Doom rock icons The Obsessed and The Skull are set to join forces for a U.S., co-headlining tour this summer. Commencing July 29 in Cleveland, Ohio, the doom rock caravan will wind its way through nearly two dozen cities, drawing to a close on August 16 in Rochester, New York.
The Obsessed formed in the late ‘70s in Potomac, Maryland by legendary guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan), spawned in the realm of musicians/artists such as Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, The Dictators, and The Stooges. The earliest lineup consisted of Wino, bassist Mark Laue, guitarist John Reese, and drummer Dave Flood.
In 2011, The Obsessed returned to the stage at Roadburn Festival with The Church Within’s legendary lineup (featuring Wino, Greg Rogers, and Guy Pinhas). The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple of years before Wino announced the full-time return of The Obsessed in March 2016 with an updated line-up. Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over two decades, was released the following year. The Obsessed currently features Wino, drummer Brian Costantino, and bassist Brian White.
Watch the video for The Obsessed’s “Sacred” below:
The Skull is a musical collaboration founded by three former members of American doom metal legends Trouble—vocalist Eric Wagner, bassist Ron Holzner, and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson—and guitarist Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn).
Formed in 2011 to “continue the sounds and spirit of Trouble—past, present, future,” The Skull released their critically lauded debut, 2014’s For Those Which Are Asleep and 2018’s The Endless Road Turns Black, both through Tee Pee Records. The Skull currently features Wagner, Holzner, Keller, guitarist Matt Goldsborough (Pentagram), and Henry Vasquez (Saint Vitus).
Watch the video for The Skull’s “The Longing” below:
Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.
THE OBSESSED/THE SKULL:
7/29/2021 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH **
7/30/2021 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee WI
7/31/2021 Cobra Lounge – Chicago IL
8/01/2021 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN (matinee show)
8/01/2021 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY (evening show)
8/02/2021 Brickyard Bar – Knoxville, TN
8/03/2021 Growlers – Memphis, TN
8/04/2021 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
8/05/2021 Bears – Shreveport, LA
8/06/2021 Division Brewery/Grrowl – Arlington, TX
8/07/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX ##
8/07/2021 Ripple Fest @ Texas Ski Ranch – New Braunfels, TX ^^
8/08/2021 Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/09/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX **
8/10/2021 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA **
8/10/2021 Santos – New Orleans, LA ##
8/11/2021 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
8/12/2021 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/13/2021 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
8/14/2021 GoldSounds – Brooklyn, NY
8/15/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI
8/16/2021 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
** THE OBSESSED only
## THE SKULL only
^^ WINO Solo