Skindred to Embark on U.S. Tour in September With (hed) P.E. + SOiL
The Welsh band Skindred will be returning to the U.S. for a tour beginning in September. (Hed) p.e. will be the supporting band on most of the dates, with SOiL also playing a few shows. The trek kicks off Sept. 14 in New York.
Skindred state, "We come in peace but we intend to leave you in pieces! Let the mayhem commence USA USA USA. Come watch the 'Dred play!"
The band is supporting their latest album Volume, which was released last October. In a recent interview, frontman Benji Webbe says they strived to capture the band's live energy on the record.
"What works for us… what we just realized after all these years, is that life works for Skindred," Webbe says. "We had no company behind us, saying, 'You need a radio song!' That was beautiful, not having that voice in our heads. Through the whole process, we said, 'Let's pretend we are a new band.' People hear the metal and the reggae and the drum and bass and think 'What the f--k is that?' But one thing about Skindred is that we are a live act."
The singer continues, "Bring your mother or your father and they will be like, 'I like that band.' That's the mentality we bring into the room. When I listen to the album, I know that it has the live energy that we are known for."
2016 Skindred Tour Dates
9/14 -- New York, N.Y. -- Highline Ballroom^
9/15 -- Hampton Beach, N.H. -- Wally's Pub^
9/16 -- Stafford Springs, Conn. -- Palace Theater^
9/17 -- Chester, Pa. -- Rock Allegiance Festival*
9/20 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Agora^
9/21 -- Valparaiso, Ind. -- Big Shots^
9/23 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- 89th Street Collective^
9/24 -- Dallas, Texas -- Texas Mutiny Festival*
9/25 -- Houston, Texas -- Houston Open Air Festival^
9/27 -- Danville, Ill. -- Village Villians$
9/28 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- The Stage @ Intersection$
9/29 -- Flint, Mich. -- Machine Shop$
9/30 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Double Door$
10/1 -- Madison, Wis. -- WJJO Sonic Boom*
10/2 -- Louisville, Ky. -- Louder Than Life Festival*
10/5 -- Denver, Colo. -- The Roxy^
10/6 -- Grand Junction, Colo. -- Thunderstruck Alley^
10/7 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- LVCS^
10/8 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- The Whisky^
^With Hed PE
$With Hed PE and Soil