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California supergroup Sufferer (A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun) announce cross-country September Tour


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ERER ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TOUR

(San Francisco, CA – August 6th, 2018) California “supergroup” Sufferer has announced their first cross-country tour.

The group, consisting of members from I The MightyA Lot Like Birds and Hail The Sun offers a musical entity with which people suffering from anxiety and depression can connect.

Sufferer released their self-titled debut album last year; ‘Sufferer’ is available on Spotify and Bandcamp.

35% of everything this project ever makes goes directly to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

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Tour Dates:

September
6 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7 – Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
8 – Murrieta, CA @ MSC Venue
9 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
11 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London
13 – Berwyn, IL @ Wire
14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse
15 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy
16 – New York, NY @ Kingsland
17 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
19 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
21 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
22 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
23 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar

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Originally an idea for a standalone album about anxiety & depression, Sufferer is making their debut onto the touring circuit with a full-US outing this September. Comprised of members from A Lot Like BirdsHail The Sun, and I The Mighty, Sufferer is a “heavy” band, but only as heavy as the subject material. Last September’s debut LP details a day in the life of a Sufferer, from his panic immediately upon waking to the moment his brain finally shuts off at the end of his day. To help guide the narrative, three vocalists (portraying the Subjecthis Anxiety, and his Depression) are heard at times screaming over each other, arguing for control, and at other times singing through moments of helpless soliloquy.

Sufferer is not meant to cure/heal anyone; rather, it is simply a means of connecting through our suffering. Even if you can’t put into words exactly what the music is doing that feels so familiar, or why you might feel bittersweet at the end of the record, there is comfort in seeing the cycle, in watching someone else go through it. – Shane Gann

Shane Gann (Hail The Sun), who initiated the project and wrote all the music for the record, recruited the other members due to their multi-dimensional artistic abilities, along with their natural musical talents. Cory Lockwood (A Lot Like Birds) fronted the lyrical direction, utilizing his English degree and input from the other vocalists to craft a narrative that reads more like a script than a story. This approach helped convey the message that a single individual can have multiple opposing viewpoints, often simultaneously. The three uniquely-agitated voices, in conjunction with Shane’s aggressive, overdriven guitars and Blake’s immensely powerful drum beats, fuse naturally into something uncomfortable, but familiar.

The takeaway could not be more clear: You have likely felt anxious or depressed at some point in your life, and almost certainly felt the isolation these emotions create. Sufferer offers another entity to connect with, someone who understands your discomfort.

Sufferer is:

-Cory Lockwood (A Lot Like Birds) – Voice of Anxiety
-Shane Gann (Hail The Sun) – Voice of Depression
-Blake Dahlinger (I The Mighty) – drums
-Forrest Wright (a visual artist who created the album art) – Voice of the Sufferer

About Bryan Joe Corder (2702 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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