Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo's SUPERJOINT project — previously known as SUPERJOINT RITUAL — and DEVILDRIVER will join forces for a U.S. tour in the fall. Support on the tour will come from KING PARROT, CANE HILL and CHILD BITE. The tour begins September 23 in Austin, Texas and runs through October 20 in Orlando, Florida.
DEVILDRIVER mastermind Dez Fafara cannot wait to hit the road longtime friends SUPERJOINT again:
"They say lightning doesn't strike twice?! That's complete bullshit!" he said. "If you live in the United States of America get fucking ready!
"SUPERJOINT was DEVILDRIVER's first tour and one of the most memorable tours of my life time and now We are gearing up to do it again on 'The Broken Bones Tour'!
"Philip Anselmo has been a longtime brother and celebrating the fall season with this combination will be a night to remember for sure! This is the show you gotta be at this fall so come join SUPERJOINT, DEVILDRIVER and all the bands on this bill for a heavy night out! See you in the pit!"
SUPERJOINT with DEVILDRIVER, KING PARROT, CANE HILL and CHILD BITE:
Sep. 23 - Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
Sep. 24 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Sep. 25 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
Sep. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
Sep. 28 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Sep. 29 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Sep. 30 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Oct. 01 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Oct. 04 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Oct. 06 - Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
Oct. 07 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
Oct. 08 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
Oct. 09 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Oct. 11 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Oct. 13 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
Oct. 14 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Rock N Shock
Oct. 15 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Oct. 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct. 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Oct. 19 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
Oct. 20 - Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Anselmo told Decibel magazine that SUPERJOINT was forced to drop the "RITUAL" from its name was "because there's a bloodsucking leech out there who took advantage of a situation. But we're all at fault as well for signing a document that basically has a zero sunset clause, meaning that this person is privy to a cut of any money a 'SUPERJOINT RITUAL' would make. Hence getting rid of the 'RITUAL,' coming back as SUPERJOINT, and cutting out that cancer."
SUPERJOINT's new album, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application", was released in November via Anselmo's Housecore record label. The disc was recorded at Philip's New Orleans-area studio, Nodferatu's Lair and was produced by Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan. The effort was mastered by Scott Hull (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, PIG DESTROYER) at Visceral Sounds.
SUPERJOINT's current lineup includes guitarists Kevin Bond (CHRIST INVERSION, ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER) and Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD), drummer José Manuel Gonzalez (WARBEAST, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) and bassist Stephen Taylor (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE POWER).
Before the run with SUPERJOINT kicks off, DEVILDRIVER will be on a headline jaunt this August and September featuring special guests 36 CRAZYFISTS, CANE HILL, UNCURED and TETRARCH.