Updated: July 23, 2009

New Millencolin skate deck on Sweet Skateboards!

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It's time for our second skate design on Sweet Skateboards!
The new graphic is called "Polarbeer". (Joke referring to that most Swedes seem to pronounce bear as beer, but if any brewery are interested in making us some cold ones, let us know!) The deck will be out just in time for Junkfest august 29. It's the biggest Millencolin board so far: 8" x 32" with a medium concave. Full color print on both bottom and top.


• The Millencolin Chukka Boot is out in stores now! Click here for a small list of stores that got them in stock.
Junkyard.se carry them and accept all European orders.

• Winn a pair of Millencolin Chukkas at Punk76.com! (Contest starts saturday july 25)

The Millencolin Chukka Boot!
NEW MILLENCOLIN VANS SHOE!
We are super stoked to announce our new signature Vans shoe!
This time around the model is based on the classic “Chukka Boot” with the Millencolin "Skull logo" on the heel and with a fresh design signed by Erik.

Our first Old Skool model came out 2000 and was the first signature band shoe in the world. The shoe was really well received everywhere and is featured in the upcoming book "Birth Of Icons" about the Vans history.
The new shoe will first hit the stores all through Europe during July 2009. The rest of the world will follow.

The Millencolin Chukka Boot features:
• Custom charcoal color with red sole.
• Skull embroidery on heel.
• Millencolin rubber patch on heel
• Millencolin logo printed on tongue label and insole.

We're now on both Facebook and Twitter! Go check us out there!


Junkfest We're plying the skateboard event Junkfest!

If you're in Sweden August 29, swing by Trollhättan for some awesome skating and Millencolin live on stage!

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Click for larger image! Special gig at Satin may 1st in Örebro!

Satin has been the only club/bar with regular live shows in our hometown Örebro, Sweden for many years. This is where we've had pretty much all the official Millencolin Open parties and spent many other great party nights. Unfortunately the landlord have decided to not renew their contract so the first weekend of may will be the last of the Satin era.

We're celebrating the club by playing Pennybridge Pioneers from first to last song live as the last band on their stage!

If you want to catch the show (friday may 1), buy your ticket at local recordstore Najz Prajz quickly since the club is pretty small! (Only a few tickets left!)

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• Here is a fresh new t-shirt print! Will be available as tee and girlie.
College Machine Tee

• Canadian dates almost sold out! Ottawa, Montreal are sold out. Toronto got a few tickets left. Quebec City just released 100 extra tickets for the show, which sold out twice already now! Buy your ticket to these two shows quick if you don't already have one!


• Check out a video interview with Erik, Mathias & Larzon at The West Coast Riot show last summer!
Life In The City Millencolin interview
(You'll need to sign up to watch the clip, but it will only take you a minute)

• It's time for 2009's edition of our skateboard contest Millencolin Open at Brädcentralen, Örebro Sweden! February 13, 14 & 15!

The contest has grown to be Swedens biggest skateboard contest! Parties with live music & DJ's friday & saturday night. New this year is beside the regular junior & senior classes a girl class!

The Swedish Skateboard Expo is now called Boutique Fräsh Skate Bazar. This year located at Kulturhuset. 100m from the contest. S Ramps are also setting up a 8 step staircase with ledges on both sides open for skating! Best Trick presented by Adidas with a 10 000 SEK cash prize at 3pm sunday!

Become a MySpace friend of Millencolin Open and read more info in English here:
Millencolin Open MySpace

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• German Düsseldorf date added to the EU tour! Stahlwerk april 28!

MMP Millencolin Music Prize awards at Klub 700 friday 13 of february! Live on stage Backyard Babies, Bullet and one more band plus the hand out of the prize by us! Buy your ticket here: ticnet.se

The Millencolin Music prize party is also this years Millencolin Open Skateboarding Contest friday party!

Nominate your candidate for the MMP at Meny.se. (In Swedish)

Millencolin Music Prize is an award sponsored by the city of Örebro. Local politicians saw one of our shows a few years ago and decided to create an award in our name since they think we are good ambassadors for our home town. The prize of 25 000 SEK and a trophy designed by Erik is handed out to a artist, group, club or somebody who's done something great for the music scene of Örebro the past year.

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• (In Swedish) Did you read the P3 star interview with Erik and Larzon + Erik's skate school?
P3 Star Interview & Olle Garp about the Millencolin bus

• Ottawa show at the club Babylon added to the march Canadian tour!

• Southern (mainly) European April Tour confirmed! Ticket links available here soon and also more info about supportbands etc. Dates:
April 15 - Madrid, Sala Heineken, Spain
April 16 - Lisabon, Incrivel Almadense, Portugal
April 17 - Santiago de Compostela, Capitol, Spain
April 18 - Bilbao, Rockstar, Spain
April 19 - Lyon, Le Bris Glace, France
April 20 - Soloturn, Kofmehl, Switzerland
April 21 - Bologna, Estragon, Italy
April 22 - Florence, Viper Club, Italy
April 23 - Winterthur, Salzhaus, Switzerland
April 24 - Graz, Orpheaum, Austria
April 25 - Budapest, Duer Kert, Hungary
April 26 - Erlangen, E Werk, Germany
April 27 - Hannover, Capitol, Germany


• We did not winn the Grammy for best Swedish Hard Rock, but we apparently are the third best Swedish metal band!! (?) And had a good time at the Awards!

Millen at the Swedish Grammy awards!

• Here are our Canada & US march tour dates! (UPDATED WITh TICKET LINKS!)

We're stoked to come back to North America again! It's been too long! Support band for the Canadian dates is This Is A Standoff! In California we're happy to have our friends in The Briggs with us again! This time on their domains too! Support for the New York show will be announced soon.

March 7 -
Toronto Ont, Opera House, Canada, BUY TICKET (club website: www.theoperahousetoronto.com )
March 8 -
Ottawa Ont, Babylon - Canada
March 9 -
Montreal Qc, Club Soda, Canada, BUY TICKET (club website: www.clubsoda.ca )
March 10 -
Quebec City Qc, Imperial Theatre, Canada, BUY TICKET (club website: www.imperialdequebec.com )
March 11 -
New York City NY, Blender Theatre At Gramercy, USA, BUY TICKET
March 13 -
Hollywood CA, El Rey Theatre, USA, BUY TICKET (club website: www.theelrey.com )
March 14 -
San Diego CA, Soma, USA, BUY TICKET (club website: www.somasd.com )
March 15 -
Anaheim CA, House Of Blues, USA, BUY TICKET (club website: www.hob.com )
March 16 -
San Luis Obispo, CA, Downtown Brewing Co, USA, BUY TICKET (club website: downtownbrew.com )
March 17 -
San Fransisco CA, Slim's, USA, BUY TICKET (club website: www.slims-sf.com )

• Vote for us and Detox at Australias Triple J's top 100 here! Thanks!

• The winner of our X-mas card contest is: Carlos Alberto Lopez Carrasco from Chihuahua, Mexico! Congratulations! We thought Carlos card was really well done with smooth vector graphics and lots of Millencolin references. A package will be on it's way soon to you!

Thanks to all you guys who sent us your cards! really cool for us to see so many great ideas and fine art! Hope you had a good time making them too!

Here is Carlos card:
The winner!

Here are the ones that almost made it! Baby Jesus Larzon on a skateboard made us all laugh our asses off!
Check out these cards in bigger size on our MySpace blog.
Close but no cigar

Toronto! First show announced of the spring tour! (Buy ticket here from dec 20)
We're in the middle of booking spring 09 of the Machine 15 World Tour!
First official date is Toronto march 7! Which means we're heading over to North America for the first time on the Machine 15 tour! Stay tuned for more dates!

Enter our xmas card contest!
• Design a cool Millencolin Christmas card and enter the Millencolin X-mas Card Contest here!

• We are stoked to inform you about yet an award nomination! Millencolin are nominated for Best Swedish Group and Best Swedish Album at Bandit Rock Awards! So once again, please vote for us here!
((Fill in your full name in "Ditt fullständiga namn", age in "ålder", phonenumber in "Telefon", email in "E-postadress" and your city in "Ort". Thanks!)

• Millencolin are nominated for a Swedish Grammy! In the category: Best Swedish Hard Rock Act
Vote for us here! www.grammis.se
(Click us as star no.1 and then choose two bands as second & third. An e-mail for confirmation wil be sent to you. Click the link in the mail and your vote is registred.)

Some of the Swedish shows of the Scandinavian december tour are cancelled. Here is the Swedish press release:

Millencolin ställer in spelningar i Sverige

Millencolin ställer nu in delar av sin planerade Sverige-turné. De städer som berörs är Stockholm, Göteborg, Falun, Östersund, Umeå och Linköping och anledningen är att biljettförsäljningen i dessa städer inte motsvarat förväntningarna. Övriga spelningar på turnén genomförs som planerat.

Millencolin har haft ett händelserikt år. Man har släppt det bejublade albumet ”Machine 15” och spelat för fulla hus runt om i Europa, Sydamerika och Australien. Bandet tittar nu på att kunna komma tillbaka till några av ovan nämnda orter under nästa år.

Köpta biljetter återlöses på inköpsstället fram till en månad efter planerat konsertdatum.

Följande konserter genomförs som planerat:

5.12 Kalmar, Palace
6.12 Mariestad, Klubb Kaliber
10.12 Sandviken, Princess
20.12 Lund, Mejeriet

(Norge och Finlads datumen görs även de som planerat.)

Neverstore och Tysta Mari finns med på spelningarna i Kalmar, Mariestad och Lund.

• Nominera oss till Rockbjörnen! (In Swedish!) Nominera gärna era favvo-punks från Örebro till Aftonbladet Rockbjörnen 2008 i kategorierna:

Årets Svenska Grupp: (Millencolin), Årets Svenska Skiva: (Millencolin "Machine 15"), Årets Svenska Live-akt: (Millencolin), Årets Svnska Låt: (Millencolin "Detox") Tackar!

• Here are some frech new merch! Sweat pants, belt & bandana! Available soon from Lo-Fi and Merchworld!

Awesome stuff!

• Here are some fresh new Millencolin prints / logos! Also available soon from Lo-Fi, Merchworld & Merch Lakey!

Logos!

• Machine 15 European tour #2 starts November 5! We're back home in Sweden reharsing a new live set right now. There is a new venue in Osnabruck by the way. Rosenhof is the new venue. See you soon!

Millencolin Video Blog!

• The final South American video blog is up now on our MySpace! What you can see there are just parts of the over 30 hour footage our photographer Olle Garp shot during the tour. All that material will end up as a longer tv feature, documentary or as a part of the future second Millencolin DVD!

• We are in Brazil on a South American tour right now! Just played the first show in Fortoaleza. A festival which was awesome! SItting at the airport on our way to Sao Paulo right now! Just wanted to let you know about our MySpace video blog which we will keep updated during the tour! We brought our friend Olle Garp on tour as photographer and he's filming and editing like a mad man! Check out all the clips directly here:
Millencolin South American videoblog 1
Millencolin South American videoblog 2
Millencolin South American videoblog 3
Millencolin South American videoblog 4
Millencolin South American videoblog 5
Millencolin South American videoblog 6
Millencolin South American videoblog 7
Millencolin South American videoblog 8
Millencolin South American videoblog 9
Millencolin South American videoblog 10

More clips might be added too!

• We are also writing a Swedish tour blog for the newspaper Expressens site. Check that one out here:
http://blogg.expressen.se/millencolin/ (in Swedish)

For the first time in many years we will be doing a full Scandinavian club tour! Support on most shows are Neverstore and Tysta Marie! Tickets are available from august 27!

Here is the press release sent out today by the promoter! (In Swedish):

MILLENCOLIN PÅ SKANDINAVIENTURNÉ I VINTER!

Örebros Millencolin har länge ansetts vara en av punkrockens mest spännande och ledande förmågor. Envist arbete och stenhårt fokus på det de gör bäst har gjort att bandets rykte cementerats för länge sedan. I april i år släpptes Millencolins senaste album "Machine 15" (den första på tre år) och nu åker de på sin första omfattande Sverigeturné på tio år. Med på turnén, som börjar den 5 december, finns Neverstore och Tysta Mari. Biljetterna släpps den 27 augusti.

När Millencolin går in på sitt sextonde år som band har de en historia bakom sig som de flesta band drömmer om. De har sålt miljontals album, mottagit guldskivor, firat listettor, turnerat jorden runt varv efter varv, anordnat skateboard tävlingar och släppt egna skor på klassiska skomärket Vans.

Till skillnad från många andra band i genren har de alltid tagit steg i rätt riktning och utvecklats både musikaliskt och personligt. På nya albumet "Machine 15" jobbade de återigen med Lou Giordano som även producerade den klassiska "Home From Home" (2003). Detta kreativa samarbete lockade fram storslagna, gränsöverskridande gitarropus som "Done is Done", som enhälligt visade sig bli den absoluta favoriten bland bandmedlemmarna. Låten kan skryta med att Svenska Kammarorkestern bidragit med talangfulla stråkar, och gitarristen Mathias Färm är inte sen med att beskriva dem som "genier!" – särskilt med tanke på att arrangemanget sattes på en enda tagning!

Som uppföljare till första singeln "Detox" (A-rotation) släpptes singeln "Broken World" som idag spelas flitigt och redan nu har hunnit bli en modern Millencolin-klassiker.

Neverstores segertåg genom landet kan inte ha undgått någon. Under våren 2008 gjorde de dessutom succé utomlands när de spelade tillsammans med bandet Sum 41 på en turné i Japan. Efter en fullbokad festivalsommar med bland annat Peace & Love, Hultsfred och Storsjöyran som guldkorn blir Millencolin-turnén nästa på tur för punkrockarna ifrån Hjo.

Tysta Maris medlemmar började spela tillsammans under 2005 och inte långt senare stod det klart att den The Clash/Ebba Grön-doftande punkrock som växte fram var något samtliga medlemmar ville satsa på. I år släppte bandet fullängdaren "Tjugo minuter över tre".

I Stockholm gör Elliot Minor Millencolin sällskap. Elliot Minor har gjort bejublade spelningar som support till Simple Plan och nu kommer de tillbaka till Sverige.

Biljettinfo: Biljetterna släpps den 27 augusti och säljs via Ticnet 077-170 70 70, www.ticnet.se, samt hos Ticnet- och ATG-ombud. (This ticket info is for the Swedish shows)



Vote for Broken World at Swedish radio Tracks!


• Broken World will be the next single from Machine 15! The song will first be released as a radio/promo single which is not for sale, but it will be available from iTunes (can vary in different territories) with a bonus of two live songs recorded during our P3 live session. Other formats can also be released in a close future!

Broken World single cover!

• USA/Canada postponed! Something went very wrong with the Oct USA/Canadian tour so it'll be postponed till' early 2009. We are very, very sorry about this and will work our asses off to get over there asap!

• Machine 15 Sweet Skateboards deck available now from JUNKYARD.SE!
The deck measures 7,75" x 31,5" and is numbered and limited to 200 copies.

Machine 15 skate deck!

• Check out a video from this years edition of Millencolin Open here: LIFE IN THE CITY #1 & #2

• UK tourdates are confirmed! Buy your ticket at www.gigsandtours.com

UK tour!

• We will do a signing Session at the MacForum store the day of West Coast Riot in Gothenburg at 5pm (17:00) Thursday 26.
Bring whatever you want to have signed by the band! You can also win some cool prizes there. Some with an apple on! Also free drinks and snacks. MacForum - Östra Hamngatan 16 (Close to the festival)

• We are out on an European Tour right now! Awesome shows so far!
Here are some pics from Australia! First some rehearsing pictures from Perth the day before the first show and some more pics shot through Eriks lens.
Waiting for pick up at hotel.
Waiting for pick up at Duxton hotel. Camera on self timer.

Slick Nick & Mädz.

Erik at a rehearsing room in Perth.

Roadie Magz & Nikola.

Mädz.

Dressing room Metropolis, Fremantle.

Airport.

Super cute guys at an airport.

End of Australian tour photo! Thanks once again OZ! We truly had a blast!

We shot the video for our new single "Detox" in Stockholm yesterday!
Feels like the video will turn out awesome! The video and song is a tribute to the addiction of music. Stay tuned for the clip which is being edited as we're writing this! Check out the video at our MySpace!

Here are some pics!
Waiting for the shoot to start!

The smallest HD camera in the world was used in this shoot! It's mounted on the head of Erik's guitar here.

And on Larzon's cymbal.

And at the bottom of Mathias' Les Paul.

2mm fish eye lens will show both Nikola singing and the rest of us!

• We are happy to announce that Dead To Me (Fat Wreck Chords) and A Day To Remember (Victory Rec) will join us on our European tour in April 2008!