Heavy metal supergroup CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED have announced dates for a small tour from July 1-10. Led by legendary metal drummer Richard Christy (DEATH, ICED EARTH) and vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH) the band will be starting off In Chicago, IL and finishing up in style with DREAM THEATER in Worcester, MA.
This will be the band's first set of live performances. Rather than getting another band to open up for them, they'll be joined by comedian and THAT METAL SHOW co-host Don Jameson who will be opening the shows with some stand-up comedy. An interesting choice, but also intelligent because it draws in an entirely different crowd.
Unfortunately bassist Steve DiGiorgio and guitarist Jason Suecof won't be able to make the tour due to prior commitments, but John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM) and Matt Sorg (RINGWORM) will be filling in on guitar while Dennis Hayes (BEYOND FEAR, ex-ICED EARTH) will be playing bass on the tour.
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