Fans of the multi-platinum, 7-times Grammy-nominated ROB ZOMBIE are set for a fantastic February. Not only is the man returning to these shores for the first time in 12 years with his pyro-tastic, monster-laden stage show, but Zombie enthusiasts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of current album, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’.
Set to street on 14th February, the deluxe version of HD2 features 3 brand new studio tracks recorded with his current band; guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Joey Jordison. The new tunes are “Everything Is Boring,” “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls And The Big Revolution,” as well as a re-imagining of “The Man Who Laughs.” In addition, the package will include a DVD featuring the video for “Mars Needs Women” (shot during the ‘Gruesome Twosome’ US tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of the Alice classic “School’s Out” with Cooper guesting and a 30-minute tour documentary entitled “Transylvanian Transmissions,” plus sumptuous, expanded artwork. UK shows line up as follows:
Wed 16th Feb – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton (0844 477 2000) SOLD OUT
Thu 17th Feb – MANCHESTER Apollo (0161 832 1111) SOLD OUT
Fri 18th Feb – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy (0844 477 2000) SOLD OUT
Sun 20th Feb – GLASGOW O2 Academy (0844 477 2000) SOLD OUT
Mon 21st Feb – LEEDS O2 Academy (0844 477 2000) SOLD OUT
Tue 22nd Feb – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (0844 477 2000) SOLD OUT
Fans who’ve missed out on Feb tickets shouldn’t despair however, as Rob has just been confirmed for the world famous Download Festival, happening at Donington Park, Derbyshire from 10th-12th June. Full details are available at www.downloadfestival.co.uk.
Not content to merely hijack the planet with his delightfully nefarious tunes, Rob Zombie, wearing his auteur’s hat, directed the second flick in the legendary franchise, ‘Halloween 2’, which emerged last year. It was his fifth time writing and directing a feature film. Zombie had also interpreted John Carpenter’s original cult horror ‘Halloween’ in 2007 and that film debuted at No. 1 at the US Box Office, shattering Labor Day weekend records. His previous films include 2004’s essential ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and 2005’s critically acclaimed ‘The Devil’s Rejects’. Zombie also completed his animated, R-rated feature, ‘The Haunted World of El Superbeasto’, and guest-directed a season-closing episode of the hit TV series, ‘CSI: Miami’. His next movie project, “Lords of Salem” has just been announced and goes into production in 2011.