The Dillinger Escape Plan Comes to the Fox Theatre, 5/14
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by BWW News Desk
Z2 Entertainment will present The Dillinger Escape Plan with The Faceless & Royal Thunder at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, May 14th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 1st for $18.50 in advance and $20.00 day of show.
After five studio albums and countless tours around the globe, the Dillinger Escape Plan has earned much respect among fans and critics worldwide. With accomplishments such as coverage in mass media from the Rolling Stone to the New York Times, Billboard chart status, and performances on net work television such as Late night with Conan O'Brien, the Dillinger Escape Plan is often named one of the most important bands to have immerged over the last decade.
The Dillinger Escape Plan evolved from the hardcore band Arcane around 1996. The initial lineup included guitarists Ben Weinman, and Derrick Brantley, bassist Adam Doll, drummer Chris Pennie, and vocalist Dimitri Minakakis. The band was nameless for many months until long time friend Matt Backerman decided to form Now Or Never records and asked the band to both perform on one of his underground basement shows and record what would be his and the bands first official release. They quickly, without much thought, chose the name "The Dillinger Escape Plan" while watching a documentary on the mobster John Dillinger. Brantley didn't end up showing when the band went to record the 6 song self titled effort with Producer Steve Evetts causing the band to record as a quartet. After a short self booked tour around the east coast with long time friend John Fulton on second guitar, the band quickly wrote and recorded the now infamous 3 song ep "Under the Running board" in 1998 which was released on Relapse Records shortly before Fulton exited the group to pursue his studies.
After touring with their new vocalist performing the bands already established catalog, and recording a few songs here and there for soundtracks and tribute albums, finally in 2004 the band recorded their first full-length featuring Puciato. Miss Machine sold well and solidified The Dillinger Escape Plan as one of the most creative and polarizing groups in metal.