Horror-punk icon Glenn Danzig has told the Cleveland Scene that he doesn’t like touring anymore even though he’s on the road this fall with “Blackest Of The Black” tour, a heavy metal package tour that pairs him with SUPERJOINT, VEIL OF MAYA, PRONG and WITCH MOUNTAIN.
“I love being on stage and that’s the great part of touring,” he explained. “I’ll always do that. It’s the bouncing around on a bus. That’s the part I hate.”
He continued: “I’m a workaholic. When you’re on the road, you don’t have all your stuff with you and you can’t work.
“A long time ago, I stopped touring and my manager asked if I would tour if they let me fly home once in a while. We did a few West Coast tours and it worked. We tried it on a national level and it kind of works, so that’s why we started doing shows again.
“If I retired, I would find other things to do. I just keep doing what I do.”
Danzig added: “At some point, I’ll stop touring. That’s for sure. After this tour, I’ll take a break for a while. Then, we’ll see. There are comics and all that good stuff to keep me busy.”
Glenn will release his long-awaited covers record, “Skeletons”, on November 27 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment/Evilive Music. The record can now be pre-ordered at this location.
A labor of love that dates back to 1979, “Skeletons” sees Danzig pulling back the curtain behind his influences with a collection of ten covers spanning artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, ZZ TOP, and AEROSMITH to BLACK SABBATH, THE TROGGS, THE EVERLY BROTHERS, and more.