North Carolina's WEEDEATER - in light of the recent loss of frontman Dave 'Dixie' Collins' toe due to a self-inflicted gun-cleaning wound - have announced the routing for their upcoming US tour, now officially dubbed the 'Nine Toe' Tour. The month long tour kicks off a week before this year's SXSW, where WEEDEATER will headline the Tone Deaf Touring showcase on March 20th. Support bands for the tour include Black Cobra, ASG, Black Tusk, The Gates of Slumber, US Christmas, and Struck by Lightning. Here are the tourdates.
The band will also enter with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios in April to record their new release entitled 'Jason... The Dragon', to be released later this year again on Southern Lord.
Check out a full statement from the band regarding the tour and recording on the band's Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/weedeater