THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE Tickets
7:00pm, Fri 21st November, 2008
Manning Bar, NSW
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The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals.
The band was formed in 2000 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Through both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band has obtained a large and
loyal fan base throughout the world. The band's lineup consists of vocalist Chibi, guitarists Rainbow and Mike Falcore, keyboardist Owen,drummer Rhim and the recently returned O.E. on bass.
Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached by European record label Repo Records (followed shortly by Metropolis Records in North America) and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience. 2005 also marked the bands first European festivals, a video for "Blue" and the independent creation of a small DVD collection of videos.
Recently, the band has been busy with the writing and recording of their new album, "Walking With Strangers", all through the winter months of 06 /07. During May and June of this year the finishing touches were put to the album at Orange Studios in Toronto and The Warehouse in Vancouver, with legendary Canadian Producer/Engineer Dave "Rave" Ogilvie. The album is due out in September, just in time for the second leg of the tour.
Touring in the last couple of years has had the band performing internationally, traveling across Canada, the United States, Mexico, and many European countries. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through
their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band's highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring on the "Walking With Strangers" 2007 tour.