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CRADLE OF FILTH & DEVILDRIVER Announce First Leg of 2023 U.S. Co-Headline Tour, Beginning March 8

Extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH and groove metal pioneers DEVILDRIVER are thrilled to announce their highly-anticipated upcoming 2023 U.S. co-headline tour, beginning March 8, 2023 in Tempe, AZ. The first leg of the "Double Trouble Live" tour will visit several popular western and southern U.S. markets, coming to an end in Albuquerque, NM on March 26. Support will come from Black Satellite and Oni. Tickets go on sale this Friday the 13th at 10:00 AM local time. Check local venues and artist homepages for tickets and more information. Get your tickets now before it's too late! The second leg is planned for later this year, so stay tuned to learn when this killer bill will be headed to your town.

CRADLE OF FILTH & DEVILDRIVER "Double Trouble Live" 2023 U.S. Co-Headline Tour Dates w/ Black Satellite & Oni March 8 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre March 9 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park March 11 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory March 12 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades March 14 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox March 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot March 18 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios March 19 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall March 21 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live March 22 - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live March 23 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live March 26 - Albuquerque, NM @ Revel

CRADLE OF FILTH mastermind Dani Filth states: "Cradle Of Filth are maniacally looking forward to this two-pronged headline assault with fellow noisemongers DevilDriver. Frontman Dez has been a friend for years and a brilliant manager to boot, and to head out on the road for what promises to be the first leg of the ‘Double Trouble Live’ world tour with him and the band was an opportunity far too good to pass on. We are chomping at the bit to get out on the west coast again after our very successful run supporting Danzig last summer, and this eclectic tour package is so heavy it’s literally going to GRIND faces to a pulp. Which, in this line of work, is a good thing! So see you guys (and ghouls) out on the road for what promises to be twelve devastating nights of musical mayhem and debauch! Definitely a killer tour not to be missed!" DEVILDRIVER founder and frontman Dez Fafara adds: "I have been a fan of Cradle of Filth since the early 90s, and over the years I’ve not only had the opportunity to become great friends with Dani and the band, whom are all wonderful people, but also to manage their career alongside my wife Anahstasia, who is CEO at Oracle Management. When presented the opportunity to go out on what is DevilDriver's first shows in almost three years and co-headline with the mighty Cradle Of Filth on this first run of what is now a world tour, it could not be passed on! I’m looking forward to not only crushing stages with DevilDriver, but also watching Cradle of Filth nightly on the side of the stage. Get the fuck ready - this tour will be the one not to miss this year and tickets will go quickly! Get the fuck in the pit - this one will be vicious!"

[Photo: Dani Filth by James Sharrock]


Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH reign supreme as one of the most revered, formative and notorious names in the scene, and are undeniably responsible for breaking ground for many of today’s top metal artists with their trademark mixture of grim blackened heaviness, macabre theatricality and scintillating gothic style. The rule of Filth began in 1991, followed by the unleashing of 1994’s The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh – humble beginnings that expanded into cinematic classics like Cruelty And The Beast and Midian.

The band’s unyielding international touring schedule has garnered them a massive following both in the cult underground and at the top of the mainstream, defying trends while staying true to their roots. More recent offerings such as 2015’s Hammer Of The Witches and 2017’s Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay continued to bolster the unremitting legacy of Filth, until the band, along with the rest of the universe, was abruptly halted by the global pandemic in 2020. But, as is evident by the staggering response from their devoted legion of followers, that time was put to good use, spurring the emergence of the band’s latest, breathtakingly heavy offering, 2021’s Existence Is Futile. The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 with Hard Rock Genre, on the Hard Music Albums charts at #4 in the US and #5 in Canada, #9 on the German Album charts, #3 and #5 on the UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and UK Independent Albums chart respectively, #4 on the Finnish Albums chart and many more, proving that CRADLE OF FILTH continue to own the dark.


[Photo: Dez Fafara by Channing Yazzie]


Respected standard bearers for 21st century metal, DEVILDRIVER have spent the last two decades pursuing a course of uncompromising artistry and nonsense-free dedication to the road. Led by the prolific Dez Fafara, the Californian crew have earned their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, while issuing a steady succession of brutal but distinctive albums along the way. Their focus has remained laser-sharp, and never more so than on the monumental double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume of the double album offering, entitled Dealing With Demons I, was released via Napalm Records on October 2, 2020 to massive fan and critical acclaim, debuting at #4 on the US Current Hard Music Albums Chart alongside outlets like Blabbermouth stating, “...Dez Fafara keeps defying the odds and making face-removing metal records that, at their cudgeling best, really hurt. If the second half of this mammoth endeavor matches the first, this will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the DEVILDRIVER story.” Dealing With Demons I - the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s Trust No One - represents the onset of a final purging of the demons that have long haunted Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music. Order your copy HERE. Fans should keep their eyes peeled for more information coming soon on the highly-anticipated second installment of the Dealing With Demons double album. DEVILDRIVER online: WEBSITE FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM TWITTER NAPALM RECORDS

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