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OCEANS ATE ALASKA After a whirlwind summer touring across Europe with performances at Slam Dunk Festival, UK Tech Fest Tour 2017, and multiple other festival stops, Birmingham, UK's Oceans Ate Alaska is excited to announce a fall U.S. headline tour to celebrate their latest album, Hikari, which is now available on iTunes. With support from Invent Animate, Dayseeker and Afterlife, the tour will kick off on Nov. 1 in Oklahoma City, OK, and conclude on Nov. 22 in Chicago, IL. Fan club pre-sale tickets are available now at, and general admission tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 8 at 10am local time. Full tour routing below.

"We are immensely stoked to be coming back to the U.S.!," says guitarist James Kennedy. "It hasn't been long since we've last toured here, but to be flying over for OAA's first ever North American headline run has got us more pumped than ever! We'll be playing new singles like 'Escapist', 'Hansha' and more off our latest album Hikari! To all our stateside homies, we'll be seeing you soon!"

Nov 1 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
Nov 2 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Nov 3 - Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
Nov 4 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov 5 - Houston, TX @ Walters
Nov 6 - Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
Nov 8 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Nov 9 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Half House
Nov 10 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Nov 11 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Nov 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
Nov 16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
Nov 17 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Nov 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
Nov 19 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov 21 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom*
Nov 22 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*

* No Invent Animate

Hikari sees Oceans Ate Alaska take major strides in their sonic vocabulary while following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology. The 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska's dynamic flare and has received positive reviews.

"top-notch musicianship" - OUTBURN MAGAZINE

"Optimistic, empowering, and mesmerizing, Oceans Ate Alaska's bold album
is a true progressive metalcore triumph." - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

"utterly unique to the metalcore genre" - THE PRELUDE PRESS

OCEANS ATE ALASKA - Uniting boundaries between multiple genres in modern metal, Oceans Ate Alaska -Chris Turner [Drums], James Kennedy [Guitar], Mike Stanton [Bass], Adam Zytkiewicz [Guitar], and Jake Noakes [Vocals]- made waves during 2015 with their full-length debut Lost Isles. Fusing unpredictable polyrhythms and a sporadic partnering of melodic and dissonant passages, Rock Sound and Revolver both pegged Oceans Ate Alaska as a "Band to Watch," while they landed on Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need To Know" list and covered HM Magazine. The Birmingham, UK, technical metal quintet's second full-length album, Hikari, translates to "Light" in English and represents their current mindset, illuminating major strides in the group's sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska's dynamic flare. Ultimately, Hikari means both a new "light" for Oceans Ate Alaska and heavy music at large.

Oceans Ate Alaska Official Website: HERE!

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    September 07, 2017

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