DANZIG‘s previously announced tour of South America, which was scheduled to take place in late July, has been canceled “due to complications with travel that were beyond anyone’s control.” According to a posting on the band’s official web site, “DANZIG regret any inconvenience to their fans and promise to return as soon as possible.”
In other news, a “Danzig Legacy” TV special is being filmed in Los Angeles this summer and is being directed by Mark Brooks (Adult Swim‘s “Metalocalypse”). More information will be released soon.
As previously reported, Glenn Danzig will headline Riot Fest on October 7 at Congress Theater in Chicago, Illinois and perform a career-spanning show featuring sets of DANZIG, SAMHAIN and MISFITS songs with none other than ex-MISFITS axeman Doyle Von Frankenstein joining Glenn on guitar for the MISFITS set.
Commented Michael Petryshyn, founder of Riot Fest: “Everyone in music has a band or a musician that changed them. For me, it is Glenn Danzig. I am in music because of DANZIG, SAMHAIN and the MISFITS. I remember being a ten-year-old when my friend handed me ‘Danzig’, and it blew me away. It was different… it was the first album for me, now looking back, where form matched content. Soon after, I found this entire wealth of music he wrote before 1988 and I became an even bigger fan. Musically, it opened my world to punk, metal and hardcore. To have Glenn perform his solo works, to go on stage with SAMHAIN for a set, and, lastly, to play MISFITS songs with Doyle will always be the one show I remember.”
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