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The Devil Wears Prada & As I Lay Dying Unite for Marathon Metalcore Tour; North American Co-Headline Trek Kicks Off on February 22nd in Ventura, California; Multi-Artist Bill to Also Feature For Today, The Color Morale, and The Chariot; Tickets on Sale De

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records' As I Lay Dying have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. The hugely anticipated trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California's Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April (see itinerary below). Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday, December 21st.

The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will be accompanied on the epic tour by For Today (on all dates except March 7th-March 8th), The Color Morale (February 22nd - March 7th), and The Chariot (March 8th - April 4th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tdwpband.com/tour and www.asilaydying.com/events.

The tour follows The Devil Wears Prada's 2011 breakthrough, "DEAD THRONE," which confirmed the band as one of the most potent and powerful in modern American metal. The album's latest video, "Mammoth," premiered to great acclaim earlier this year and is streaming now at the band's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/TDWP.

The Devil Wears Prada followed the release of "DEAD THRONE" with the hugely successful "Dead Throne Tour: North America," captured for posterity on the recently released CD/DVD, "DEAD&ALIVE." The collection includes performances of songs spanning TDWP's career, including such fan favorites as "Danger: Wildman," "Born To Lose," "Kansas," "Assistant To The Regional Manager," and "Outnumbered." In addition, "DEAD&ALIVE" features an array of behind-the-scenes footage shot and edited by the band's own Jeremy DePoyster.

Long hailed as a genuinely electrifying live act, The Devil Wears Prada have also proven indefatigable road warriors. In addition to countless headline dates and festival sets, recent highlights include spending summer 2012 alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and the one and only Motörhead as one of the main stage headliners on the all-star Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

As I Lay Dying preceded the release of their 6th full-length studio album, "AWAKENED," with a highly successful run on 2012's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival where the band rotated between the side and main stages. Just before "AWAKENED" dropped via Metal Blade Records on September 25th, the band released their first production video for the album for the track "A Greater Foundation." Fans instantly took to the Internet to express their love of the new song -- AND to discuss the relevance of the lyrics. Check out the video and comments HERE.

The five-piece San Diego, Calif. based metal act, As I Lay Dying, recently concluded their run on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour where they toured alongside Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, and Attila, including a stop at the hugely successful California Metal Fest where the band electrified the stage and decimated metal fans with their powerful and blistering live set that the band is known for. "AWAKENED," which Rick Florino from Artist Direct called "...their best album yet," noting "it's a high water mark for modern metal, and it's going to wake up the entire genre" giving the release 5 out of 5 stars, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11, selling over 28,000 copies in its first week in the US alone.

For their latest release, "AWAKENED," As I Lay Dying -- NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass) -- holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin Richardson. The group's last LP, 2010s "THE POWERLESS RISE," debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10, at #2 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Albums Chart.

Keep up to date with As I Lay Dying at the following locations:
http://www.asilaydying.com
http://www.facebook.com/asilaydying
http://www.twitter.com/asilaydyingband
http://www.youtube.com/asilaydying
http://www.metalblade.com/asilaydying

For additional information on The Devil Wears Prada please visit:
www.tdwpband.com
www.facebook.com/tdwp
www.twitter.com/TDWPband
www.youtube.com/TDWP

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)


                    THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA/AS I LAY DYING
                          North American Tour 2013
      w/Special Guests For Today (All Dates Except March 7th-March 8th)
 The Color Morale (February 22nd- March 7th) * The Chariot (March 8th- April
                                     4th)

FEBRUARY
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22       Ventura, CA            Majestic Ventura Theater Half House
23       Santa Cruz, CA         The Catalyst
24       Chico, CA              Senator Theatre
26       Reno, NV               Knitting Factory Concert House
27       Las Vegas, NV          House of Blues
28       Los Angeles, CA        Club Nokia

MARCH
--------
1        San Diego, CA          Soma
2        Tucson, AZ             Rialto Theatre
3        El Paso, TX            Tricky Falls
5        Corpus Christi, TX     Concrete Street Amphitheater
6        San Antonio, TX        Backstage Live
7        Dallas, TX             House of Blues - Dallas
8        Lubbock, TX            Lonestar Events Center
9        Oklahoma City, OK      Diamond Ballroom
10       Memphis, TN            New Daisy Theatre
12       Nashville, TN          Rocketown
13       Charlotte, NC          Amos' Southend
14       Charleston, SC         The Music Farm
15       Norfolk, VA            The NorVa
16       Silver Spring, MD      The Fillmore
17       Hartford, CT           Webster Theatre
19       Allentown, PA          Crocodile Rock
20       Huntington, NY         Paramount Theater
21       Poughkeepsie, NY       The Chance
22       Williamsville, NY      Club Infinity
23       Toronto, ON            The Sound Academy
24, 25   Millvale, PA           Mr. Smalls Theater
27       Columbus, OH           Newport Music Hall
28       Grand Rapids, MI       The Intersection
29       Milwaukee, WI          The Rave
30       Minneapolis, MN        First Avenue

APRIL
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2        Lawrence, KS           The Granada Theatre
3, 4     Colorado Springs, CO   Black Sheep

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