by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Black Tusk at The Studio at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Black Tusk

We already mentioned that Georgia swamp-metal lifers Black Tusk have a new album called Pillars of Ash on the way from Relapse on January 29. Now the band, always road warriors, have a bunch of tour dates to go along with that release (the first since the tragic death of founding member Jonathan Athon).

The extensive tour will feature support from Royal Thunder and Bask on one leg and Holy Grail on another. The latter leg will stop by NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on 2/27, with opener Blackest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Black Tusk have also shared a second song from Pillars of Ash. It's called "Born of Strife," and it's, well, a Black Tusk song. Which is to say, it rips. Stream that, and check out all tour dates, below...

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Black Tusk -- 2016 Tour Dates

w/ Royal Thunder/Bask
1/22 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's
1/23 Raleigh, NC @ Kings
1/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
1/25 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
1/26 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
1/27 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
1/28 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
1/29 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
1/30 Austin, TX @ Empire
1/31 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
2/01 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
2/02 Panama City, FL @ Mosey's
2/03 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
2/04 Tampa, FL @ New World
2/05 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
2/06 Savannah, GA @ Jinx

w/Holy Grail
2/23 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
2/24 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
2/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2/26 Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
2/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
2/29 Burlington, VT @ Nectars
3/01 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
3/02 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
3/03 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
3/04 Detroit, MI @ Berserker Fest
3/05 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
3/06 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
3/07 Minneaplis, MN @ Triple Rock
3/08 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
3/09 Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor Hotel
3/11 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
3/12 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
3/13 Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
3/14 Kamloops, BC @ The Office
3/16 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
3/17 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/18 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
3/19 Portland, OR @ Panic Room
3/20 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
3/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
3/23 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
3/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
3/25 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
3/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Divebar**No Holy Grail**
3/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
3/29 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/30 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/31 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/01 Indianapolis, IN @ 5TH Quarter
4/02 Newport, KY @ Southgate House