Shotgun Facelift Tour Dates Announced
Midwest groove-metal band Shotgun Facelift have announced another run of dates in support of their full-length album “Dakota Blood Stampede“. The tour begins on September 23rd at Hellbash in Rio WI and wraps up on November 5th in Grand Forks, ND at Half Brother’s Underground. See the full list of tour dates below, and get more info via this location.
Dakota Blood Stampede by Shotgun Facelift is an exhilarating album. While tracking it in the studio, the band shot for perfect full-takes, avoiding overdubs and edits as much as possible. Producer Tyler Pilot was really able to capture the band’s “live energy” as a result and because of that, this album is as real as it gets. Every song on the album was tracked with the band playing together, all at once. When someone messed up, everyone had to sit in on a do-over. It was an exhausting process, but the proof comes through in the recording and the energy is unmistakable. More important however, is the deep and personal nature of the songs on the album. With the first single “Bury Me” the band fires back at the conservative culture in their home state of North Dakota. With so many in the local scene praying for the band’s demise and even wishing actual harm upon the band members for being in a heavy metal band, the song shows their resistance in being able to stand up against them, embrace their hatred, and use it to become stronger. “Suicide Eyes“, is about the eyes of addiction, abuse, and despair. The band takes mental illness very seriously, and they write about it a lot in a non-exploitative manner because every band member suffers from some form of it deeply. “5 Dollar Bastard” is another song which is deeply personal to the band, especially vocalist John Huber. Many years ago, he had a loved one hand him a check for what he thought John was worth, valuing him at just five dollars. He never forgot that moment, how it made him feel to realize what this person really thought of him, and he wrote the lyrics for this song as a statement of conviction to make that individual choke upon that five dollar debt. If there ever was an album where a band “lets it all hang out” while confronting their demons, Dakota Blood Stampede is it!
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Shotgun Facelift tour dates
September 23 – RIO, WISCONSIN @ HELLBASH
September 24 – DUBUQUE, IA @ THE LIFT
September 30 – FARGO, ND @ RICK’S
October 7 – MISSOULA, MT @ THE DARK HORSE
October 8 – BILLINGS, MT @ CRAFT LOCAL
October 21 – DEVIL’S LAKE, ND @ LOTTA’S
October 28 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ MULLIGAN’S THE OTHERSIDE
October 29 – CLEVELAND, OH @ NO CLASS
October 30 – MILWAUKEE, WI @ ROCKSTAR SALOON
November 4 – FARGO, ND @ THE AQUARIUM
November 5 – GRAND FORKS, ND @ HALF BROTHER’S UNDERGROUND
Shotgun Facelift lineup
John Huber (vocals), Damian Goulet (guitar), Matt Person (guitar), Jody Smith (drums), Curt DeCamp (bass)