Suffocation announce Frank Mullen farewell tour for North America

New York’s own death metal legends Suffocation have confirmed dates for their final North American run with original vocalist Frank “The Tank” Mullen, who for the last few years has not been touring with the band full-time.

Mullen‘s ‘Death Chopping North America’ tour with Suffocation goes down in October and November with killer support from Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun and Soreption.

Here’s Frank‘s full statement regarding the news:

Hello my friends – so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.

I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.

But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, and SOREPTION! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal.

The tour kicks off in Wantagh, NY at Mulcahy’s on October 21 [TIX on 8/10], and hits a total of 25 markets, including NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on November 16 [TIX tba], before closing out in Reading, PA.

Suffocation‘s latest album, …of the Dark Light, came out last year on Nuclear Blast. As for Cattle Decapitation, they’re touring in support of their 2015 effort on Metal Blade, The Anthropocene Extinction. Both Krisiun and Soreption will trek in support of their 2018 LPs, Scourge of the Enthroned (out 9/7) and Monument of the End (out now), respectively.

See all announced tour dates below!


10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go **
11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick **
11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb
** – No Cattle Decapitation


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