Adult Swim has definitely been a metal friendly network over the years, and even today, they continue to dip their toes into the genre by backing the “Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular” tour featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste.
The tour is tied to promotion of the network’s Mr. Pickles animated series and fans will not only be able to check out two of metal’s most respected acts, but they’ll also have plenty of opportunities to partake in Mr. Pickles experiences, whether it be taking photos in the hellacious dog house, purchasing merchandise or loading up on Adult Swim swag. The 13-city tour starts Feb. 22 in Seattle.
Regarding the upcoming trek, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt announced that he was “Super excited to hit the road again with our good bros in Municipal Waste for the Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular tour! This will be a thrash extravaganza at its finest!!!! Can’t wait!”
“We go way back with Will and Dave, the creators of Mr. Pickles,” added Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste. “They come from Richmond, VA as well and even shot our first music video for ‘Unleash the Bastards’. We’ve remained good friends throughout all our endeavors and when they asked us to be part of this tour there was no hesitation on our part. The icing on the cake was when Exodus came on board. We’re no stranger to touring with these maniacs and we’ve shared some wild times on the road over the years (at least from what I can remember!) It’s gonna be one helluva trip, hitting the US club circuit with our brothers in Exodus and seeing our old friends along the way.”
Both bands will be touring behind some stellar Nuclear Blast released records, Exodus with Blood In Blood Out and Municipal Waste with Slime and Punishment.
Check out further tour information below.
Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular Tour Dates
02/22: Seattle, WA – Neumos
02/23: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/25: San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/26: Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
02/27: San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
03/01: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/02: Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
03/04: Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge L
03/06: Washington, D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel DC
03/07: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/08: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
03/09: Richmond, VA – The National
03/10: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade