Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Yes, you read that right! November will see “The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018” launch in the United States.
Teaming up four incredible acts from the underground world of heavy metal – MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, and HAUNT – this will be one of the year’s best treks, for sure.
By the time this mobile gathering of metallic mayhem gets underway, both HIGH ON FIRE and HAUNT will have new album releases out. HAUNT‘s is the first set to arrive, as the band’s full-length début, “Burst Into Flame“, will land on August 10th. You can stream four songs from it here:
Then, October 5th is the arrival date for the highly anticipated new HIGH ON FIRE record, “Electric Messiah“, from eOne. Check out their just-released lyric video for the album’s title track.
On a related note, HIGH ON FIRE will be a headliner at both Psycho Las Vegas next week on Friday, August 17th [INFO], as well as on Day 2 of the inaugural Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival in Asheville, N.C. Sept 1st and 2nd [INFO]. HAUNT will also be appearing at Psycho Las Vegas on Thursday’s Pool Party!
MUNICIPAL WASTE‘s Tony Foresta checked in saying:
“We’re really excited to be teaming up with our brothers in High On Fire to put together this sweet package of killer bands. We couldn’t be more pleased with how everything came together. Stoked to travel with our old friends and one of our favorite thrash bands Toxic Holocaust as well as getting blown away by Haunt every night. See you soon!!!“
Tickets for “The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018” will go on sale this Friday, August 10th through all the usual outlets. Find the tour’s itinerary below the video clip.
“The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018“
w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & HAUNT:
11/02 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
11/03 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/04 – Southport Music – New Orleans, LA
11/06 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/07 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/09 – Black Cat Saturday – Washington, D.C.
11/10 – The National – Richmond, VA (w/ GWAR)
11/11 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
11/12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
11/13 – Paradise – Boston, MA
11/15 – Metro – Chicago, IL
11/17 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
11/18 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/20 – BossaNova Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/21 – Showbox @ The Market – Seattle, WA
11/23 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11/24 – UC Theater – Berkeley, CA
11/25 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA *
11/26 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *
* No HIGH ON FIRE
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