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.
28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
29 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
30 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
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