Enlarge Photo: Dani Filth by James Sharrock | Photo: Dez Fafara by Channing Yazzie

The Cradle of Filth/DevilDriver Co-Headlining Tour This Spring Could Attract an Interesting Crowd


Is it just me or does the idea of Cradle of Filth and DevilDriver co-headlining a tour sound like the crowd alone will be worth the price of admission? On one hand, you’ve got groove metal fans heading out to the show to catch mainstays DevilDriver, while the other hand has fans of symphonic black metal/death metal music breaking out the leather outfits and makeup to see Dani Filth and the rest of Cradle of Filth take the stage.

For those that don’t know, the two bands announced the upcoming tour earlier today. Starting in Tempe, Arizona on March 8 and coming to an end in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March 26, the nearly month-long slate of tour dates will remain entirely on the U.S. west coast. Along for the ride will be Black Satellite and Oni.

Dani Filth said the tour was “not to be missed,” stating that Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara was a good friend for several years now.

“Cradle Of Filth are maniacally looking forward to this two-pronged headline assault with fellow noisemongers DevilDriver. Frontman Dez has been a friend for years and a brilliant manager to boot, and to head out on the road for what promises to be the first leg of the ‘Double Trouble Live’ world tour with him and the band was an opportunity far too good to pass on. 

“We are chomping at the bit to get out on the west coast again after our very successful run supporting Danzig last summer, and this eclectic tour package is so heavy it’s literally going to GRIND faces to a pulp. Which, in this line of work, is a good thing! 

“So see you guys (and ghouls) out on the road for what promises to be twelve devastating nights of musical mayhem and debauch!

Definitely a killer tour not to be missed!”

Similarly, Fafara said he was excited to get on the road with Cradle of Filth, given their close friendship over the years. In fact, his wife Anahstasia is the CEO of Oracle Management, of which Cradle of Filth is a client.

“I have been a fan of Cradle of Filth since the early 90s, and over the years I’ve not only had the opportunity to become great friends with Dani and the band, whom are all wonderful people, but also to manage their career alongside my wife Anahstasia, who is CEO at Oracle Management.

When presented the opportunity to go out on what is DevilDriver’s first shows in almost three years and co-headline with the mighty Cradle Of Filth on this first run of what is now a world tour, it could not be passed on! 

I’m looking forward to not only crushing stages with DevilDriver, but also watching Cradle of Filth nightly on the side of the stage.

Get the fuck ready – this tour will be the one not to miss this year and tickets will go quickly! Get the fuck in the pit – this one will be vicious!” 

Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time, so be sure to reach out to local venues and artist pages for a chance at some tickets.

“Double Trouble Live” 2023 U.S. Co-Headline Tour Dates
w/ Black Satellite & Oni

March 8 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
March 9 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
March 11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
March 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
March 18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
March 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
March 21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
March 22 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
March 23 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
March 26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel

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