We don’t know about you, but all this pre-Christmas to’ing and fro’ing has left us exhausted. We’ve decorated Thrash Hits towers with far too much tinsel, we’ve already stuffed our guts with so many mince pies we think we’re growing a third buttock. We think we deserve to buy ourselves a Christmas treat – thankfully our old friends, The Dillinger Escape Plan, have come along to our rescue.
We’ll let the band’s guitarist, Ben Weinman, explain what’s going on:
What is getting into people? It’s that time again zombies. You can join the herd and overspend on meaningless gifts that symbolize our need to materialize our relationships. Most of which, let me remind you, doesn’t actually contribute to actually helping anyone in need. Or you can buy the ‘Gold Teeth on a Bum’ limited edition Dillinger Escape Plan shirt of which a quarter of the proceeds will go to a charity of your choice. You can only get this shirt for 24 hours starting on Thursday Dec 22 at 12pm eastern time. Yes that’s right. Now is your chance to actually put gold teeth on a bum. We will put a survey on our Facebook page before New Year’s Eve and let you guys choose where your money is going.
So if you want to get your mitts on the super-limited edition shirt, get on over to The Dillinger Escape Plan’s official website right now and order one. Take a butchers at its sweet design:
If reports are to be believed, The Dillinger Escape Plan are currently in the early stages of writing the follow up to the Thrash Hits 2010 album of the year, Option Paralysis. Before that though, they’ll be returning to the UK in February as the main support for Mastodon’s first UK tour in support of their latest release, The Hunter. This is the kind of touring pair-up we here at Thrash Hits have late-night sex-fantasies about, so the fact that it’s actually happening in a mere six weeks time has got us all in a tizz.
Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Red Fang February tourdates:
05 Bristol O2 Academy
06 Manchester Academy
07 Glasgow Barrowlands
09 Norwich UEA
10 Birmingham HMV Institute
11 London Brixton O2 Academy
Tickets are available from all the usual outlets, and will set you back just over £20 (and a touch more for London) once all the fees have been added. Although this is Mastodon’s biggest UK tour to date, tickets are almost certainly going to sell out, so you should probably buy one now if you know that Santa isn’t bringing you one on Sunday.