Hank Williams III Hitting The Road
The 22-date tour will play shows through the South into Texas, across to Los Angeles, and up to the Pacific Northwest, ending in Denver on October 6.
"I've been off the road for awhile, and I'm looking' at two years of bein' full-on dedicated to goin' out there and doin' what we do," said Hank3. "That's one of the reasons I wanted to release all of these albums at the same time, so I could just focus back on the touring again."
As his fans have come to expect, Hank3 will give everyone in attendance their money's worth by performing for anywhere from two-and-a-half to three-hour sets a night. The evening will open with a Country set, followed by a louder, rowdy Hellbilly set, culminating with a set featuring his new metal/doom band, Attention Deficit Domination.
He is touring in support of his three brand new albums - the double-country Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown, the doom-rock Attention Deficient Domination, and the speed metal Cattle Callin - all to be released on September 6 through his very own, just-launched label Hank3 Records.
All three of Hank3's new releases were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank3's home and studio just outside of Nashville. He wrote the bulk of the songs that appear on the 41-track Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown, a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank3's trademark Hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence and an ambient, lonesome mood. Ghost to a Ghost features guest appearances by Tom Waits, Alan King of Hellstomper, Les Claypool of Primus fame, Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin, and Hank3's dog, Trooper. Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank3's crunching, metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned, fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. The 23-track Cattle Callin features Hank3's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering (provided by legendary auctioneers Mitch Jordan and Tim Dowler) and, in some cases, his own higher-register vocal treatment laid over the top. You've never heard anything like it.