reports on the Epitaph Tour 2005.


Epitaph Records is launching its first label tour in 2005. Set to run Feb. 2 through March 19, the bill of Matchbook Romance, Motion City Soundtrack and From First To Last will visit "every major U.S. city," according to the label. The tour will also include appearances by the Matches and Scatter The Ashes on select dates, yet to be confirmed.

Furthering the experience for fans, the Epitaph Tour will arrive replete with tote bags packed with label-oriented swag for all attendees. Among the goodies expected is a limited-edition DVD of videos by bands on the tour, as well as stickers, buttons and other paraphernalia.

By Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.