World/Inferno Friendship Society Announce Fall US Tour Dates in Support of New Album

Article Contributed by Solid PR | Published on Friday, September 9, 2011

The World/Inferno Friendship Society are a gang of dangerous loonies who like to break things and have been making beautiful Orchestral Punk Rock records since 1997. Originally signing with the eerily prescient NJ Hardcore label Gern Blandsten (Ted Leo, Radio 4, Rorschach, The Liars) with whom they released two albums: “The True Story of The Bridgewater Astral League” (1997), “Just The Best Party” (2002) and a gang of singles which were compiled on “East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today!” They have toured incessantly for the last 15 years prompting one NPR spokesman to comment that the amount of jobs they have been fired from to go on the road would be “enough to save the present economy.”

The World/Inferno Friendship Society consist of 7 to 13 Lifers who enthusiastically delight in encouraging fans young and old to change the system from without and come blazing onto stages armed with cascading piano, ace saxophones, several drummers, snarling guitars, low B bass (plus whoever else gets in the bus), and are fronted by an undead Sherlock Holmes who has had his exploits profiled in the NY Times Arts Sections for the multi-media stage version of the group’s last record “Addicted to Bad Ideas.”

The industrious and attractive World/Inferno joined the Chunksaah Records roster (Bouncing Souls, The Loved Ones, The Measure S.A., Adrenaline OD) with their 2005 watershed “Red Eyed Soul” which was produced by NYC legend Don Fury at his Cyclone Studios in Coney Island, as was the aforementioned “Addicted To Bad Ideas.”

On their new release “The Anarchy and The Ecstasy,” Inferno hopes to make you dance, laugh and cry - often in the same song. With their full horn section, baby grand piano, punk guitar, five-string bass and dueling male and female vocals, this freedom fighting, punk-as-world-music cult channels Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Weill and Jonathan Richman on their 13th release. 

Pushing boundaries, grudges, genres, heartstrings and parole conditions, from the cow-punk thump of track "Disarming Smile" to the heartbreaking samba of "13 Years Without Peter King” and the attitude you've come to expect from the kids in "I Am Sick of People Being Sick of My Shit," "The Anarchy and The Ecstasy" shows The World/Inferno Friendship Society with refined songwriting style and virtuosic execution.

Based in Brooklyn, NY but soon to be sleeping on your floor, World/Inferno invites you to live The Anarchy and The Ecstasy - and know you want to.
See you at the shows.

For fans of: X, The Jam, Deaf School, The Rezillo's, being overdressed while slam dancing and a better world.

The World/Inferno Friendship Society Live
9/30/2011 Seattle WA The Highline *
10/1/2011 Portland OR Dante's *
10/2/2011 Eureka CA Veterans Hall *
10/3/2011 San Francisco CA The Rickshaw Stop *
10/5/2011 West Hollywood CA Key Club *
10/6/2011 San Diego CA Soda Bar *
10/7/2011 Las Vegas NV The Bunkhouse Saloon *
10/8/2011 Scottsdale AZ Chasers Bar and Night Club *
10/9/2011 Tucson AZ Club Congress *
10/11/2011 Denver CO Larimer Lounge
10/13/2011 St. Louis MO The Firebird
10/14/2011 Chicago IL Reggie's Rock Club
10/15/2011 Pittsburgh PA Smiling Moose
10/16/2011 Amherst NY The Forum
10/28/2011 New York NY Irving Plaza ^
10/29/2011 Pawtucket RI The Met ^
10/31/2011 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer ^

* = w/ The Phenomenauts
^ = Annual "Hallowmas" show