Wednesday 13, who mixes punk rock and metal with kitschy horror imagery and who is formerly one half of the MURDERDOLLS braintrust, has announced the second leg of headlining dates supporting his latest critically acclaimed album "Condolences".
Says Wednesday 13: "We are excited to continue our 'Condolences Across America' tour to the East Coast of the USA. We have been having a blast with our new stage show and playing the new songs live. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the shows."
Support on the WEDNESDAY 13 tour will come from EYES SET TO KILL and REPULSUR.
Sep. 21 - The Warehouse - Clarksville, TN
Sep. 22- The Concourse at The International - Knoxville, TN
Sep. 23 - Ground Zero - Spartanburg, NC
Sep. 24 - State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
Sep. 26 - The Masquerade (Hell Room) - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 29 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Sep. 30 - Shocktober Fest - Sinking Spring, PA
Oct. 01 - One Centre Square - Easton, PA
Oct. 03 - Diesel Concert Lounge - Pittsburg, PA
Oct. 04 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Oct. 05 - Rockpile - Toronto, CAN
Oct. 06 - Rockpile - Toronto, CAN
Oct. 07 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, CAN
Oct. 08 - Brass Monkey - Ottawa, CAN
Oct. 09 - Middle East (Downstairs) - Cambridge, MA
Oct. 10 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 12 - HMAC - Harrisburg, PA
Oct. 13 - The Agora - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 14 - Aftershock - Kansis City, MO
Oct. 15 - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
Oct. 19 - Sunshine Studios - Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 20 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, OR
Oct. 21 - Diamondz Event Center - Jerome, ID
"Condolences" was released on June 2 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2015's "Monsters Of The Universe" was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with Wednesday 13 and guitarist Roman Surman on the 2010 MURDERDOLLS album "Women & Children Last". The artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE).
Wednesday 13 told Creative Loafing that "Condolences" may be his darkest and heaviest album to date. "The campiness is kind of gone off of this record," he said. "It's definitely heavier, and definitely the best-produced sounding thing, I think, I've ever recorded. A lot of people go, 'He's serious now!' Well, I'm 40 years old now. I'm growing with the music, my band, everything, and this record definitely has some experimenting with different sounds and things. The sense of humor is still always there, but maybe not as campy as it's always been, and sometimes that comes off more serious."
Regarding the subject matter covered on "Condolences", Wednesday 13 said: "The theme is death, and it comes from everything from the point of view of a killer, the point of view of being killed, and the whole record ends with the title track 'Condolences' and that's like the funeral."
He continued: "It's just a dark, weird record, kind of inspired by basically everybody who seems to be dropping around us. I kept seeing, 'Condolences, sorry for your loss,' and I saw that, and I themed the record around what's in the air right now."
Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer