Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Editor
WEEDEATER, the sludge mashing miscreants from the southern locale of Cape Fear, North Carolina, announce their first headlining trek of 2020.
The upcoming road work will kick off February 29th in Asheville, NC, and will conclude March 21st at the Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival in Hampton, VA. The trio from The Tar Heel State will be en route to wreck every joint with Detroit’s own gutterebilly mad men The Goddamn Gallows on all dates of the run, with rotating support on select dates from The Atomic Bitchwax, Worshipper, and Left Lane Cruiser.
WEEDEATER formed in 1998 by on-again, off-again Buzzov’en misanthrope; bassist and vocalist “Dixie” Dave Collins. Only he and guitarist Dave “Shep” Shepherd have remained permanent fixtures within the lumbering behemoth of a band; original drummer Keith “Keko” Kirkum having departed in 2013. Since his exit, a revolving stool of drummers have hammered it out including Travis “T-Boogie” Owen and Carlos Denogean, who sadly passed away in 2018. Currently, “Dixie” Dave’s partner in crime within Buzzov’en, drummer Ramzi Ateyeh, is the man behind the kit.
Tickets for this tour will go on sale this Friday, January 17th, at 12:00 PM, local time.
– WEEDEATER U.S. Tour 2020 –
w/ THE GODDAMN GALLOWS
Feb. 29 – Asheville, N.C. – Asheville Music Hall
Mar. 01 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
Mar. 03 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery ^
Mar. 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere ^
Mar. 06 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts ^*
Mar. 07 – Boston, MA – Sonia ^*
Mar. 09 – Youngstown, OH – Westside Ball ^*
Mar. 10 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ^*
Mar. 11 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary ^*
Mar. 12 – Iowa City, IA – Wildwood ^*
Mar. 13 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ^*
Mar. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
Mar. 15 – Memphis, TN – Growlers *
Mar. 17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Mar. 18 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live #
Mar. 19 – New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
Mar. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Mar. 21 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Roads Tattoo Fest +
^ The Atomic Bitchwax
# Left Lane Cruiser
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