As you might be aware, Mr. Bungle (aka Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Scott Ian & Dave Lombardo) will play exclusive shows in CA and NY next year, featuring a performance of the band’s 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny (marking the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years).
The tour completely sold out in minutes, of course, though that hasn’t stopped Mr. Bungle from adding killer support in each market. The NYC shows will feature backup from Full of Hell, Spotlights, Antidote and Cleric, meanwhile the west coast gigs will see support from H09909, Hirax, Possessed, Melvins and more.
February 5 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – H09909 and Hirax open
February 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – Cattle Decapitation and Neil Hamburger open
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre – The Melvins and Cunts open
February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Victims Family and Intestinal Disgorge open
February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Full of Hell and Spotlights open
February 11 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel – Antidote and Cleric open
February 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre – Possessed and Neil Hamburger open
“Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid 80s,” explains Spruance. “And if we’re going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the 90s? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?”
Stream The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny in full below.