The eclectic tour package features an array of heavy music styles, with brutal dance metal from Igorrr, the deafening noise rock of Melt-Banana, and Vowws’ brand of pulsing dark/goth tones (which caught the ear of Deftones’ Chino Moreno).
The monthlong outing kicks off February 17th in San Diego, crossing the South to the East Coast. The route then loops up through Canada and back down to California, where it concludes with a March 15th show at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles.
The shows will be Igorrr’s first stateside trek in support of 2020’s Spirituality and Distortion. It’s the fourth album since Igorrr, aka Gautier Serre, expanded his solo moniker into a full band in 2008, adding vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, and drummer Sylvain Bouvier to the live and studio lineup.
“This period of COVID has drove us totally insane, but we are excited to finally play this US tour!” Serre said in a press release. “New show, new music, and new people on stage — can’t wait to finally play Spirituality and Distortion on stage! This will be a historic time for us.”
The tour announcement is also great news for Melt-Banana fans. The enigmatic Japanese act haven’t released anything since their 2016 Record Store Day split with Napalm Death, though they have toured sporadically over the past decade.
Igorrr 2022 North American Tour Dates with Melt-Banana and Vowws:
02/17 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
02/18 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
02/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
02/21 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
02/22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/23 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
02/25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
02/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
02/27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
02/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
03/02 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
03/03 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03/04 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda –
03/05 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
03/06 – West Chicago, IL @ WC Social Club
03/08 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Showroom
03/11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
03/12 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
03/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater