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A big thank you to everyone who came out…

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We would like to sincerely thank everyone for coming out to our shows these past two weeks; especially those of you who traveled great distances. We’re grateful that people consider what we’re doing to be worth supporting and can only hope that coalesce met that support with something that’s unique to its name. It was by far the most invigorating and fun-filled coalesce tour to date (not one fight amongst ourselves the entire trip; this has to be a good sign!). We’d especially like to thank Spencer Benevides and Dan Askew for helping out with the grunt work, and the excellent bands we were lucky enough to play with: the Daughters, See You Next Tuesday, Rocket Fuel is the Key, and This is My Condition. Our hope is that each show provided the context for everyone to have as much fun as we did.

The “plan” (and remember that this word is extremely ambiguous for us) is to re-acclimate to our normal lives so as to heal our bodies and begin writing a new record. Things are in motion so as to pull off some shows out West, since we still regret that we were unable to include any west coast dates in the past two weeks’ worth of shows (our wives and children would have killed us if we had tried to take a single day more away from home! Or maybe that’s just an excuse for the fact that we’re getting older and it’s not as easy as it used to be for us to endure what a string of coalesce shows amounts to physically). We will make the announcements if or once things are solidified for shows in the West, but we don’t expect to be able to pull anything off in 2007. Early 2008 seems more likely at this point.

Again, thanks so much to everyone for being apart of the coalesce event these past couple weeks…

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The cat is out of the bag. Coalesce to tour East Coast, and couple Regional shows.

UPDATE 6/24/07: LINKS ADDED FOR TICKETS AND FOR VENUES FOR DIRECTIONS.

UPDATE 6/29/07: ALL SHOWS HAVE PRESALES ON TICKETS.  LINKS ARE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE IF YOU ARE AFRAID IT WILL SELL OUT DAY OF.

In 2005, coalesce attempted to play the ill-fated Hellfest as a way to bury personal hatchets, and put some closure to something that held so much history and memories for them. A problem arose once rehearsals began since, unexpectedly but perhaps inevitably, new music emerged. Since this occurred after the Hellfest show was booked, the market had already dictated this as a restrospective stint with closure culminating in a final show.

After the skeletons of a couple new songs were built, the band flirted with different ideas as to how to preserve the “conclusion” of coalesce, while yet pursuing wherever the new tunes might lead. This ultimately proved silly. It was clear that the new songs were coalesce, despite a new member and some tinkering with the sound. Despite the potential backlash for perpetuating their reputation of dis- and re- banding, coalesce decided to stay coalesce, an open-ended project intent on moving forward without looking back.

Instead of looking at coalesce as a second career or some ego-stroking project to prove something within modern music, it is being held closely and personally by the members as their time to put aside familial duties, work, school, or whatnot, and simply “do it.” In short, we just want to hang out together again and play our shows out of a peculiar love for doing so (in all it’s ugly purity).

The new 7″, Salt and Passage, is the first release since the Relapse record 012: Revolution… Salt and Passage is finished and ready for absorption in the market. This will coincide with an East Coast/Midwest stint in August. Coalesce will be touring with The Daughters (Hydra Head), and See You Next Tuesday (Ferret) on the East Coast dates (including Chicago) and This is My Condition in the Midwest. Full dates and details are listed below. Please let us make it very clear that this is not a “reunion” tour in any way shape or form. Since it’s simply the nature of coalesce to come and go as it pleases, terms like “reunion” make no sense when applied to it.

The Line up will be Jes Steineger, Nathan Richardson, Nathan Ellis and Sean Ingram. The same as 2005, the same as recorded. The current line up.

Coalesce will have Salt and Passage available exclusively on tour before its official release date on September 11. Also available on the tour prior to their respective street dates will be the new dvd box set No Business in this Business and the re-press of the Hydra Head release There is Nothig New Under the Sun.

For more information, please visit coalesce’s website www.crashandbang.com, or email the band at smingram(at)mac.com. For questions about booking, or this tour in general, please contact Matt Pike at The Kenmore Agency. www.thekenmoreagency.com

More information will be posted as it becomes available

8/15/07 The Palladium Upstairs, Worcester, MA: TICKETS

8/16/07 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA: TICKETS

8/17/07 Knitting Factory, NYC, NY: TICKETS

8/18/07 Otto Bar, Baltimore, MD: TICKETS

8/19/07 Alley Katz, Richmond, VA: TICKETS

8/20/07 Lawrenceville Moose, Pittsburgh, PA: TICKETS

8/21/07 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI: TICKETS

8/22/07 Arlington Heights Knights of Columbus / Chicago, Il: TICKETS

8/23/07 Picador, Iowa City, IA: TICKETS

8/24/07 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE: TICKETS

8/25/07 Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS: TICKETS

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