D.R.I.: First Tour Dates Announced

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) will return from an official hiatus and resume live performances this November, starting November 6 in Tucson, Arizona. The band's last show in North America was September 2004 when a proposed winter tour was abruptly canceled by the news that founding member Spike Cassidy was diagnosed with colon cancer. He underwent surgery (a one-foot section of large intestine was removed through an eight-inch incision in his stomach on March 27, 2006), radiation and chemotherapy and is said to be winning the battle against the disease.

Cassidy commented on his return to the stage: "I am very happy D.R.I. will be playing again; it has been far too long. We are currently setting up weekends to test the water and rebuild the stamina that we were known for. We all look forward to restarting up exactly where we left off."

He added: "Right now it is two- and three-day weekends until 2010, followed by some international work. We really are planning to be able to do a four-week tour by late summer 2010. We are also hoping to do some festivals in the middle of these weekends, one of which will be announced in a few weeks. It will be great to reconnect with all the fans again."

Confirmed dates so far:

Nov. 06 - Tuscon, AZ - The Rock
Nov. 07 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s
Nov. 27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 28 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
Dec. 04 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Dec. 05 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Dec. 11 - Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach Club
Dec. 12 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Dec. 13 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Dec. 19 - Annaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Dec. 20 - Hollywood, CA - Key Club

Tickets are on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until August 29 at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

For the past 27 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we've all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots. Still actively touring and recording, the only thing that may have changed is that they're a little older now, but time hasn't gotten the best of the DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES. They're still thrashing just as hard, and just as loud as ever, continuing to overload our senses with the sound that is, and will always remain, uniquely D.R.I.


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