Toronto, ON – December 12, 2018 – NOLA sludge metal champions, Crowbar, have announced an extensive 2019 North American tour. Supporting Corrosion of Conformity, the band will rock stages alongside Mothership, with Weedeater and The Obsessed on select dates, including stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto. See below for complete details.

Crowbar released their 11th and latest album, The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One. For nearly three decades, the name Crowbar has been synonymous with HEAVY. Since rising ominously from the swamplands of New Orleans in 1990, they’ve been hailed internationally as one of the world’s foremost purveyors of crushing, melodic sludge. The Serpent Only Lies, is both an affirmation of the band’s staying power and a nod to their legacy.

“To me, it’s a fresh sounding version of old school Crowbar,” says vocalist, guitarist and mastermind, Kirk Windstein. “I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the selftitled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20 plus years ago. I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.”

The result is an album that stands toe-to-toe with those early Crowbar classics while maintaining the lumbering hooks of mid-period standouts like 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest and 2000’s Equilibrium . Bolstered by massive riffage, new songs, I Am The Storm, Embrace The Light, and the title track explore the themes of life, loss and spirituality, respectively.

“Even lyrically, the approach was a little more old school,” Windstein offers. “Some of the songs have less lyrics to let the riffs breathe a little more, which I had kind of gotten away from over the years. It was a conscious thing to go back to that.”

The album’s bruising centerpiece, The Enemy Beside You, opens with the line, “If you grow a set of balls, you might just change your life. ” It’s a rallying call to woe is me types everywhere. “The song is not about anyone in particular—it’s about negative people in general,” Windstein explains. “People who bitch about everything, but don’t get up and do anything for themselves. I know a lot of people like that. If you need a job, get off your ass and get one. If you need to get off dope, go get help. Don’t just sit there and whine about it.”

“Having this be our eleventh record, we’re very fortunate because so many bands don’t last this long,” Windstein adds. “My whole outlook on music as a career is the Motörhead outlook, which is that slow and steady wins the race. If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night and continue to treat your fans with respect, that’s the stuff people will remember.”


Kirk Windstein | Matt Brunson | Tommy Buckley


January 19 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall

January 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

January 21 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

January 22 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

January 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

January 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club

January 26 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

January 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

January 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

January 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

February 1 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

February 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

February 4 - Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

February 5 – Calgary, AB - Marquee

February 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

February 8- Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

February 9- Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

February 10 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop

February 12 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

February 13- New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

February 16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

February 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

February 18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

February 20 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House

February 21- Pittsburgh, PA – Smalls Theatre

February 22 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

February 23- Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

February 24 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum

February 26 – Penascola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

February 27 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan 

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