TOURISM: “DESPISE THE WORLD 2013” – SUFFOCATION AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO STOMP NORTH AMERICAN FLAT
It seems like every other day the past few weeks is we’ve been writing about Suffocation. We reviewed their new album Pinnacle of Bedlam, we published an interview with Derek Boyer, we posted their new official video for “As Grace Descends”, and now we have details about their first North American tour in support of the new album.
Honestly, if Suffocation were touring by themselves or with support from their postman, I’d roll out for it in a heartbeat — this band is one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen. But this tour includes a bunch of other strong attractions: Exhumed, Jungle Rot, and Rings of Saturn — plus two other bands I have a feeling I need to learn more about: Adimiron and (for West Coast dates) Lord of War.
Though it’s called a North American tour, Montreal and Toronto are the only Canadian stops and the Deep South and Mid-Atlantic regions are getting passed over, but for those of you who aren’t within driving distance of this monster you’ll feel much better when I tell you that I will be able to go.
Here’s the schedule:
4/4 Long Island, NY – 89 North
4/5 New York, NY – St. Vitus
4/6 Philadelphia, PA – The Note
4/7 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
4/8 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
4/9 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
4/10 Denver, CO – Marquis
4/11 Boise, ID – The Venue
4/12 Spokane, WA – The Hop
4/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
4/14 Portland, OR – Hawthorne *
4/15 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
4/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Vex
4/17 Tempe, AZ – 910 Live *
4/19 Dallas, TX – Trees
4/20 San Antonio, TX – Korova
4/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
4/22 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
4/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
4/24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
4/25 Springfield, VA – Empire
4/26 Toronto, ON – WreckRoom
4/27 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
4/28 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
*with Lord of War
I just saw Lord of War at a Cattle Decapitation one-off show in San Diego. They really aren’t that great (not that that’ll do anything to make this lineup less kickass).
Yikes! Aside from Suffocation, this is a pretty weak lineup. I liked Exhumed’s last effort, but I think this would make the 4th time in about a year I will see them….and the first three time, they were completely forgettable. They need another act on the bill that holds the same status as suffo to make it worthwhile. But the date in my city is the day after my birthday AND my day off, so I’ll likely end up attending anyway.
I haven’t had a live Suffo fix in about 2 years, and I need one. As noted in the post, they could be playing with their postman and it would be worth it to see them.
I really would love to see Suffocation but man if this line-up isn’t disappointing. I saw exhumed live on Summer Slaughter and unfortunately they were not entirely unforgettable because I remember them sucking. Jungle Rot is a snooze fest on recording so I doubt live they’re any better. Rings of Saturn is technical but who cares. This tour needs at least one more relevant big name. That being said, it’s Suffocation and I’ve never seen ’em so I feel compelled to attend anyway.
I’m getting bummed seeing these ho-hum comments about Exhumed. I was looking forward to seeing them.
Sorry bro (actually, I’m sorry for calling you *bro*), but Exhumed was a disappointment every time. I recall seeing them at summer slaughter and seeing the crowd really bored….a lot of people on their cell phones, texting and facebooking. I really liked All Guts, No Glory. Some bands are only good on record….what else can you say?
I saw Exhumed twice last year and they killed it both times. Wish this tour was even coming to my region of the country. I’ve seen Suffocation twice and it was damn-near a religious experience each time.