PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Announce “TECHNICIANS OF DISTORTION,” Leg One Of North American Tour

May 21st, 2013
by Celtic Bob

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LEFT TO RIGHT:  Marzi Montazeri (guitar), Philip H. Anselmo,
Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (drums), Steve Taylor (bass)
Photo Credit:  Danin Drahos

Philip H. Anselmo will take to the road for his first-ever solo tour, “Technicians of Distortion,” which will kick off July 31 in Tulsa, OK.  On this tour, Anselmo will be joined by his back up band The Illegals – guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums.  Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 23 – log onto  http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/ > ARTISTS for ticketing information.

Technicians of Distortion is in support of Anselmo’s upcoming solo release, Walk Through Exits Only, due out July 16 (Housecore Records/Megaforce) and will take the group to a total of sixteen important markets over a three-week period.  Warbeast, who are signed to Anselmo’s Housecore Record label and just released their new album Destroy (produced by Anselmo), along with industrial doom and drone metal one-man band Author and Punisher, will provide support on all dates.

“It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Exrteme Music audience properly,” said Anselmo.  “This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!!!!”

Fans can expect a hard-core, stripped-down production that is focused on a set list that will include all songs on Walk Through Exits Only as well as lots of extras.

With one additional date to be announced, the confirmed itinerary for the Technicians of Distortion tour is as follows:

JULY
31   Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

AUGUST
2   Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
3   First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
4   House of Blues, Chicago, IL
6   House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
7   The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
9   Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
10   Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ONT Canada
11   Heavy MTL Festival, Montreal, QC Canada
13   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
14   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
16   Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY
17   Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
18   The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
20   The Masquerade – Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA

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