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Suicide Silence Positive PR Train Keeps Rolling as Band Charges Fans $150 to Be a Roadie for the Day

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Between the reaction to their self-titled album and recent allegations that frontman Eddie Hermida “emotionally and sexually manipulated” an underage girl, Suicide Silence’s 2017 was going just a little too well. They were sick of winning so much! Thus, they have cleverly tipped the scales in favor of the negative with what may appear to be, to the naive music industry amateur, one of the more ill-advised merch offerings in recent memory.

According to the band’s official merch site, the ‘Roadie for a Day’ Bundle, seven of which are available at each upcoming Suicide Silence show for $150 a pop, includes the following:

  • Work along side the crew during load in
  • Stand sidestage for Suicide Silence’s set
  • Enjoy a pre-show meal with the crew
  • Mingle with band during soundcheck
  • EXCLUSIVE SuiCrew T-shirt
  • Working crew laminate

In other words, this your standard VIP fan package, except instead of good seats, exclusive merch, and getting to hang out with the band for a few minutes before the show, you get good seats, exclusive merch, the possibility of kinda-sorta meeting the band when they’re not preoccupied with work, lousy food, and several hours spent lifting heavy things and taking orders.

 

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We must applaud Suicide Silence. This Spın̈al Tap-level ridiculous ploy is a savvy way to ensure that they end 2017 on a low note, so other bands don’t become jealous of all the success they’ve been enjoying. Genius!

If you’d like to participate in Suicide Silence’s Weight Lifting and Severe Diarrhea Regimen, it can be booked here for the following dates:

  • Nov 24, 2017  US       MN     Minneapolis  –  Cabooze
  • Nov 25, 2017  US       IL        Chicago      –     Portage Theater
  • Nov 26, 2017  US       IN        Indianapolis  –   Emerson Theater
  • Nov 28, 2017  US       PA       Pittsburgh    –    Diesel
  • Nov 29, 2017  US       MI       Detroit – Shelter
  • Nov 30, 2017  CA                  Toronto     –      Opera House
  • Dec 1, 2017     US       PA       Erie   –   Basement Transmissions
  • Dec 2, 2017     US       NY      Rochester    –    German House
  • Dec 3, 2017     US       RI        Providence   –   Fete Music Hall
  • Dec 5, 2017     US       PA       Reading    –       Reverb
  • Dec 6, 2017     US       NY      Brooklyn     –    Brooklyn Bazaar
  • Dec 7, 2017     US       MD     Baltimore     –    Soundstage
  • Dec 8, 2017     US       NC      Greensboro  –   Blind Tiger
  • Dec 9, 2017     US       GA      Atlanta – Masquerade
  • Dec 10, 2017   US       FL       Tampa – Crowbar
  • Dec 12, 2017   US       TX       Dallas  –  The Door
  • Dec 13, 2017   US       TX       San Antonio  –  Paper Tiger
  • Dec 14, 2017   US       TX       El Paso      –      Tricky Falls
  • Dec 15, 2017   US       AZ       Phoenix     –      Club Red
  • Dec 16, 2017   US       CA      Pomona     –      Glasshouse
  • Dec 17, 2017   US       CA      Hollywood   –   The Whisky

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