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Suffocation Despise the World, Tour North America

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Riding high on the wave of kudos they’ve received for Pinnacle of Bedlam (read our own review here), Suffocation will kick off a North American headlining trek in April. With support coming from Exhumed, Jungle Rot, and some bands I either don’t know or don’t like as much as Exhumed and Jungle Rot, this is definitely a solid bill for fans of death metal and body odor.

The only thing I’m not clear on is how many of the dates will feature Frank Mullen. Here’s a quote an interview with the vocalist conducted in October:

“I can’t really tour full time anymore. So when the album comes out, they’ll probably set up about a month-[long] tour, or something like that, in the States. I’ll only do about two weeks of it. There’ll be a fill-in singer [doing the rest of the shows].”

Assuming the plan is still for Mullen to do two weeks of the tour, it will be the first two weeks — I know he’s definitely doing the Long Island and NYC shows because those are hometown gigs. I assume he’ll then continue on with the band to Philly, Detroit, etc.

We’ll let you know as soon as more details are available. In the meantime, you can get tour dates below, and read my recent interview with Mr. Mullen here.

SUFFOCATION, EXHUMED, JUNGLE ROT, RINGS OF SATURN, ADIMIRON, LORD OF WAR*
4/4 Long Island, NY – 89 North
4/5 New York, NY – St. Vitus
4/6 Philadelphia, PA – The Note
4/7 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
4/8 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
4/9 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
4/10 Denver, CO – Marquis
4/11 Boise, ID – The Venue
4/12 Spokane, WA – The Hop
4/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
4/14 Portland, OR – Hawthorne *
4/15 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
4/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Vex
4/17 Tempe, AZ – 910 Live *
4/19 Dallas, TX – Trees
4/20 San Antonio, TX – Korova
4/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
4/22 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
4/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
4/24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
4/25 Springfield, VA – Empire
4/26 Toronto, ON – WreckRoom
4/27 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
4/28 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre

*On select West Coast dates.

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