By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Monster In The Machine, fronted by former Cellophane singer Shannon Crawford, hits the road Sept. 26 – Oct. 24 in support of its debut album, “Butterfly Pinned,” released Aug. 21 on Emotional Syphon Recordings (ADA Distribution), the independent label owned by Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer.

The band will be performing three acoustic shows with Riders On The Storm (featuring Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzerek of The Doors) before heading out with Israeli band Rockfouron a three-week tour sponsored by L.A. radio station KCRW-FM, starting Oct. 6.

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Accompanying Crawford on the outing will be Lats (bass, formerly with Memento), John Chase (guitar) and Jay Curry (drums). Doug Ardito (bass, who performed with Crawford in Cellophane) and Josh Freese (drums) who appear on the album, will not be part of the touring line-up due to prior commitments with other projects.

“Monster In The Machine Tour Dates:

With Riders On The Storm:

9/26 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
9/28 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
9/29 San Diego, CA 4th & B Theatre

With Rockfour:

10/6 Monterey, CA Monterey Live
10/7 San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord
10/9 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
10/10 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
10/11 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s
10/19 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/24 Cambridge, MA The Middle East (upstairs)

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