For the last 20 years The Dillinger Escape Plan, has been one of the most progressive, explosive, inimitable bands in extreme music. Embracing elements of mathcore, hardcore, punk, metal, jazz and even in some cases pop hooks, Dillinger have occupied a space that few bands have, managing to constantly progress and evolve their tsunami of titanic riffs and spectacular live shows without compromise.
Through continuous evolution, they left other bands attempting to ape their sound choking in the dust. Their break-up, like almost everything else this extraordinary band have achieved, is on their own terms, seeing them determined to go out with a bang as opposed to a whisper. TDEP will cease to play shows or make new music at the end of this year. This is your last chance New Zealand
Tuesday 24th October – San Fran – Wellington
Wednesday 25th October – Kings Arms – Auckland
Tickets go on sale Friday 21 April, 9am local.
Don’t cry because THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are calling it a day; smile because they’ve somehow managed to stay alive this long and that you’ll get one last chance to witness them live.
After twenty years of defying expectation, pushing the boundaries of their compositions, and performances beyond what might seem possible or even reasonable, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN announced that they would be quitting after they complete the touring cycle for their new record ‘Dissociation’. So for New Zealand fans this is our swansong.
Here’s a short video of frontman Greg Puciato talking about life on the road, the decision to end The Dillinger Escape Plan…
Stream Dissociation in full below…
And check out this classic video of their hectic, reckless performance of ‘Sugar Coated Sour’ at a Virgin Megastore in 2005…
“The band and fans were as one as the crowd sang along, moshed and crowd surfed as they fed off the intense energy of the band. It was intense, enjoyable and bittersweet.” – Metal Wani
“Epic, Fucking Epic is the best way to describe the beautiful chaos that occurred last night.” – Audio Eclectica
“For a full 90 minutes THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN rattle the skulls of all assembled, leaving an exhausted crowd baying for more. What better way to go out.” – The Buzz
“Dillinger gave the audience few moments to relax, bombarding them persistently with fast and intense chaos.” – Exclaim Mag
“The experience was absolutely nostalgic. It was hard not to remember when and where you first heard every one of their songs as you screamed along.” – Music and Riots Mag
“You should make it a point to see one of the most powerful live acts in heavy music.” – Read Junk
“This was a night for the fans to come together and celebrate one of the most important bands of our generation, and they proved, once again, why they will go down as one of the greatest live acts ever.”– Ghost Cult Mag
“The dampened, exhausted audience shot their hands up and jumped in solidarity, their capacity to mosh long since depleted. They could only watch in awestruck wonder as the book closed on one of modern metal’s finest acts, still at the peak of its power.” – Austin Chronicle
“Chaotic insanity in a bottle
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