New Orleans sludge metal/hardcore punk act Superjoint (fka Superjoint Ritual) has just announced a winter North American tour, starting and ending in January. The tour comes following the release of the band’s latest record, Caught Up in the Gears of Application, the band’s first album in 13 years since 2003’s A Lethal Dose of American Hatred which they released under the name Superjoint Ritual.
The “Caught Up in the Gears” Tour will be backed by post punk 4-piece Child Bite and extreme metal band Battlecross. The tour kicks off in Austin, January 12th, and will cover the South and Midwest, with more dates supposedly soon to be added.
In a recent interview, frontman Philip Anselmo talked about the new album. “Honestly, there was no incredible recipe for it – it’s just us trying to sound, and do like we would have done had Superjoint never disbanded to begin with,” Anselmo states. “You’ve got to take a look at that and understand, that when you take so many years off, and you’re a band made up of other guys from other bands, you have to get back into the spirit of why you created Superjoint in the first place. That was very important to us.”
Anselmo continues, “We decided to stick with what influenced us – the bands that influenced us, the sounds that influenced us when we were just starting the group, and growing through the two records we’d done. We needed to get to a place where we felt…I don’t know if “acceptable” is the word, but it needed to be, without a shadow of a doubt, a pure Superjoint record. I’m not the best guy in the world to say, ‘We did it! I’m going to leave it to all of you music geniuses out there, and critics, and what not. We were just real and honest to the approach and sound of Superjoint.”
Check out the tour schedule and tour poster below:
“Caught Up in the Gears” Tour
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01/12: Austin, Texas – Grizzly Hall
01/13: Houston, Texas – Scout Bar
01/17: Fayetteville, Ark. – George’s Majestic Lounge
01/19: Cleveland, Ohio – The Agora Ballroom
01/20: Valparaiso, Ind. – Big Shots
01/21: Dayton, Ohio – Oddbody’s
01/22: Pontiac, Mich. – The Crofoot Ballroom
01/24: Louisville, Ky. – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
01/25: Indianapolis, Ind. – The Emerson Theater
01/27: Arlington Heights, Ill. – House Of Music & Ent.
01/28: Sauget, Ill. – Pop’s Concert Venue