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The Future Is Almost Here.

Hey everybody. Guess what. It’s 2014. That means it’s just one more year until our cars can fly and run on trash. We’re so close to the future that I can just taste it. But since we’re still stuck in the now, we’ll just have to keep driving around on our shitty streets and filling our cars with our shitty petroleum. Seriously. One. More. Year. Self-lacing shoes… Pizza Hydration Machines… that snotty kid with Elija Wood telling us that our video games are like a baby’s toy… Jaws 19… We’re so close. But while we’re waiting, we’ve got all kinds of awesome things lined up for this interim year, and we can’t wait to show you our stuff (not our junk…….. maybe our junk).

Before we get deep up in the future of the present, I’d like to do a quick rundown of a few of the awesome things we did in 2013. We went to Australia, released Terminator The Second soundtrack and movie, played a show with Andrew W.K., drank lots of Mexican Cokes, and played lots of other fancy shows. There were, of course, other awesome things in 2013, but Mexican Cokes sort of beat them all out for mailer real estate. Better luck next 2013, other awesome things…

Speaking of Australia… if you haven’t gotten your Australian Merch already, you’d better get on it quick. Most of that stuff is about to disappear for good. It’s still on sale with a 30% markdown, so now’s the best time to get it before it’s gone forever. I don’t see nearly enough Protomen Mad Max Kangaroo Camp shirts in the wild… I’m just saying. And remember, you don’t have to be in Australia to use this store, you just have to have an internet. This is your last chance.

In 2009 we played a super bad ass 10 year anniversary party-celebration-show at Cannery Ballroom, for our friend Eric Powell’s super bad ass comic, The Goon. If you don’t know about The Goon, you should probably get to knowing about The Goon. Did you read all of that link and internet order all of his books? Good… we can carry on then. Well, it’s been 5 years since that fateful night, making it now the 15 year anniversary of his super bad ass comic that you now know all about (right?). So what do you think is gonna happen next? Take a guess……. No, we’re not going on a Billy Ocean themed Caribbean cruise (although I wish we were)….. We’re having another anniversary party-celebration-show!!! And guess where it’s gonna be? That’s right! Cannery Ballroom. And guess what else?? Our unashamedly Texan friends, Urizen, will be there with us! Before the show gets started, there’s gonna be a one hour meet and greet with us and Eric from 7-8pm, so get there early and we’ll sign your boobs. Eric will also be showing off an all new sneak peak of his David Fincher produced Goon major motion picture that night, so don’t miss it! We’ll also have an Eric Powell-drawn limited edition poster for sale at the show, so don’t forget to grab one.

08th – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (Goon 15th Anniversary)


*not the limited edition poster that will be available at the show.

This is more than likely the only show that we’ll be playing before June for the following reason/s…

If you’re a twitter savvy type, you’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about us playing Warped Tour this year. Well, it’s officially official. We’re playing all 42 dates of Warped Tour this summer. It’s going to be one grueling hellride, but it’s going to be the most fun grueling hellride any of us have ever been on. 42 days of summertime pain. See you there!

13th – Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot
14th – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
15th – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
17th – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
18th – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
19th – Las Vegas, NV – Luxor Lot
20th – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
21st – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
22nd – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
25th – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
26th – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
28th – Southeast Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
29th – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

02nd – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
03rd – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
04th – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
05th – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
06th – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
08th – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
09th – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
10th – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)
11th – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
12th – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
13th – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre)
15th – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
16th – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
17th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
18th – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
19th – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
20th – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
22nd – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
23rd – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
24th – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
25th – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
26th – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
27th – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
28th – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
29th – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
30th – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
31st – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

02nd – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
03rd – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High

In other exciting news, Makeup And Vanity Set just released his Charles Park compact disc collection today. The first 100 copies sold get all kinds of awesome things, like an amazing new John DeLucca drawn poster and super fancy packaging design by Caspar Newbolt, buttons based off the artwork, and remixes of several jams. One of those jams is a new version of “Search The Night,” and it features vocals by our very own Raul Panther and guitar work by Sir Robert Bakker. This is the first time these albums have been available in physical form, so don’t blow it for yourself by thinking you can just pick them up later, because who knows how long they’ll last? More info HERE.

Holy shit, this is a big mailer. I think it has to take the record for longest mailer so far (someone go check that, and then we’ll have an awards ceremony). I swear the next one will be shorter… or will it??!