Heavy/Doom metal progenitors SAINT VITUS have announced an extensive US tour. Starting on September 14th in Little Rock, AK, the ScionAV–sponsored tour runs for five weeks ending in San Antonio, TX on October 19th.

Support will come from WEEDEATER and SOURVEIN. Additionally SAINT VITUS joins DOWN at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on September 28th.

A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Band founder and chief songwriter, Dave Chandler, comments: “We’re stoked to destroy America again, the last US SAINT VITUS headlining tour was in 1993. This time we’ll be playing Lillie as well as fan favorites and some old surprises. So leave your ear plugs at home and come bleed with us.”

The band is touring in support of their latest album ‘Lillie: F-65’. The album, their first in 17 years, reunites the unmistakable guitar playing of co-founder Dave Chandler with the deeply resonate vocals of hard rock legend Scott “Wino” Weinrich.

“ …the boys are on fire here, flush with renewed energy and basking in the glow of their newfound power.” - Pitchfork

“ This sick behemoth of a sound - and patented strangled-cat guitar solos - could only come from one band, and that’s a window into why Lillie: F-65 succeeds as a whole: the Saint Vitus Character remains intact, never fucked-up with modern contrivances. Doubtful that Sabbath’s own 2012 comeback will be even a faction this good.” - Decibel

“ …it’s clear that their chops have only increased in the intervening years, and they certainly haven’t lost their ability to bring dynamics to a slothful subgenre.” - Outburn

“…Vitus shows the enduring significance of their approach, and that what proved true about them in their initial run is no less true now: By not being of their era, they were and remain timeless. …Saint Vitus are more relevant now than they’ve ever been, and Lillie: F-65 shows a good deal of why. No doubt one of 2012’s landmark albums. Highly recommended.” - The Obeslisk

9/14  Little Rock, AK  @  Rev Room (also w/ RWAKE, YOB)
9/15  Memphis, TN  @  Hi-Tone Cafe
9/16  Nashville, TN  @  Exit / In
9/18  Atlanta, GA  @  Masquerade
9/19  Raleigh, NC  @  Lincoln Theatre
9/20  Richmond, VA  @  Kingdom
9/21  Huntington, WV  @  V Club
9/22  Lexington, KY  @  Buster’s Billiard’s & Backroom (Boomslang Festival)
9/23  Pittsburgh, PA  @  The Rex Theater
9/24  Cambridge, MA  @  Middle East Downstairs
9/25  Brooklyn, NY  @  Saint Vitus Bar
9/27  Washington, DC  @  Black Cat
9/28  New York, NY  @  Best Buy Theater (w/ DOWN, No WEEDEATER/SOURVEIN)
9/29  Cleveland, OH  @  Grog Shop
9/30  Chicago, IL  @  Bottom Lounge
10/1  Minneapolis, MN  @  Triple Rock Social Club
10/2  Lawrence, KS  @  Granada Theater
10/3  Denver, CO  @  Bluebird Theater
10/4  Salt Lake City, UT  @  Urban Lounge
10/5  Boise, ID  @  Neurolux
10/6  Portland, OR  @ venue tbd (Fall Into Darkness Festival)
10/7  Seattle, WA  @  The Highline
10/9  San Francisco, CA  @  The Independent
10/10  Los Angeles, CA  @  Bootleg Theater
10/11  Sacramento, CA  @  Harlow’s
10/12  Santa Cruz, CA  @  The Atrium at The Catalyst
10/13  Pomona, CA  @  venue tbd (No WEEDEATER/ SOURVEIN)
10/14  Santa Ana, CA  @  The Constellation Room at The Observatory
10/15  Mesa, AZ  @  Nile Theater
10/16  Albuquerque, NM  @  Launchpad
10/18  Austin, TX  @  Beauty Bar
10/19  San Antonio, TX  @  Bonds 007

AuthorJordan Mohler