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We've added a bunch of upcoming tourdates, including a return to Canada and Chicago. Also, tickets are now on sale for our Cat's Cradle (Chapel Hill) and Mercury Lounge (NYC) cd release shows, so get yours now!

Announcing the return of The Old Ceremony Poster Contest!
Wanna help to promote The Old Ceremony CD Release Party at Cat's Cradle on Feb 14th? Would you like see your own creative poster art design all over town? If so, enter our The Old Ceremony Poster Art contest. If your design is chosen, we will not only post your original The Old Ceremony Poster all over the area, but you will also receive a pair of free tickets to the show!

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 28th.
Please send or deliver your original design to the Cat's Cradle
(address shown below) or send a downloadable image to

Details you need to include in your design are:
The Old Ceremony CD Release Party
w/ Roman Candle
Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9:30pm
$10 @ Cat's Cradle
Feb 14th

Please send submissions to:
The Old Ceremony Poster Contest
Cat's Cradle
300 E. Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510

Lots of news coming up, including a brand new website, new tourdates, and cd release parties for Walk On Thin Air. Stay tuned!

TOC is coming back to Knoxville, DC, Bklyn, and Nashville soon. Check out the new tourdates.

We've just added a NEW TRACK to our myspace from our upcoming album. It's called "Walk on Thin Air." Check it out!

WELCOME. We're glad you're here. Have a look around. Feel free to drop us a line with requests, inquiries, or juicy confessional letters. Hope to see you at a show soon.
If you wanna talk with us back and forth style, please visit TOC's myspace, where we have a blog and lots of other stuff.
-- The Mgmt.

For The Old Ceremony's Presskit, visit the 'about us' page.

Some Older News Items

TOC wins Independent Weekly's 2008 Readers Poll for BEST BAND in Orange & Chatham Counties!

New blogs from SXSW posted on TOC's Myspace page.

NEW TRACK FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD for a limited time at TOC's Myspace page! Check it out.

SWSW and a bunch of new dates are posted. We are really looking forward to Austin, and to hitting all these other new towns. Hope to see some of you out there.

You want pictures? You got em. We've just posted a bunch of photos from recent (and not so recent shows) at the images page. Check em out.

TOC has been tearing up the highways lately. We'll get some photos up soon from Floydfest, NxNE in Toronto, Chicago, NYC, etc. Got some more shows coming up with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Avett Brothers, and even one with Chuck Berry!

Listen for TOC live on WERS in Boston Thursday, June 7th at 6pm.

Lots of new dates posted, including our first shows in BOSTON, SYRACUSE, and TORONTO.

/>Check out our new "Papers in Order" video, directed by Sam Griffith.

Our Midwest tour and shows with Cake were a great success, in that we didn't get arrested and we did play in front of a ton of new folks. Thanks to everyone who came and saw us, or even to the people who came to see Cake, but liked us anyway!

New reviews exceeding the number at which you can shake a stick on the press page.

We've just added our first midwest shows and they're coming up in just a few weeks, including Chicago, Louisville, and Minnesota (opening for CAKE). We'll be adding a few more, so check back in soon!


Sorry for the gap in news. We've been keeping our myspace page more up to date lately.
That said, we've got LOTS of great news. We're doing a mini-tour with the SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS in February.

We've been chosen as one of the EIGHT GREAT ACTS OF THE TRIANGLE by David Menconi at the Raleigh News-Observer, and we've got a lot of shows coming up all over, including NYC.

Hope to see you all soon, and thanks for buying the record and sending us feedback; it makes us very happy to know you're enjoying it and we appreciate you spreading the word!

New Press for The Old Ceremony: Check out the articles in the Raleigh News Observer, Independent Weekly, and Chapel Hill News about the new album!


The wait is over! Check out the new galleries!

Tune in Friday, August 25th to hear TOC on Raleigh's WKNC at 8pm.

We have signed a record deal with the NYC indie label SONABLAST RECORDS, and are in the process of recording our next album with Thom Canova at Studio M in Durham! Stay tuned for more details.

Tune in this Sunday, April 23rd to hear TOC on Chapel Hill's venerable WXYC at 8pm.

Browse the photo gallery from the Deej show in D.C. 3.3.06. They were all taken by the amazing Chris Chen.

Don't miss the newest installment of fan artwork on the images page - Alex, our man in the U.K., has created cartoon versions of the entire band, including downloadable wallpaper.

The Old Ceremony's frontal assault on the airwaves continued this week with interviews and/or live performances on KRUA (Anchorage, AK) and WKNC (Raleigh, NC). We thank all the stations that have been playing us and had us on for their support. As soon as we have links and/or mp3's from these recent appearances, we'll post em here.

Tune in to catch Django and some of the TOC will be appearing (and performing) on WUNC's "The State of Things" on Friday, Feb 10th at 12:30pm. You can hear the show archived here.

Tune in to Django on Raleigh's 96 Rock tomorrow (Wed Feb 1) at 3:30pm! If you miss it, you will be able to hear it on their website.

Check out some new interviews/reviews on the press page.

Browse the photo gallery from the New Year's Eve Blowout at the West End 12.31.05.

The Old Ceremony has been chosen as The Independent Weekly's "Band of the Month" for January/February.

Check out the video from TOC's recent Knitting Factory show in NYC, courtesy of Rob at FLOW Podcast NYC. Hear live versions of three new songs, "Poison Pen," "Papers in Order," and "Radio Religion," sung by Django during a bout with laryngitis!

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