Following 23 shows and 19 flights throughout Europe, today pioneering Florida death metal merchants OBITUARY are pleased to unveil the official routing of their first North American headlining tour in over three years! Brought to you by Rock The Nation and sponsored by Fender, the Carnival Of Death Tour 2012 will kick off in Orlando, Florida and tear its way through 20 cities. Further sonic battery will come from reunited DM behemoths Broken Hope as well as Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust, making it among the year’s most relentlessly brutal old school metal package jaunts.
Additionally, Fender will hosting a special contest throughout the duration of the tour. The Grand prize winner will receive a Blacktop Stratocaster HH guitar. Contest entries will be accepted at the OBITUARY merch table. Finally, since the tour will be passing through New York City on September 11th, the band saw it fit to remove the “Carnival of Death” tag for that date and, through an agreement with Live Nation, donate $2 from each ticket sale to a September 11th related charity.
The Carnival of Death Tour marks OBITUARY’s first full US/Canadian tour run as a four-piece with legendary death metal alumnus Terry Butler (Death, Six Feet Under, Massacre, Denial Fiend) on bass. For this special journey, the band — vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres and Butler — are working on compiling a special fan-generated set-list that will delve deep into their back catalog to include tunes predominantly off their renowned first three full-lengths: Slowly We Rot, Cause Of Death and The End Complete. To help the band map out their setlist, fans have been asked to drop by their official Facebook and Twitter pages with their song picks!
Notes drummer Donald Tardy: “I’m looking forward to giving North American fans an opportunity to see OBITUARY live again. It has been way too long. With the addition of our brother Terry Butler, this now four-piece band is solid as a rock, tighter than ever and ready to throw down! I hope everyone comes out to see the Florida boys onstage. It’s sure to be a good time.”
Adds Butler: ” This is my first full length tour of North America with OBITUARY and I’m extremely excited, to say the least! Being part of OBITUARY and this tour is a great honor for me. Plus the special setlist will certainly crush!”
OBITUARY: Carnival of Death Tour 2012
w/ Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, Encrust
9/08/2012 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
9/10/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
9/11/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/12/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
9/13/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
9/14/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/15/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/16/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/17/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/19/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/21/2012 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/22/2012 The Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
9/23/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/25/2012 The Alley – Reno, NV
9/26/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/27/2012 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
9/28/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
9/29/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
OBITUARY are currently writing the follow up to their Darkest Day full-length, released in 2009 via Candlelight Records, with official details to be announced in the coming weeks. The band is also working on a new website that will allow fans a more interactive OBITUARY experience. Set to launch in September in conjunction with the tour, Unation.com we will brings fans closer to the band through up-to-the-minute documented road and studio footage as well as live web-cast performances. Stay tuned for further info.