I’m a bit behind in my reading of Blabbermouth, and therefore missed some orgasmically good news that appeared late yesterday. But thanks to some info last night from my collaborator IntoTheDarkness and then a pathetically sad post today by DemiGodRaven at The Number of the Blog, I now know that Rotting Christ is coming to NorthAm in a headlining tour next spring. And may I say just how fucking happy I am? I believe I will. I am just soooooo fucking happy!
This almost makes up for the deep depression I experienced when learning that THE DECIBEL DEFIANCE TOUR, featuring Suffocation, The Faceless, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Decrepit Birth, and Fleshgod Apocalypse would be playing Tulsa but not Seattle — the sort of mortification that DemiGodRaven expressed upon learning that Rotting Christ would be playing Seattle but not Sacramento.
Brother, I feel your pain. Well, not really. It’s more accurate to say that I would feel your pain except that I’ve managed to get over THE DECIBEL DEFIANCE TOUR’s snubbing of Seattle and I’m now in a painless state of bliss just thinking about the chance to see Rotting Christ in about six short months when they stop here.
There are some other bands on that tour — Melechesh, Hate, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne — and that’s a pretty strong set of supporting acts. I’m especially interested in listening to Melechesh play their unique brand of Mesopotamian metal in the flesh. But — and no disrespect is intended to any of those other bands — I would gag my way through a supporting lineup of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Nelly as long as Rotting Christ was waiting at the end.
I am soooo fucking happy. (The tour dates and places are after the jump.)
Mar. 09 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Mar. 10 – Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
Mar. 11 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Mar. 12 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Mar. 13 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Mar. 14 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Mar. 15 – Petite Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Mar. 16 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Mar. 17 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Mar. 18 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Mar. 19 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Mar. 20 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Mar. 22 – The Republik – Calgary, AB – Canada
Mar. 23 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – Canada
Mar. 25 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar. 26 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar. 27 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 28 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Mar. 29 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Mar. 30 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
Mar. 31 – U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
Apr. 01 – The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX
Apr. 02 – The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
Apr. 03 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
Apr. 04 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Apr. 05 – Walter’s – Houston, TX
Apr. 07 – Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Apr. 08 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Apr. 09 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Apr. 10 – The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
I am so very, very jealous.
This just looks like a tour with… class. Both from bands and from their potential crowd.
Damn you all.
Rotting Christ’s discography is one of my favourites, i’m eagerly anticipating the new Melechesh and am still really loving the new Abigail Williams record.
I guess this post did come off as gloating, but I genuinely am completely stoked about this tour. I agree with you about Rotting Christ — album for album, it’s really a strong discography, and the band hasn’t stood still. I need to listen to the new Abigail Williams and I still haven’t heard Lecherous Nocturne — but I have some time.
Dude, I saw these guys in Umeå, Sweden a few years back and was blown away. Tiny room, but tons of fucking energy and just an all around amazing performance. Really very cool show. One of the better I’ve seen in my life, actually.
I guess I already said it, but I’m so excited to see this show I can hardly stand it. The place where they’ll be performing in Seattle is pretty small, too — which is a good thing for us, though maybe not so good for them.