Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Scott Ian Speaking Words UK Tour

Scott Ian (Anthrax)
‘Speaking Words’ UK Tour
May/June 2013 

Scott Ian who normally cuts a swathe with American Metallers Anthrax is hanging up his guitar briefly to embark on a Speaking Tour of the UK in May/June

Scott Ian will be heading out for a full UK ‘Speaking Words’ tour next May/June 2013. The tour comes in light of his highly successful spoken word evening at The Garage, London in November 2012.

“My first 'Speaking Words' tour and I get to do it in the UK and Ireland? Really? Wow, how fucking cool is that!!! My one-off show in London went so well and now I get to speak words at you all over the place. Thank you for having a superior sense of humour.

I'm calling it 'Speaking Words' because the pretension of saying I am doing a 'Spoken Word' tour is too much to bear. This ain't no poetry reading. This isn't an evening of sensitive discourse.
It's an evening of ridiculous truth. It's me talking (swearing) about this insane life I've led over the last 31 years, the people I've met and the shit that's happened. And when I'm done swearing, you can ask me anything you want, the floor is yours. Cheers my friends, see you in May and June.” Scott Ian

In a career spanning three decades, Scott Ian, as the co-founding member of Anthrax, helped to create the “New Wave of American Heavy Metal” or as it’s more commonly known, “Thrash Metal” in the mid-80’s. Scott is widely known as the face of Anthrax, and for being a constant and extremely recognizable figure in the worlds of music, poker, comics, movies and television.
In a rare outing Scott will do a spoken word performance. The show is very entertaining and funny, filled with stories from his 30+ years of travelling around the world. The night concludes with a Q & A where the audience gets to ask Scott what they want to know.

Scott Ian’s ‘Speaking Words’ tour will be sponsored by Metal Hammer magazine.
"Geek, author, guitarist, icon: when it comes to recounting the history of metal, Scott Ian's the man - catch him while you can" Alex 
Milas – Editor Metal Hammer

UK Tour
Fri 24 May Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 25 May Cardiff The Gate
Sun 26 May Gloucester Guildhall
Mon 27 May Plymouth White Rabbit
Wed 29 May Rugby The Vault
Thu 30 May York The Duchess
Fri 31 May Liverpool O2 Academy
Sat 01 Jun Manchester Sound Control
Sun 02 Jun Stoke Underground
Tue 04 Jun Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 05 Jun Glasgow The Arches
Thu 06 Jun Belfast Limelight 2
Fri 07 Jun Cork Cyprus Avenue
Sat 08 Jun Dublin Button Factory
Mon 10 Jun Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 11 Jun London The Garage
Tickets cost £15 (£16 London) subject to booking fee. Please see individual venue for ticket info.

You can see a teaser for the tour by clicking on the link below:

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