You ever tried to snort a line of straight fire through a hundred dollar bill and end up with egg on your face in front of everyone at a party? That egg was probably fried I’ll bet, wasn’t it? What with all that fire you were trying and failing to snort. You were probably super ashamed, and I know if I was you, that would be a memory I wasn’t in any hurry to re-live. Right?
Sorry for getting all PSA on you up in here, but with those “Herculean hard rock heavyweights” High on Fire gearing up to hit the road for a tennis-shoe sponsored music tour (i.e., The Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour), I think it’s important to get the word out. Friends, lovers, colleagues, already-sentient artificial intelligence entities trapped within the internet, I beg of you: do not do drugs. And perhaps even more importantly: do not confuse drugs with fire. You cannot get “high on fire” as High on Fire’s name might lead you to believe. Be safe and live long enough to see High on Fire ride in a giant van shaped like a Converse All-Star throughout August, play at Hopscotch in September, and even climb on a boat with Lemmy and play on Motörhead’s Motörboat Rock Cruise with Megadeth, Anthrax, and others. How did Lemmy even get a boat?!
And, yes, in case you were wondering, the band is working on new material. No real details yet, but the tentative release date is some time in 2015. And don’t forget that vocalist and guitar Matt Pike’s other band Sleep just put out an Adult Swim single called “The Clarity,” which is their first official recording in over a decade. Listen to that instead of doing drugs here.
08.12.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair#
08.14.14 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall #
08.15.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
08.19.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex %
08.20.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel %
09.06.14 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.19.14 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
09.20.14 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
09.21.14 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
09.22.14 - Lemmy’s Improbable Boat - Motörhead’s Motörboat
09.27.14 - Portland, OR - Dante’s
• High on Fire: http://www.highonfire.net