Hail Lemmy is all that I have to say because the musician finally seems to be on the mend enough to do some proper touring once more. This news comes after a whole lot of medical issues that would make anyone else cringe under the bed. They are not Lemmy Kilmister. His is a Rock and Roll personage that commands respect and allegiance and now for three weeks of the summer the Metal loyalists will get their chance to study under his riffs. Check out the brief press release and the dates and then I will return with some closing thoughts.
The Press Release:
June 16th 2015 – Grammy Award winning iconic rock band Motörhead, who are embarking on a 40th anniversary world tour in support of their upcoming release Bad Magic, have announced a US tour. These North American shows start in mid-August, with Saxon and Anthrax as special guests on select dates, before ending with the now-legendary Motörboat Cruise between Sept 28th – Oct 2nd from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. The cruise also features Slayer, Anthrax and a bumper line-up of bands including three exciting new acts, Others, Budderside, and No Words.
Bad Magic is the band’s 22nd studio album and is slated to be released August 28th via UDR Music / Motörhead Music. The album was recorded at NRG Studios in Los Angeles, CA with long-time producer Cameron Webb. Bad Magic is the follow up to the band’s highly successful album Aftershock which saw Motörhead enjoy their most successful year yet, including a fourth Grammy nomination.
19 Aug – Riverside, CA – RHA
21 Aug – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
22 Aug – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine
24 Aug – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
27 Aug – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
28 Aug – Denver, CO – RIOTFEST
01 Sep – Austin, TX – Cedar Park Center
02 Sep – San Antonio, TX – Aztec
04 Sep – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
05 Sep – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08 Sep – St Louis, MO – Pageant
09 Sep – Indianapolis, IN – Murat
11 Sep – Chicago, IL – RIOTFEST
12 Sep – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
15 Sep – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale
16 Sep – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
19 Sep – Toronto, ONT – RIOTFEST
22 Sep – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
23 Sep – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
25 Sep – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve missed Motorhead on the last couple of go rounds based on scheduling and timing and I absolutely hated that being the case but what can you do. It’s impossible to be everywhere at once even though you may want to be there. I am very excited about the new album “Bad Magic” and am going to do my damnedest to be there at Jones Beach at the close of the summer to feel them shake NY to the core. There is nothing quite like a Motorhead show and it’s an experience that I hope Metal Legions will have in their favor and future for quite some time to come. Welcome back Lemmy, you are one of our best champions. What do you readers think about this tour? What about the chance to see Saxon and Anthrax with them or go on the cruise? I think that those bands inclusion just sweetens the deal since each of them are kickass as well. Let me know in the comments section.
Official Website: http://www.imotorhead.com