SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium". The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded "Blah…" with an all-star cast of friends including drummer John Tempesta (WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE) and his brother Mike Tempesta (guitar, POWERMAN 5000) — marking the first time the brothers have played together on record — SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, as well as Clay Others (bass) and more. On tour, Riggs will be flanked by ADEMA guitarist Ransom, POWERMAN 5000 drummer Adrian Ost and others.
"We're trotting out the scummier side of the SCUM family," Riggs said in a statement. "Lock up your daughters and small animals."
"Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium" was was written by Riggs with collaborative help from his friends and recorded at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles. Riggs produced the record, which was mixed by Frank Gryner (ROB ZOMBIE, A PERFECT CIRCLE) and Brandon Belski (VELVET REVOLVER, STAIND, STATIC-X).
In addition, SCUM OF THE EARTH has lensed a video for the single "Get Your Dead On" with director Rob Prior ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), based on his upcoming film "Shadow Walker", currently in pre-production. The unique horror film's main character will be the basis for the clip which, in an unprecedented move, will introduce the mythology of the Shadow Walker villain before its appearance in a film, comic book, or video game (each is scheduled for release next year). Prior conceived the Shadow Walker, a violent creature from New Zealand folklore that moves only within darkness, with groundbreaking comic book writer Paul Jenkins ("Origin: The True Story of Wolverine", "Spider-Man: Return of the Goblin", "The Incredible Hulk", "Darkness: Resurrection"). Prior, a renowned master of photorealistic comic book art (he crafted the creatures for the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel"), designed the Shadowalker.
SCUM OF THE EARTH tour dates:
Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky
Oct. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
Oct. 29 - Portland, OR @ The U&I Bar and Grill
Oct. 30 - Seattle, WA @ Catwalk
Oct. 31 - Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
Nov. 02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Ritz
Nov. 03 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Nov. 05 - Mt Clemens, MI @ Hayloft
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ONT @ The Rockit
Nov. 07 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
Nov. 08 - Akron, OH @ Voodoo Concert Club
Nov. 10 - Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 11 - Ottawa, ONT @ Babylon Club
Nov. 12 - Attleboro, MA @ Jarrods
Nov. 13 - Reading, PA @ The Silo
Nov. 14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
Nov. 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome
Nov. 17 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
Nov. 18 - Huntington, WV @ The Monkey Bar
Nov. 19 - Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
Nov. 20 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Ten Bells
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Nov. 22 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mary's
Nov. 24 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy CRawl
Nov. 26 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
Nov. 27 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom
Nov. 28 - Houston, TX @ The Scout Bar