Soulfly is getting a helping hand from a big name for its upcoming tour.
The band made the announcement Thursday through a news release. The document states Fear Factory guitarist and founding member Dino Cazares is joining Soulfly for its upcoming North American tour. The press release announcing Cazares’ addition to the band’s lineup gave no reason for his replacement of guitarist Marc Rizzo.
The 33-date tour, which was originally announced in June, is scheduled to launch Aug. 20 in Albuquerque, NM and to run through Sept. 25 in Tempe, AZ. The upcoming tour also features performances in cities nationwide, such as Providence, RI; Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA. Niviane and Suicide Puppets are scheduled to share time as support throughout the tour.
Soulfly front man Max Cavalera spoke highly of Cazares as he discussed Cazares joining the band’s lineup for the tour.
“I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with Dino,” said Cavalera. “He is a true OG riff master, It’s going to sound heavier than Soulfly has ever sounded before! Dino’s legendary Fear Factory crunch guitar sound mixed with Soulfly is going to sound insane.”
Cazares shared Cavalera’s excitement for joining the band on the road through his own comments.
“Over the past 30 years, I’ve guested on a few of Max’s projects and jumped on stage whenever and wherever I could,” he said. “Now it’s a great honor to be doing this tour alongside Max as the second guitarist. It’s going to be amazing for all the fans to see the two of us playing a selection of Soulfly songs and a few familiar extras. Much respect to Max and his family – thank you for always making me feel at home with the Soulfly Tribe.
Additionally, Cazares recalled warmly, his first meeting between himself and Cavalera.
“The first time I met Max in 1991, I knew we were going to be long-time friends,” said Cazares. “I was standing at the bar, he grabbed my arm and yelled ‘Papa Capado.’ I was like ‘who the F@#% are you? He said “I’m Max’ and from there we just hit it off. That same night I played him the Fear Factory demo tape on his cassette Walkman in his hotel room while we were attending a music convention in Los Angeles. He liked it so much that he wouldn’t give it back, so I had to wrestle him and take it out of his walkman, haha. It was my only copy.
Added Cazares, “Max told Monte Conner, the A&R director from Roadrunner Records, that we had a new demo that he needed to check out, so our manager at the time sent our demo to Monte after many labels turned us down. The rest is history.”
The schedule for Soulfly’s upcoming tour is noted below. Tickets are available here.
Confirmed dates for the Soulfly’s US Tour are:
8/20/2021 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/21/2021 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO **
8/22/2021 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO **
8/24/2021 Wave Outdoors – Wichita, KS **
8/25/2021 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS **
8/26/2021 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO **
8/27/2021 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN **
8/28/2021 Metal In The Mountains @ Pipestem Event Center – Pipestem, WV **
8/29/2021 Skully’s – Columbus, OH **
8/30/2021 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY **
8/31/2021 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA **
9/01/2021 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY **
9/02/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI **
9/03/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI **
9/04/2021 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY ^
9/05/2021 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI ^
9/06/2021 WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL ^
9/07/2021 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN ^
9/08/2021 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY ^
9/09/2021 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL ^
9/11/2021 Warlando Festival – Orlando, FL *
9/12/2021 Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^
9/14/2021 Scout Bar – Houston, TX ^
9/15/2021 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX ^
9/16/2021 Trees – Dallas, TX ^
9/17/2021 Country River Club – Tyler, TX ^
9/18/2021 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX ^
9/19/2021 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX^
9/21/2021 Encore – Tucson, AZ *
9/22/2021 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA *
9/23/2021 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA *
9/24/2021 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA *
9/25/2021 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ+
* = No Support
** – 8/20 – 9/3 – NIVIANE
^ – 9/4 – 9/19 – SUICIDE PUPPETS
+ – With INCITE, GO AHEAD & DIE, HEALING MAGIC
Soulfly’s upcoming live dates are in support of its latest album, Ritual and its latest EP, Live Ritual NYC MMXIX. Cavalera announced in January, that he is working on Soulfly’s next album, but has offered no update on the album’s progress in the months since.
More information on Soulfly’s next record is available along with all of Soulfly’s latest news at:
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