The Press Release:
Adult Swim is moshing its way around the country with an immersive, fan-centric 13-city metal “thrash-tastic” tour featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste in support of the new season of its animated series Mr. Pickles. Along with enjoying face melting guitar riffs, fans attending the Thrash-tacular Metal Tour can take photos in the Mr. Pickles hellacious dog house, purchase exclusive Mr. Pickles merchandise and receive free Adult Swim swag. The new music tour continues Adult Swim’s commitment to bringing vibrant and impactful experiences directly to its fans. The onslaught of sound begins Thursday, February 22nd in Seattle, Washington.
Blabbermouth.net (Official) pre-sale tickets are now available for purchase from now until 10pm (local time) tonight, January 11th, using the code: Pickles666. General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, January 12th at 10am (local time). Tickets are officially on sale. For more information on the tour, how to get tickets and schedule, please visit Adult Swim Presents (linked below).
The Tour Dates:
2/22/2018 Neumos – Seattle, WA
2/23/2018 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/25/2018 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/26/2018 House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
2/27/2018 House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA
3/01/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2018 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/04/2018 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/06/2018 Rock & Roll Hotel DC – Washington, D.C.
3/07/2018 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3/08/2018 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/09/2018 The National – Richmond, VA
3/10/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Exodus’ Gary Holt states, “Super excited to hit the road again with our good bros in Municipal Waste for the Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular tour! This will be a thrash extravaganza at its finest!!!! Can’t wait!”
The original architects of the thrash metal scene, Exodus has battled every kind of adversity over the past 30 years and used it all as fuel to stoke their ever-raging fire. With “Blood In Blood Out”, Exodus’ tenth full-length studio album of new material prove they still have the fortitude, chops, and talent to deliver top-notch, ballad-free tunes that stand out without straying from the band’s core aesthetic. Watch the music video for “Blood In Blood Out” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c69S3pD8qI
Municipal Waste’s Ryan Waste comments, “We go way back with Will and Dave, the creators of Mr. Pickles. They come from Richmond, VA as well and even shot our first music video for ‘Unleash the Bastards’. We’ve remained good friends throughout all our endeavors and when they asked us to be part of this tour there was no hesitation on our part. The icing on the cake was when Exodus came on board. We’re no stranger to touring with these maniacs and we’ve shared some wild times on the road over the years (at least from what I can remember!) It’s gonna be one helluva trip, hitting the US club circuit with our brothers in Exodus and seeing our old friends along the way.”
Equipped with crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, speed metal masters Municipal Waste released their highly anticipated sixth album, Slime And Punishment, last June via Nuclear Blast. The album secured the band its highest first week sales as well as landed on several Billboard charts. Check out the music video for “Breathe Grease” which is the epitome of all things you would expect from a Municipal Waste party and then some, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwEf-1NkIpg
Mr. Pickles, Old Town’s cutest dog, is back for a third season of tail wagging, flesh ripping, head decapitating and good old classic American adventure on Sunday, February 25th at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.
Season three of Mr. Pickles follows the Goodman family, and the eccentric residents of Old Town, in their most off-the-wall escapades yet! Join Mr. Goodman and Mrs. Goodman in battling bullies, zombies and telemarketing plantation owners. Go on a ride along with Sheriff in the hit reality show “Sheriffs”, and learn from Tommy what it really takes to make a hit cartoon show. Don’t forget about the about the wonderful Mr. Pickles, who is never too far away from the action. This season he faces off against some of his toughest foes including memory hackers, ruthless television executives, and military footwear. Mr. Pickles is a HotHouse production created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart. It is executive produced by Carsola, Stewart, Michael J. Rizzo, and Mike Mayfield.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This new idea for a tour sure is an interesting one and in my humble opinion one that can only go up in terms of continuing to bringing Metal to the masses. I’ve always loved what Exodus brings to the table in terms of their sound and Municipal Waste is an experience that is not easily forgotten based on the circle pits they inspire. I’ve not heard much of Extinction AD outside of a couple of singles and despite it looking like a show that is right up my alley, have never watched “Mr. Pickles” but I digress. The NYC show at Irving Plaza will be the place to be if you are in our region and since there aren’t a lot of dates on this run you don’t want to miss it if you can attend. Closing up you readers can tell me what you think of this tour. That’s down in the comments section below.
Municipal Waste: https://www.municipalwaste.net/
Extinction AD: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionAD/
Adult Swim Presents: http://www.adultswimpresents.com