|Dreams do come true for this Canadian band|
Vesuvius is excited to announce their first U.S. run with the “My Place of Solace and Rest Tour pt II”, which includes support from Curses and Change Is. Vesuvius is extremely thankful that the dream of sharing their music in the U.S is coming true. Vocalist Billy Melsness expresses the collective thoughts of the band, “I think I can confidently speak on behalf of everyone in the band when I say that it is an absolute dream come true, to be announcing the second leg of the “My Place of Solace and Rest” tour in the United States. Performing in the U.S. has been an objective since our inception, and we are ecstatic to have been granted the opportunity to travel abroad and present our art to a brand new audience. A massive thanks goes out to our delightful manager/best friend/sixth member of the band, Chris Cave, for all his hard work in realizing this endeavour. Without him we are nothing.”
“My Place of Solace and Rest” has already been garnering national attention for the band and Vesuvius couldn’t be more excited for what this year holds for them. Melsness explains, “This is our year, and we cannot wait to see where the rest of it takes us. Thank you so very much to everyone who has supported Vesuvius and helped make this twenty-one year old kid’s fantastical dreams a reality, one day at a time. See you all on the road.”
“My Place of Solace and Rest” is available now for pre-order at merchbucket.com
6/20- Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture
6/21- Akron, OH @ Rialto Theatre
6/24- Florence, MA @ American Legion
6/26- Baltimore, MD @ The Raven Inn
6/28- Bristol, VA @ The Woodman
6/29- Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
7/1- Lafayette, LA @ JPS
7/2- Houston, TX @ White Swan
7/3- Austin, TX @ The Love Goat
7/6- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
7/7- Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
7/8- Upland, CA @ Grizzly Den
7/10- Los Angeles, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
Hailing from the birthplace of Ottawa, ON., Vesuvius brings forth an identity that cannot be disclosed within one particular genre of music. Since their formation in early 2015, the band began working on a blueprint that encompasses a vast expanse of musical influences and intends on defying the millennial archetype of what the youth of today deem to be a rock or metal act.
Unlike the majority of bands playing in their scene today, Vesuvius is a composition of organic means. Ben Cooligan (vocals), Billy Melsness (vocals), Robin Parsons (synth/turntables), Michael Luc Malo (guitars) and Carter Peak (percussion) came together as five friends with a unanimous goal to transform what was once a hobby into a labour of love and passion. Their quintet dynamic allows for them to translate an incredibly emotive craft into an energetic and wholly entertaining live performance from beginning until completion.
Their first full length album, “My Place of Solace and Rest” (tracks 1-4 engineered/mixed/mastered by Frank Shooflar , tracks 5-8 mixed/mastered by Shooflar and engineered by Doug Meadows) was an integral component of how the band caught the eye of Tragic Hero Records. “We have personal friends who have partnered with Tragic Hero Records and swear by the company. We wanted to make sure to work with a label that cares about their artists’ creative integrity, making Tragic the most suitable route to take” Melsness said.
“My Place of Solace and Rest” will be the debut of what the band trademarks as the “Vesuvius sound”. Cooligan describes it as “a theme implemented throughout the music that refers to the structure of each piece the two have put together. Each song is structured with an “emotional crux” often sitting in the middle of the piece. Throughout the build and break of the tracks, each piece ebbs and flows in order to create the greatest impact when it reaches its climax.”
The album will be released on May 6th and the band plans to tour in support of the record.