Yes, you read that right, Cradle of Filth will be bringing their intense live show to The Varsity on Wednesday, March 20th.
Sometimes, it seems, the monsters are very real. We live in increasingly dark times and it is the duty of the most inspirational musicians to create a soundtrack that provides both escapism and a jolting dose of real world grit. For the last quarter of a century, Cradle of Filth have assumed the role of dark metal diarists, exploring the amorphous horrors that lurk in humanity’s shadows and reveling in the opulence of mortal sin across centuries powered by bleak romance and a lust for the sensually grotesque.
Formed in England in 1991, Cradle of Filth generated an immediate underground buzz with their early demos, before stamping their authority on the UK’s burgeoning black and death metal underground with their debut album, »The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh«, in 1994. A monstrous blend of ornamental terror and pummeling vitriol, it marked the band out as a unique proposition and one of few modern bands capable of driving heavy music forward while honoring its traditions. Not surprisingly, a combination of front man Dani Filth’s insanely evocative lyrics and the intensely detailed and the compelling imagery that the band harnessed with great skill have since ensured that Cradle’s music has both endured and expanded over the best part of three decades. A relentless series of invigorating and enthralling studio albums have kept the band firmly in the bloodshot public eye and despite numerous line-up shuffles and subtle stylistic shifts over the years, Cradle of Filth have slithered from grand triumph to grand triumph.
Wednesday 13 will be kicking off the show and trust me when I say that these are openers that you don’t want to miss.
Tickets are still available HERE.
Remaining Tour Dates:
3/15 — Calgary, Alberta @ Marquee
3/16 — Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlight Room
3/18 — Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theatre
3/20 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theatre
3/21 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
3/22 — Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop
3/24 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Intersection
3/25 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
3/27 — Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
3/29 — Guelph, Ontario @ Guelph Concert Theatre
3/30 — Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
3/31 — Quebec City, Quebec @ L’Imperial Bell
4/01 — Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
4/02 — Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theater
4/03 — New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
4/05 — Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony
4/06 — Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/07 — Newport News, Va. @ Boathouse Live
4/09 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center
4/10 — Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm
4/12 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
4/13 — Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/14 — New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
4/15 — San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec Theatre
4/17 — Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
4/18 — Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues