ROB ZOMBIE UNEXPECTEDLY SWITCHES LABELS
October 29, 2009
MOVES TO ROADRUNNER RECORDS’ LOUD & PROUD IMPRINT TO RELEASE HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 IN EARLY 2010
In a sudden and unexpected move, multi-platinum hard rock artist Rob Zombie has inked a new worldwide deal with leading rock label Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint.
This shocking announcement comes as Zombie exits his former label and of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie. Zombie’s new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, previously set for release on 11/17 will now be released by Roadrunner / Loud & Proud Records in early 2010.
“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done,” states Zombie. “I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place.”
“Roadrunner is thrilled to be involved with Rob Zombie on a worldwide basis as he is a multiple-threat artist whom we’ve admired for many years,” said Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin.
Tom Lipsky, founder and president of Loud & Proud echoed Nachsin’s sentiment, “Rob Zombie hits hard on Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and the fans expect nothing less. We are excited about the monster mayhem that he is certain to create!”
The first single from the new album, “What?” recently launched at all rock radio formats and is quickly climbing the charts. This latest album marks the follow-up to 1998’s triple platinum Hellbilly Deluxe.
The Hellbilly Deluxe 2 track listing is as follows:
1. Jesus Frankenstein
2. Sick Bubblegum
4. Mars Needs Women
5. Werewolf, Baby!
6. Virgin Witch
7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory
9. Cease to Exist
10. Werewolf Women of the SS
11. The Man Who Laughs
In support of this release Zombie, will kick off his first headline tour since 2007 in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th. Shows in Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on October 31st in Hollywood, CA are set to follow. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates – guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos.
Visit www.RobZombie.com for Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour updates, including the official blog, Twitter feed, photos, and videos directly from the road. Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour tickets are on sale now; tour dates are as follows:
ROB ZOMBIE TOUR DATES:
Oct 29 Dodge Theater – Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 30 The Pearl – Palms Concert Theater – Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 31 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, California
Nov 1 The Grove – Anaheim, California
Nov 3 San Jose Events Center – San Jose, California
Nov 5 The Great Salt Air – Magna, Utah
Nov 6 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, Colorado
Nov 8 The Brady Theater – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 10 Austin Music Hall – Austin, Texas
Nov 11 Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, Texas
Nov 13 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, Texas
Nov 14 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 15 The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 16 Murat Theater – Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 17 Akron Civic Center – Akron, Ohio
Nov 19 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 20 Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 21 Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 22 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, Illinois
Nov 24 Broadbent Arena – Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 25 The LC Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio
Nov 27 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, Michigan
Nov 28 The Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 29 Metropolis – Montreal, Quebec
Dec 1 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, New York
Dec 2 House Of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 3 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Connecticut
Dec 4 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 5 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
In addition to his illustrious recording career, Zombie has also written and directed five feature length films. Most recently was the animated cult favorite The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto based on his successful comic series. This season’s Halloween 2 (August 2009) followed up Zombie’s record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of Halloween in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed The Devil’s Rejects (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic House of 1000 Corpses (Lionsgate 2004).
For more information visit www.robzombie.com or www.myspace.com/robzombie.