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Oklahoma’s RIKETS are pleased to bring on more U.S. tour dates in support of their sophomore release, All American Death Cult, which was released on April 20th, 2010 on BURNHILL UNION RECORDS! The tour also features MARY MAGDALAN as headliner, and BLUE FELIX. Also, Pandie Suicide of the Suicide Girls will also be making appearances at the events. RIKETS will start out in Amarillo, TX on June 4th, and more tour dates will be added to the run soon! See below for all current tour dates. Also, keep your eyes and ears open for a new tour with RIKETS beginning this August, headlined by SID of Slipknot fame! More information is coming soon.

Also, make sure to head over to the RIKETS MySpace to watch the video for their single, ‘Program the Dead’, directed by David Brodsky (Hatebreed, Fear Factory). RIKETS have also recently posted a video for the making of the video, which is located at their YouTube page.

6/4 Amarillo, TX @ Club Khaos

6/8 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

6/11 Kansas City, KS @ Aftershocks

6/12 Cedar Rapids, IA @ 1st Avenue Live

6/13 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail (NO MARY MAGDALAN, RIKETS ONLY)

6/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

6/17 Columbus, OH MEET & GREET @ Poison Girl Tattoo

6/18 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground

6/19 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s

6/23 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

7/2 Austin, TX @ The Encore

7/3 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar

7/4 Houston, TX @ BFE

RIKETS was conceived in 2004, released its groundbreaking EP, Anything for the Devil, in 2006 and toured relentlessly in its support. RIKETS has shared the stage with some of rocks biggest acts and they prove true to form that there is no stopping this band of modern day road warriors. They have seen tour dates with Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Flyleaf, Nothingface, Scum of the Earth, Halestorm, and Buckcherry, as well as countless other acts.

RIKETS went on to record their first full length album between tours so they could “wear in” the new material live. Featuring five talented guys from the US- Scott (Vocals), Provo (Guitar), Nick (Guitar ), Michael (Bass) and Timmy (Drums). Scott Rose (vocals) uprooted the original All American Death Cult recording session from where they began in Dallas, TX and relocated them to Ben Schigel’s (SWITCHED) Strongsville, OH studio. Ben’s involvement in RIKETS runs deep “Ben has been there since day ONE. He’s a motivator, a mentor, a vocal trainer a great creative mind. I’ve been friends with Ben for years and SWITCHED was one of my favorite bands,” Scott explains. “Working with him over the years on RIKETS has been cool for both of us because we get to jam together.”

All American Death Cult’s industrial sound is anything but cold. Plaintive vocals betray deep emotion in tracks like ‘Sold Me Out.’ “Hollywood and I have a love/hate relationship – I love to hate her and she hates to love me,” explains Scott. “This song is my statement on this record. We have been through a lot and have come out the other side.” Lyrically, ‘Sold Me Out’ is double-talk – a parallel of a tumultuous relationship with a woman and a relationship with fame. “You were the first drink of wine and you broke me” refers to Rose’s first taste of fame and the bitterness he felt when his love of music had to take a back seat to sales and industry concerns, but could just as easily be about a romantic relationship gone bad.

Through all the hardship, RIKETS has prevailed. “If we didn’t see the fan base growing and the dedication of the kids (the tattoos they get of us, how they react to the shows), we would have packed it in,” says Rose. “We just know we have something here because of the fans. That and our love for the music is what drives us.”

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