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PERIPHERY Announces New Guitarist and Dream Theater Off Day Shows

October 19th, 2011

PERIPHERY have redefined the boundaries of progressive music and previously announced they will be touring as direct support to the legendary Dream Theater throughout Europe from Jan. 23rd through Feb. 26th. Yesterday the band announced that they will play two headlining shows amidst those dates. Brussels, Belgium, and Prague, Czech Republic, have been added to the band’s schedule. All of their tour dates can be found below or by visiting

Following PERIPHERY’s extremely successful “Frak The Gods” North American tour, the group are excited to now officially announce its newest member Mark Holcomb (he had a project with Misha Mansoor called Haunted Shores and filled in on the “Frak The Gods” tour) on guitars.

Misha Mansoor states: “We are happy to announce that Mark Holcomb (Haunted Shores) will be joining the Periphery ranks as a full time guitarist! He toured with with us our headlining run of Australia, our Frak The Gods US headliner and our 2 shows opening for Dream Theater, and we feel that we have found a perfect fit for us both live and in the studio. We are extremely excited to have him on board, and can’t wait to show you all the cool new music we have been working on together!

Since we made arrangements for the tour before Mark was inducted, our good friend Nolly (Red Seas Fire) will be filling in on the European tour opening for Dream Theater. However, that will be the last tour we do with a fill-in guitarist, as Mark will join on full time after that!”

Thomas Murphy (bass) states: “The most important thing about a band is the chemistry between its members. We’ve all known Mark for years and are very proud to announce him as our newest member. Not only is he an amazing writer and guitarist, but also an amazing person. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the band now that he has joined.”

Mark Holcomb further comments: “I couldn’t be more excited as not only have these guys been great friends of mine for a long time, but I consider every last one of them musical siblings in a sense. Each of us brings something different to the table and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish.”

Very rarely does a band come along that just defies the boundaries of conventionality, but the experimental, progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY have done just that and have blazed a trail of originality that has sent shockwaves throughout the metal world.

Be sure to check out Mark Holcomb’s Guitar Messenger Masterclass!

Periphery w/Dream Theater

  • Jan 23 – Helsinki, Finland – Icehall
  • Jan 25 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
  • Jan 26 – Oslo, Norway – Valhall
  • Jan 27 – Copenhagen, Denmark – KB Hallen
  • Jan 29 – Poznan, Poland – Arena Hall
  • Jan 30 – Berlin, Germany – Columbialle
  • Feb 01 – Zwolle, Holland – IJsselhallen
  • Feb 02 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mistubishi Electric-Halle
  • Feb 03 – Paris, France – Le Zenith
  • Feb 05 – Hannover, Germany – AWD Hall
  • Feb 06 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
  • Feb 08 – Glasgow, UK – Clyde Auditorium
  • Feb 09 – Manchester, UK – Apollo
  • Feb 10 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
  • Feb 12 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
  • Feb 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Liederhalle
  • Feb 14 – Wettingen (Zurich), Switzerland – Sportzentrum Tagerhard
  • Feb 17 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena
  • Feb 18 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
  • Feb 20 – Pordenone, Italy – Palasport
  • Feb 21 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
  • Feb 22 – Perugia, Italy – Palaevangelisti
  • Feb 24 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau St Jordi
  • Feb 25 – Madrid, Spain – Palacio Vistalegre
  • Feb 26 – Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum

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