Posted in metal | music | pictures on July 1, 2009

photos by Justina Villanueva, words by Black Bubblegum

one of the tamer pictures in this set
Hank Williams III

"There are many artists clamoring for the now-vacant title of Hardest Working Man in Show Business, but my vote goes unquestionably to Hank Williams III. The reason is simple: I've never seen another performer play three completely different (yet equally raucous) sets without taking a break in between... Starting off with a traditional country set, ...Williams took the audience on a musical tour of the American South, churning out both original and classic yarns based on tales from West Virginia, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. ...From there, he [went] into the Hellbilly part of the night with Assjack, bringing out singer Gary Lindsay to help belt out rockers like "Six-Pack of Beer," "Country Heroes" and "Life of Sin."... [and] It really wouldn't be a Hank III show without a final punk rock set, paying particular homage to GG Allin and the Murder Junkies (GG's brother Merle and drummer Dino took the stage for a song), the band went through several hellacious, industrial-strength tracks and... after much sound and fury--not to mention equal parts spilled beer and blood--the show came to a frenzied, sweaty end." - [Zena Metal]
Those who don't know have probably guessed by now... yes, Hank III is the grandson of Hank Williams and son of Hank Jr. Interestingly enough, Hank was not the only kin to country royalty at Music Hall of Williamsburg that night (6/24). Lucky Tubb, who is serving as the opener on the Hank III/Assjack tour, is the great nephew of Ernest Tubb, considered a pioneer of country music.

The Hank III tour soldiers on, with a couple weeks left in the US, and a European tour after that. All tour dates and more pics from MHOW show (some NSFW?) on 6/24 are below. And, yes, that is real blood. And yes, vocalist Gary Lindsay did wash off the gushing blood (which gushed heavier while he choked himself with a mic cord) with cans of Guinness...

Lucky Tubb...

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Assjack...

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HANK III, ASSJACK - 2009 TOUR DATES
Jul 1 2009 National Richmond, Virginia
Jul 3 2009 Lincoln Theater Raleigh, North Carolina
Jul 4 2009 Amos Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 5 2009 Shoreline Hilton Head, South Carolina
Jul 7 2009 Music Farm Charleston, South Carolina
Jul 8 2009 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 10 2009 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jul 11 2009 club at Firestone Orlando, Florida
Jul 12 2009 Freebird Jacksonville, Florida
Jul 14 2009 The Orange Peel Ashville, North Carolina
Jul 15 2009 Valarium Knoxville, Tennessee
Aug 21 2009 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt
Aug 22 2009 Lowlands Festival Biddinghauzen
Aug 23 2009 underground cologne
Aug 25 2009 vega jr. copenhagen
Aug 26 2009 grunspan hamburg
Aug 28 2009 wacken seaside aurich
Aug 29 2009 wacken south nuremberg
Aug 30 2009 double DD fest dresden
Sep 1 2009 roadrunners berlin
Sep 2 2009 Szene Wein veinna
Sep 4 2009 schuur lucerne
Sep 5 2009 Bluesrock festival tegelen
Sep 6 2009 TBA/Confirmed Paris
Sep 8 2009 Wulfrun Wolverhampton
Sep 10 2009 Garage Glasgow, Scotland
Sep 11 2009 Club Academy Manchester
Sep 12 2009 london london

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Comments (9)

I haven't seen Hank III since 2000 in Eugene, OR. What a great show that was as well. The Rev. Heat opened that show. Wish I would have known about his. Need to pay more attention.

Posted by treece | July 1, 2009 6:06 PM

Hank Williams Jr. Jr. as he's know in some circles.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 6:27 PM

He's good, but he's no WAVVES.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 6:29 PM

"SHIT TO DO"... classic!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 9:20 PM

Ernest Tubb was the first concert I ever went to. My parents took me with them to see him when I was two.
One of the all time greats.
He had a role in Coal Miner's Daughter.

Hank III is proof that talent skips a generation.

Posted by Kurt C | July 2, 2009 9:21 AM

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hahhahaha!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 11:36 AM

this show was f*cking rad!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 1:26 PM

Hank III is the best of the Williams clan -- and pretty much the best, period. This was one helluva show, another great night with Hank.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:05 PM

who the hell is wavves????NUFF SAID>..................

Posted by bobbieh | February 21, 2010 5:38 PM

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