Morning Glory's Recent Tour Felt Like a Symbolic Farewell to Ezra Kire's Past, Invitation to his Future
June 09, 2012
News: Morning Glory announce solid release date for their first proper full-length, track listing, and tour dates
It's been a long road for fans of Ezra Kire's (guitarist for Leftover Crack) side-project-turned-main-focus Morning Glory. The band's last release was an EP in 2003, and since then fans have had nothing but rough demos and promises of a real full length to go on. Mostly due to Kire's long battle with heroin addiction, the group never could get their feet on the ground proper.
Now, however, Kire has kicked the drugs and is putting his full effort into re-birthing what I've called "The Future of Crack Rock Steady", the sort-of genre that M-Glory and other associated bands created. Granted, several tentative release dates for Poets Were My Heroes (their first full-length as an actual band) have been announced and subsequently passed by, but we might have finally gotten a real one this time. With Fat Wreck Chords at their back, the band has slated the album for an August 28th release.
On top of that they'll be hitting the road all summer long. While they've promised a tour of the west coast of America in September, and the United Kingdom and Europe in October, the midwest states have dates to anticipate right now. Hit the jump for all currently booked shows, as well as a tracklisting for the album (which includes an old favorite). Oh, and the first song from Poets, if you haven't heard it yet.
Fri. July 20 - The El and Gee - New London, CT
Sat. July 21 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
Sun. July 22 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
Mon. July 23 - Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
Tue. July 24 - Magic Stick Lounge - Detroit, MI
Wed. July 25 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
Thu. July 26 - Rockstar Pro Arena - Dayton, OH
Fri. July 27 - The Hideout - Pittsburg, PA
Sat. July 28 - TBA
Sun. July 29 - The Barbary - Phillidelphia, PA
1: Everything’s A Song (To Me)
2: Shelter From The Spoon
3: Poets Were My Heroes
4: March Of The Asylum
5: Quemar Las Fronteras
6: Divide By
7: Orphan’s Holiday
10: Life’s A Long Revenge
11: Another Way (Outside The Walls Of Eden)
12: Born To December
The first single, Another Way
And if you don't recognize track 6, here's the original. It remains to be seen what changes have been made to it, apart from the obvious production quality and real drums to replace the drum machine.
Just bought my ticket for the Detroit show. See you all there!
Source: Morning Glory's Facebook page