And you couldn’t pick a better band to introduce this new tour to the world than The Damned Things. Sporting plenty of tatts to go along with their rock chops, the band features Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley and Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley. The Damned Things’ debut album, Ironiclast, was released through Island Records in December 2010.
Presented by House Of Blues Entertainment, Inked magazine, Crush Entertainment and TKO, the tour begins in San Francisco at The Fillmore Aug. 12 and wraps in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at Revolution Aug. 30. Destinations on the journey include House Of Blues stops in San Diego (Aug. 13); Anaheim, (Aug. 14); Dallas (Aug. 16); Houston (Aug. 17); Chicago (Aug. 19); and Cleveland (Aug. 23).
Non HOB gigs include Cincinnati at Bogart’s (Aug. 20); Detroit’s St. Andrews Hall (Aug. 21); Asbury Park, N.J., at The Stone Pony (Aug. 24); New York City’s Gramercy Theatre (Aug. 26) and Philadelphia’s Theatre Of Living Arts (Aug. 27).
“We couldn’t think of a better partner to start a branded tour with then Inked magazine, House Of Blues Entertainment VP Kelly Kapp said in a statement. “The Inked Music Tour is combining two great forms of expression, music and tattooing, and I hope music and tattoo lovers are as excited to see The Damned Things as I am.”
Some shows are on sale now, but several gigs go up June 3. For more information, click here for Inked magazine and here for House Of Blues Entertainment.