Metal tours announced: Alice Cooper, Lucifer, Mortiis, Kings Destroy, Roadburn, more
Tons of shows get announced every week, and it can be hard to keep up. Here are all the heavy music (metal, hardcore & more) tours, shows & fests that we posted on BV this week, and some new ones too...
ALICE COOPER / LITA FORD
The legendary Alice Cooper has been touring all year, and he just announced even more dates for 2020. He's doing a spring run with Runaways guitarist turned glam metal icon Lita Ford, with dates in the Midwest, Canada, and the West Coast. All tour dates and tickets here.
Swedish heavy psych revivalists Lucifer, who were great at Psycho Las Vegas, have announced a new album, Lucifer III, due in March 2020. They also announced a 2020 North American tour, which hits Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, various Texas cities, various Florida cities, and more. All dates here and stay tuned for more on the new album.
Dungeon synth master Mortiis paid a rare visit to certain North American cities this year, and it must have gone well because he’s doing it again in 2020, but this time to cities he missed the first time around. New music is on the way too, in the form of Spirit Of Rebellion (due January 24 via Omnipresence Production / Dead Seed Production). All tour dates and more info on the new release here.
Kings Destroy, one of Brooklyn's finest local metal bands at the moment, released their best album yet earlier this year with Fantasma Nera, and before the year is over they'll play a hometown show at Saint Vitus (12/7) with Akron's Relaxer, Nashville's Kings of the Fucking Sea, and DC's Borracho (tickets). No other Kings Destroy dates announced at the moment, but we'll let you know if that changes.
Finnish psychedelic metal greats Oranssi Pazuzu first-ever North American tour is underway now with Insect Ark opening. We recently caught the tour in NYC (pics, review) and Chicago (pics, review), and there are still shows to come in Raleigh, Atlanta, Austin, Meza, San Diego, Berkeley, Portland, and Seattle (all dateshere). They also have a new album in the works, so stay tuned for that. They were also just added to the Roadburn 2020 lineup...
ROADBURN 2020 ADDITIONS
The lineup for Roadburn 2020 has been expanded once again, with the addition of Oranssi Pazuzu, Blanck Mass, Hangman's Chair (performing Banlieue Triste in full), Mizmor (performing Cairn), Cloud Rat, SRSQ, Fvnerals, BIG | BRAVE and Jessica Moss performing together, as well as Jessica Moss solo, Crypt Sermon (performing The Ruins of Fading Light), Lana Del Rabies, and Red Kite. Full lineup and tickets here.
CHELSEA WOLFE / IOANNA GIKA
Chelsea Wolfe returned this year with the haunting Birth of Violence, and she'll bring those impactful songs on an acoustic tour with Sargent House labelmate Ioanna Gika, starting at San Diego's Observatory North Park tonight (10/18). Afterwards, she'll play her previously-announced show at NYC's Brooklyn Steel on 11/1, in addition to other dates in Philly, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin, Tucson, Vancouver, and more. Following these North American dates, she's got several 2020 dates over in Europe and the UK. Find all dates here.
SHELTER / MIL-SPEC / CONSTANT ELEVATION
Krishnacore legends Shelter have announced two rare NY & NJ shows with rising Toronto hardcore band Mil-Spec and fellow NY band Constant Elevation, the new project from Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife) and Sammy Siegler (Youth of Today, Judge, etc).
NYHC vets Agnostic Front have a new album, GET LOUD!, out on November 8, and they've been on tour in anticipation of its release. They're on a short break now, but they return to the road for west coast shows starting on 10/23 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, CO. In November they head to the UK, Russia, and Europe, and then it's back to the US in December, with more overseas dates scheduled for 2020. See all of their upcoming dates here.
Long Island hardcore staples Backtrack added two November hometown shows at the end of their current farewell tour, which might be their last shows ever.