The Duke of Spook and his devilish ghouls, WEDNESDAY 13, will return to the road later this year for their headlining “NEAR DARK TOUR,” with special guests THE HAXANS, in support of their recently released album, “Neccrophaze,” that’s out now from Nuclear Blast. Ticket presales start today and general onsale takes place April 17th. Visit https://officialwednesday13.com/ for more information.
“After two years of doing support slots around the world, the Wednesday 13 “NEAR DARK” Headline Tour is finally here! We are SO excited to get back to our headline shows and deliver the most theatrical Wednesday 13 show you’ve ever seen. More spook, more puke, more bang for your fangs….see ya in the Graveyard at Midnight.” ~ Wednesday 13
WEDNESDAY 13 will be joined on the tour by LA based goth-pop duo THE HAXANS. whose sound is best described as the psycho-saccharine music of a fiendish creep’s fever dream…Classic art-house cinema, b-movie horror, spooky decadence, vintage American myth, and black roses dripping with blood all tossed into a cauldron, like so many ingredients from a well-worn book of spells. THE HAXANS are Ashley Costello, subcultural style icon and leader of Warped Tour screamo stars NEW YEARS DAY, and Matt Montgomery, better known by his alias Piggy D., bassist for over a decade with multi-platinum shock rocker ROB ZOMBIE, guitarist with WEDNESDAY 13, and sometime visual and musical collaborator with rock icon ALICE COOPER. This will be the band’s first ever tour. Tour opener will be DEAD GIRL’S ACADEMY.
WEDNESDAY 13’S “NEAR DARK TOUR” w/THE HAXANS, DEAD GIRL’S ACADEMY
Aug 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Aug 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
Aug 21 – Amarillo, TX – Hoots Pub
Aug 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Aug 23 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Aug 24 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
Aug 25 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Aug 26 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Aug 28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Aug 29 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Sept 1 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Sept 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Sept 3 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Sept 4 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
Sept 5 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sept 6 – New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck
Sept 8 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
Sept 9 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes
Sept 11 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
Sept 12 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
Sept 13 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
Sept 15 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
Sept 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
Sept 18 – Harrison, OH – Blue Note
Sept 19 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
Sept 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ Intersection
Sept 22 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Sept 23 – Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
Sept 25 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Sept 26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Sept 27 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Sept 28 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
Sept 30 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
Oct 3 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct 4 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct 6 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct 7 – San Francisco, CA – Great Northern
Oct 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
Oct 10 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
In case it was missed, WEDNESDAY 13 recently released a new lyric video for their newest single, “The Hearse,” from “Necrophaze.” Described by the band’s iconic frontman Wednesday 13 as “the heaviest track on the record, and maybe the heaviest track of my musical career,”“The Hearse” is goth-rock bliss that tantalizes listeners from beyond the grave. Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/rRE2gnzWH6I.
Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WEDNESDAY 13 has launched the NECROPHAZERZ FAN KLUB to interact directly with fans during this time of quarantine and social distancing. Join now at https://bit.ly/2K1aywb.
Heavily influenced by real life night terror occurrences of Wednesday himself, historical serial killers, and a slew of 80’s horror films, the ideas behind “Necrophaze” are bizarrely familiar, frightening, and a hell of a lot of fun. Being a collector of both media and toys, WEDNESDAY 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release (seen below). The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s “The Fog” adorning the CD.
“Necrophaze” was recorded and mastered with Michael Spreitzer, producer, recording engineer, as well as the long time guitarist of DEVILDRIVER, and is the first WEDNESDAY 13 record to feature guest spots, which include performances by Alice Cooper, Roy Mayorga of STONE SOUR (who provides an eerie, authentic, 80s inspired synth soundtrack-score to the album), Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM, and Cristina Scabbia of LACUNA COIL. Also making an appearance on the album is Jeff Clayton: member of legendary punk bands ANTiSEEN & GG Allin’s MURDER JUNKIES.
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