From Saarbrucken to Tampere: Black Tusk launches European tour

I write a lot about bands coming to Savannah, but I’ll try to say more in future posts about bands traveling from Savannah.

I don’t know if any Savannah band has been traveling as much in recent years as Black Tusk, a hard-charging metal band whose three members — Andrew Fidler, James May, and Jonathan Athon — create more sound than you’d think three people would be able to. They’ve just launched a European tour with Howl, playing 19 gigs in 24 days.

Here’s the video of “Red Eyes, Black Skies”:

Taste the Sin

For more background on the metal scene in Savannah, take a look at “Metal in the Garden of Good and Evil” from Spin in December 2009, about Black Tusk, Baroness, and Kylesa. Black Tusk’s latest Taste the Sin and other albums can be purchased through their MySpace page.

Here are the European dates:
02/04/11 Saarbrücken, Germany Garage w/ Howl
02/05/11 Essen, Germany Cafe nova w/ Howl
02/06/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands Winston w/ Howl
02/07/11 Manchester, United Kingdom Star & Garter w/ Black Tusk
02/08/11 Glasgow, United Kingdom Ivory Blacks w/ Howl
02/09/11 London, United Kingdom Underworld w/ Howl
02/10/11 Gent, Belgium Decadance w/ Howl
02/12/11 Poitier, France Le Confort Moderne w/ Howl
02/15/11 Segrate, Italy Magnolia w/ Howl
02/16/11 Parma, Italy Le Male Club w/ Howl
02/17/11 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk w/ Howl
02/18/11 Ljubljana, Slovenia Orto Bar w/ Howl
02/19/11 Budapest, Hungary Tündergyar w/ Howl
02/20/11 Wien, Austria Arena w/ Howl
02/21/11 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia w/ Howl
02/23/11 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang w/ Howl
02/24/11 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta w/ Howl
02/26/11 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi w/ Howl
02/27/11 Tampere, Finland Klubi w/ Howl