​Butcher Babies: video "Monsters Ball" and world tour dates

The California-based metal band Butcher Babies released the video "Monsters Ball", directed by Dan Dobi. The track appears on the second full-length album, "Take It Like a Man".

"The moment I spoke with director, Dan Dobi, about the ideas we had for a literal Monsters Ball, he jumped at them and began tossing even more great ideas into the melting pot," — the vocalist Heidi Shepherd comments: "We wanted to use the swingy feel of the song to create a jazz type club scene. A Monsters Ball is how we describe the pit. Being an adult who always has and STILL thrives in the pit, I've always seen it as a carnival of monsters. Where it doesn't matter what you look like, where you came from, what you do for a living, your sexual orientation, etc. We're all the same monsters there for the same reason; to rock the fuck out!"

"This song is about the beautiful, positive energy at a metal show. Too many times, mainstream media makes these shows out to be dangerous and evil, but what they don't know is that we are a big family who in that moment will do anything for each other. A family who rocks together, inevitably stays together. That's our Monster's Ball."

"Take It Like a Man" comes out on August 21 via Century Media Records. It was recorded at Hollywood Hills with renowned producer Logan Mader, who previously worked with Five Finger Death Punch and Gojira.

Butcher Babies goes on worldwide tour, which begins on July 7 in Europe and continues with Gwar and Battlecross from August 25 to September 18 in North America.

European tour dates:

July 7 — France, Lille @ Le Splendid
July 8 — France, Besancon @ La Rodia
July 9 — Germany, Nurnberg @ Hirsh
July 10 — Germany, Aschaffenburg @ Colossaal
July 11 — Czech Republic, Ostrava @ Barrak
July 12 — Czech Republic, Prague @ Exit-Us
July 13 — Slovakia, Bratislava @ Randall
July 15 — Austria, Dornbirn @ Conrad Sohm
July 16 — Germany, Karlsruhe @ Substage
July 18 — Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
July 20 — Slovenia, Tolmin @ Metaldays Frestival
July 22 — Switzerland, Prattein @ Z7
July 23 — France, Colmar @ Le Grillen
July 24 — Italy, Pavia @ Fuorionda
July 25 — Italy, Mortegliano @ Festa In Tenda
July 26 — Austria, Velden @ Bluesiana
July 28 — Germany, Mannheim @ Alte Seilerei
July 29 — Germany, Munich @ Free & Easy Festival @ Backstage
July 30 — The Netherlands, Eindhoven @ The Jack
July 31 — Germany, Wacken @ Wacken Festival

Concert dates with Gwar and Battlecross in North America:

August 25 — Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
August 26 — South Bend, Indiana @ Cheers Pub
August 27 — Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
August 28 — Lincoln, Nebraska @ Bourbon Theatre
August 30 — Lawrence, KS @ Granada
August 31 — Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
September 1 — San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
September 2 — Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ Varsity Theatre
September 3 — Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
September 4 — Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
September 6 — Winston-Salem, North Carolina @ Ziggy's
September 8 — Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea
September 9 — Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
September 10 — Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
September 11 — Sauget, IL @ Pop's in Sauget, IL
September 14 — Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 15 — South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
September 16 — Reading, PA @ Reverb
September 17 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
September 18 — Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

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