AMERICAN EXPRESS AND METALSUCKS PROUDLY PRESENT “THE STRIPPED, RAITT, AND STRANGLED TOUR” WITH BONNIE RAITT AND CANNIBAL CORPSE!
We know what you’re thinking: HUH?!?! We had the same thought, too! But the more we thought about it, the more it made sense — Bonnie Raitt and Cannibal Corpse are legends in their respective genres, so why SHOULDN’T they tour together? And so, starting in May, they will, on a special eleven state tour proudly being brought to you by MetalSucks and our bro-bros at American Express.
“I was interested in doing a tour that bridges the gap between so-called ‘genres,’” Raitt told us via telephone. “Who cares if it’s blues or death metal or hip-hop? As long as it’s good music, isn’t that all that should matter?”
Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster expressed similar sentiments to us: “Maybe some metal fans will be close-minded about this because Bonnie’s music isn’t heavy. But you can’t listen to the brutal stuff all the time, and we’re all huge fans of Bonnie’s in Cannibal Corpse. Nick of Time is one of my absolute favorite records ever!”
Support acts have yet to be announced, but we’re told it will be someone from yet another genre, which should only make this fascinating experiment of a tour all the more intriguing. Make sure you don’t miss this extremely special event. Get dates after the jump!
May 25 — New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 26 — Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 27 — Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (as part of Maryland Deathfest)*
May 28 — Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
May 30 — Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 31 — New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
June 1 — Houston, TX @ Wired Live
June 3 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
June 4 — Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
June 5 — Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
June 6 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
*no Cannibal Corpse