Godsmack and Rob Zombie Team Up for 25-Date U.S. Tour

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It’s been little more than a month since the release of Godsmack’s latest studio outing, and it’s going to be another three months before the New England hard rock collective’s American fans get a chance to experience this new material in a live setting.

While most rockers chase the release of a record with a healthy dose of U.S. touring, the Sully Erna-led outfit didn’t and won’t in the coming weeks. But before fall begins, Godsmack will, at long last, hit the road for a 25-date U.S. trek that’s set to launch August 25 in Dallas and they’ll be bringing rocker/horror king/road warrior Rob Zombie along for the ride.

Godsmack whose fourth LP, IV, debuted atop Billboard’s album sales chart early last month have forged an alliance with Zombie, and the two acts will be traveling the nation for a two-month stretch. The tour’s finale is set for October 1 in Concord, California.

Drummer Shannon Larkin said this fall tour is Godsmack’s way of thanking its fans for being so loyal and generous with their dough.

“Debuting at #1 was a testament to our fanbase,” he said. “They ran out and bought the album the first week and made us #1, which, you know, we will give back to them this fall when we come back on tour. We’ll give back to crowd for going out and buying our record and making us #1. We’re bringing the biggest show we’ve ever brought to America, and we’re going to be bringing Rob Zombie out with us. So, it’s going to be an amazing thing. Hopefully, we can return the love to our rabid fanbase, and so we have to bring a great show to these people.”

In a statement, Erna said that the band’s “fans should expect the biggest Godsmack spectacle yet.This tour will be a virtual, visual, and aural circus. Expect the unexpected when we hit your town.” According to a press release, Zombie will be setting the stage during each stop on the tour, turning the venue “into a funhouse of mystery and madness ascreatures walk the stage of pyrotechnics, smoke, and mirrors. This is a no-holds barred show so hold on for the ride.”

Larkin said Godsmack will spend much of this summer concocting a worthy set list, one that’ll satisfy the fans who’ve been with them since the beginning as well as those who’ve just discovered the ‘Smack.

“With the band having what, 13 top 10 rock hits? we want to play all the hits, of course, but you don’t want it to be just all radio songs,” Larkin said. “You want to put some deep cuts on there, and you want to get some songs from the new record that we’re so attached to and love so much, because it’s fresh and new to us” like the first single, “Speak”and the forthcoming second single, “Shine Down.” “It’s hard to cram all this stuff into one set, so we’re being very meticulous about picking our set list,” Larkin explained. “We don’t want to be that band that plays too long either, and we’re thinking of maybe having multiple set lists. There are a good 10 songs we have to play every night “Voodoo,” the staples of the set.”

The drummer said that Godsmack jumped at the chance to tour this fall with Zombie: “As soon as it was Rob Zombie, we were sold, because he’s not only an icon in rock but I’m such a huge fan of horror movies, and his films are just amazing.”

This summer, in addition to working on his numerous film projects, Zombie will be heading out with thrash metal icons Anthrax for the “American Witch” tour, which kicks off June 30 in El Paso, Texas, with dates running through August 4 in Salem, Oregon. Zombie whose Educated Horses debuted at #5 on Billboard’s chart in April will be accompanied by a backing band featuring former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, bassist Matt “Piggy D” Montgomery, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.

Godsmack Rob Zombie Concert Dates

Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 8/25 – Dallas TX – Smirnoff Music Center
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 8/26 – Selma TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 8/27 – Houston TX – C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 8/29 – Atlanta GA – HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 8/31- Charlotte NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/2 – Bristow VA – Nissan Pavilion
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/3 – Camden NJ – Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/4 – Darien Center NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/7 – Mansfield MA – Tweeter Center
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/8 – Holmdel NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/9 – Wantagh NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/12 – Milwaukee WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/14 – Tinley Park IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/15 – Clarkston MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/16 – Noblesville IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/17 – Maryland Heights MO – UMB Bank Pavilion
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/19 – Bonner Springs MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/21 – Morrison CO – Red Rocks
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/22 – Albuquerque NM – Journal Pavilion
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/23 – Phoenix AZ – Cricket Pavilion
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/24 – Las Vegas NV – Theatre Under The Stars at Hard Rock
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/27 – Auburn WA – White River Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/29 – Marysville CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 9/30 – Irvine CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Godsmack Rob Zombie Tickets 10/1 – Concord CA – Sleep Train Pavilion

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