PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will spend much of 2019 road bound beginning with a handful of Latin American dates in January and February. The following month, the band will make their way to Australia and New Zealand for the Thrash Blast Grind tour with Australian grind unit and Housecore Records labelmates King Parrot. The journey marks Anselmo’s first visit to Australia in over five years and includes a headlining set at Slayfest in Perth March 23rd. Additional support will be provided by Palm (Japan) and Potion (Australia). The summer months will find THE ILLEGALS playing a host of European festivals including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France, Exit Festival in Serbia, and Metaldays in Slovenia, with more dates to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed shows below.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS:
1/24/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL
1/26/2019 Tropical Butantã – São Paulo, BR
1/27/2019 Toinha Brasil Show – Brasília, BR
1/29/2019 Bar Opinião – Porto Alegre, BR
1/31/2019 Paraguay Alternativo VII – Asuncion, PY
2/01/2019 Montevideo Music Box – Montevideo, UY
2/02/2019 Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, AR
Thrash Blast Grind Tour w/ King Parrot, Palm, Potion:
3/21/2019 The Basement – Belconnen, ACT
3/22/2019 Max Watts – Melbourne, VIC
3/23/2019 Slayfest – Amplifier Capitol – Perth, WA
3/24/2019 Enigma Bar – Adelaide, SA
3/26/2019 Empire – Christchurch, NZ *
3/27/2019 Galatos – Auckland, NZ *
3/29/2019 The Back Room – Brisbane, QLD
3/30/2019 The Factory – Sydney, NSW
3/31/2019 The Cambridge – Newcastle, NSW
*No Palm; No Potion
6/20-21/2019 Graspop Metal Meeting 2019 – Dessel, BE
6/23/2019 Hellfest 2019 – Clisson, FR
7/04/2019 Exit Festival – Novi Sad, RS
7/22-24/2019 Metaldays – Tolmin, SI
8/22/2019 Plotties – Pirkas, AR
8/24/2019 CC Festiva – Lima, PE
8/25/2019 Samper Mendoza – Bogotá, CO
8/29/2019 Peppers Club – San Jose, CR
8/31/2019 Circo Bolador – Mexico City, MX
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS released their critically-lauded Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue full-length earlier this year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Crowned, “fifty minutes of gnarly, vicious extreme metal…,” by Revolver Magazine, “an ever-shifting fusillade of extreme groove prog…,” by Decibel Magazine, and, “unquestionably one of the angriest and heaviest albums of ANSELMO‘s career,” by Exclaim!, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic.
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. Order bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE.
And if you missed it, check out the official video for the track “Choosing Mental Illness” below. Directed by Katherine Richardson-Anselmo with director of photography Mike Holderbeast and starring Michael St. Michaels (The Greasy Strangler), the six-plus-minute clip pays tribute to Miloš Forman’s 1975 comedy-drama, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and finds Anselmo playing the character of R. P. McMurphy.