After the success of his London Garage show last month, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has announced a full spoken-word, Metal Hammer-sponsored U.K. tour.
“My first ‘Speaking Words’ tour and I get to do it in the U.K. and Ireland? Really? Wow, how fucking cool is that!” says Scott. “My one-off show in London went so well and now I get to speak words at you all over the place. Thank you for having a superior sense of humor.
“I’m calling it ‘Speaking Words’ because the pretension of saying I am doing a ‘spoken-word’ tour is too much to bear. This ain’t no poetry reading. This isn’t an evening of sensitive discourse. It’s an evening of ridiculous truth. It’s me talking (swearing) about this insane life I’ve led over the last 31 years, the people I’ve met and the shit that’s happened. And when I’m done swearing, you can ask me anything you want, the floor is yours.
“Cheers, my friends. See you in May and June.”
The full list of dates is as follows:
May 24 – Oxford O2 Academy
May 25 – Cardiff The Gate
May 26 – Gloucester Guildhall
May 27 – Plymouth White Rabbit
May 29 – Rugby The Vault
May 30 – York The Duchess
May 31 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Jun. 01 – Manchester Sound Control
Jun. 02 – Stoke Underground
Jun. 04 – Newcastle The Cluny
Jun. 05 – Glasgow The Arches
Jun. 06 – Belfast Limelight 2
Jun. 07 – Cork Cyprus Avenue
Jun. 08 – Dublin Button Factory
Jun. 10 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Jun. 11 – London The Garage