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Below is our complete Weedeater news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Weedeater Announces New Live Shows

North Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors Weedeater have today announce new headlining gigs they’ve confirmed for the weeks ahead.

Several new shows have been booked before, during, and following the massive national tour that will see Weedeater and Cape Fear brethren Sourvein out supporting the almighty Saint Vitus across the U.S. throughout September and October. With the new shows included, the performance toll for the relentless Weedeater on this tour comes to a gargantuan forty-two nights of deafening debauchery. Dates are as follows: More...

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Saint Vitus Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

After canceling several shows due to health issues, Saint Vitus has announced a U.S. headlining tour - it's first since 1993. The award winning group will kick off the five week long jaunt on September 14th in Little Rock, AR. Presented by ScionAV and Brooklyn Vegan, the tour will run through October 19th and will include support from both Weedeater and Sourvein. Saint Vitus will be touring in support of its recently released eighth studio album, titled "Lillie: F-65."

"We're stoked to destroy America again; the last Saint Vitus U.S. headlining tour was in 1993," commented Dave Chandler. "This time we'll be playing 'Lillie' as well as fan favorites and some old surprises. Leave your ear plugs at home and come bleed with us."

Dates are as follows: More...

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Maryland Death Fest 2013 Confirms 8 More Bands

Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
GRIDE (Czech Republic)

An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show

Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.

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ASG To Enter The Studio

North Carolina’s gnarliest band, ASG has announced a two week run of east coast dates with label-mates Cough and stoner metallers Weedeater. The tour kicks off on April 12th in Charleston, South Carolina and runs up and down the east coast before ending in Durham, North Carolina on April 28th. A full listing of dates is included below.

ASG plans to enter the studio in late Spring to record the band's Relapse debut with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Fu Manchu). More details will be announced shortly. Additionally, the band has a special appearance at next year’s Hellfest in France with more festival appearances to be announced shortly.

ASG's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Weedeater Announces New Tour Dates

After a few weeks off, following nearly three years of semi-constant touring, Cape Fear's sludge-slingers Weedeater decided they have been off the road long enough, and that it's time to go reap some more hard-partying souls.

Set for the band to celebrate 4:20 on the road mid-tour, the newest endeavor will burn its way through a pile of East U.S. cities in the second half of April, from New England to the tip of Florida. Weedeater has commissioned ASG and Cough to be the pummeling backup for the entire tour, with sixteen dates locked-down and more likely to be confirmed in the weeks ahead. Check out the tour poster and more at this location.

Dates are as follows:

4/12/2012 Jimbo's Rock Club - Charleston, SC
4/13/2012 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
4/14/2012 Churchill's - Miami, FL
4/15/2012 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
4/17/2012 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
4/18/2012 The Lexington Ave Brewery - Asheville, NC
4/19/2012 V Club - Huntington, WV
4/20/2012 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/21/2012 Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY
4/22/2012 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
4/23/2012 The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
4/24/2012 Cherry Street Station - New Haven, CT
4/25/2012 Armageddon Shop - Providence, RI
4/26/2012 Mojo's Main - Newark, DE
4/27/2012 Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hills, NC
4/28/2012 Casbah - Durham, NC

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Weedeater Comments On Hail!Hornet Tour

Weedeater has checked in with the following update about the upcoming Hail!Hornet tour featuring screenings of the "Slow Southern Steel" documentary:

"Hey all,

"Just a reminder that that you MUST SEE the Hail!Hornet / Slow Southern Steel tour. It starts next month, and in case you didn't already know, Hail!Hornet is what happens when Dixie Dave of our fine establishment joins Erik Larson of Alabama Thunderpussy / The Might Could, T-Roy from Sourvein / Buzzov-en and Vince from Beaten Back to Pure to form one of the most ass-kickinest bands out there today.

"AND, Slow Southern Steel is the new (and totally unreleased / unavailable outside these special screenings) full length movie directed by CT of Rwake and David Lipke that documents the heavy bands of the south from COC to EHG to Down to Kylesa, Torche, Buzzov-en and Zoroaster among many more.

"You CANNOT MISS this shit! It is ridiculously cool, trust us. Don't miss the the bands (Zoroaster, ASG and COC also join for some dates) and don't miss the movie; this might be your only chance to see either. Check it out here!

"And don't forget to buy our clearance merch designs ON SALE FOR CHEAP through Dec 31st and then discontinued indefinitely. Shop for that shit here, and happy holidays to you all! More news soon so stay tuned."

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Weedeater Comments On Upcoming Shows

Weedeater has checked in with the following update about upcoming tour dates and the band's set list:

"Hey again,

"We've been gearing up for this tour and are stoked to get back out there. We're working on a set that will include 'Jason...The Dragon' in it's entirety (minus the Barstul stuff) and plenty of old favorites too, maybe even a few surprises from the vaults of Weedmetal.

"There are a few places on this tour that we've never been to and several that we haven't played in forever, and of course plenty more that we just can't get enough of. We'll have some new merch and a limited edition tour shirt that we're pretty fond of. Also remember to save yourself a few bucks and get your tickets in advance here.

"Lastly, all you New Yorkers please make note that the Brooklyn NY show on Saturday Sept 10th at Europa is an early show. Doors are at 6pm and we'll be on stage at 9pm. That's it for right now; see you all soon."

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Bison B.C. To Tour With Weedeater

Bison B.C. is finally heading back out on the road this fall, as the Vancouver, BC based act will be joining Weedeater, Saviours, and Fight Amp from September 2nd in Lawrence, KS through October 14th in Savannah, GA. The tour will be Bison B.C.'s first full tour with new drummer Matt Wood.

Dates are as follows:

09/02 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
09/03 St. Louis, MO The Fubar
09/04 Nashville, TN The End
09/05 Ashville, NC Lexington Ave. Brewery
09/06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
09/07 Baltimore, MD Sonar
09/08 Richmond, VA Stange Matter
09/09 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
09/10 Brooklyn, NY Europa
09/11 Cambridge, MA Middle East (downstairs)
09/13 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
09/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
09/15 Columbus, OH Outland Live
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 Chicago, IL Reggies
09/18 Marquette, MI Upfront and Co.
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
09/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Burt's Tiki Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA The Highline
09/27 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/28 Portland, OR Branx
09/29 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/01 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10/02 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
10/03 Tempe, AZ TBA
10/04 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
10/06 Austin, TX Emo's
10/07 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
10/08 New Orleans, LA Siberia
10/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/10 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall
10/11 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
10/12 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
10/14 Savannah, GA The Jinx

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Weedeater Comments On Headlining Tour

Weedeater recently announced an upcoming headlining tour in September/October. The band has now commented on the run of shows:

"We are stoked to announce that we will be hitting the road again this September and October. Dates/poster are below and tickets will go on sale Thursday. The fine folks at Brooklyn Vegan are sponsoring this tour and theother bands joining us on this run all kick ass. For the trip as a whole we will be supported by Saviours, Bison BC and Fight Amp. And though Saviours will not be there for the Philly or Brooklyn shows, Oxbow will join the bill at Europa and we're very excited about that.

"If you haven't seen the new *Mancoon...Turkey Warlock* video yet, check it and other cool stuff out on our new website here, which was just launched today. More updates coming shortly; a few more tour dates will likely be added. In any case, see you all very soon. Oh yeah, and if you want to follow us on Twitter @weedmetal, we'll tweet at you, too."

The full list of Weedeater tour dates can be found by navigating your browser to this location.

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Weedeater Announces Headlining Tour

After a few months off the road, North Carolina sludge demons Weedeater have just announced another headlining North American tour for September/October, still in support of their recently-released latest full-length, "Jason... The Dragon." The mayhem shall begin in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 6th and rampage through thirty-two American cities before closing out in Savannah, Georgia on October 14th.

Weedeater also recently posted a music video online for "Mancoon/Turkery Warlock." Details are available here.

The upcoming Weedeater tour dates are as follows:

9/6/2011 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC
9/7/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
9/8/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/9/2011 North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA (no Saviours)
9/10/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Oxbow (no Saviours)
9/11/2011 Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
9/13/2011 Lee's Place - Toronto, ON
9/14/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
9/15/2011 Outland Live - Columbus, OH
9/16/2011 The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
9/17/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
9/18/2011 Upfront & Company - Marquette, MI
9/19/2011 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
9/20/2011 Rock Island Brewing Company - Rock Island, IL
9/23/2011 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
9/24/2011 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
9/26/2011 The Highline - Seattle, WA
9/27/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
9/28/2011 Branx - Portland, OR
9/29/2011 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
10/1/2011 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
10/2/2011 Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
10/4/2011 Lanchpad - Albuquerque, NM
10/6/2011 Emo's - Austin, TX
10/7/2011 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
10/8/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
10/9/2011 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
10/10/2011 New Earth Music Hall - Athens, GA
10/11/2011 Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL
10/12/2011 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/14/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA

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Weedeater Releases "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock" Video

Weedeater has premiered a new music video online for "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock," which is from the band's recent album "Jason... The Dragon," through Brooklyn Vegan. The video clip was directed by David Brodsky and can be viewed here.

You can also check out Weedeater's previous statement about working on the music video by heading over to this location.

The "Jason... The Dragon" track listing is as follows:

1. The Great Unfurling
2. Hammerhandle
3. Mancoon
4. Turkey Warlock
5. Jason... The Dragon
6. Palms and Opium
7. Long Gone
8. March of the Bipolar Bear
9. Homecoming
10. Whiskey Creek

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Weedeater Finishes Filming New Video

Weedeater has issued the following update about filming a new music video:

"Hey all, although we can't let you see it quite yet, the Mancoon / Turkey Warlock video is finally complete! Big thanks to Scion for funding it, big thanks to David Brodsky and My Good Eye for coming down to the swamp to film it, and big thanks for all of you who showed up at Reggie's (including the owners/employees, who also rule) to participate in the action.

"After viewing, those of you from the old school might recognize that some portions of the filming took place out in the swamps of Hampstead at the old Weedeater house (thanks, Jimmy!). Aside from the water moccasins, the alligators and the giant Hampstead mosquitoes, we couldn't have asked for a more suitable location. The video will be released July 13th, so stay tuned for more info.

"There will be other news soon too, including a tour of the US and Canada in September and October and a new website coming this summer. More on all of that soon folks. And please don't forget to stop by our Shirtkiller store to check out the brand new shirt and hat designs by Guerilla ('Moon Ape' and 'Crest' being the newbies), plus if you're lucky you can still pick up one of the very last green vinyl *Jason* LPs anywhere. Just go here OK, that's it for now. Thanks as always for your support!"

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Weedeater Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview with Weedeater has been posted online. The interview was conducted by Bay Area Rocks and can be viewed in the player below.

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Weedeater Checks In With Tour Recap

Weedeater has checked in with the following recap of recent tour dates and update about upcoming festival appearances:

"Hey all, just a quick update from the Weedeater camp. We're in Newark NJ right now, about to board a plane and jump the pond to see all our friends in Europe again tomorrow. Stoked to play Roadburn, Asymmetry Fest and all the other killer shows that we have lined-up, w/our bros in Zoroaster providing the crushing support they always do. We'd also like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the US shows over the last few months.

"It was our best tour ever and we enjoyed every minute of it, up until Shep broke his hand that is. Sorry to end it on that note, but the few canceled shows in the Southeast will be rescheduled soon, so you presumably disappointed people will get yours shortly. Another thanks to ASG, Kvelertak and Zoroaster for being awesome support bands and great guys in general. And yet another big THANK YOU to all for your support during this album release. This was the first time Weedeater has ever charted on Billboard's Heatseekers (debuting at #45, in fact) or anywhere else for that matter, and that's kinda cool. OK, that's it for now. See you soon."

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SXSW Music 2011 Day 3: Part 2

The fantastic “South by South Death” earlier in the day would be a tough act to follow, but perhaps the best night show was set for the night of March 18th: The Metalliance Tour.

Following up the best day show yet, was the biggest official SXSW metal show: The Metalliance SXSW stop. The Metalliance tour featured an excellent lineup including The Atlas Moth, Howl, Red Fang, Weedeater, Kylesa, Crowbar, Helmet and Saint Vitus. The show was the first I’d attended at the Dirty Dog. It was a decent sized place, but not exactly laid out well for the crowd that would fill it that night.

I arrived while The Atlas Moth was playing. They had just a couple songs left in their set. The first thing I noticed is that the bass sounded very loud. It gave a groovier feel to their music and most of the bands who played that night for that matter. Their last two songs sounded pretty decent, even if bass-heavy.

Howl was up next and played a short set of their groovy style of doom. Still getting drinks and settled in, their set flew by with little sticking out to me, however. More...

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Weedeater Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

The band made it through a month and a half of heavy duty touring, but finally somebody in Weedeater was injured and the band has been forced to cancel the last few shows of the "Jason The Dragon" tour.

Guitarist Shep broke his hand and can no longer wield his mighty axe of six strings for the remaining four shows including Orlando (tonight), Atlanta, Spartanburg and Savannah; tour mates Zoroaster will still play the Orlando and Atlanta shows. But, as with every previous injury this band has sustained — while on or off of tour – Shep will heal his mangled bones and the band will get back out there to hit you all with a dose of their inhumanly heavy live show once again in the near future.

Weedeater's upcoming European tour and appearance at Roadburn 2011 are still scheduled tot take place. Confirmed dates are available at this location.

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Band Lineup Announced For SXSW Showcases

The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16th

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Venue: Emo's
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

Thursday, March 17th

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...

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Weedeater Posts New Album Online

American sludge metal outfit Weedeater has posted the entire new studio album "Jason... The Dragon" online. You can check it out by heading to the group's official Myspace page.

The album will be available to listen to until it is released in North America, which will be on March 15th through Southern Lord Records. You can also catch Weedeater live on the following dates:

3/11/2011 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/12/2011 Ruby Room - San Diego, CA w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/13/2011 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Zoroaster, Red Fang
3/14/2011 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ w/ Zoroaster, Wildildlife, Kvelertak
3/15/2011 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/17/2011 Scoot Inn - Austin TX @ Converse and Thrasher's Death Match [day show]
3/18/2011 Dirty Dog - Austin, TX @ SXSW Metalliance Tour SXSW stop [night show]
3/19/2011 Korova - San Antonio, TX w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/20/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Zoroaster
3/21/2011 Newby's Too - Panama City Beach, FL w/ Zoroaster
3/22/2011 Orpheum - Tampa, FL w/ Zoroaster
3/23/2011 Backbooth - Orlando, FL w/ Zoroaster
3/24/2011 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Zoroaster
3/25/2011 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Zoroaster
3/26/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Zoroaster

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Weedeater Posts New Song Online

As the official release date for Weedeater's "Jason... The Dragon" full-length nears, Stereogum.com is hosting the premiere of a brand new track from the album for public enjoyment. So sit back, fire one up, and go check out the track "Homecoming" now at this location. "Jason... The Dragon" is set for worldwide disbursement on March 15th via Southern Lord.

Weedeater also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/03/2011 Jackpot - Lawrence, KS w/ Zoroaster
3/04/2011 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO w/ Zoroaster
3/05/2011 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Zoroaster
3/06/2011 Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Zoroaster
3/07/2011 Funhouse - Seattle, WA w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/08/2011 Rotture - Portland, OR w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/10/2011 Monstros - Chico, CA w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/11/2011 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/12/2011 Ruby Room - San Diego, CA w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/13/2011 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Zoroaster, Red Fang
3/14/2011 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ w/ Zoroaster, Wildildlife, Kvelertak
3/15/2011 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/17/2011 Scoot Inn - Austin TX @ Converse and Thrasher's Death Match [day show]
3/18/2011 Dirty Dog - Austin, TX @ SXSW Metalliance Tour SXSW stop [night show]
3/19/2011 Korova - San Antonio, TX w/ Zoroaster, Kvelertak
3/20/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Zoroaster
3/21/2011 Newby's Too - Panama City Beach, FL w/ Zoroaster
3/22/2011 Orpheum - Tampa, FL w/ Zoroaster
3/23/2011 Backbooth - Orlando, FL w/ Zoroaster
3/24/2011 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Zoroaster
3/25/2011 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Zoroaster
3/26/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Zoroaster

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