Tuesday might normally be for tacos, but for the duration today let’s call it “Touring Tuesday” as some great runs are being announced for the soon to arrive 2020 year. First up on my day’s alerts comes the news from Team Overkill. Let’s examine.
The Press Release:
Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are proud to announce The Wings Over USA 2020 tour. Kicking off on February 26th at the House of Blues of Anaheim, the 17-date tour which will feature special guests EXHORDER and HYDRAFORM will make stops in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Atlanta before concluding in New Jersey. The final date will welcome M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and DEMOLITION HAMMER.
Bobby Blitz comments, “Let’s get this show on the road, “Wings over the USA”, round two! We are bringing two heavy hitters with us, Exhorder and Hydraform, in what will shape up to be a sledgehammer-thrash fest. Looking forward to seeing you all! Horns up!”
OVERKILL will be touring in support of The Wings Of War which was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida, Shorefire Studio and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris “Zeuss” Harris handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album. Check out them lyric video for “Head Of A Pin” here: https://youtu.be/zniDdYOLYt0
Tickets for the tour are available for purchase this Friday, December 20 at 10AM local time.
The Tour Dates:
2/26/2020: Anaheim CA – House of Blues
2/27/2020: San Francisco CA – Slims
2/28/2020: Las Vegas NV – House of Blues
2/29/2020: San Diego CA – House of Blues
3/01/2020: Phoenix AZ – Crecent Ballroom
3/02/2020: Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
3/04/2020: San Antonio TX – Aztec
3/05/2020: Corpus Christi TX – House of Rock
3/06/2020: Houston TX – Warehouse
3/07/2020: Dallas TX – Gas Monkey
3/08/2020: New Orleans LA – House of Blues
3/09/2020: Tampa FL – The Ritz
3/10/2020: Orlando FL – House of Blues
3/11/2020: Atlanta GA – Buckhead
3/12/2020: Charlotte NC – Underground @ The Fillmore
3/13/2020: Silver Springs MD – The Fillmore
3/14/2020: Montclair NJ – Wellmont Theater *
* with M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and DEMOLITION HAMMER
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having supported Overkill in concert for as long as I can remember, I have to say that I am eager to share their adventures but now equally disappointed that there is not a single NYC date on this run. Over the years I’ve seen them at places like B.B. King Blues Club (shuttered), Playstation Theater (closing in two weeks), Stage 48 (no longer booking Metal) and Irving Plaza (under renovation) but despite these music scene changes we still have the refurbished Webster Hall and Terminal 5 (where I saw them with Symphony X not too long ago). Can it be that my city no longer wants live Heavy Metal shows to take place in her metropolitan regions? I am starting to think so but I digress. Should I be hopeful for additional dates to rectify the oversight? One can only guess at this point. I’ve never seen Exhorder or Hydraform so I’d be interested in seeing what they are all about should I end up making it out to NJ. Overkill remain a band to be seen on the concert stage as they’ve not revamped their classic, and most crushing sound at all and will always deliver a set that will wreck your neck. You readers can let me know what you think about this tour down in the comments section below. I will see you soon with more as the emails have been flowing in with announcements bright and early.
M.O.D. : http://www.milanomosh.com/
Demolition Hammer: https://www.facebook.com/demolitionhammerofficial/