Creeping through the NCS e-mail in-box this morning while trying to wake up I spied an item that achieved that objective better than coffee: an announcement by Season of Mist that the phenomenal Gorguts will be mounting a North American tour this fall, with support from Intronaut and Brain Tentacles. Called The Pleiades Dust Tour, it begins on October 3 in Brighton, MA, and travels through assorted other U.S. and Canadian locations for the rest of the month, ending in New York City on the 30th.
As usual in perusing such announcements, I had eyes for only one thing: Would there be a stop in Seattle? Having found that, yes, there will be, I ignored all other info in the flyer — until a Texas-based friend expressed sadness that the tour would be stopping in Austin, Arizona, rather than Austin, Texas.
Surely, I consoled him, this was a typo. He replied, “Don’t call me Shirley.”
Below is the full list of dates for what promises to be an excellent tour.
P.S. For those who don’t recognize the name Brain Tentacles, it includes drummer Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, ex-Burnt By The Sun, etc.,), saxophonist Bruce Lamont (Corrections House, Yakuza, etc.,), and bassist Aaron Dallison of Keelhaul. They released a split with Ringworm via A389 in June, which you can find HERE.
P.P.S. My self-centered excitement has diminished since being reminded that the Seattle date coincides with California Deathfest, for which I have already purchased tickets. Shit.
GORGUTS tour dates:
Oct. 3 Brighton, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 4 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmont
Oct. 5 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
Oct. 6 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Oct. 7 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 8 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct. 9 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Oct. 10 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
Oct. 11 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Oct. 12 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 15 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Oct. 16 Portland, OR @ Panic Room
Oct. 19 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct. 20 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
Oct. 21 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Oct. 22 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Oct. 24 Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Oct. 25 Austin, AZ @ Dirty Dog Bar
Oct. 27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct. 28 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Oct. 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Oct. 30 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge