Rapper NECRO Leaves Sounds of the Underground Tour

Metal-themed rapper NECRO has announced his departure from this year’s Sounds of the Underground Tour. Here is what NECRO had to say about the situation:

“I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them. It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big fuck you to the crowd.

“I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 NECRO fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!

“It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).

“As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my peoples so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow NECRO up.”

Check NECRO’s myspace (www.myspace.com/necro) for major world tour announcements and to stream “Some Get Back (Revenge)” off his new record Death Rap which hits streets September 11 via Psycho+Logical-Records.

Sounds of the Underground 2007: GWAR, CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, More

The third annual Sounds of the Underground tour has been announced and will feature main acts GWAR, CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, and more. GWAR will close most nights, while CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, and a third to-be-announced band will rotate in the headlining position prior to GWAR.

Other acts confirmed to appear on the tour are NECRO, DARKEST HOUR, AMON AMARTH, THE ACACIA STRAIN, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW, THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU, GOATWHORE, THIS IS HELL, and 2 CENTS. Additional special guest headliners will join the bill on select dates.

Mark Hunter, CHIMAIRA vocalist boasts, “We are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this years Sounds Of The Underground. We played the first year and we had a fucking blast. This year we are going to up the production level and bring something special to our fans. Then we will get wasted every night with EVERY TIME I DIE and GWAR. See you this summer!”

There will also be a 2CD + 1 DVD Sounds Of The Underground exclusive compilation which will go on sale in stores and online in late June.

Presale tickets for the tour will go on sale April 25th.  Tickets for the general public will go on sale May 11th.  You can find constant updates on the tour at http://www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com/.

The complete tour itinerary is as follows:

July 06 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
July 07 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St. Amphitheatre
July 08 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
July 10 – Orlando, FL – UCf Arena
July 11 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
July 13 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
July 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Outside
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
July 16 – Winston-salem, NC – Millennium Center
July 18 – Toronto, ON – Koolhaus Complex
July 19 – Detroit, MI – State Theatre
July 20 – Milwuakee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
July 21 – Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheater At Tower City
July 22 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
July 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
July 27 – Calgary, AB – Macewan Hall
July 28 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
July 30 – Portland, OR – Expo Hall
Aug. 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air Pavilion
Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA – Events Center AT San Jose Univ.
Aug. 04 – Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows Side Stage
Aug. 05 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Denver, CO – Fillmore