Filter Ups The Summer Volume

Filter assembles “The Anti-Folk Revival In Drop-D” tour beginning in July with Helmet and Local H.  Stops include Anaheim, Denver, Dallas and maybe even your town.

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Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.

Along with booking a slew of dates stretching into August, Filter will unveil a previously unreleased track – “The Hand That’s Dealt” – July 29 via iTunes.

While Filter’s tour officially begins when the band plays the Tail Creek Mud & Music Festival in Alix, Alberta, June 28, Helmet and Local H don’t climb onboard the ticket until July 12. Meanwhile, Filter will appear at the INDYpendence Day Street Festival in Indianapolis July 4 and at the Lombard Jaycees Festival in Lombard, Ill., July 5.

As Filter prepares for its summer adventure, the band’s Richard Patrick has a few words of wisdom.

“Somehow what used to be heavy, punk, mean music called ‘alternative’ became a rerun of ‘Hee-Haw.’ Filter, Helmet and Local H will help you get your insanity back,” Patrick said.  “Come and get a proper dose of our thick and rich guitar sounds, not a banjo. WORD!”

Photo: Nick Masuda /
 House Of Blues, Orlando, Fla.

Here’s the tour , so far, with more gigs to be announced:

July 12 – Flagstaff, Ariz., Pepsi Amphitheater At Fort Tuthill Park
July 13 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
July 15 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent
July 16 – Portland, Ore., Hawthorne Theatre
July 19 – Clarkston, Wash., Gateway Golf Center
July 22 – Grand Junction, Colo., Mesa Theater & Lounge
July 24 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
July 26 – Rochester, Minn., Olmsted County Free Fair
July 31 – Panama City, Fla., Club La Vela / Gulfside Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – North Myrtle Beach, S.C., House Of Blues
Aug. 2 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
Aug. 3 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Aug. 7 – Monroe, La., Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
Aug. 9 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Aug. 16 – Lapeer, Mich., Downtown Lapeer (Lapeer Days Festival)
Aug. 23 – Bismarck, N.D., Missouri Valley Fairgrounds.

Helmet and Local H appear through Aug. 9.

Some shows are already on sale.  Check out for more information.