BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde, will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in late summer/early fall. Support on the trek will come from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and ALIEN WEAPONRY. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 21.
Sep. 11 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
Sep. 13 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
Sep. 14 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Sep. 15 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
Sep. 16 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
Sep. 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Sep. 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Sep. 21 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Sep. 22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Sep. 23 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
Sep. 25 – Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Town Center
Sep. 27 – Turtle Lake, WI – St. Croix Casino
Sep. 28 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
Sep. 30 – Kitchener, ON – Elements
Oct. 01 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Oct. 02 – Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena
Oct. 04 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 05 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Oct. 08 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Oct. 10 – Destin, FL – Club LA
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY recently completed the “20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality Tour”. The band played two shows in each market — the first night featured the 1998 album “Sonic Brew” played in its entirety, while the second night saw the band play a set of greatest hits.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is continuing to tour in support of its tenth full-length album, “Grimmest Hits”, which was released in January 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne).
Regarding the songwriting process for “Grimmest Hits”, Zakk told the Omaha World-Herald: “The only ideas I really had [prior to going into the studio] were ‘The Only Words’. I wrote that when I was sitting in a hotel room. It reminded me of a CREAM thing. The only other riff I had laying around was ‘Trampled Down Below’.
“Every record that we do, it’s like a box of cracker jacks,” he continued. “We don’t know what we’re gonna get till we get there.
“That’s the whole fun thing about making records. You’re going in with, ‘Let’s see what happens.’
“You could be listening to ‘Heart Of Gold’ on the radio and then me and you listening to that, it’d be cool if we wrote something like that.
“A lot of things happen like that. You get sparked off by writing the riff. Listening to [LED] ZEPPELIN or [BLACK] SABBATH or THE ALLMAN BROTHERS. What you end up coming out with can be something different.”
In a separate interview with Beatroute, Zakk talked about how he came up with the title for the new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album.
“The record company was like, ‘Are there any hits on this record?'” he said. “I said, ‘No. It’s rather bleak and rather grim.’ That’s why I went with ‘Grimmest Hits’. You see, in order to have greatest-hits album, you need to have one special ingredient: good songs. We don’t have any of those.”
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar
John DeServio – Bass
Dario Lorina – Guitar
Jeff Fabb – Drums