Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the 24-date trek will come from ABBATH, MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER. The tour will kick off on September 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and end on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time.
OBITUARY comments: “The Florida rednecks are headed out on tour and we are dragging our ‘Norwegian redneck brother’ Abbath out of Bergen to join us in North America. This will be one hell of a tour. We are also very proud to invite our boys MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER to make this truly a killer lineup!”
Sep. 27 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Sep. 28 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Sep. 29 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Oct. 01 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 02 – Tucson, AZ @ Encore
Oct. 03 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Oct. 04 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct. 05 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
Oct. 06 – Reno, NV @ Cargo
Oct. 08 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Oct. 09 – Denver, CO @ Sumit
Oct. 10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Oct. 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Oct. 12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Oct. 13 – Madison, WI @ Sylveee
Oct. 15 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct. 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Oct. 18 – Montreal, QC @ The Corona Theatre
Oct. 19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 20 – Providence, RI @ The Strand
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct. 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Oct. 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Last December, OBITUARY bassist Terry Butler told Mammoth Metal TV that the band had “some riffs kicking around” for the follow-up to 2017’s “Obituary” album. He said: “You’ve gotta keep it going. You can’t take six or seven years between albums; we’re not KISS or IRON MAIDEN or whatever. People still wanna hear new music. Even though you don’t sell a lot of records anymore, they still wanna hear new music. So, yeah, we’ve got some stuff in the works.”
He continued: “When you boil it down, at this stage of the game for us, it’s definitely a business. I mean, we love playing music and we love playing for people, for crowds, but it’s a business. So you’ve gotta the engine running; you’ve gotta tour — that’s where the money is at these days.”
OBITUARY‘s second Relapse release — the aforementioned self-titled tenth studio album — came out in March 2017.
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