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Dez Fafara Speaks On DevilDriver’s Plans To Play Coal Chamber Songs Live This Year


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Frontman Dez Fafara has previously been vocal on why Coal Chamber are unlikely to return and has planned to incorporate songs from the group into live shows from his current band DevilDriver for some time now. Amidst today’s (January 22nd) news that DevilDriver would be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Static-X came confirmation from Fafara himself that fans attending the shows could expect to hear some Coal Chamber tracks being played live.

Speaking across a series of tweets via his Twitter earlier today, Fafara has since elaborated on why he feels the time is now right to dust off the songs:

“so yes for the first time ever DevilDriver is playing a bunch of coal chamber songs and when you hear this shit with double kick and two guitars there’s no going back trust that! I waited years & tried to keep em separate but it’s time for me to embrace all that I am as a singer”

“I might also add that unlike others cats like zombie etc when I left coal chamber I never hung my hat on playing those songs with DevilDriver in hind sight & as I waited for things to reform it was a mistake and apologies to all who waited almost 20 years … for”

“One short lived coal chamber run and record so here I go into the future embracing all that’s ever been me as a vocalist andkept in mind this will ONLY BE SELECT SHOWS so I would get tickets Fast as I’m seeing already tons of venues are gonna sell out !”

“O it’s gonna be fucking fire ! Full production full light walls and hour 10 of BANGING MUSIC ! #DevilDriver”

“And to all of you who fucking waited around all these years I appreciate you and now is the time to get a ticket cause we are about to blow the “roof” off of the coal chamber classics and new DevilDriver from our upcoming double record staggered release GET READY !”

“There’s times you fucking lay in bed and go “when is the right time” and that’s for anything or … what if someone passes away etc then what then when … and that pertains to everything as well so I thought it out & talked it out COAL CHAMBER MUSIC is YOURS not mine so….”

“Why wait , why hold people off why make people wait the older generation the new generation that want to hear @coalchamber songs sung by the guy who fucking recorded em so AMP IT UP W DOUBLE KICK W TWO GUITARS W SOBER @evilriver AND HOLY FUCK HOLD ON IM BRINGING A MONSTER!”

“Now think DevilDriver Now think that band doing these @coalchamber songs now think holy fuck how is the stage not gonna fucking implode”

Dates for the tour with Static-X, which will also feature Dope and more openers to come, include:

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Level
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

As Fafara stated, DevilDriver have been in the studio recently working on a double album that will be separately released.

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