Bird’s Robe Records, in collaboration with US label Equal Vision Records, have announced they will be releasing First Temple, the cult classic debut full-length from Australian progressive rock outfit, Closure in Moscow, on vinyl for the first time on Friday March 2. The news comes alongside the announcement that the band will be playing the record in full while supporting Protest The Hero on their North American tour during March & April, as well as additional headline dates across the US.
The band have also announced an exclusive Melbourne headline show at Workers Club on Saturday March 3rd, before departing for their first North American tour in 8 years.
Closure In Moscow have received critical acclaim internationally for their stellar live performance and avant-garde sound in the decade plus since they formed in Melbourne, Australia. First Temple saw the band breaking in the United States upon its release in 2009 and has since seen them become regarded as one of the most beloved acts in the world of progressive rock.
Following high profile tours with Coheed & Cambria, The Fall of Troy, MEW & The Dillinger Escape Plan in 2016-17, the band are currently working on their forthcoming third full-length album.
March 3rd – Workers Club, Melbourne VIC
March 19th – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
March 20th – The Club at Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA
w/ Protest The Hero and Thank You Scientist
March 21st – London, ON @ London Music Hall
March 22nd – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
March 23rd – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge (Sold Out)
March 24th – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave II
March 25th – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
March 27th – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
March 28th – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’
March 29th – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
March 30th – Calgary, AB @ The Palace
April 1st – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
April 2nd – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
April 3rd – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 5th – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 6th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
April 7th – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
April 8th – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
April 10th – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ
April 12th – RBC, Dallas TX
April 13th – Come and Take It Live, Austin TX
April 14th – Walters, Houston TX