MOTÖRHEAD And CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Officially Announce Joint U.S. Tour

The immortal MOTÖRHEAD and mighty CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will hit the road for a North American tour in spring 2005.

MOTÖRHEAD — celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a third career Grammy Award nomination — makes a triumphant return to these shores after a 2004 fall tour was canceled due to an injury suffered by vocalist/bassist Lemmy. At last, Lemmy, guitarist Philip Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee are able to perform on this continent to promote their Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records release "Inferno". This remarkable album earned mountains of overwhelmingly positive reviews. In fact, the Associated Press called "Inferno" the best MOTÖRHEAD album ever.

"CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are a fine band as everybody knows. Also, they must be one of the few bands who have been going as long as MOTÖRHEAD! Still, we'll give them a run for their money!" says Lemmy. "Glad to have those boys along."

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, also known as COC, will give audiences a tantalizing taste of the blistering new Sanctuary Records album, "In The Arms of God", which is scheduled for release on April 5, 2005. Vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Woody Weatherman, bass guitarist Mike Dean and special guest drummer Stanton Moore (best known as a member of GALACTIC) have recorded an album of visceral power that's a worthy follow-up to 2000's "America's Volume Dealer". Scheduling conflicts will prevent Moore from touring with the band. Jason Patterson (CRY OF LOVE) will serve as COC's touring drummer.

"Lemmy and MOTÖRHEAD are to heavy metal and our roots what Johnny Cash is to country," says Keenan. "It's an honor and a privilege to deliver volume on the same stage...now up the f%#kin' hammers! Not to mention we've got the baddest skulls in heavy metal!"

MOTÖRHEAD will also be performing at World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 21 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, April 3.

Confirmed MOTÖRHEAD/CORROSION OF CONFORMITY dates:

Mar. 09 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 11 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 12 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
Mar. 15 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Mar. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Mar. 19 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Mar. 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom
Mar. 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Mar. 27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Apr. 02 - Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Apr. 09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
Apr. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Apr. 12 - Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy

More dates will be announced soon.

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