1979 Saves Death from Above

Published: 2004-08-04
Recently forced to change their name, Death From Above 1979 is not letting it slow them down in the least. The band just wrapped up a 22-date tour that took them to Britain, Japan, Australia and back again. Miraculously those 22 dates were all played within the month of July, and to top it all off they played no less than three shows in ONE day. Although they must be quite worn out, the duo will be heading back home to Canada very soon to perform a few shows on home turf.

The reason that Death From Above tacked the 1979 onto the end of their band name is because DFA Records told them to. The record company owns the trademark to Death From Above, which means the Toronto band simply does not. First off the duo was going to change their name to 'First To Fight' (maybe a response to DFA records?), but then settled with the addition of 1979. Apparently it was a good year for the band members.

As a result of the name change, the release of the band's debut album 'You're A Woman, I'm A Machine' has been pushed back. Originally slated to drop on August 3rd, the record will now come out in September.

Death From Above 1979's upcoming dates:

August 06 Mississauga – Kinsmen Hall
August 07 Toronto – Olympic Island (w/ Sam Roberts, Sloan, The Stills)

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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