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08 April 2010
Despised Icon: The Final Countdown, D.I. Last Euro Tour!
Despised Icon:  The Final Countdown, D.I. Last Euro Tour!
This news strikes us down like a major thunder! Genre leaders DESPISED ICON have decided to break up after finishing their current touring cycle. The upcoming Euro tour with Parkway Drive will be the last chance to witness the incredible live performance and stage presence of this massive six-piece!

Here's an official statement from the band regarding the split:
"The time has come for us to move on. Some of us have recently reached a new chapter in their lives, starting families, buying houses and pursuing other careers to make it all happen. Writing music, touring and leaving home for months at a time is slowly becoming impossible because of that. We all decided that it’d be best to pull the plug now and end things right.

It’s hard to believe we started this band almost 10 years ago already. At first, DESPISED ICON was mostly just an excuse to hang out, write brutal slam riffs and play local shows once in a while. With your support, we got the opportunity to actually play music for a living, make friends around the world, be MVPs and travel to places we never even dreamed of visiting in our lifetime. Thank you all for some of the best times of our lives.

We’re currently working on setting up our final tours in Canada, USA and Europe. Expect to see us in a town near you sometime before the end of the year. If all goes as planned, we’ll also be touring Australia and Asia for the first time in the fall. We’ll keep you posted on everything. These last shows will be fucking epic! See you guys then!"

DESPISED ICON released their last album, the much acclaimed “Day Of Mourning”, on Century Media Records in 2009 and below you find all upcoming shows:

09.04.10 France, Nancy @ Le Hublot
10.04.10 France, Roubaix @ Hotel de la musique
11.04.10 France, Rennes @ Mondo bizarro
12.04.10 Spain, Bilbao @ Santana 27
13.04.10 Spain, Vigo @ La Fabrica de Chocolate
14.04.10 Portugal, Lisboa @ Music Box
15.04.10 Portugal, Almeria @ Sala Jala
16.04.10 Spain, Madrid @ Ritmo y compas
17.04.10 Spain, Badalona @ Sala Estraperlo
18.04.10 Spain, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria @ Sala Parainfo
19.04.10 France, Toulouse @ Saint Des Saint
20.04.10 France, Perpignan @ Crockmore
21.04.10 France, Clermont Ferrand @ La Coopérative de mai


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23.04.10 Germany, Stuttgart @ Zapata
24.04.10 Belgium, Meerhout @ Groezrock
25.04.10 UK, London @ HMV Forum
26.04.10 UK, Manchester @ Academy 1
27.04.10 UK, Bristol @ O2 Academy
28.04.10 France, Paris @ Glazart
29.04.10 Germany, Saarbrücken @ Garage
30.04.10 Germany, Hamburg @ Markthalle
01.05.10 Germany, Köln @ Essigfabrik
02.05.10 Netherlands, Amsterdam @ Melkweg
03.05.10 Denmark, Copenhagen @ The Rock
04.05.10 Sweden, Gothenburg @ Brew House
05.05.10 Sweden, Stockholm @ Klubben
07.05.10 Finland, Turku @ Klubi
08.05.10 Finland, Helsinki @ Tavastia
09.05.10 Estonia, Tallinn @ Tapper
10.05.10 Latvia, Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
11.05.10 Poland, Warsaw @ Lodz
12.05.10 Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
13.05.10 Italy, Bologna @ Estragon
14.05.10 Austria, Mining am Inn @ Metalfest Open Air
15.05.10 Germany, Dresden @ Reithalle
Booking: www.avocado-booking.com

DESPISED ICON @ Festivals 2010
05.-07.08.2010 Germany, Wacken @ Wacken Open Air (www.wacken.com)
06.-07.08.2010 Germany, Leisnig @ Sucks N Summer
12.08.10 Czech Rep, Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
14.08.10 Belgium, Ieper @ Ieper Fest
19.-21.08.2010 Germany, Dinkelsbuhl @ Summer Breeze Festival (www.summer-breeze.de)