As one story ends, another is about to begin! Gemini Syndrome has put the finishing touches on the final chapter of its three-album trilogy and will share it with the world this fall as 3rd Degree – La Relève arrives on October 15, with a newly announced tour bringing the music to the masses in venues across the United States
The band’s “INITIATION” tour kicks off Oct. 28 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, giving fans a few weeks to digest the new album before the band brings it to the stage.
“We are very happy to be back on the road this fall. It is a time of transformation on our planet and our lives in preparation for the approaching solstice rebirth. We are grateful to share this INITIATION with all of the spiritual soldiers on the front line who are helping bring music back to this fucked up world, ”said Aaron Nordstrom, singer of Gemini Syndrome.
Drummer Brian Steele Medina continues, “We love nothing more than playing and creating a sacred space for transmutation with our siblings. Now more than ever, it feels like everything is trying to pull us apart and perpetuate the illusion that we are apart. That we are not ONE. This is all bullshit. Give us your pandemics, your Pentagon UFO videos and your barriers … It’s noise, but we’re louder and we’ll get past it.
The tour will see Ovtlier join the group for the first part of the race, while Oh! The Horror provides support on the back half. Pushing Veronica and Them Damn Kings are also on board for the trek which is scheduled to end about a month after its launch on November 27 in Reno, Nevada. All cities, dates and locations can be viewed below.
Gemini Syndrome offers special VIP packages for the tour. These packages include a special private acoustic performance, a VIP “Synner” laminate, an autographed poster and a meet and greet session with the group. (* VIP packages must be purchased in addition to a regular concert ticket.) Visit the band’s website for ticketing details.
The tour will give the band the opportunity to present some of the music for the upcoming 3rd Degree album – The Raising, which is now on track for an October 15 release via Century Media.
“The album is about death and rebirth. Find your true self and foster its growth to help build the world better than we inherited it, ”says Nordstrom. “During this record, I made some major life choices. Mainly to stop slowly killing myself with alcohol. Two years without drinking and a few near-death experiences later, I think I have plenty of experience talking about a subject as elusive as death.
Medina adds: “The turn of the 3rd and ‘last’ degree is that it’s not the end at all. Rather, it is a rebirth that depends on our growth and the lessons learned from suffering from our past mistakes. Spiritual growth that can only be achieved through the baptism of fire. A metaphorical, but very real resurrection – THE RELIEF. “
Nordstrom continues, “Our hope is that by sharing our experiences, lessons learned and battles overcome, we can help others examine their own conscience. Their role in the world in its almost infinite capacity, and in helping us remember that we are ALL in the same boat. We are a family, and when we are united in our community, we can achieve things worthy of the attention of the GODS. If you want to change the world, work quietly on yourself.
Pre-orders are currently underway for the new album and you can check out the artwork and track list for the set below. You can get the new record in physical or digital formats.
Gemini Syndrome, 3rd Degree – La Relève Album illustration + track list:
I dont know
Die with me
Baptized in fire
Children of the Sun
Sum Quod Eris
Best of me
Stay on the line
Where we started from
Gemini Syndrome Fall 2021 Tour Dates
October 28 – Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin @ Joel’s 4Corners *
October 29 – Green Bay, Wisconsin @ EPIC Event Center *
October 30 – Racine, Wisconsin @ Rt 20 (WIIL Rock Halloween Bash) *
October 31 – Battle Creek, Michigan @ The Music Factory *
November 02 – Lakewood, Ohio @ The Winchester Music Tavern *
November 04 – Flint, Michigan @ The Machine Shop *
November 05 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works *
November 06 – Liverpool, NY @ Sharkey’s *
November 07 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance *
November 08 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge ****
November 09 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground *
November 10 – Reading, PA @ Reverb *
November 12 – Johnson City, Tennessee @ Capones *
November 13 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger *
November 14 – Huntsville, Alabama @ Sidetracks ***
November 16 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rock Box **
November 17 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey **
November 20 – Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar
November 22 – El Paso, Texas @ Rockhouse **
November 23 – Scottsdale, Arizona @ Pub Rock **
November 24 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey a Go Go **
November 26 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ Backstage Bar **
November 27 – Reno, Nevada @ Reno Brewhouse **
* Direct support is Ovtlier
** Direct assistance is Oh! The horror
*** Show with Smile Empty Soul, Ovtlier, Sunflower Dead, Pushing V, Tommy Gibbons
**** GEMINI SYNDROME and Ovtlier only
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