Suffocation made it known back in March that vocalist Frank Mullen would be retiring from the band, and that they would do one last tour as a proper farewell. Now the time has come, as Suffocation has officially announced Mullen's farewell tour with Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and Soreption to take place this October and November.
Here's what Mullen had to say.
"Hello my friends – so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.
"I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.
"But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, and SOREPTION! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal."
Get the dates below, and Frank – thanks for all the killer death metal over the years. Enjoy retirement.
10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's Concert Hall
10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Place
10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante's
11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb