Chevelle new tour/album to be so good it’s criminal

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Chevelle, the band behind such hits as “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” and “Send the Pain Below”, is a group who has quietly and with minimal controversy (or at times interest) ruled the modern rock charts for the better part of the entirety of the 2000s. Often indistinguishable to many fans from the screamy, Tool-lite bands of years past, the band hopes to emerge bigger and louder with a new album and subsequent tour.

To be released on August 31st, Sci-Fi Crimes will be the band’s rock with a side of smarts follow up to the somehwat-smash hit Vena Sera. To get their claws into the ear drums and playlists of the angsty youth of America, the Chicago-based band has plans for those about to rock.

On top of the tour and album (which was produced by Deftones and Jane’s Addiction genius Brian Virtue), the band will be releasing two videos with two endings of their first single “Jars”; version one hits MTV2 and MTVU on August 25th, with version two available on Yahoo the next day. And if that weren’t enough, the band will play a 30-minute set on September 3rd at the LaSalle Power Company to fans who purchase their album. Head here for more details.

Check out their tour dates –  Staind joins the fury for a couple shows — and tracklist below.

Sci-Fi Crimes Tracklist:
01. Sleep Apnea
02. Mexican Sun
03. Shameful Metaphors
04. Jars
05. Fell into Your Shoes
06. Letter To A Thief
07. Highland’s Apparition
08. Roswell’s Spell
09. Interlewd
10. A New Momentum
11. This Circus

Chevelle 2009 Tour Dates:
08/23 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Amphitheatre At Station Square *
08/27 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater *
08/28 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre *
08/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing *
08/31 – Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Exposition *
09/03 – Chicago, IL @ LaSalle Power Company
09/04 – DuQuoin, IL @ DuQuoin Fair
09/11 – Nashville, TN @ Riverfront Park
09/12 – Huntington, WV @ Harris Riverfront Park
09/13 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
09/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
09/16 – Windsor, ON @ University of Windsor
09/18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
09/21 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
09/22 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
09/24 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
09/27 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
09/30 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/03 – Mobile, AL @ Bayfest Downtown
10/06 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
10/07 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

* = w/ Staind