Scott Ian, founding guitarist of Anthrax, has announced his debut spoken word tour.
“My first ‘Speaking Words’ tour and I get to do it in the UK and Ireland? Really? Wow, how fucking cool is that!,” says Scott. “My one-off show in London went so well and now I get to speak words at you all over the place. Thank you for having a superior sense of humor."
“I’m calling it ‘Speaking Words’ because the pretension of saying I am doing a ‘Spoken Word’ tour is too much to bear. This ain’t no poetry reading. This isn’t an evening of sensitive discourse. It’s an evening of ridiculous truth. It’s me talking (swearing) about this insane life I’ve led over the last 31 years, the people I’ve met and the shit that’s happened. And when I’m done swearing, you can ask me anything you want, the floor is yours. Cheers my friends, see you in May and June.”
Here's the list of tour dates:
05/24 - Oxford - O2 Academy
05/25 - Cardiff - The Gate
05/26 - Gloucester - Guildhall
05/27 - Plymouth - White Rabbit
05/29 - Rugby - The Vault
05/30 - York - The Duchess
05/31 - Liverpool - O2 Academy
06/01 - Manchester - Sound Control
06/02 - Stoke - Underground
06/04 - Newcastle - The Cluny
06/05 - Glasgow - The Arches
06/06 - Belfast - Limelight 2
06/07 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
06/08 - Dublin - Button Factory
06/10 - Bournemouth - O2 Academy
06/11 - London - The Garage
Tickets available here.