Toledo band tours with GWARWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
What is more rad than going to a GWAR show? How about being on tour with the crazy sons-a-bitches? That is what Toledo’s Mobile Deathcamp (MDC) is doing right now.
The Bloody Tour of Horror, which stops in 55 U.S. and Canadian cities, runs through the end of December. According to MDC bassist Boe Skadeland, “GWAR pulls a big crowd. The shows are good every night; it’s going awesome. We’re playing the Electric Factory in Philly and it holds 2,300 people and it will most likely be sold out.
“The crowd’s response to MDC has been amazing. You couldn’t ask for any better response,” Skadeland said. “The fans really dig us because they like the direction of our music. It’s different than all the cookie-cutter stuff that’s out there.”
MDC’s new CD “Black Swamp Rising” has been selling well at the shows. “People tell us it’s so awesome to hear music that doesn’t sound like everyone else,” Skadeland said.
With momentum building, MDC has no plans of slowing down after this 55-show tour is finished.
“We’re tryin’ to build the fanbase and get out to more and more people,” Skadeland said. “That’s the name of the game, you gotta be touring.”
After the tour ends in December, MDC will take only one week off. After its short break, MDC is off to California for a run of shows and to make appearances at this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show.
“We’re going to be playing shows in California in January and we’re taking local band Blood of The Prophets with us,” Skadeland said. “NAMM is the biggest music industry show in the country. It’s a big schmooze-fest and we’re going to hang with the people that sponsor us like Spector and Dean. It’s a chance to rub elbows with industry people.”
Despite playing with heavy-hitters like GWAR and playing sold-out shows around the country, Skadeland said, “Frankie’s is still our favorite place to play. The vibe of the club is classic Toledo and the Toledo fans come out and dig us and they’re really cool people. There’s a lot of bands and people that come from Toledo and people don’t even know it.”
The Bloody Tour of Horror will be making some stops within a few short hours of Toledo. On Oct. 13, the tour stops at The House of Blues in Cleveland, The Newport in Columbus on Oct. 27 and at Harpo’s in Detroit on Oct. 30.