Anthrax’s Scott Ian Announces Metal Hammer-Sponsored Spoken-Word UK Tour!
“My first ‘Speaking Words’ tour and I get to do it in the UK and Ireland? Really? Wow, how fucking cool is that!,” says Scott. “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.”
The full list of dates and ticket links is as follows:
Fri 24 May Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 25 May Cardiff The Gate
Sun 26 May Gloucester Guildhall
Mon 27 May Plymouth White Rabbit
Wed 28 May York The Duchess
Thu 29 May Rugby The Vault
Sun 02 Jun Stoke Underground
Mon 03 Jun Manchester Sound Control
Tue 04 Jun Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 05 Jun Glasgow The Arches
Thu 06 Jun Cork Cyprus Avenue
Fri 07 Jun Belfast Limelight 2
Sat 08 Jun Dublin Button Factory
Mon 10 Jun Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 11 Jun London The Garage