California-based hard rock act Motograter has packed 2018 ahead, following on the heat generated from the long-awaited second album, 2017's "Desolation," which was released on Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson's EMP Label Group. Most recently, the band announced several spring and summer tour dates, set to begin on May 6 in Las Vegas, NV. The set of dates will run through June 2 in Pipestem, WV when the band performs at Metal in the Mountains. Two more festival dates will follow in mid June and July. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
Guitarist Matthew "Nuke" Nunes says, "We are so excited to finally get back on the road! We have a deadly new line-up and are ready to crush the stage every night. C'mon out and witness the beautiful mayhem we will ensue upon the metal masses!"
Confirmed dates are:
5/6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
5/7 - Bakersfield, CA @ 1933
5/8 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/9 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
5/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/12 - Idaho Falls, ID @ The Gem
5/14 - Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
5/16 - Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall
5/18 - Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
5/19 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
5/20 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/2 - Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains
6/16 - Danville, IL @ Slang Metal Fest @ Shovelhead Saloon
7/7 - Muncie, IN @ Mosh Out The Masses @ The Water Bowl
Stay tuned for the upcoming release of a brand new music video for the band's second single, "Daggers", directed by Matt Lord Zane in Los Angeles. The band is set to begin writing their third full-length album in the fall.
"The future looks really bright for Motograter at this point," says Nunes. "You may ask 'why are we still relevant?' Because we write good songs. Because we believe our recordings and our live shows speak for themselves. The sky is the limit, really."