RETOX and WHORES To Tour North America


Retox and Whores, two of the most engaging live acts in heavy music, will be touring North America together in February and March.

Retox features famed weirdo Justin Pearson (The Locust, All Leather, many others) on vocals and a grip of West Coast hardcore dudes on strings and drums. The resulting sound is a befitting mixture of old-skool hardcore punk and raunchy noise, as if Botch attempted to ghostwrite Black Flag songs. This is why their previous tours with bands as diverse as Dillinger Escape Plan, OFF!, and Tomahawk all make perfect sense. Hearing a band with such a strong understanding of hardcore’s roots utilize 21st century skronk and delay pedals so effectively is a refreshing reminder that “keeping up with the times” doesn’t have to mean abandoning what you love.



A Whores performance is the most fun you’ll ever have a noise rock show. You will shake your ass, stomp your feet, and feel alive. You will revel in gluttony and leave the venue ready to declare the streets your own. As heavy as this band is, you can’t possibly be angry while listening to them because it’s just too much fucking FUN. Highly recommended if you like guitars or have ever heard a Melvins song.



You can listen to Retox here and Whores here. Here are the full tour dates, as found on the reliably relevant Brooklyn Vegan.

02/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
02/11 Tempe, AZ – 51 West
02/12 Las Cruces, NM – Trainyard
02/13 Dallas, TX – Three Links
02/14 Austin, TX – Red 7
02/15 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
02/17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
02/18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
02/19 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
02/20 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
02/21 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
02/22 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
02/25 Toronto, ON – The Cave @ Lee’s Palace
02/26 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
02/27 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
02/28 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
03/01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
03/02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03/04 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
03/06 Boise, ID – The Shredder
03/07 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge
03/08 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
03/09 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos

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