THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Perform with Original Vocalist; To Tour Well Into 2017; Top The US Hard Rock Charts
There is a bevy of news coming out of The Dillinger Escape Plan camp today. As the band begins the promo cycle for it's final album, Disassociation, the band get the news that the album is sitting atop the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart, a first for the band. It's also the top selling vinyl album with 3,000 vinyl copies sold and #4 on Top Rock Albums with 15,000 copies sold in the first week.
The band might have released their final album, but they have plenty of touring ahead of them. ThePRP noticed that in a recent interview with Australian magazine Blunt, frontman Greg Puciato stated that he hopes to tour in Australia in August or September of next year, which would imply the band's final shows would be sometime after that. In previous interviews, the band has also stated that there were plenty of songs left on the cutting room floor which they hope to release at some point.
Meanwhile, the group is in the midst of a tour, and they have no problem inviting people on stage, as evidenced by half the crowd joining them during the insane New York City gig. The band has been inviting former members on stage as of late, including original vocalist, Dimitri Minakakis, this past Tuesday during their set in Seattle, WA. Here is video footage of the occurrence:
During the band's gig in Pontiac, MI on October 17th, the band were joined by former guitarist Jeff Tuttle, who was with the group from 2007 – 2012 to perform tracks off Ire Works:
Who knows what other former members will join the band on their remaining dates? No matter what, a Dillinger show always ends up being memorable.