CROWBAR HITS THE ROAD WITH SEPULTURA IN MARCH WITH STOPS IN, TORONTO AND MONTREAL
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 10 AM LOCAL TIME
LISTEN TO THE SERPENT ONLY LIES
KIRK WINDSTEIN’S DEBUT SOLO PROJECT DREAM IN MOTION OUT JANUARY 24
Toronto, ON – December 17, 2019 – NOLA sludge metal champions, Crowbar, have announced an extensive 2020 North American tour. In March, they’ll hit the road with Sepultura, alongside Sacred Reich and Art of Shock. The tour will include stops in Toronto and Montreal. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 20 at 10 am local time. See below for complete details.
The venture will follow the release of Dream In Motion – the debut album from Crowbar frontman, Kirk Windstein. Set for release on January 24, 2020 via Entertainment One, Windstein’s solo foray is a heartfelt throwback to album-oriented-rock supremacy, eschewing the predictable acoustic record route for a more straight-ahead guitars approach, albeit one that’s no less soulful or meditative than Crowbar fans expect. Watch the video for the first single and title track here.
Kirk handled all vocal duties, guitars, and bass on the album, with drums and effects by longtime producing partner and collaborator, Duane Simoneaux (Crowbar, Down, Exhorder). Recorded in Windstein's native Louisiana over a period of two years between tours and over holidays, Dream in Motion is a powerfully moving recording that pulls from every corner of the riff king's three-decade-plus career. The LP owns a lyrical depth, emotional weight, and musical muscle forged from the fires of thousands of worldwide live shows, a well-earned reputation for creating the melancholic melody that has become synonymous with New Orleans heavy metal, and a reflection on a life well-lived.
Crowbar released their 11th and latest album, The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One. For nearly three decades, the name Crowbar has been synonymous with HEAVY. Since rising ominously from the swamplands of New Orleans in 1990, they’ve been hailed internationally as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of crushing, melodic sludge. The Serpent Only Lies, is both an affirmation of the band’s staying power and a nod to their legacy.
“To me, it’s a fresh sounding version of old school Crowbar,” says vocalist, guitarist and mastermind, Kirk Windstein. “I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the selftitled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20 plus years ago. I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.”
The result is an album that stands toe-to-toe with those early Crowbar classics while maintaining the lumbering hooks of mid-period standouts like 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest and 2000’s Equilibrium. Bolstered by massive riffage, new songs, I Am The Storm, Embrace The Light, and the title track explore the themes of life, loss and spirituality, respectively.
Kirk Windstein | Matt Brunson | Tommy Buckley
March 18 - San Diego, CA House of Blues
March 19 - Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theater
March 20 - Berkeley, CA UC Theatre
March 21 - Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
March 22 - Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
March 23 - Iowa City, IA Wildwood
March 26 - Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
March 27 - Milwaukee, WI Rave II
March 28 - Chicago, IL House of Blues
March 29 - Detroit, MI Harpo's
March 30 - Toronto, ON Opera House
April 1 - Montreal, QC Astral
April 2 - Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
April 3 - Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
April 4 - Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
April 6 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues
April 7 - Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
April 8 - Baltimore, MD Soundstage
April 9 - Charlotte, NC Underground @ The Fillmore
April 10 - Atlanta, GA Masquerade
April 11 - Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 12 - Tampa, FL The Ritz
April 14 - New Orleans, LA House of Blues
April 16 - Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 17 - Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
April 18 - Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
April 19 - Austin, TX Emo's
April 21 - Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
April 22 - Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre