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Dave Lombardo from Suicidal Tendencies image for his Hero Card

Dave Lombardo & Mike Patton’s “Dead Cross” project announces maiden U.S. tour

May 252017

Dead Cross, a new hardcore project born of an epic resume of heavy music players Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), have unveiled their first North American tour-dates. The tour will be in support of the iconic combination’s debut self-titled album due out through Patton’s own Ipecac Recordings label on August 4.

“Everything about Dead Cross screams aggression. I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience...but I know it's going to be a hell of a good time. Really looking forward to hitting the road with these guys." Said Lombardo. Patton adds “Let’s be honest, being in a band like this at almost 50 years old is a little comical. I’m not some young tough guy trying to prove a point anymore. For me to make a record like this, it’s entirely a musical adventure. I just think it’s fun, and it makes me smile and laugh a lot.”


Patton found the inspiration for Dead Cross track “Grave Slave,” from stories of cartel gunslingers. “I was like, ‘This could be about a gunslinger or drug dealer at the border – a cartel,'” Patton explains. “The other guys in the band come from Southern California, and I’ve spent a lot of time in San Diego, so pistoleros are a part of our lives. It’s a huge point of contention with our new president, so I thought it was a cool topic.”


The tour which takes place late in the summer will begin Aug. 10 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. and includes a stop at Riot Fest Chicago. Tickets will go on-sale this at 10 a.m. local time.


Dead Cross tour dates:

August 10 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

August 11 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

August 12 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee

August 14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

August 15 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

August 16 Austin, TX Emo’s

August 18 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre

August 19 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park

August 21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

August 23 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre

August 25 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

August 26 Seattle, WA The Showbox

August 27 Portland Wonder Ballroom

August 29 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

September 8 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

September 10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

September 11 Boston, MA Royale

September 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

September 13 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw

September 15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall

September 16 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

September 17 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom

September 19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

September 20 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall

September 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre