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Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) - Package #1: "Incarnate" Tour Stamp ft. Killswitch Engage

- Feb 09, 2018 at 10:44AM
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Series Overview:
- Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the traveling circus that is the music tour. He has various bands and solo artists whose music and words have influenced him and his art over the years. He set out to encapsulate in these works everything that a band or artist puts forth with a new album and accompanying tour. What better way to convey the creativity and excitement of travel than in a postage stamp representing this new voyage?

"Red Run” is a postage term describing an assignment to handle registered mail and "Blackout Dates" a travel term meaning no time off from travel. These terms represent to Damon, a clear vision each band or artist delivers in their new album and then expresses 24/7 in their subsequent tour. Each piece he creates starts with a painted portrait of the band or artist. He then incorporates colors and elements of their new album into the background. Next, he takes that image of the finished painting and digitally alters and adds text through Photoshop.

The text seen on each postage stamp design incorporates new song and album titles as well as the names and dates of the tour. Each completed stamp design is a mixed-media collage representing the artist/band and their music. You shall see a new finished piece featured every week for the entire run of the series. Through their boundless creativity and determination, these artists/bands have put their musical stamp on the world.

Road-Ready Listening:
- Be sure to enhance your viewing/reading experience by streaming Killswitch Engage's latest full-length offering, Incarnate, released on March 11, 2016, via Roadrunner Records.



About the Painting:
- From 2006’s As Daylight Dies, when I first heard their amazing cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver” to their most recent album release Incarnate, I have been a big fan of Killswitch Engage. From their intense and melodic riffs to their virtuosic drums and vocals, they convey such a singular and positive force within the metal and hard rock scenes. Newer songs such as “Strength of the Mind” and “We Carry On” shine a supportive light in the darkness of current times. I wanted to show my respect and appreciation for their new music and express the excitement of their new tour with Anthrax this winter/spring in this piece. – Damon Kardon

Package #1: "Incarnate":
- Check out Damon's creative process by scrolling through the photos below.



Tour Dates:

02/08 - The Pavillion at Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, TX
02/09 - Lonestar Pavillion - Lubbock, TX
02/10 - The Criterion - Oklahoma City, OK
02/11 - El Rey Theater - Albuquerque, NM
02/13 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
02/14 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
02/16 - Revolution Concert House - Garden City, ID
02/17 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
02/19 - The Ranch - Edmonton, Canada
02/20 - Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place - Grande Prairie, Canada
02/21 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, Canada
02/23 - Burton Cummings Theater - Winnipeg, Canada
02/24 - Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN
02/25 - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Sioux City, IA
02/27 - The Forge - Joliet, IL
03/01 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
03/02 - Dome Arena - Henrietta, NY
03/03 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
03/04 - State Theater - Portland, ME
04/26 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
04/27 - Metropolitan Park - Jacksonville, FL
04/28 - Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville - Jacksonville, FL
04/29 - Monster Energy Fort Rock - Fort Lauderdale, FL
05/01 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
05/02 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
05/03 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
05/04 - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez - Mexico City, Mexico
05/05 - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez - Mexico City, Mexico
05/26 - Saku Arena - Tallinn, Estonia
05/28 - Hartwall - Helsinki, Finland
05/29 - HARTWALL ARENA - Helsinki, Finland
05/31 - Pustervik - Göteborg, Sweden
06/01 - Tele2 Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
06/02 - Dahls Arena - Trondheim, Norway
06/05 - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark
06/10 - EXPO PLAZA - Hanover, Germany
06/11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
06/11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
06/13 - Waldbuhne - , Germany
06/19 - Klub Proxima - Warsaw, Poland
06/20 - Letnany Airport - Prague, Czech Republic
06/21 - Festivalpark Stenehei - Dessel, Belgium
06/25 - den Atelier - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
06/26 - Geneva Arena - Geneve, Switzerland
06/30 - Messegelaende - Freiburg, Germany
07/01 - Gelredome - Arnhem, Netherlands
07/31 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle, United Kingdom
08/01 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
08/02 - SSE Arena - Belfast, United Kingdom
08/04 - Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre - Batley, United Kingdom
08/06 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, United Kingdom
08/07 - Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom
08/10 - O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom
08/11 - O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom

Killswitch Engage's cover artwork for Incarnate:


The Series & Future Artwork:
- Coming up in Package #2... G-Easy.
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