Steel Panther to Start Recording New Album, Announce ‘Heavy Metal Mardi Gras’ Tour [Update]
Steel Panther got a little lost last week, appearing on the set of Thursday Night Football where the Steelers faced off against the Panthers. It was an honest mix-up and if everything goes to plan, they'll find themselves in a more natural surrounding as they begin work on their next album.
On Sunday (Nov. 11), drummer Stix Zadinia tweeted that he was prepared to start tracking drums to the new record on Tuesday (Nov. 13). "Holy shit. We are doin it again!! These songs are gonna fuuuuck your face up. In the cool way," he commented.
It's not known if the band is re-recording the album that was allegedly deleted in early August. Singer Michael Starr claims the band was in the process of uploading the material to Soundcloud when it accidentally got deleted. He insisted it wasn't a joke and producer Jay Ruston later explained, "Lexxi Foxx was in charge of uploading the album to Soundcloud. He pressed the DEL key on the keyboard thinking that meant DELIVER.”
Update: While news on when the band's next album has yet to be revealed, it is possible that if there's a quick turnaround, they could be playing new music in March 2019. The band just announced the "Heavy Metal Mardi Gras" trek hitting the southeastern U.S. for seven shows in March. See the newly announced dates below.
Steel Panther "Heavy Metal Mardi Gras" 2019 Tour Dates
March 1 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Mavericks Live
March 2 - Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall
March 3 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
March 4 - New Orleans, La. @ Fillmore
March 6 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
March 7 - Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
March 8 - Norfolk, Va. @ NorVa
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