Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on November 11, 2009

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We already posted these tour dates in more than one Week in Metal post, but after seeing D.R.I. over the weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin I wanted to make sure they got full attention.

The thrash band formed all the way back in 1982, and though I never actually saw them live back in the day (or even in 2004), they were just as brutal at FFF Fest as I imagine they were in their youth. The very large crowd responded appropriately, circle pits and all.

It has been a while since Texas' own Dirty Rotten Imbeciles have appeared live. Guitarist Spike Cassidy was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but thankfully he has since recovered and the band is back in action. This show was the first since their reactivation, and anticipation was high amongst the scrappy ensemble of punkers, hipsters, and handful of errant metalheads. Once the band hit the stage the crowd erupted into a gigantic tangle of bodies crushed towards the front barricade by the force of a large mosh pit. It seems like people haven't forgotten what crossover thrash is all about, but DRI was here to remind everyone just in case. They commenced appropriately with "Who Am I?", and then followed with a scorching selection of favorites primarily from the essential Dealing With It, along with choice cuts from Crossover, Four of a Kind and Thrashzone. [Examiner]
Don't hesitate checking them out if you already considered it. One slight problem for New Yorkers though. I was about to write that "Tickets are still on sale for a January 17th NYC show at Gramercy Theatre", except that show has disappeared from Live Nation's site (though I'm told it's still "on hold" whatever that means). Tickets are actually still on sale for the show at Starland Ballroom in Jersey one day earlier though (With The Zombie Mafia, Ash Monday, the Stun Gunz and Ganto Barn). All dates and more pictures from FFFFest below...

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DRI - 2009/2010 TOUR DATES
Nov 27 WA - SEATTLE - El Corazon
Nov 28 OR - PORTLAND - Satyricon
Dec 04 OH - CLEVELAND - Peabody's Down Under
Dec 05 MI - DETROIT - Blondies
Dec 11 VA - VIRGINIA BEACH - Peppermint Beach Club
Dec 12 VA - SPRINGFIELD - Jaxx
Dec 13 MD - BALTIMORE - Sonar
Dec 19 CA - ANNAHEIM - Chain Reaction
Dec 20 CA - HOLLYWOOD - Key Club
Jan 08 CO - DENVER - Bluebird Theater
Jan 09 CA - SAN FRANCISCO - Slim's
Jan 15 PA - PHILADELPHIA - Trocadero
Jan 16 NJ - SAYREVILLE - Starland Ballroom
Jan 17 NY - MANHATTAN - Blender at Grammercy Theatre ????
Jan 22 OK - TULSA - Marquee
Jan 23 OK - OKLAHOMA CITY - The Conservatory

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Comments (21)

I'm so glad these guys are still killin it. I'm old. I remember seeing them in 1988. I got an army boot kicked in my head by a stage diver. It hurt so bad. I was seeing stars and birds. Now I post on BV. Apparently that army boot caused a lot of brain damage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 6:13 PM

they were tough as fuck in Austin

Posted by Jerry | November 11, 2009 8:27 PM

Great band live. Saw them in 1990 at the Chance in Poughkeepsie with Sick of it All. Please come to NYC D.R.I.!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 9:50 PM

OOOh man D.R.I. shows in the eighties were fucking
AWESOME.drive to nj and see them if they arent playing nyc.the place they are playing is only an hour away from nyc.no big deal

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 12:34 AM

Sounds good, but how many New Yorker's own cars?

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 1:08 AM

Nursing home blues, Reaganomics Killing me, and Five year plan. All kick ass songs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 1:12 AM

you can always save up $300 for a taxi

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 8:59 AM

Saw these guys in the late 80's... damn I'm old. Not as old as DRI though!

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 11:26 AM

Goddamn, those pics just made me look forward to seeing D.R.I. in February more!!!!

Posted by Chicago Carm | November 12, 2009 11:59 AM

seen them a few times in the early 2000's, for older dudes they still rage. setlist was like 40 songs long...fucking awesome...

THRASHARD!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 12:00 PM

those kids are really fighting the power

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 1:47 PM

Obviously the photographer here knows fuck all about what white balance is.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 5:17 PM

Thanks to all the crazed moshers & everybody at the FunX3 fest !!That show was SPECTACULAR !!!
Even the mud leading up to the stage didn't dampen our spirits !!
Killer live pix & nice article !! Thanks alot & we'll be seeing you fuys on the road soon !! Check Tour dates !!
Harald O. (DRI bass dude !!)

Posted by Harald O. (DRI bass Dude!!) | November 12, 2009 8:07 PM

FUCK YEAH CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM DECEMBERR!!!!!!
:P

Posted by XTINA | December 2, 2009 12:39 PM

Anon 12:34 I KNOW WHO YOU ARE

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2009 5:56 AM

Who the fuck were those kids called THE STUN GUNZ?
Where did they come from and why werent they on just before DRI? I have never witnesed such a raw ammount of power. I had been into thrash and punk all most of my life, these kids were AWESOME! Where are they playing next cuz I want to book them at the Knitting factory, The Whiskey Au Go -Go out in LA, or the roxy. they remind me of The pointed Sticks or Teenage Head!@!!!!!!@@!! they bring back the good ol days when punk was punk and rock was for rockers!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 2:34 PM

Those kids are really fighting the power..

Posted by driver indir | February 6, 2010 2:45 AM

Obviously the photographer here knows fuck all about what white balance is...

Posted by dekorasyon | February 6, 2010 2:46 AM

i was at the show at starland ballroom show. DRI was amazing. to whoever wrote about the stun gunz, do you know if they have a record out or anything? they were awesome...real deal punk music. they looked like they couldnt be a day over 21 either...thank god punk has a future!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2010 8:03 PM

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