You’ve probably been hoping for this sort of information for a couple of weeks now because as the summer makes its way towards us, the news about the annual “Summer Slaughter Tour” usually comes at us as well. I am happy to announce that this time is upon the Metal Legions of the US of A. Now if you’ve witnessed any of these events over the last few years you are fully aware about its being the “Most Extreme Tour Of The Summer”. I’m not being flippant here as that is their actual byline. I didn’t see any specific press release for this year’s event outside of the bands that make up the roster and the tour dates/venues so we are keeping this one simple and easy to digest. Headlining the tour each and every night will be the mighty Cannibal Corpse, a band that is nothing less than legendary in the Death Metal genre. The main direct support band is going to be Nile and this will be on all nights of the tour. No swapping the slot is planned to my knowledge but you never know what can happen during this kind of tour. The Summer Slaughter for 2016 will also feature After the Burial, Krisiun, Suffocation, Revocation, Carnifex and a few more. The tour is being presented by American Satan and will be the 10th straight year of this sort of concert mayhem. Good to see a tour like this can handle the dramatically shifting terrain that our scene comes with. Though the tour itself was announced not too long ago, the exact stops were released only this past weekend and I tend to hold back on sharing here until we get the full scoop. Check out the dates and places below and mark your calendars on your mobile devices.
The Tour Dates:
7/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
7/24 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
7/26 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
7/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
7/28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
7/29 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/2 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
8/5 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
8/6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
8/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/13 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
8/16 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
8/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
8/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
The tickets for this monstrous Metal happening will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 27th at 10am local time. Get yours fast so you don’t miss out on all the intensity.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As someone whose attended the Summer Slaughter Tour in the past I can say that the best way to do this event was to get there as early as humanly possible so you could absorb all of the bands that are playing and go home having gotten the maximum value for your ticket price. Our NYC show seems to have remained at Webster Hall once again and with a couple of other venues in the place, would not surprise me if we found some bands in The Marlin Room and others in The Studio. The downside for me is that I don’t think I will actually be in NYC at the time of the event so I will be watching the Facebook posts of friends who I know will be in attendance so I can feel like I was part of the action. So what do you readers think about this one? Do you like the lineup? Will you be hitting it this year for the first time or as a continued supporter? Let me know in the comments section below. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/summerslaughtertour