Heavy/doom metal progenitors SAINT VITUS will embark on an extensive U.S. tour at the end of the summer. Starting on September 14 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Scion AV–sponsored trek runs for five weeks, ending on October 19 in San Antonio, Texas. Support will come from WEEDEATER and SOURVEIN. Additionally, SAINT VITUS will join DOWN for a one-off performance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on September 28.
Commented SAINT VITUS founder and chief songwriter Dave Chandler: "We're stoked to destroy America again. The last U.S. SAINT VITUS headlining tour was in 1993. This time we'll be playing [songs from the latest SAINT VITUS album] 'Lillie' as well as fan favorites and some old surprises. So leave your ear plugs at home and come bleed with us."
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 14 - Little Rock, AK - Rev Room
Sep. 15 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
Sep. 16 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In
Sep. 18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 19 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
Sep. 20 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Sep. 21 - Huntington, WV - V Club
Sep. 22 - Lexington, KY - Buster's Billiard's & Backroom (Boomslang Festival)
Sep. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Rex Theater
Sep. 24 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
Sep. 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
Sep. 27 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Sep. 28 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater (with DOWN)
Sep. 29 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Oct. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 02 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Oct. 03 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Oct. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Oct. 05 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Oct. 06 - Portland, OR - [to be announced] (Fall Into Darkness Festival)
Oct. 07 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
Oct. 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Oct. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
Oct. 11 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
Oct. 12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Oct. 13 - Pomona, CA – [to be announced] (no WEEDEATER, SOURVEIN)
Oct. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room at The Observatory
Oct. 15 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater
Oct. 16 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Beauty Bar
Oct. 19 - San Antonio, TX - Bonds 007
SAINT VITUS' new album, "Lillie: F-65", was released in North America on May 22 via Season Of Mist.
The "Let Them Fall" video can be viewed below. The clip was produced and directed by Michael Panduro of Siegfred Productions (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, ROTTEN SOUND, NO AND THE MAYBES) for Scion A/V and shot in Copenhagen, Denmark.
SAINT VITUS recently released a seven-inch single featuring "Blessed Night", a track from "Lillie: F-65". The B-side is a live version of classic VITUS tune "Look Behind You", recorded in December 2010 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.
The band's current lineup features Chandler, drummer Henry Vasquez, bassist Mark Adams and Weinrich.
"Let Them Fall" video: