Photo and words by Keith Perks
Life of Agony are kicking off its “Lost at 2022 Tour” this week in Teaneck, N.J. The tour will make several stops throughout the northeast, including Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pa., and Feb. 4 at The Warsaw in Brooklyn.
In 2019, LOA released its sixth studio album, “The Sounds of Scars,” on Napalm Records, which was praised by outlets as a “very emotional and hard hitting” album. The album received excellent reviews praising both the musicianship of the band and also Mina Caputo’s voice and writing. It was produced by Sylvia Massy (System of a Down/Tool) and LOA’s Joey Z, and it was mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Metallica, Soundgarden). This album follows the story set from the band’s hugely popular first release, “A River Runs Red.”
A documentary film, also titled “The Sound of Scars,” was released in 2021. It was directed by Leigh Brooks and includes interviews, archival footage, photographs and lost interviews. The documentary won tons of praise from outlets like Kerrang, CNN, Psychology Today, Loudwire and countless others calling it “poignant,” “honest,” “unflinching” and “absolutely amazing.”
Life of Agony are still one of the most important bands in the industry. They have a deep connection with fans and as we all work our way through the difficult and confusing times of the last few years, this tour is a welcome release from it all.
LOA’s LOST AT 2022 Northeast Tour kicks off this Wednesday in Jersey with our friends Dog Eat Dog and Kings Never Die. Kings Never Die are only on the Teaneck, Bensalem, Brooklyn and Asbury Park shows.
1/26: Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
1/28: Broken Goblet – Bensalem, PA
1/29: Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
1/30: Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
2/01: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
2/02: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
2/04: Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
2/05: The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ