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Chris Adler Announces Tour and New Book

LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER is pleased to announce his upcoming Mapex Drum tour, “A Throne with a View” which will take him through the country this winter, beginning February 28th and ending on March 16th, 2011. ADLER appeared at the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in 2005 and performed a “Battle” clinic tour with his brother Willie Adler across Europe in 2008. “A Throne with a View” will be his first and only U.S. clinic tour in 2011.

ADLER’s limited appearances are different from many drum clinics. “My goal is to share my experiences on and off my drum kit through interaction with those in attendance. Of course, I will be playing and giving tips, but I will be far more focused on the story that got me where I am than the notion of impressing anyone,” comments ADLER. He adds, “I've found that most fans and young players want to know how I got to where I am, not the tech specs.”

See below for all current clinic tour dates, and watch an example of one of ADLER’s aforementioned drum clinics here. The tour is sponsored by MAPEX DRUMS, AQUARIAN, PRO MARK, GIBRALTAR, MEINL, and ZOOM (SAMSON).

On this tour, ADLER will be playing on Mapex's newly released Black Panther "Blaster" drum set. Mapex introduced the Black Panther Drum Collection in January at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA and this will be the first opportunity for many fans to see and hear it. The Blaster kit features a unique maple and walnut shell design and is the first in a series of new drum sets based on Mapex's popular series of Black Panther Snare Drums.

CHRIS ADLER MAPEX DRUM CLINIC TOUR DATES

2/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Backbeats Drum Shop
3/2 Bellevue, WA @ Donn Bennett Drum Studio
3/3 Fresno, CA @ Bentley’s Drum Shop
3/6 San Antonio, TX @ Jeff Ryder Drum Shop
3/7 Nashville, TN @ Forks Drum Closet
3/8 Kansas City, MO @ Explorers Percussion
3/9 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Drum Shop
3/10 Kenner, LA @ Ray Fransen Drum Shop
3/14 Plainview, NY @ Original Long Island Drum Center
3/15 Portland, ME @ Drum Shop
3/16 Hollywood, FL @ Resurrection Drums

CHRIS ADLER is also pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive behind the scenes narrative book, detailing the early days of the band through the writing and recording of the LAMB OF GOD album, New American Gospel. This is the first and only book chronicling the history of the making of this classic album. Known for not pulling any punches, ADLER tells the real story, warts and all.

For more information on the tour, the book, and more, head to www.chris-adler.com and www.mapexdrums.com.

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