Well, time to cross another band off the "Bands we thought would never come to America" column. In fact, stick this in "Bands we thought we'd never see ever." Warning have only played a very select handful of shows in their three decade career, so the fact that they are coming to America for a few select one-off events, including Northwest Terror Fest, is an extremely exciting prospect. Even more exciting is that they will be playing their legendary Watching From A Distance album in its entirety. Perhaps the band the most responsible for bringing back the traditional doom metal sound to the metal world, Warning have been a little more than a rumor for most of their career. The band was so inactive, vocalist and guitarist Patrick Walker created 40 Watt Sun in order to keep playing music despite the cult status of his other band.
The other announced dates are June 10th at Sound & Fury Fest in Los Angeles and June 15th at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. All dates will feature support from Young And In The Way. They also have a separate date scheduled at Days of Darkness Festival which is happening on October 28-29 at the Rams Head in Baltimore, there's no word on if they are going to announce any other East Coast dates or if this will just be it for now. Ether way, people are almost certainly going to be traveling a long way for these dates. Who knows if anyone is going to be able to bring these guys back to the US again? Given that they have also announced that they will be performing their Watching From A Distance record in full at Roadburn as well this year, perhaps it's possible that the band is going to come back as a touring unit, something they haven't done since 2001.
Here are the dates in full:
06/10 Los Angeles – Sound & Fury Fest
06/15 San Francisco – DNA Lounge
06/17 Seattle – Northwest Terror Fest
10/28-29 Ram's Head – Baltimore
So get hyped – this sort of thing might never happen again, so if you're an American and you want to see Warning this might be your only ever chance.