Death metal legends OBITUARY have announced an early Summer North American headline tour with support from Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt. The tour begins May 2nd in Atlanta, GA and ends June 3rd in Miami, FL. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
OBITUARY comments on the tour:
“We are stoked about our North American tour and super excited to be back at the headlining spot. We have been very fortunate to be a part of some killer tours for our last few US/Canada runs as support to Carcass, Cannibal Corpse and Kreator but that came with limits on time and production value. Now it’s time to bust out the Big Guns, dig deep into our musical pockets and pull out some oldies but goodies!!
With 10 studio albums and over 100 songs in our catalog these days, it’s never easy choosing a set list and always causes some serious discussions and arguments amongst the band members so we are turning to the fans on this one. We want to hear from YOU what songs we should play and since everyone has their favorites we are really looking forward to hearing what you guys think. This should be fun, entertaining and interesting so make sure to comment on our social media pages with your top picks……Ready. Set. GO!!!!!!!!”
Additionally, OBITUARY will embark on a month-long Spring 2018 European headlining tour in March. The tour begins March 3 in Cologne, DE and ends April 1 in Schijndel, NL at Paaspop Festival.
OBITUARY’S self-titled new album is out now worldwide on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical and digital orders plus streams are available now at bit.ly/ObituaryST.
The band’s animated video for the song “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” has surpassed over 1.5 million views and can be viewed HERE. Watch the band’s recently released video for the song “Brave” AT THIS LOCATION. A full collection of OBITUARY music videos and live performances is available HERE.
OBITUARY’s self-titled album is receiving high end of the year praise charting on notable album of the year lists such as Rolling Stone (#14 – Best Metal) Revolver (#11), Decibel (#14) and Loudwire (#21) among numerous others.
OBITUARY Tour Dates:
Mar 03 Cologne, DE Luxor
Mar 04 Vosselaar, BE Biebob
Mar 06 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
Mar 07 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
Mar 08 Manchester, UK Club Academy
Mar 09 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute 2
Mar 10 London, UK Ulu
Mar 12 Stuttgart, DE Universum
Mar 13 Frankfurt, DE Zoom
Mar 14 Paris, FR Le Trabendo
Mar 16 Lyon, FR Villeurbanne / CCO
Mar 17 Mulhouse, FR Le Noumatrouff
Mar 18 Munich, DE Feierwerk
Mar 19 Solothurn, CH Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
Mar 20 Milan, IT Alcatraz
Mar 22 Vienna, AT Szene
Mar 23 Leipzig, DE Hellraiser
Mar 24 Berlin, DE Music & Frieden
Mar 25 Hamburg, DE Logo
Mar 27 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Mar 28 Stockholm, SE Klubben Fryshuset
Mar 29 Oslo, NO Inferno Festival
Mar 30 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
Apr 01 Schijndel, NL Paaspop Festival
— All Dates May 02 – June 03 w/ Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt —
May 02 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
May 03 Greensboro, NC The Blind Tiger
May 04 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
May 05 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
May 06 Boston, MA Sinclair
May 08 Toronto, ON Opera House
May 09 Montreal, QC Club Soda
May 10 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
May 11 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
May 12 Detroit, MI Majestic
May 13 Chicago, IL Metro
May 15 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
May 16 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
May 18 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
May 19 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
May 21 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
May 22 Seattle, WA El Corazon
May 23 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
May 25 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
May 26 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
May 27 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
May 29 Austin, TX Barracuda
May 30 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
May 31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Jun 01 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
Jun 02 Orlando, FL The Haven Lounge
Jun 03 Miami, FL The Ground
One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1986 after switching their name from Xecutioner. the band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during the rise of death metal in the 1990s. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach. The result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. OBITUARY were unlike anything anyone had heard before and would change the shape of heavy music forever.
OBITUARY followed up Slowly We Rot with Cause of Death (1990), perhaps the band’s most hailed album and an even more chaotic, bass heavy mix of the band’s signature groove, manic guitar solos and crashing drums. The album’s defining feature, however, was vocalist John Tardy’s disarmingly horrific, gargling style, that created guttural chasms of dread which, though often mimicked, have been achieved by no one else. Drastically shifting tempos and Tardy’s unique vocal style became the band’s trademark, which clearly distinguished them from the rest of the burgeoning US death metal scene.
OBITUARY spent the next two decades releasing some of the finest death metal ever put to tape with classics like The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), and Frozen in Time (2005) solidifying them as one of the genre’s most important bands of all time. Fast forward to 2014, when after a five year gap between albums, OBITUARY successfully crowdfunded their new album and subsequently partnered with Relapse Records for it’s release. Reinvigorated with a new lineup featuring the additions of legendary bassist Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under) and lead guitarist Ken Andrews. The result was Inked In Blood (2014) which immediately took the world by storm. The next couple years revolved around an extensive world tour schedule that took them to sold-out venues across the globe including tours with Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Exodus and multiple mainstage festival appearances including 7000 Tons of Metal, Maryland Deathfest, Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Full Terror Assault, Neurotic Deathfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and the band’s own inaugural Florida Metal Fest.
To end 2016, OBITUARY released a surprise, live EP, Ten Thousand Ways to Die, featuring two brand new songs plus twelve classics and fan favorites recorded across eleven different cities during the Inked In Blood world tour. The EP left die-hard fans craving more, unbeknownst that it was just the beginning.
Now in 2017, OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of death metal. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!
John Tardy – Vocals
Trevor Peres – Guitar
Ken Andrews Jr. – Guitar
Terry Butler – Bass
Donald Tardy – Drums