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Tour: H2O and Terror with Backtrack and Code Orange Kids

H2O Terror TourHardcore juggernauts H2O and Terror are excited to hit the US with Backtrack and Code Orange Kids in tow. The tour will canvas the lower 48 and will span from February 1st through March 3rd – tour dates are below. A few of the dates will also include Bane in the line-up.

1 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
2 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
3 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
4 Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom
5 Miami, FL @ Churchills Pub
6 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
8 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
9 Dallas, TX @ Paradeofflesh.com
10 San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
11 Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
12 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
13 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
15 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
16 Portland, OR @ Backspace w/ Bane
17 Tacoma, WA @ Tough Love Fest w/ Bane
18 Twin Falls, ID @ Radio Rondevoo w/ Bane
19 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Black Lion w/ Bane
20 Denver, CO @ Marquis w/ Bane and Cruel Hand
21 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
22 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
26 Buffalo, NY @ Funeral Home
27 Albany, NY @ Bogies
28 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2 Reading, PA @ Reverb
3 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

Actor Michael Rapaport Announces H2O’s Don’t Forget Your Roots Details

We’ve been hyping and covering plenty on H2O‘s upcoming covers album, Don’t Forget Your Roots. Now thanks to actor and friend of the band, Michael Rapaport, here’s the video announcement of all the track listing and details. Get stoked!

Ramones – “I Wanna Live”
Dag Nasty – “Safe”
Madball – “Pride”
Rancid – “Journey to the End”
Circle Jerks – “Beverly Hills”
Descendents – “Get The Time”
Cro Mags – “Hard Times”
Bad Brains – “Attitude”
The Clash – “Train in Vain”
Government Issue – “Understand”
Verbal Assault – “Scarred”
Gorilla Biscuits – “Cats and Dogs”
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Someday I Suppose”
7 Seconds – “Satyagraha”
Embrace – “Said Gun”
Social Distortion – “Sick Boy”
Sick of it All – “Friends Like You”
Warzone – “Don’t Forget the Struggle, Don’t Forget the Streets”

Don’t Forget Your Roots be available on LP, CD, and special three 7inch series. Each 7inch will feature an exclusive song. Details forthcoming on what songs will be available on which format. The album is set for a Fall release.

Tours: H2O

H2O has just announced a string of dates in the West Coast with Rancid. They also have some additional U.S. shows lined up as well as a few in Europe.

Aug 12 @ Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA w/ Youth of Today, Token Entry, Title Fight, Mouthpiece (THIS IS HARDCORE FEST 2011)
Aug 14 @ Joiners – Southhampton, United Kingdom w/ Chief
Aug 15 @ Peel – Kingston (Upon Thames), United Kingdom w/ Chief
Aug 16 @ Trillians – Newcastle (Staffordshire), United Kingdom w/ Chief, Look Alive
Aug 17 @ Stereo – Glasgow, Scotland w/
Aug 18 @ Speakeasy – Belfast, Ireland w/
Aug 19 @ Fibber Magees – Dublin, Ireland w/ Find A Way, Frustration, 20 Bulls Each
Aug 20 @ The Globe – Cardiff, United Kingdom w/ Chief, More Than Life, Crossbreaker, Chains of Hare
Aug 21 @ Underworld – London (Camden Town), United Kingdom w/ Chief
Aug 22 @ SUB 91 – Leicester, United Kingdom w/ Chief, Crossbreaker
Aug 23 @ Manchester Moho Live – Manchester, United Kingdom w/ Chief
Aug 25 @ The Croft – Bristol, United Kingdom w/ Chief
Sep. 6 -Las Vegas, NV – House of Bluesw/ DJ J & Nicki Bonner (Jandisco Sound System), H20 and RANCID
Sep. 9- Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater w/ DJ J & Nicki Bonner (Jandisco Sound System), H20 and RANCID
Sep. 10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield w/ DJ J & Nicki Bonner (Jandisco Sound System), H20 and RANCID
Sep 23 @ Roseland Ballroom – New York City, NY w/ Descendents, H2O, Suicide Machines
Sep 24 Within These Walls 2011- Nile Theater- Mesa, AZ

H2O are gearing up to release their covers album Don’t Forget Your Roots out soon.

H2O Enter Studio To Record Covers Album Don’t Forget Your Roots

Long-running hardcore and punk NYC group H2O are set to enter the studio to record an all-covers album. The album titled Don’t Forget Your Roots, will pay homage to the bands that have influenced and inspired H2O. In the official press release:

H2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way. The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on the forthcoming album, Don’t Forget Your Roots. H2O will tip their hats to bands like The Ramones, Dag Nasty, Madball, Rancid, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, The Clash, Government Issue, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 7 Seconds, Embrace, Social Distortion, Sick of It All and Warzone on this release. H2O vocalist Toby Morse commented, “This album is extremely important to us. These are bands that inspired us to start a band and who have inspired our personal lives. Also with so many young kids getting into hardcore every day, it’s good to always keep exposing them to the ROOTS of this music and getting them into some of the originators of hardcore/punk. We have all gotten to see this bands play live when we were young so covering their songs that made us happy and inspired as kids feels amazing and we feel honored.”

H2O comes from humble roots themselves, and have worked their way to help define the term “melodic hardcore”. The band formed back in the mid-90’s and have released five full-length albums with over 300,000 copies sold collectively. They’ve toured the world with the likes of AFI, the Misfits, toured the Warped Tour circuit and more, and they’ve established themselves as a household name and inspired countless others in their wake. H2O is happy to give back to those that have helped shape them on Don’t Forget Your Roots, coming this Fall from Bridge Nine Records. Full track list to be announced soon!

More news and updates as we get them. Get stoked!

Toby Morse (H2O) Collaborates with Nike Stadium, Benefits OLOC

Toby Morse, vocalist for NYC’s H2O recently stopped by Nike’s Stadium NYC to put his west coast meets east coast spin on the classic Destroyer Jacket. The black on black on grey varsity jacket is in collaboration with Toby’s charity OLOC (one life one chance, an organisation to keep kids off the streets). Nike Stadium have also teamed up with Bayside for a custom Destroyer that will be given away on their upcoming tour with The Sleeping and Terrible Things. You can see pictures of Toby’s jacket as well as read up on the behind the scenes goings on at the Nike Stadium site. There is also a behind the scenes video below.

You can catch H2O on February 6th at the Roxy in West Hollywood at a headlining benefit show for Famous Stars and Straps / OLOC.