Motorhead unleashes late summer tour -

Motorhead unleashes late summer tour

Following a European festival run that kicks off next week, British metal rockers Motorhead  will swing through a handful of North American cities behind last summer's "Motorizer."

The Stateside portion of the summer outing, which begins Aug. 28 in Minneapolis, continues for about a month, visiting theaters in 16 major markets, including two Canadian stops: Sept. 2 in Toronto, Ontario, and Sept. 3 in Montreal, Quebec. The heavy-metal outfit will wrap with a Sept. 20 show in Austin, TX. Details are included below.

Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy will provide opening support for the late-summer trek.

"Motorizer," the band's 19th studio set, hit shelves last August and peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 82 on The Billboard 200. The effort followed up the Cameron Webb-produced "Kiss of Death," which surfaced in 2006.

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is working on a solo album, according to a recent interview with Spin magazine.

"I've got tracks with the Damned, Reverend Horton Heat, Dave Grohl, Joan Jett," Kilmister told the magazine. "I also have a band called the Head Cat with [Stray Cats drummer] Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey, who used to be in the Rockats. We play all the old music that inspired us, a lot of Eddie Cochran and Buddy Holly."

No word yet on when the solo effort will make it to retailers.

[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
 tour dates and tickets
August 2009
28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
30 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

September 2009
1 - Detroit, MI - Motor City Casino & Hotel
2 - Toronto, Ontario - Polson Pier
3 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
5 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
8 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
11 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte
12 - Cherokee, NC - Cherokee Motorcycle Rally
15 - Tampa, FL - Jannuslanding
16 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
19 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
20 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater

 tour dates and tickets

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