Tired or hearing the same songs from touring legacy thrash bands year after year? If so, Exodus plan to remedy that problem on their current tour with King Diamond.
Fans of Paul Baloff-era material will be happy to know they’re playing older fare like “Exodus,” “Bonded by Blood” and the speed metal classic “Strike of the Beast” to close their show. Also expect to hear newer songs like “Blood In, Blood Out” and “Body Harvest” which rock just as hard as earlier Zetro classics like “Blacklist” and fan favorite, “The Toxic Waltz.” But if you’re lucky enough to catch their one-off shows during the tour, expect to hear even more rarities.
Exodus’s line-up has morphed quite considerably since releasing the stupendously awesome Bonded By Blood (1985) over 30 years ago. However, that’s certainly no reason to not see ’em on their current tour supporting their comeback record Blood In, Blood Out featuring a re-energized Steve “Zetro” Souza.
Aside from core members Gary Holt (guitar) and Tom Hunting (drums), the group is rounded out by longtime bassist Jack Gibson and Heathen’s Lee Altus . Both have done a marvelous job filling their big shoes for many years and Altus gets mad respect for playing Rick Hunolt’s parts with gusto and keeping the band heavy as ever.
The tour started already in Denver, Colorado and will make its way around the greater United States eventually ending their tour in Little Rock, Arkansas of all places. The pairing of King Diamond and Exodus together on one stage has been a long time coming. Fans of both 80’s thrash and NWOBHM fare will be happy to know neither act will be not sparing any expense to bring a great show.
“We can’t wait to get out there with King Diamond and thrash you all! Keep your ears open for some extra special surprises too – die hard EXODUS fans should not miss this opportunity to hear new and classic tracks we’ve never performed live before now” said Steve Souza. Here’s where you’ll be able to catch said rarities:
11/9 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto – no King Diamond
11/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
11/14 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder – no King Diamond
11/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend – no King Diamond
11/18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat – no King Diamond
11/19 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater (*formerly Best Buy Theater)
11/20 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater*
11/21 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater*
11/22 – Stafford Springs, CT @ The Stafford Palace Theater – no King Diamond
11/24 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
11/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/27 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Ballroom
11/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar – no King Diamond
11/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
12/1 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room – no King Diamond
12/2 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
12/3 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room – no King Diamond