Dope Announces “Die Mother F**ker Die” Reunion Tour

Hey there readers so between the contests and the other “Milestone” pieces coming down the pike here at, I thought you might be interested in the latest dope (hahahaha) on the band Dope. They posted this the other day about a reunion tour that is labelled as the “Die Mother Fucker Die” tour (such language – I feel like Captain America by saying that….watch “Avengers Age Of Ultron” to know the inside line). Anyway so below the poster you will find some press copy from the bands Facebook and words from Mr. Edsel Dope himself. Then there are a lot of show dates to firm up in your event planner if you ever followed these guys. Dig in.

Tour - Dope - Reunion 2016

The Press Stuff:
DOPE has announced the dates for its “Die Mother Fucker Die” U.S. reunion tour which will feature the band’s classic lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus and Racci Shay. This U.S. leg of the tour was successfully crowdfunded by the pre-order of the band’s first-ever live album on DOPE’s ultimate goal through their ongoing crowdfunding campaign is to take the reunion tour around the entire globe in 2016.

Tour Dates:
Sep. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Sep. 14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sep. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
Sep. 16 – Pasco, WA @ La Tropicana
Sep. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep. 18 – Spokane, WA @ The Palomino
Sep. 19 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls Venue
Sep. 20 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
Sep. 21 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
Sep. 22 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Sep. 23 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Sep. 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Sep. 25 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Sep. 26 – [to be announced]
Sep. 27 – Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb
Sep. 28 – Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main
Sep. 29 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s
Sep. 30 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
Oct. 01 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Oct. 02 – [to be announced]
Oct. 03 – Toledo, OH @ Realm
Oct. 04 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Oct. 05 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
Oct. 06 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Tavern
Oct. 07 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Oct. 08 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Oct. 09 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Oct. 10 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees
Oct. 11 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Oct. 12 – [to be announced]
Oct. 13 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
Oct. 14 – [to be announced]
Oct. 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
Oct. 16 – [to be announced]
Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct. 18 – [to be announced]
Oct. 19 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
Oct. 20 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Oct. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct. 22 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Oct. 23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
Oct. 24 – [to be announced]
Oct. 25 – Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
Oct. 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Oct. 27 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Counts Vamp’d
Oct. 29 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Oct. 30 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

Says Edsel Dope “The United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia are all part of the plan. We are all stoked with the insane amount of enthusiasm from fans asking us to bring this lineup around the world”… We are all really excited about this tour! It’s been a long time since DOPE has done a full USA tour….The fact that we are able to do this with the ‘Die Mother Fucker Die’ reunion lineup makes it that much sweeter and more fun for all involved. We are gonna play the longest sets of the band’s career… 20-plus-song sets every night. Several songs from each of our six albums, including brand new tracks from the upcoming studio album ‘Blood Money’. Which is due out later this year via Eone Entertainment. If you are a fan of the band DOPE, this is one that you don’t way to miss, Who knows when the four of us will all be able to do this together again?”

DOPE has put together some awesome, exclusive merch packages for the campaign, and everyone who participates will be recognized by having their name featured in the liner notes. In addition to the live album, the band plans to film the entire tour, with the intention of creating DOPE’s first-ever live DVD. The DVD will also include tons of classic backstage footage, unreleased music videos, as well as various, never-before-seen clips spanning the bands entire career. Due to contractional reasons, support for the “Die Mother Fucker Die” reunion tour will be announced at a later date. Edsel Dope assures fans that they will be very happy with the tour package; it’s a pairing that Edsel says is “long overdue.”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I didn’t really follow the adventures of Dope when they were first doing their thing and only ever saw them in concert once. However, I am a big fan of the musical output of Acey Slade and have enjoyed the drumming flair of Racci Shay for years when he was with Wednesday 13 so if they should happen to add a proper NYC date to this run I am going to make sure I am a part of it all. There are numerous “TBA” spaces on the list still so its very likely to happen. I cannot see the band avoiding their NYC diehards for this great reunion of members. So what do you think of this particular tour? Will you be attending one or more of the gigs? Will you be participating in the crowd funding campaign to get some special prizes? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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