OLD WOUNDS officially kicks off 2017 tonight in Saginaw, Michigan, for its first show of the year. Tonight’s show is the first stop in a series of weekend jaunts that takes the Wounds across North America this month, hitting venues from Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus to Berkeley’s 924 Gilman St, and supported by bands like EXALT and SEIZURES (see the dates below). Tonight also sees the live debut of new vocalist Brandon Gallagher, who has stepped out from behind the drum kit to lead the band after the departure of former frontman Kevin Iavaroni. Gallagher was the band’s original vocalist in its earliest days.
OLD WOUNDS’ next full-length album, the follow-up to 2015’s The Suffering Spirit, is currently in the works and will see a 2017 release on Good Fight Music.
Kevin Iavaroni commented on his departure in early December:
A time and place, and a million friendships. I’m sure some have heard that my time singing for old wounds is coming to an end. Nothing is sacred, and nothing lasts forever. I’ve decided it’s my time to leave the group and focus on my career as a barber. I’m not giving up on punk and hardcore, I’ve got a few things in the works that can hopefully take shape soon and 100 things I still have to say.
Thanks to all the bands that have shared the stage with us and I’ve grown to love.Thanks to anyone who has supported us while my version of the band existed. Thanks to anyone who put us up and gave us a place to stay. Thanks to anyone who permanently carved lyrics I wrote into there bodies. Thanks to anyone who came to a show and supported us in anyway. Honorable mention to Dave Kent, Don and Larry for putting up with with our bullshit and giving up your lives for however long to road dog with us.
I will NOT be playing any last shows, and will NOT be doing any of the January shows. See you in the funny papers.
Photo and video by Aaron Kudler
Old Wounds, Exalt, Safe to Say:
Jan 6 – Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture
Jan 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave
Jan 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Old Wounds, Exalt, Lost Souls:
Jan 12 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Jan 13 – Albany, NY @ Trickshots
Jan 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Jan 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Old Wounds, Seizures, Poison Headache:
Jan 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The Colony
Jan 20 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St
Jan 21 – Kingsburg, CA @ Bullfrogs
Jan 22 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction