Skinny Puppy announce final tour


February 07, 2023
Skinny Puppy have announced their last ever tour, with Lead Into Gold as support.

Forty years after their initial inception, Skinny Puppy are calling it quits with one last jaunt around North America. Among the founders of the industrial rock and electro-industrial genres, Canada’s Skippy Puppy began in 1982, initially as a side project Kevin Crompton while he was in the new wave band Images In Vogue, Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project with the addition of vocalist Kevin Ogilvie.

Through thirteen studio albums and four decades, they established themselves as one of the giants of the genre. There hasn’t been any new music from Skinny Puppy since their thirteenth album, Weapon, dropped in 2013 – and now it would seem that Weapon will in fact become their final act.

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It has also been eight years since Skinny Puppy last toured, and it would seem there are plans to add further dates along the west coast following this leg of their farewell tour.

Paul Ion Barker’s (Ministry) solo project, Lead Into Gold, will be the direct support for the tour ahead of the release of their third album, The Eternal Present, via Toronto-based Artoffact Records on April 21, 2023.

“I’ve always loved Skinny Puppy and their unique shows,” says Barker, ” so I’m thrilled to be a part of this tour. Plus it’s always fun to tour with friends.”

A producer, composer, and touring musician who has toured as a member of Puscifer and collaborated with the likes of Jello Biafra, Ian MacKaye, Timothy Leary, and William S. Burroughs, Barker is looking forward to getting back on the road with his friends in Skinny Puppy. In his extensive musical history, he has also brought projects with Lard, Pailhead, Revolting Cocks, Flowering Blight, USSA, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, and many more to fruition.

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Tickets go on sale starting Friday February 10th at 10am.

Skinny Puppy 2023 tour dates:

with special guest Lead Into Gold
04.06.23 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
04.07.23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
04.08.23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04.10.23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
04.11.23 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
04.13.23 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
04.14.23 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
04.15.23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04.17.23 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian
04.18.23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
04.19.23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
04.21.23 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04.23.23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
04.25.23 – Montreal, QC – The Corona Theater
04.26.23 – Toronto, ON – History
04.28.23 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
04.29.23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
05.01.23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
05.02.23 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
05.03.23 – Denver, CO – Summit
05.04.23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05.06.23 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center
05.08.23 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05.09.23 – Seattle, WA – Neptune