Dope

City: 
Villa Park
Region: 
IL
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1997-present

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Dope is a New York-based quintet led by brothers Edsel Dope (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Simon Dope (keyboards). Children of divorced parents, the two grew up separately in Florida. Simon studied chemistry at the University of Florida, then received a scholarship to Polytechnic in Brooklyn. There, he was joined by his brother; the two claim to have financed their demos by selling drugs. Raiding other bands for lead guitarist Tripp Eisen, bass player Acey Slade, and drummer Preston Nash, they began a selective series of gigs in late 1997. In October 1998, they were signed to Flip Records, which made a production deal with Epic. Dope's debut album, Felons and Revolutionaries, was released in September 1999. The Dope brothers gutted their lineup after the ensuing tour, switching Slade to guitar and bringing in original bassist Sloane Jentry, guitarist Virus and drummer Sketchy Shay. In the fall of 2001, they released their second album, Life. Two years later, the band inked a deal with Artemis, and issued Group Therapy. American Apathy arrived in summer 2005.

[Ruhlmann, William. allmusic.com. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fbfixqrjld0e~T1]

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Powerman 5000 02/25/2000 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
MTV Return of the Rock Tour 06/23/2000 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Cold 11/21/2001 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jagermeister $12 Riot Tour 12/13/2002 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Jagermeister $12 Riot Tour 12/14/2002 The Intersection Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Dope 04/09/2004 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Dope 09/24/2004 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Dope 11/20/2004 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Cradle of Filth 12/08/2004 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Dope 02/26/2005 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Mushroomhead 07/27/2005 The Intersection Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Dope / Mushroomhead 07/29/2005 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Dope / Mushroomhead 09/10/2005 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Dope 09/30/2005 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Kittie 10/15/2005 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Dope 11/28/2005 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Disturbed 11/29/2005 Orbit Room Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Disturbed 11/30/2005 Orbit Room Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Dope 06/14/2006 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Dope 06/15/2006 Planet Rock Battle Creek Michigan USA
Dope 08/03/2006 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Dope 08/12/2006 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Dope 03/02/2007 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA
Dope 11/03/2007 Harpos Detroit Michigan USA
Dope 11/24/2007 Machine Shop Flint Michigan USA

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