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The Swamp Leper Stomp Tour featuring Floridian death metal legends Death (DTA), Obituary and Massacre plus Pennsylvania newcomers Rivers of Nihil is easily THE death metal tour of the year. Conceived by Eric Greif, lawyer for the Estate of Death’s Chuck Schuldiner, Obituary and Massacre, as a means of getting old friends and musical comrades together; the Swamp Leper Stomp Tour is set to kick off this Friday, November 14th, in Los Angeles, CA. The three week tour includes a series of dates in Western Canada with additional support from Untimely Demise and wraps up in Miami, FL on December 7th. A complete listing of dates is available below including additional dates with just Death (DTA).
The Death (DTA) line-up for this tour continues to carry on the torch of Death’s musical legacy, bringing the timeless music of Chuck Schuldiner to Death fans young and old.  Consisting of legendary former Death members Sean Reinert (Drums), Steve Di Giorgio (Bass) and Bobby Koelble (Guitar) with the addition of Cynic’s Max Phelps on guitar and vocals, the group’s set will consist of a cross section of the Death catalog, with songs from every album.
Additionally, former Malevolent Creation and current Gruesome drummer Gus Rios will be guesting on drums for a few songs each night.  Sean Reinert commented on having Gus as part of the tour:

“Gus was an easy and obvious choice for this tour, not only as my tech, but also as a guest drummer on a few songs. Gus and I have been good friends since the mid 90s when I was his drum instructor, and he has helped me out on previous Death Dta Tours as well as with Cynic. He is as familiar with Death’s style of drumming as anyone and I know that he’s really honored to be playing those songs live!”
Death have recently seen an exhaustive reissue of their iconic catalog via Relapse Records, with 1988’s Leprosy being the most recent album to receive the deluxe treatment.  All of the reissues can be streamed via the official Death Bandcamp page HERE and purchased direct from Relapse HERE along with an exclusive line of Death merch.


Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 Tour Dates:

Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Nov 15 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Nov 16 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov 19 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 22 Regina, SK Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 23 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 24 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise
Nov 25 Chicago, IL Metro
Nov 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Nov 27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall
Nov 28 Montreal, QC La National
Nov 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov 30 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Dec 03 North Springfield, VA Empire
Dec 04 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Dec 05 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Dec 06 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Dec 07 Miami, FL Grand Central
Dec 09 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 11 Dallas, TX Trees (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 12 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad (DEATH DTA only)
Dec 13 Tempe, AZ Club Red (DEATH DTA only)






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