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Author & Punisher Announce 20th Anniversary North American Tour


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Tristan Shone‘s mechanically augmented one-man industrial band Author & Punisher will embark upon a 20th anniversary tour beginning next month. A career-spanning setlist is expected for that run, with Morne & Glassing booked to open. Tickets will be up this Friday, January 12th at 10:00am EDT.

Shone commented:

Author & Punisher started as myself playing guitar with a drum machine in 2004 as a move towards being more efficient as one person; I’d had enough of band complexities slowing things down. Throughout the years I opened the flood gates and through my experience at art school I began experimenting with what industrial doom and drone metal really could be.

Fast forward 20 years, I feel as though A&P has become part of my psyche…when I walk down the street with headphones listening to tracks I’m developing, my right hand is cycling through beats and I’m visualizing how I can meld the mechanical and the atonal; it has become second nature

In thinking back, I’ve had some great on stage experiences, but equally valuable were the experiences…the weird ones where someone goes out of their way to take you somewhere to eat or see something that is off the charts. I have no doubt that A&P will continue as a creative vessel for many years to come.

To celebrate 20 years, we’re starting things off with a Winter 2024 Northeast USA/CAN tour with Morne and Glassing hitting some spots we missed in the last couple years and pounding some spots that we thought needed a little more. This is our first tour since June 2023, so we hope to see you all out there.”

02/23 Cambridge, MA – Sonia
02/24 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Foufones
02/25 Toronto, ON – Garrison
02/27 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
02/28 Chicago, IL – Reggies
02/29 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
03/01 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
03/02 Bensalem, PA – Broken Goblet
03/03 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

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