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Death to All is Back! 2013 Tour Dates Announced

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Death to All 2013

The rumors we reported on yesterday are true: the Death To All tour will be back in 2013!

The inaugural 2012 run, despite sold-out crowds in several markets, was subject to a very public dispute involving the tour’s organizers, Sick Drummer Magazine, who were accused of not paying many of the musicians, stage hands and other people involved with the tour, and, worst of all, the Sweet Relief charity the tour was designed to benefit. I think it’s a safe assumption that Sick Drummer will not be involved with Death to All this time around, but it’s great to learn that others involved weren’t dismayed by the sour experience and is willing to give it another go.

This year’s edition will be notably scaled back from last year’s ambitious approach: instead of a rotating all-star cast of musicians subbing in and out throughout each show like a hockey team, the band will consist of the Human-era Death lineup — guitarist Paul Masvidal (Death, Cynic), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Autopsy, Testament, Obituary, etc), and drummer Sean Reinert (Death, Cynic) — and it’ll stay that way. The group will play songs from the Death’s first four albums. The vocalist has yet to be announced; maybe there will be more than one?

We’d have to imagine the decision not to bring in a dozen extra musicians is financial as well as logistical; organizing travel and accommodations for all of those players last year must’ve been hella expensive and time-consuming, and undoubtedly contributed to the financial problems that came to light after the tour. This year’s incarnation is still pretty cool, though, as that’s a phenomenal group of musicians; hopefully it’ll remain drama free. A portion of the proceeds will once again benefit the Sweet Relief charity, a non-profit devoted to helping musicians without insurance who are facing serious illness.

Here are the dates!

4/13: W. Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
4/15: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
4/18: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
4/19: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/20: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/21: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/23: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
4/24: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater For Living Arts
4/26: Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
4/27: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
4/28: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/29: Mexico City, MX @ Circo Volador

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