Dethklok have booked a new North American headline tour, after their previously planned tour with Lamb of God fell through due to LoG vocalist Randy Blythe's arrest in the Czech Republic.
Dethklok - the animated band from Adult Swim's Metalocalypse and the brainchild of Gibson signature artist Brendon Small, of course - will be supported by Machine Head, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour begins in Norfolk, Virginia on October 30 and winds up in December in Atlanta, Georgia.
The live incarnation of Dethklok includes drummer Gene Hoglan (Testament, Strapping Young Lad), bass player Bryan Beller, (The Aristocrats, Steve Vai and many sessions, some of which you can read about in our article about musical collaboration by email) and Mike Keneally (solo, Frank Zappa). Due to touring commitments with The Aristocrats, Bryan Beller will have to sit out the first eleven dates of the tour: Pete Griffin (ex-Zappa Plays Zappa) will step in for those shows before Beller rejoins the band in Fargo.
Dethklok release Dethalbum III on October 16.
The dates are:
Oct. 30 - Norfolk, VA – Norva
Oct. 31 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 02 - Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Nov. 03 - New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
Nov. 04 - Worcester, MA – Palladium
Nov. 05 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Nov. 07 - Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Nov. 08 - Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Nov. 09 - Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Nov. 11 - Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Nov. 13 - Fargo, ND – The Venue
Nov. 14 - Minneapolis, MN – Myth
Nov. 15 - Milwaukee, WI – Rave / Eagles Club
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 17 - Kansas City, MO – Midland
Nov. 18 - St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Nov. 20 - Denver, Co – Fillmore
Nov. 21 - Salt Lake City, UT – Great Salt Air
Nov. 23 - Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Nov. 24 - Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 26 - Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Nov. 27 - Hollywood, CA – Palladium
Nov. 28 - Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
Nov. 30 - Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Dec. 01 - Austin, TX – Stubbs
Dec. 02 - Houston, TX House of Blues
Dec. 04 - Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
Dec. 06 - Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
Dec. 07 - Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
Dec. 08 - Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Check out this video interview with Brendon Small here.