The Rubber Meets The Road For High On Fire

High On Fire has been tapped to headline the first ever beginning in Cambridge, Mass., next month.  Oh, and tickets are free.

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The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, Mich.

That’s right.  You’ll need to RSVP to be considered for free tickets to this one. Although it’s a short run, the outing covers both coasts and includes a performance in Canada.  With Blackest and Arctic supporting on select dates, each stop will coincide with Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up recording studios in each city.

After High On Fire completes the Converse Rubber Tracks Tour the power trio will play the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C. In Late September the band sets sail on , departing Miami for Sept. 22-26 cruise of the Caribbean.  And don’t forget about the band’s Sept. 27 slot on the recently announced in Portland, Ore.

High On Fire is also working on a new album, the band’s follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis. As to what fans can expect from the long player to be released in 2015 via eOne Music, drummer Des Kensel offers a little insight.

“Everyone is asking what the new High On Fire music sounds like,” Kensel said.  “Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath’s Master Of Reality backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea.”

Currently touring abroad, the band returns to these shores after playing London’s Underworld Aug. 9.   Here are the dates:

Aug. 12 – Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair (Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour)
Aug. 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Adelaide Hall (Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour)
Aug. 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour)
Aug. 19 – Los Angeles, Calif., EchoPlex (Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour)
Aug. 20 – San Francisco, Calif., The Chapel (Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour)
Sept. 6 – Raleigh, N.C., Various Venues (Hopscotch Music Festival)
Sept. 19 – Tampa, Fla., The Orpheum
Sept. 20 – Miami, Fla., Grand Central
Sept. 21 – Orlando, Fla., Will’s Pub
Sept. 22-26 – Miami, Fla., Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Ecstasy (Motörhead’s Motörboat)
Sept. 27 – Portland, Ore., Dante’s (Project Pabst Night Shows)

Blackest supports Aug. 12-14; Arctic Aug. 19-20.

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