look forward to working with them in the future.”