The Dead Hand of Tradition: Available on Vinyl in North America

The Dead Hand of Tradition

Our LP “The Dead Hand of Tradition” is now available on vinyl in North America thanks to Deranged Records. You can order a copy at derangedrecords.com or ask your local record store.

The Dead Hand of Tradition – “…strongest punk album of 2015”

“…this is by far the strongest punk album in 2015” -Zgro (Out of the Darkness)

http://outofthedarkness.rs/recenzije/red-dons-dead-hand-of-tradition-lp-taken-by-surprisederanged-2015/


Above is a link to download our new album, The Dead Hand of Tradition.

Show Reviews: Bratislava and Budapest

Photo by Mateus Mondini

Zgro from Out of the Darkness reviewed two Red Dons shows in Bratislava and Budapest.

http://outofthedarkness.rs/izvestaji/red-dons-13-09-2015-fugabratislava-15-09-2015-muszibudimpesta/

Interview with 1 Minuto de Gloria

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Here is a interview we did after our show in Barcelona last September. Thanks again to the 1 Minuto de Gloria crew for their questions.

https://1minutodegloriazine.com/2015/11/17/red-dons-intentamos-que-la-mierda-que-hay-a-nuestro-alrededor-quede-reflejada-en-nuestra-musica/

Euro Tour – 2015

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27.08. Bremen, DE – Sportamt confirmed w/ Jungbluth
28.08. Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang – GET LOST FEST
29.08. Copenhagen, DK – Ungdomshuset
30.08. available Sweden, Denmark
31.08. Gothenburg, SE – Bengans
01.09. Oslo, NO – The Crossroad Club
02.09. Stockholm, SE – Lilla Hotellbaren
03.09. Umeå, SE – Verket
04.09. Oulu, FI – Tukikohta
05.09. Helsinki, FI – Ääniwalli – WALLIHAUTA
07.09. Uppsala, SE – Red Room
08.09. Malmö, SE – Norra G 26
09.09. Berlin, DE – SO36 w/ No More Art
10.09. Warsaw, PL – ADA w/ Gulag Beach
11.09. Brno, CZ – Bajkazyl w/ Cult Values
12.09. Vienna, AT – EKH w/ Warcry, Cult Values
13.09. Bratislava, SK – Fuga
14.09. Ilirska Bistrica, SL – MKNZ w/ Warcry
15.09. Budapest, HU – Müszi w/ Nervosas
16.09. Zagreb, HR – Attack w/ Warcry
17.09. Milan, IT – Lo-FI Club
18.09. Geneva, CH – La Verseuse
19.09. St. Etienne, FR – La Guelle Noir
20.09. Barcelona, ES – tba
21.09. Valencia, ES – La Residencia
22.09. Alicante, ES – tba
23.09. Madrid, ES – Wurlitzer Ballroom
24.09. San Sebastian, ES – tba
25.09. Bordeaux, FR – Heretic Club
26.09. Paris, FR – La Mecannique Ondulatoire w/ Youth Avoiders, Stalled Minds
27.09. Antwerp, BE – Music City – RODEOFEST
28.09. Cologne, DE – AZ
29.09. Frankfurt, DE – Dreikönigskeller
02.10. Tübingen, DE – Epplehaus, HEIMAT TO HELL FEST w/ The Stops
03.10. Munich, DE – Kafe Kult w/ The Stops, Stalled Minds
04.10. Leipzig,DE – Zoro w/ The Stops, Destruction Unit

The Dead Hand of Tradition: Available for Download


Above is a link to download our new album, The Dead Hand of Tradition.

Five years after their seminal Fake Meets Failure LP, Red Dons return with their junior album The Dead Hand of Tradition, set to be released this summer on Deranged Records in North America and Taken By Surprise Records in Europe.

A lot has happened in those five years.
Two of the band’s core members Douglas Burns and Hajji Husayn left their hometown Portland, Oregon behind, for Chicago and London. They recorded and released a slew of singles on labels like Grave Mistake and Dirtnap (including a collaboration with TV Smith of UK punk legends The Adverts). Despite the distance between them, they’ve managed to tour regularly in North America and Europe.

In January this year they reconvened in Portland to record The Dead Hand of Tradition at Buzz Or Howl Studios, the same establishment where they recorded the album’s predecessor. “The Dead Hand of Tradition” features ten new tracks of their signature dark, driving, melodic punk rock sound. The formula of their distinctive songwriting hasn’t changed, but has matured as a result of having five more nomadic years under their belts. These new experiences have only added to the themes of alienation, emigration, and loss, present in their music.

Welcome to the family Ruby

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We’re very excited to welcome Ruby Sparks to the RED DONS family. If you live in the mid-west, come see Ruby’s debut shows as a Red Don this June (dates below).

Also, be sure to check out Ruby’s band THE STOPS. They’ll be touring Europe in October. http://thestops.bandcamp.com/

RED DONS TOUR DATES:
6/18 – DETROIT @ Lager House Detroit w/ Hysterese, Devious Ones
6/19 – HAMILTON @ TBA (early show)
6/19 – TORONTO @ Bridge Show
6/20 – OTTAWA @ Ottawa Explosion
6/21 – MONTREAL @ Casa del Popolo w/ Destruction Unit
6/23 – COLUMBUS @ Ace of Cups w/ Nervosas
6/24 – BLOOMINGTON @ Madison Square Garden w/ Nervosas
6/25 – CHICAGO @ Burlington w/ Nervosas, Daylight Robbery

Mid-West Tour Dates

Photo by Mateus Mondini

RED DONS are playing mid-west dates in June with some really great bands. If you can, come out to one of the shows.

6/18 – DETROIT @ Lager House Detroit w/ Hysterese, Devious Ones
6/19 – HAMILTON @ TBA (early show)
6/19 – TORONTO @ Bridge Show
6/20 – OTTAWA @ Ottawa Explosion
6/21 – MONTREAL @ Casa del Popolo w/ Destruction Unit
6/23 – COLUMBUS @ Ace of Cups w/ Nervosas
6/24 – BLOOMINGTON @ Madison Square Garden w/ Nervosas
6/25 – CHICAGO @ Burlington w/ Nervosas, Daylight Robbery

photo by Mateus Mondini

Review: A Vote for the Unknown

A Vote for the Unknown

Here is an early review of our collaboration with TV Smith A Vote for the Unknown.
http://manierenversagen.de/?p=1344

The song was also debuted this week by Noisey.
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/red-dons-team-with-tv-smith-from-the-adverts-for-new-streaming-track

A Vote for the Unknown

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Red Dons have collaborated on a song with punk legend TV Smith. The former ADVERTS front man wrote lyrics and sings over music we recorded in a Swedish bomb shelter in 2011. The song is titled A Vote for the Unknown. It will be available on vinyl this Fall thanks to Deranged Records and Taken By Surprised Records. Here is a link to the song.

http://www.tvsmith.com/