Dead By Wednesday announced they will be heading out on The Highnamic Duo Tour with Twiztid for all of the US dates. Slaine and ABK will join the tour on select dates and Axe Murder Boys will be support on the US dates as well.
About the tour, drummer Opus stated:
“We’ll be doing all of the U.S. dates (NOT Canada) opening for the mighty Twiztid, Slaine, and more!!!!! We played a bunch of the last Warped Tour dates with Twiztid & become friends with some of their camp. These guys are known to bring out a “token” heavy metal band with them out on tour & we are honored to be that band this time around. Yes, we know it’s not a metal tour but that’s the difference between DBW & a lot of metal bands… We can perform to different audiences & respect all styles of music! DBW can cross genres while still doing our thing musically & enjoy doing so!! One of the most successful tours we’ve ever done was in early 2000’s with I.C.P. believe it or not. The crowds were huge, their fans were open minded & loved metal as well. Plus they’re also super loyal & dedicated! Once they like you, they’re true fans for life & actually support & buy music. In fact, we STILL have friends & fans that come out to our shows to this day that we met & played to back then who we call family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So bring it on!”
The band recently released a limited edition vinyl LP re-release (with bonus tracks and a digital download card) of their self-titled album that dropped on April 19th, 2019 via Combat Records/EMP Label Group. The record showcased a rebirth and rebranding of the band since their inception. A decade after their first record, they have shown growth musically all while keeping the hard hitting grooves, integrity, and passion that fans have come to expect. The album was produced by Nicky Bellmore (Dee Snider/Jasta) and was mastered by Zeuss.
Purchase the vinyl re-release here: https://deadbywednesday.bandcamp.com/album/dead-by-wednesday
In addition to growing musically, the band’s lineup has evolved as well. Currently the band consists of Rob Roy on vocals, original founding members Mike Modeste on bass and Christian “Opus” Lawrence on drums, and the newest member Dave Sharpe on guitar (formerly of Blood Has Been Shed/End-Time Illusion).
Dave Sharpe and Opus also play alongside David Ellefson of Megadeth in his band Sleeping Giants. This May, the two will be heading to Japan for a couple of shows with half of the original Megadeth lineup, including David Ellefson and Chris Poland.
The Highnamic Duo Tour 2020 US Dates:
4/04 – Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall
4/05 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
4/08 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
4/09 – Scranton, PA – Stage West
4/10 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
4/11 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Art’s Center
4/12 – Providence, RI – Alchemy
4/18 – Lakewood, OH – Phantasy
4/19 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
4/20 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
4/23 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
4/24 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
4/25 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
4/26 – Huntsville, AL – SideTracks Music Hall
4/27 – Atlanta, GA – The Basement
4/28 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
4/30 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
5/01 – Houston, TX – The Scout Bar
5/02 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
w/ Twiztid, Slaine (4/04-4/12), ABK (4/18-5/02), and Axe Murder Boys
6/05 – Pipestem, WV – Metal In The Mountains Festival