Weedeater Announce Album Title, “Nine Toe” Tour Dates

If there’s one aspect to all the Southern oppression and working class discrimination in this country, it’s that you just can’t keep some folks down. After blowing off his big toe whilst cleaning his favorite shotgun, one might think Weedeater‘s “Dixie” Dave Collins would just kind of sit back and feel bad about himself and hate the world for a while — you know, more than usual for a sludger. But no, he’s got a full US tour lined up and he’s rescheduled the sessions for Weedeater‘s new album, Jason… the Dragon, with none other than Steve Albini. Here’s to the spirit of persistence, and here’s the PR wire’s take on it:

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.

The band will also enter with Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in April to record their new release, titled 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.

Because there are a lot of them, the tour dates are after the jump.

Weedeater 2010 “Nine Toe” Tour
3/12/2010 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
3/13/2010 The Back Booth – Orlando, FL
3/14/2010 Crazy Marlins – Panama City Beach, FL
3/15/2010 Lenny’s – Atlanta, GA
3/16/2010 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
3/17/2010 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
3/18/2010 The Channel @ Meridian – Houston, TX
3/19/2010 Skillman Street Bar – Dallas, TX
3/20/2010 Encore – Austin, TX @ Tone Deaf SXSW Showcase
3/21/2010 Zombie’s – San Antonio, TX
3/23/2010 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/24/2010 Chasers – Scottsdale, AZ
3/26/2010 Ultra Violet – Los Angeles, CA
3/27/2010 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
3/28/2010 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/29/2010 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/31/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
4/01/2010 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
4/02/2010 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
4/03/2010 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
4/04/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
4/05/2010 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
4/06/2010 The Southgate House – Newport, KY
4/07/2010 The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4/08/2010 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
4/09/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/10/2010 Webster Hall (Studio) – New York, NY
4/11/2010 Khyber – Philadelphia, PA
4/12/2010 DC9 – Washington, DC
4/13/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD
4/14/2010 The Triple – Richmond, VA

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