A few years back, Down was kind enough to take The Melvins out for a full US tour, featuring 3 Southern California dates and making for a very happy Shannon. While I was already expecting to be blown away by both of these amazing acts, it was the opening band on the bill that left me completely mesmerized–Weedeater.

Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina and featuring members of Bongzilla and the recently somewhat-resurrected Buzzov•en, Weedeater have perfected their blend of coarse, sludgy metal over the past decade and a half. After releasing the critically acclaimed Jason…The Dragon earlier this year and embarking on a grueling tour schedule, the band is hitting the road once again for a rampage through North America with Saviours, Bison b.c., and Fight Amp in tow.

If you’re looking for a chance to catch the band on their October 2nd stop at The Key Club, you’re in luck! LA Music Blog is giving away a pair of tickets to one very special fan–just leave a comment below letting us know why you deserve them! The winner will be selected and notified by the end of day on Thursday, September 29th, so be sure to include an email address you check often with your comment. Good luck!

Weedeater North American Headlining Tour:

09/14 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
09/15 – Columbus, OH @ Outland Live
09/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
09/18 – Marquette, MI @ Upfront & Company
09/19 – Minneapolis, MN@ Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 – Rock Island, IL@ Rock Island Brewing Company
09/23 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
09/26 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
09/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Branx
09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/01 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/02 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
10/03 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers
10/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/06 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/07 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/08 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
10/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/10 – Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
10/11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
10/12 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/14 – Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/15 – Charlotte, NC@ Casbah at Tremont Music Hall

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