Take two whole beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a copy of “Volume 4” and what do you get? Why Mac Sabbath of course, a devilishly creative concoction from some seriously junk food fueled minds. To say that this looks interesting is an understatement as the band has a Ronald singing in Ozzy fashion and there is a demonized McCheese and Grimace up there as well while the Hamburglar’s Snack Food brother keeps the beat. Check out the poster and the press copy I received along with the dates. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
Every March, masses of hungry fast-food fanatics search endlessly for their favorite brain-freeze inducing treat. A minty milkshake you say? No, we’re talking about MAC SABBATH – bringing the deliciously disturbing “Rock-Sham-Shake” tour to your town this March! As if they didn’t get enough frosty coolness from this year’s massive blizzard, the tour will frost over the majority of the eastern U.S., beginning down in Dallas, TX on March 3rd. See below for a complete listing of confirmed tour dates.
The Tour Dates:
3/3 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/5 – New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House
3/6 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
3/7 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
3/9 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/10 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
3/11 – Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly
3/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl Atlanta
3/14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
3/15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
3/16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall
3/17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
3/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood
3/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
3/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound
3/22 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
3/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/24 – Mechanicsburg, PA @ Whiskey Ridge
3/25 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
3/26 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
3/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
3/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
3/30 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
3/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
4/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Set wise, this ain’t no value meal – innocent bystanders can enjoy 10 fantastically alarming Black Sabbath-turned-junk food themed tunes on this tour: “More Ribs”, “Chicken For The Slaves”, “Sweet Beef”, “Brand of Doom”, “N.I.B.B.L.E.”, “Lord of the Swirled”, “Zippin Up the Uniform”, “Frying Pan”, “Cherries Are Fruits” and “Pair-A-Buns”.
Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I first heard about this group I thought it was absolutely ridiculous and of course a band playing reworked songs based on Black Sabbath numbers while doing so dressed like a nightmarish McDonaldland crew is nothing short of madness. Then I said to myself, I said self……you enjoy Babymetal and you love the Finnish dinosaur band Hevisaurus so why not keep the wheels of weirdness in motion and check out Mac Sabbath when they hit one of our regional drive-thru’s, I mean venues. Since the band will be making a pit stop at the Highline Ballroom, I am loading up the app on my phone to see if there are any coupons and ordering early to get a nice view of this super-sized Metal mayhem. I’m also excited to find Syka on the NYC show since I enjoy their works as well. So what do you readers think about this tour? Will you be asking for a Metal McPic 2 or suddenly dieting when they come down upon your town? Let me know in the comments section below.