Roadrunner Records has signed The Devil Wears Prada (vocalist Mike Hranica, lead guitarist Chris Rubey, rhythm guitarist Jeremy DePoyster, bassist Andy Trick, and drummer Daniel Williams). Known as one of the most potent and powerful bands in modern American metal, The Devil Wears Prada will make their label debut with an as-yet-untitled new LP, executive produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage with producer/engineer Matt Goldman, expected to arrive fall 2013.
TDWP frontman Mike Hranica says, "We’ve put so much time into the new songs already, and we're really happy where things are sitting. I think with Roadrunner in the picture, it's only more encouraging as far as compiling a record that we can be proud of and a record that exists well as Dead Throne's successor."
The Devil Wears Prada is heralding this announcement with a nationwide co-headlining trek with As I Lay Dying. The highly anticipated tour gets underway February 22 at Ventura, California’s Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and continues through early April (see dates below). TDWP and AILD will be accompanied on the road by For Today, The Color Morale (February 22 – March 7), and The Chariot (March 8 – April 4). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tdwpband.com/tour.
Furthermore, Mike Hranica has released his brand new book, One & Half Hearts, a collection of inspirations behind the group’s breakout record Dead Throne. One & Half Hearts looks back on the creation of Dead Throne with an in-depth exploration of its lyrical context. Copies of One & Half Hearts are available now at mikehranica.com, tdwpstore.com, amazon.com and will be available for purchase on the band’s upcoming tour.
The Devil Wears Prada’s 2011 breakthrough, Dead Throne, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 and cemented the group's status as one of the most electrifying acts in modern metal. An incendiary live force, the band has proven relentless road warriors. In addition to countless headline dates and festival sets, recent highlights include spending summer 2012 alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and Motörhead on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
The Devil Wears Prada/As I Lay Dying tour dates (with The Color Morale 2/19-3/7, The Chariot 3/8-4/4):
Feb 19 Denver, CO Moon Room (with The Color Morale only)
Feb 20 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound (with The Color Morale only)
Feb 22 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater Half House
Feb 23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Feb 24 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
Feb 26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
Feb 27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Feb 28 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Mar 1 San Diego, CA Soma
Mar 2 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Mar 3 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Mar 5 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Mar 6 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
Mar 7 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 8 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Events Center
Mar 9 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Mar 10 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
Mar 12 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Mar 13 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
Mar 14 Charleston, SC The Music Farm<
Mar 15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Mar 16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Mar 17 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
Mar 19 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Mar 20 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
Mar 21 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Mar 22 Williamsville, NY Club Infinity
Mar 23 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
Mar 24-25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
Mar 27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Mar 28 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Mar 29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Mar 30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Apr 2 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
Apr 3-4 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep