OBITUARY TO HEADLINE "CARNIVAL OF DEATH" TOUR

Just in case September wasn’t marked to pieces on every metalhead’s calendar, Obituary announced that they will headline the Carnival Of Death tour, which starts on September 8th and ends on the 29th. Supporting bands include Chicago’s Broken Hope, California’s Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and newcomers Encrust. Dates are below:

9/08/2012 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
9/10/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
9/11/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/12/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
9/13/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
9/14/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/15/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/16/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/17/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/19/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/21/2012 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/22/2012 The Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
9/23/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/25/2012 The Alley – Reno, NV
9/26/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/27/2012 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
9/28/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
9/29/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

The tour is sponsored by Fender, who will be hosting a special contest throughout the duration of the tour. The grand prize winner will receive a Blacktop Stratocaster HH guitar. Contest entries will be accepted at the Obituary merch table. Finally, since the tour will pass through New York City on September 11th, the band saw it fit to remove the “Carnival of Death” tag for that date and, through an agreement with Live Nation, donate $2 from each ticket sale to a September 11th related charity.

The Carnival of Death Tour marks Obituary’s first full US/Canadian tour run as a four-piece with legendary death metal alumnus Terry Butler (Death, Six Feet Under, Massacre, Denial Fiend) on bass. For this special journey, the band — vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres and Butler — are working on compiling a special fan-generated set-list that will delve deep into their back catalog to include tunes predominantly off their renowned first three full-lengths: Slowly We Rot, Cause Of Death and The End Complete. To help the band map out their setlist, drop by their official Facebook and Twitter pages with their song picks!