At the end of the year, beloved New Jersey metal group The Dillinger Escape Plan will bid farewell with a trio of shows inside Terminal 5. While the opening acts for their final two performances were already announced, fans have been wondering who will join them to kickstart the entire event. Today, the group unveiled some special news that will excite old school fans.
The band revealed that Faith No More frontman Mike Patton will join them in performing their 2002 EP Irony Is a Dead Scene in its entirety for the first (and last) time. The four song release is unique in the band's discography because it features Patton on lead vocals. At the point of its original release, longtime frontman Greg Puciato was touring with The Dillinger Escape Plan for a year, and the group already had Patton penned to do vocals on the release. Patton's other project Mr. Bungle brought the group on tour with them back in 1999.
That's not the only addition to the show. Sweden's own God Mother will make their NYC debut to promote their new studio album Vilseledd. The Dillinger Escape Plan's final two shows will include performances from Pennsylvania metalcore band Code Orange, who are plugging their latest release Forever, and Rhode Island noise rock group Daughters, whose last studio album was their 2010 self-titled release. Tickets are still on sale to the general public right now.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's final studio album was 2016's Dissociation, which peaked at number one on the Hard Rock Albums chart, number three on the Independent Albums chart, and number four on the Top Rock Albums chart. This past spring, the band released the Instrumentalist EP, which includes an instrumental version of "Dissociation" and a remix of the song "Fugue."
The Dillinger Escape Plan tour dates
Dec. 27 - New York, N.Y. - Terminal 5 (w/Mike Patton, God Mother) (click here for tickets)
Dec. 28 - New York, N.Y. - Terminal 5 (w/Code Orange, Daughters) (click here for tickets)
Dec. 29 - New York, N.Y. - Terminal 5 (w/Code Orange, Daughters) (click here for tickets)