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The Locust Boycott Clear Channel Venues


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The Locust put its foot down on media/entertainment industry consolidation, refusing to play in Clear Channel-owned venues on the upcoming Ipecac Records Geek tour.

The post-hardcore act has announced it'll sit out the dates of the tour in Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and San Francisco to protest Clear Channel control of venues and media. The other bands on the tour -- Fantomas and Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant -- will play as scheduled. The band is touring on the label package to promote its upcoming Safety Second, Body Last EP, due out March 22 on the Mike Patton-owned imprint.

The Geek Tour's scheduled to stop at:

March 31 - Old Brickhouse Grille, Phoenix, Az.

April 3 - Tree's, Dallas

April 4 - Emo's, Austin

April 5 - House of Blues, New Orleans

April 8 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C.

April 9 - Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia*

April 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

April 11 - TBA, New York

April 13 - The Roxy, Boston

April 14 - Le Spectrum, Montreal

April 15 - Phoenix Theatre, Toronto

April 16 - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland

April 17 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit*

April 19 - Metro, Chicago

April 20 - Fine Line Music Cafe*, Minneapolis

April 22 - Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver

April 24 - The Big Easy, Boise, Idaho

April 25 - TBA, Portland

April 26 - TBA, Seattle

April 29 - The Fillmore, San Francisco*

* - date boycotted by The Locust


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