||Philip H. Anselmo has announced his first-ever solo tour dubbed Technicians of Distortion which will kick off on July 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On this tour, Anselmo will be joined by his back up band The Illegals - guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 23rd.
The Technicians of Distortion tour is in support of Anselmo's upcoming solo release, Walk Through Exits Only, due out July 16th (Housecore Records/Megaforce). The album's first single is available here. Warbeast, who are signed to Anselmo's Housecore Record label and just released their new album Destroy (produced by Anselmo), along with industrial doom and drone metal one-man band Author and Punisher, will provide support on all dates.
Anselmo stated: "It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Extreme Music audience properly. This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!"
With one additional date to be announced, the confirmed itinerary for the Technicians of Distortion tour is as follows:
July 31 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
August 02 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
August 03 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
August 04 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
August 06 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
August 07 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
August 09 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
August 10 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
August 11 - Heavy MTL Festival - Montreal, QC
August 13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
August 14 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
August 16 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
August 17 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
August 18 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
August 20 - The Masquerade - Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA