WEEDEATER: New Album Title Announced

North Carolina's sludge pillagers WEEDEATER have set "Jason...The Dragon" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due this fall via Southern Lord Recordings. The CD will be recorded starting late April with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, PIXIES) at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, Illinois.

WEEDEATER — in light of the recent loss of frontman Dave "Dixie" Collins' toe due to a self-inflicted gun-cleaning wound — has announced the routing for its upcoming U.S. tour, now officially dubbed the "Nine Toe" tour. The month-long trek kicks off a week before this year's South By Southwest (SXSW), where WEEDEATER will headline the Tone Deaf Touring showcase on March 20. Support bands for the tour include BLACK COBRA, ASG, BLACK TUSK, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, US CHRISTMAS, and STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

"Nine Toe" tour dates:

Mar. 12 - The Jinx - Savannah, GA
Mar. 13 - The Back Booth - Orlando, FL
Mar. 14 - Crazy Marlins - Panama City Beach, FL
Mar. 15 - Lenny's - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 16 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
Mar. 17 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
Mar. 18 - The Channel @ Meridian - Houston, TX
Mar. 19 - Skillman Street Bar - Dallas, TX
Mar. 20 - Encore - Austin, TX @ Tone Deaf SXSW Showcase
Mar. 21 - Zombie's - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 - Chasers - Scottsdale, AZ
Mar. 26 - Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 27 - Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 28 - Rotture - Portland, OR
Mar. 29 - Funhouse - Seattle, WA
Mar. 31 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
Apri. 01 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
Apri. 02 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
Apri. 03 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
Apri. 04 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
Apri. 05 - Mac's - Lansing, MI
Apri. 06 - The Southgate House - Newport, KY
Apri. 07 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Apri. 08 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
Apri. 09 - Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
Apri. 10 - Webster Hall (Studio) - New York, NY
Apri. 11 - Khyber - Philadelphia, PA
Apri. 12 - DC9 - Washington, DC
Apri. 13 - Krug's - Frederick, MD
Apri. 14 - The Triple - Richmond, VA

WEEDEATER's third album, "God Luck And Good Speed", was released in 2007 on Southern Lord Recordings; a deluxe double LP version came out in 2009. With the exception of one song ("Alone"), the entire LP was recorded at Albini's Electrical Audio. Remaining true to WEEDEATER tradition, the album art was provided by Arik Roper.

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