Notorious sludge outfit WEEDEATER (“Dixie” Dave Collins – Bass, Vocals; Dave Sheperd – Guitar, Vocals and Travis Owen – Drums) will record their new full-length album, and first for Season of Mist, with their long-time engineer Steve Albini (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, NIRVANA, HELMET, and more).
The band has announced a brief tour around the recording. The string of dates, which begin on Sept. 5 in Richmond, VA with the band headlining the FALL IN LINE FEST, will eventually route them to Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
WEEDEATER recently announced the re-issue of their 2002 album, ‘Sixteen Tons’. The long out of print album will be available as vinyl for the first time, as well as a CD and digitally. Pre-order options of all sorts for ‘Sixteen Tons’ are available at the Season of Mist E-shop and the band’s store. ‘Sixteen Tons’ is also streaming here.
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WEEDEATER was originally formed by front-man/bassist “Dixie” Dave Collins on bass / vocals, Dave “Shep” Shepherd on guitar / vocals and Keith “Keko” Kirkum on drums. Following the release of their 2001 debut ‘…And Justice For Y’All’, WEEDEATER immediately established themselves as a force in the U.S. tour circuit and quickly gained notoriety in the American metal scene. In the time since, the band have released three critically-acclaimed albums: ‘Sixteen Tons’ (2002), ‘God Luck And Good Speed’ (2007), and ‘Jason… The Dragon’ (2011), and toured around the world with the likes of DOWN, SAINT VITUS, HIGH ON FIRE, THE MELVINS, HANK III, EARTH, SUNN O))), CLUTCH and countless others.
The band has played prestigious festivals such as Maryland Deathfest, Hopscotch Festival, Stoned From The Underground, Asymmetry Festival, Roadburn Festival, Hellfest, and many more.
WEEDEATER Tour Dates
9/5 Richmond, VA @ Fall Line Fest
9/6 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys by the Sea
9/7 Salem, NC @ Ziggys Winston
9/8 Huntington WV @ V Club
9/15 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
9/16 Champaign, IL @ Highdive
9/17 St Luis MO @ FuBar
9/18 Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway
9/19 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/20 Atlanta, GA @ 529