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Weedeater has issued the following update about upcoming tour plans after their vocalist has recovered from shooting off his own toe:
"Hey there, here's a quick update...Dixie is still resting his foot and only drinking half as much bourbon as usual so that he is healed in time for Weedater's hobbled yet glorious return to the live arena. Below are the tour dates; we'll have ticket links for you soon so keep checking back for updates. We will be playing new material from our upcoming release 'Jason...The Dragon', to be recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in late April. Much thanks to master Steve for letting a bunch of crazy, dirty, toeless, gun-toting hillbillies back into his pristine studio so we can scuff-up the floor and bang a bunch of his pots & pans together so as to call it 'music.'
"That took some class (more than we have anyway) and in all seriousness we are truly appreciative for Steve and everyone else at EA being so cool about rescheduling this session. The support bands on this US tour are all incredible and include: Black Cobra, ASG, Black Tusk, The Gates of Slumber, US Christmas, and Struck by Lightning. During the Tone Deaf SXSW showcase in Austin, the mighty Rwake will also make a rare appearance joining the party for one absolutely insane night of music. We'll have more updates shortly on the summer tour / fests in Europe as well as the tentative release date for 'Jason...,' so you'll be hearing back from us soon enough. See you out there, don't step on Dixie's foot, and of course, thanks to all of you for your continued support!"
The currently announced dates for the Weedeater "Nine Toe" tour are as follows: More...
Weedeater has issued the following update about canceling their tour dates and recording plans due to vocalist Dave "Dixie" Collins shooting his toe:
"As most of you know, here in the Weedeater camp we pride ourselves on a long tradition of shooting our band in the proverbial foot right before we're supposed to do something important. Whether it's a big tour, a recording session, or whatever else we're supposed to do, invariably we will find some way to try and thwart our grandiose plans. Well, it's no different for this recording session, except that this time we really did shoot ourselves in the foot. In fact we regret to inform all of you that this weekend, Dixie Dave shot his big toe off whilst cleaning his favorite shotgun. Yup, that's right. When reached for comment, Mr. Collins gave a quote that speaks for itself...'It wasn't my intention to shoot off my big toe. This really fucking sucks and the pain is unbearable.'
"Mr. Collin's doctors have advised that he is to be bedridden for the next few weeks during his recovery. This will obviously affect the recording session (and the few surrounding shows in Jan/Feb), which will now have to be postponed until after the March / April "nine-toe" tour. Said tour is still 100% on, however, so check back soon for updates on venues and exact dates. It looks like the support bands will be awesome and the band is really stoked to play this new material after touring for so many years on the same basic set. Yeah...we knew that too, sorry but we're about to make good on it. And of course after all, we gotta keep workin', like workin' men do. Shooting your big toe off isn't free, for fuck's sake! So to re-cap...Keko sacrificed his pinkie for Down/Melvins, Shep broke his hand for Today is the Day, and now Dixie has generously offered up his big toe for Steve Albini to nibble on. Unless overtly fond of Limburger cheese and rotten flesh, Master Steve is advised to decline."
North Carolina sludge metal band WEEDEATER has announced a string of Midwestern and Southeastern US tour dates for late January into early February. Two of the dates will feature the band's stripped-down, acoustic, two-piece bass and banjo persona, known as BARSTUL, supporting Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age). The confirmed dates are listed below, and as always with this band, more dates are to be announced shortly.
WEEDEATER will enter Steve Albini's Electric Audio studio in Chicago this month to being tracking their next full-length record for Southern Lord Records, due out later this year. More...
Weedeater has issued the following statement about preparing to record a new album:
"Hey yous, happy new year and all that shit! Weedeater's gonna go record with sensei Steve Albini again in Chicago this month and we're fucking elated. We're also going to play a few shows on the way there and back to showcase / road-test the new stuff. Come join us and hear some highly anticipated candidate songs for the next release, including 'The Claw of the Sloth,' and 'The Darkening...ening...ening.' OK we've said too much already, just be there goddammit. Oh yeah and for the Chicago and Newport shows we'll be supporting Nick Oliveri (QOTSA, Kyuss, Mondo G) and performing as Barstul, which is our stripped-down acoustic bass and banjo band. Here are the shows and few ticket links. See you there!"
Weedeater have the following upcoming tour dates:
01/23/10 The Triple, Richmond VA w/U.S. Christmas,
01/24/10 The Milestone, Charlotte NC w/2012 Wolves, The Asound
01/25/10 The Muse, Nashville TN
02/01/10 Double Door, Chicago IL w/Nick Oliveri - performing as Barstul (acoustic)
02/02/10 Carabar, Columbus OH FREE SHOW!!!
02/03/10 Southgate House, Newport KY w/Nick Oliveri - performing as Barstul (acoustic)
02/04/10 V Club, Huntington WV
02/05/10 The Hideaway, Johnson Ciy TN
02/06/10 Static Age, Asheville NC
Weedeater has issued the following recap of their recent tour dates:
"Hey all yous,
"It took a couple weeks to recover but Weedeater actually made it back in one piece. 70 days is a long time to tour, and we didn't have one day off for the last 39 days of that. Plus Keko was playing with a severed tendon in his pinkie. He is a fucking madman. Despite those obstacles and many others that shouldn't be mentioned, we had an amazing time. Everyone in the Down and Melvins camps were great to us and it felt like we were leaving family at the last show together. Amazing musicians, amazing people, all of you, we THANK YOU for an outstanding tour!! That was some legendary shit for sure. We'd also like to thank all of the fine folks at the shows who supported us via merch, lodging, and through any other means necessary. You are all saints and we couldn't have made it without you, so again, THANKS for everything!!
"In other news, during January Weedeater will once again be entering Steve Albini's wonderland that is Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago IL. We'll probably do a few shows on the way out and back, so stay tuned for those when they confirm. In March we'll be doing another US headlining tour; we'll have dates and such soon. We'll also be coming over to Europe next summer and hopefully the new album, 'Jason The Dragon', will be released by then, though we don't have a solid date for that yet. Lastly, we've just released the 1st ever Weedeater hood. It's simple, elegant, and it's got a fucking zipper."
One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.
"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."
At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.
"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.
The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.
You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.
Weedeater has issued the following update about changing the venue of the scheduled tour date on September 17th:
"CHANGE OF CITY / VENUE TOMORROW. We are now playing the Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY with The Melvins on Thursday Sept 17th. See you there."
Weedeater's ucpoming tour dates are as follow: More...
North Carolina's sludge metal band WEEDEATER has been confirmed as support for a full-on North American DOWN tour. The lineup changes throughout the routing; The Canadian dates feature secondary support from VOIVOD, while the bulk of the American dates feature THE MELVINS. Other opening support for the tour will be DANAVA for the first half and EVIL ARMY for the latter half of the dates.
If you'll remember, Evil Army and Weedeater also supported Down on their North American dates earlier this year.
WEEDEATER will play several shows in North Carolina and Tennessee on the way to the opening and after the closing of the tour, and will headline sporadically in chunks throughout the main tour.
WEEDEATER's latest album, "God Luck And Good Speed," was released in 2007 on Southern Lord Recordings; a deluxe double LP version just released in 2009.
Here are the latest WEEDEATER tour dates: More...
New Orleans based supergroup Down will embark on a headlining tour next month across North America. Also on the bill will be Evil Army and Weedeater.
The tour dates are as follows:
February 15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
February 17 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
February 18 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Event Centre
February 20 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theater
February 21 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
February 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
February 24 - Traverse City, MI - Streeter's
February 25 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
February 26 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
February 28 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
March 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
March 2 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
March 4 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
March 5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 6 - Nashville, TN - The Cannery
March 8 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
March 9 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
March 11 - San Antonio, TX - The Scout Bar
March 12 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
March 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
March 15 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
March 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
March 18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
March 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
March 20 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom
Today Is The Day has announced a North American tour where they will team up with Weedeater.
The tour dates are as follows:
Nov 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Black Cobra
Nov 2 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Nov 3 - Richmond, VA @ Alleykatz
Nov 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ Triac
Nov 5 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Made Out Of Babies
Nov 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ T.B.A.
Nov 7 - Albany, New York @ T.B.A.
Nov 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Wreck Room
Nov 9 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov 10 - Providence, RI @ Club Hell
Nov 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
Nov 12 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Nov 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Nov 14 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Nov 15 - St Paul, MN @ T.B.A.
Nov 16 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Nov 18 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 19 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
Nov 20 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
Nov 21 - Dallas, TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop
Nov 22 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Blacl Cobra has announced more tour dates in July and August with Slough Feg and then Weedeater
Here are the latest Black Cobra tour dates:
with Slough Feg
Weds July 30th San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club w/ Sour Vein
Thursday, July 31st Los Angeles, California @ Relax Bar
Friday, August 1st , Tempe, AZ @ Stray Cat
Sunday, August 3rd Lubbock TX @ Whiskey Dix
Monday, August 4th Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wednesday, August 6th Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ The Roller, The Lions of Tsavo More...
Stinking Lizaveta and Weedeater will tour Europe in March and April. The tour dates are as follows:
March 19th - Bristol, United Kingdom @ The Croft
March 20th - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Star and Garter,
March 21st - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Ivory Black
March 22nd - Leeds, United Kingdom @ The Fenton
March 23rd - London, United Kingdom @ Underworld
March 24th - Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Clwb lfor Bach
March 25th - Den Helder, Belgium @ Bliksem
March 26th - Liege, Belgium @ La zone
March 27th - Kortrijk, Belgium @ The Pit's,
March 28th - Entropot, Brugge Belgium
March 29th - Tilburg, Holland @ 013
March 30th - Goes, Holland @ Beest
April 1st - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
April 3rd - Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller,
April 4th - Bischofswerda, Germany @ East Club
April 5th - Berlin, Germany @ Red Rooster
April 7th - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
April 8th - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
April 13th - Hoogeveen, Holland @ Deadlock
Cleveland thrashers SKELETONWITCH have confirmed touring plans this summer with Weedeater and Withered on two seperate tours. First, SKELETONWITCH will hit the road with Weedeater in May after making appearances in Pennslyvania with Goatwhore and at this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. In addition, SKELETONWITCH will also hit the road again in July on a Decibel magazine-sponsored tour alongside Withered, in anticipation of the band's Prosthetic Records debut, tentatively due out this fall.
SKELETONWITCH will hit the studio in between the tours in June with producer Cory Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR) to record the yet untitled record. To preview current material, visit the band's Myspace page from the band's two prior self-released records. More...
Stinking Lizaveta will be bringing the rock to the road for the entire month of March, hitting the entiree US and showcasing songs off their upcoming album "Scream of the Iron Iconoclast." Recorded last fall at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini and mastered by John Golden, the newest cosmic, gritty jam opus is easily the first recording by the band to come close to the remarkable event of witnessing Stinking Liz live.
Scream of the Iron Iconoclast will be available in stores on April 23rd. Those coming out to the shows in March will have the added bonus of being able to pick up the new album almost a month and a half before release date.
You can also check out the "Stop Laughing" video from the previous album Caught Between Worlds on YouTube.com.
Here are the Stinking Lizaveta US tour dates: More...
Crucial Blast sludge metalers JUMBO'S KILLCRANE will be hitting the U.S. highways this November alongside doomsters WEEDEATER on a month long US tour.
11/16/05 Bourbon Room Fredericksburg VA
11/17/05 Wonderland Richmond VA
11/18/05 Talking Head Club Baltimore MD
11/19/05 Rex's Bar West Chester PA
11/20/05 Northsix Brooklyn NY
11/21/05 O'Briens Allston MA
11/22/05 Bug Jar Rochester NY
11/23/05 High Five Columbus OH
11/24/05 The Note Chicago IL
11/25/05 High Noon Saloon Madison WI
11/26/05 Gabe's Oasis Iowa City IA
11/27/05 Triple Rock Minneapolis MN
11/28/05 Hairy Mary's Des Moines IA
11/29/05 TBA Omaha/Lincoln NE
11/30/05 Larimer Lounge Denver CO
12/02/05 Funhouse Seattle WA
12/03/05 TBA Olympia WA
12/04/05 Sabala's Portland OR
12/05/05 Elbo Room San Francisco CA
12/06/05 TBA Los Angeles CA
12/07/05 TBA Flagstaff AZ
12/08/05 Metal Devastation Phoenix AZ
12/09/05 Burt's Tiki Lounge Albuquerque NM
12/10/05 The Club Las Cruces NM
12/11/05 Atomix San Antonio TX
12/12/05 Emo's Austin TX
12/13/05 The Gypsy Fayetteville AR
12/14/05 Downtown Music Little Rock AR
12/15/05 Replay Lounge Lawrence KS
On Saturday May 14, Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan recorded an appearance on Headbanger's Ball that will air on MTV2 on Saturday May 21.
Upcoming tour dates w/ Crowbar, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Weedeater:
Jun. 02 Indianapolis IN The Vouge
Jun. 03 Detroit MI Harpo's
Jun. 04 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
Jun. 05 Covington KY Madison Theater
Jun. 06 Grand Rapids MI Ten Bells Nightclub
Jun. 08 Buffalo NY The Buffalo Icon
Jun. 09 Towson MD Recher Theater
Jun. 10 New York NY Irving Plaza
Jun. 11 Philadelphia PA Trocadero
Jun. 12 Norfolk VA Norva Theatre
Jun. 14 Wilmington NC Marzz
Jun. 16 Asheville NC Stella Blue
Jun. 17 Winston-Salem NC Ziggy's
Jun. 18 Myrtle Beach SC House Of Blues
Jun. 19 Jacksonville Beach FL Freebird Live
Jun. 20 Orlando FL The Social
Jun. 22 Ft Lauderdale FL Culture Room
Jun. 23 Tampa FL Masquerade
Jun. 24 Atlanta GA Masquerade
Jun. 25 New Orleans LA TwiRoPa
Jun. 27 Nashville TN Exit/In
Jun. 28 Memphis TN New Daisy Theater
Jun. 30 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom
Jul. 01 Dallas TX Trees
Jul. 02 Houston TX Engine Room
Jul. 03 Austin TX Emo's
Jul. 21 Chicago IL House Of Blues
RWAKE and WEEDEATER will be embarking on The Last Temptation of Crust tour 2005. Here are the tour dates:
Tues. April 12th Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
Weds. April 13th New York City, NY @ Siberia
Thurs. April 14th Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar Tavern
Fri. April 15th West Chester PA @ Rex's
Sat. April 16th Washington, D.C. @ Warehouse Next Door w/ Hidden Hand
Sun. April 17th Hickory, NC @ The Wizard
Mon. April 18th Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
Tues. April 19th Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Weds. April 20th Savannah GA @ The Jinx
Thurs. April 21st Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Fri April 22nd New Orleans LA @Dixie Tavern
Sat. April 23rd Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
Sun. April 24th Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe