Skeletonwitch Bring ‘Dead’ Tour To U.S.

Aficionados of songs about murder and the rise of hell will be glad to know that Skeletonwitch is back on tour, this time with Iron ReaganOathbreaker, and others.

The “Curse of the Dead 2016” tour begins in Asheville, N.C. Sept. 28 at , the only show which will include All Hell as a third support act. After that the gigs between Sept. 29 and Oct. 18 feature Gatecreeper. The rest of the tour has Homewrecker taking the stage, and the final show is set for Oct. 30 in Richmond, Va.

Before the “Dead”, the group is on the “No Sleep ‘Til Vancouver” tour in August. That tour starts in Boston Aug. 2 and runs until Aug. 27 in Columbus, Ohio. The ‘Vancouver’ tour includes 12 Canadian dates sandwiched in between a handful of U.S. dates.

Skeletonwitch is pushing a new album, “The Aphothic Gloom,” which releases Aug. 19. The single “Red Death, White Light,” from the album is the longest the group has cut so far.

Fans of the band probably know that its longtime vocalist Chance Garnette was fired last year. An article from Metal Injection gives Chance’s comments on the matter: “To put it simply, I have a drinking problem. I regularly became a drunk asshole off stage and was fired.”

The band toured with Andy Horn of Cannibal Corpse in his stead, and announced in February that Adam Clemens of 

The “Curse of the Dead 2016” tour begins in Asheville, N.C. Sept. 28 at  would be the frontman moving forward. Garnette sought treatment after being fired.

Here is the routing for the “Curse of the Dead” tour:

Sept. 28 – Asheville, N.C., The Mothlight
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, Ga., The EArk.L
Sept. 30 – Savannah, Ga., The Jinx 912
Oct. 1 – Tampa, Fla., The Crowbar
Oct. 2 – Gainesville, Fla., The Atlantic
Oct. 4 – New Orleans, La., Siberia
Oct. 5 – Houston, Texas, White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 6 – Dallas, Texas, RBritish Columbia
Oct. 7 – Austin, Texas, Barracuda
Oct. 9 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Rebel Lounge
Oct. 10 – San Diego, Calif., Brick By Brick
Oct. 11 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, Calif., DNA Lounge
Oct. 14 – Portland, Ore., Panic Room Bar
Oct. 15 – Seattle, Wash., Highline
Oct. 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Metro Bar
Oct. 18 – Denver, Colo., Marquis Theater
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, Mo., The Riot Room
Oct. 20 – Des Moines, Iowa, Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, Minn., Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 22 – Chicago, Ill., Subterranean
Oct. 23 – Indianapolis, Ind., 5th Quarter Lounge
Oct. 25 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Cattivo
Oct. 26 – Philadelphia, Pa., Underground Arts
Oct. 28 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Saint Vitus
Oct. 29 – Baltimore, Md., Metro Gallery      
Oct. 30 – Richmond, Va., Hardywood Park Craft Brewery       

Tickets go on sale June 30. has more information on the band and the tour.