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DEMERIT “Walking Out of Fog” US Tour 2011

This summer, Chinese punk band Demerit invades the US for the first time

“Beijing’s Top Five Live Bands, 2009” – WELIVEINBEIJING.com

“Few music journalists following this underground movement would disagree that one of the most politically authentic and musically talented hardcore acts to emerge from this scene is Demerit,” – BRIAN HARDGROOVE (Public Enemy)

RENOWNED CHINESE PUNK BAND DEMERIT INVADES THE US FOR THE FIRST TIME
Beijing is buzzing and China’s new musicians are making themselves heard. A country known for rapid change, the past half-decade can be seen as a Great Leap Forward for China’s musical underground. Appearances at top international festivals and coverage in major press, both domestic and international, have highlighted just some of the action. When six of the country’s top bands toured the US last spring to universally-packed venues, the newest Chinese export began to truly go international.

Summer 2011 sees another blast from beyond the Great Wall with the arrival of Chinese punk heroes Demerit for the first time, both as part of the Vans Warped Tour 2011—they join the tour on Fri, July 29 in Orlando—and a subsequent club tour down the West Coast with several great local bands.

ARTIST DESCRIPTION
Demerit is a hardcore punk band from Beijing, China. They play blazing sets with a ferocious energy, mixing street punk and 1980s metal with pointed commentary on their local social and political situation.

Widely recognized as the best (and most influential) punk band in China, their sophomore full-length effort Bastards of the Nation (Maybe Mars Records, 2008) has been critically-acclaimed by both the public and the press, with Painkiller, China’s top metal magazine, declaring it as 2008’s Record of the Year.

Since their formation in 2004, Demerit has planted the flag of Chinese punk throughout the country during their wide-ranging tours and is considered leaders and guides for the younger generation of Chinese punks, inspiring the formation of an autonomous crew of die-hards—the Demerit Army, known for their fervent dedication to the Frenzied Four.

The band takes the rebellious spirit of punk very seriously and have cooperated widely with foreign bands touring China, including DOA (Canada), Queers (USA), Insurgent Kid (Sweden), SS20 (Germany) and Suck Stuff (Korea), as well as many young new Chinese bands kicking off their careers.

They land in the US in July fresh on the heels of their latest effort, a split 10” with German D-beat outfit SS20, released last month through Genjing Records. In addition to being featured prominently in the heavily-buzzed documentary “Beijing Punk”—a look at Beijing’s underground music scene by Australian filmmaker Shaun Jeffords—they’re scheduled to hit the studio later this year with Brian Hardgroove to record their third full-length release.




Bass / Vocals – Li Yang
Lead Guitar – Zhang Ning
Rhythm GuitarWang Bing
Drums – Du Shuai





photo by Matthew Niederhauser download for PRINT

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VANS WARPED TOUR SHOWS

Date Time Event City Stage / Bands
Fri, July 29, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Orlando, FL Kevin Says Stage
Sat, July 30, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Miami, FL Kevin Says Stage
Sat, July 30, 2011 Miami, FL
Sun, July 31, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Tampa, FL Kevin Says Stage
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Atlanta, GA Kevin Says Stage
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Cincinnati, OH Kevin Says Stage
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour St. Louis, OH Kevin Says Stage
Thur, Aug 4, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Omaha, NE Kevin Says Stage
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Denver, CO Kevin Says Stage
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Salt Lake City, UT Kevin Says Stage
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Phoenix, AZ Kevin Says Stage
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 Redwood L.A., CA Million Kids
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour San Diego, CA Kevin Says Stage
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 8:30 PM The Shakedown San Diego, CA Sleepwalk, TrAShAxis
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour L.A., CA Kevin Says Stage
Thur, Aug 11, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Sacramento, CA Kevin Says Stage
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Boise, ID Kevin Says Stage
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Seattle, WA Kevin Says Stage
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 Day Van’s WARPED Tour Portland, OR Kevin Says Stage



WEST COAST SHOWS

Date Venue Address City Bands
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 Red Room 2530 NE 82 Ave Portland, OR Rendered Useless, Clackamas Baby Killers
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 Seattle, WA
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 The Funhouse 206 5th Ave N. Seattle, WA The Arrivals, Underground Railroad to Candyland, The Unemployables
Thur, Aug 18, 2011 Tony V’s Garage 1712 Hewitt Ave. Everett, WA Embrace the Kill, Potbelly, Dead Uncle Steamer
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 OHT Travern 940 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA Embrace the Kill, Potbelly
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 Nemesis House Hell’s Basement Tacoma, WA Embrace the Kill
Sun, Aug 21, 2011
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 Branx 320 SE 2nd Ave Portland, OR Reagan Youth, Poison Idea
Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Wed, Aug 24, 2011
Thur, Aug 25, 2011 Alpine Village Torrance, CA Black Rose Phantoms, Bar Stool Riders, Bamboula
Fri, Aug 26, 2011
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 Garage Pizza L.A., CA
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 L.A., CA
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 Ruby Room San Diego, CA



PRESS MATERIALS

Tour Poster: WEB || REGULAR || EXTENDED || COLOR
Bio: Demerit bio (click on link to download)
CD Cover Art:
download for WEB || PRINT
Logo: download logo in BLACK (eps)
One-sheets: Bastards of the Nation
Press Photos:

by Matthew Niederhauser

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by Matthew Niederhauser

download for print

by Matthew Niederhauser

download for print

by Matthew Niederhauser

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for more photos email Matthew Niederhauser at: mdn(at)mdnphoto(dot)com

Promo Tracks: Bastards of the Nation || Fight Your Apathy || TZ Generation
Stage Plot: Demerit Stage Plot



CONTACT US
If you would like to learn more about Demerit, or if you would like to set up interviews and/or coordinate additional promotional opportunities, please contact Nevin Domer at #(+86)135.8174.6142 or over email at nevin@maybemars.org

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