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Black Label Society Ready 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Sonic Brew” Reissue & Tour


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Black Label Society have announced the dates for a ‘20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality Tour‘ which will start in late April and find them out with Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax opening. In addition to the trek, a new 20th anniversary edition of the band’s 1999 debut album “Sonic Brew” will be released on May 17th via eOne Music.

That record has been digitally remastered and rechristened “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19” for the re-release. Bonus tracks for it include a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic take on “Black Pearl“. Frontman/guitarist Zakk Wylde commented:

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance. We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids. I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor‘s ‘I Will Survive’ dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

The reissue is the first in a series which eOne Music has planned with the “Stronger Than Death“, “1919 Eternal“, “The Blessed Hellride“, “Hangover Music Vol. VI“, “Mafia” and “Shot To Hell” also planned to get special treatment in the years to come.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Sonic Brew“, the band will be performing the album in full during the first stop in each city on the below tour with the second night featuring a more traditional setlist of the band’s various fan favorites.

04/24 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/25 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/27 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
04/28 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
04/30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/01 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/04 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/06 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
05/07 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/14 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/18 Clarksville, TN – O’Connors
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

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