Job for a Cowboy


The readers of Guitar World have spoken, and when it comes to 2009 in terms of extreme metal it gets no better than 'Ruination' from Job for a Cowboy. The Glendale, Ariz. band's album beat out last year's releases from Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Immortal and Suffocation. This should be no surprise, as Job for a Cowboy have solidified themselves as an unforgettable and undeniable force in metal with their debut album selling 13,000 copies in its first week and 'Ruination' dashing any ideas of a sophomore curse.

On the heals of this honor, the band has announced a headlining tour for the spring to precede work on a new album. Whitechapel and Cattle Decapitation have been tapped as support for the 27-date tour, while Gaza and Revocation will join on select dates.

April 21 -- Newport, KY -- The Southgate House

April 23 -- Hackensack, NJ -- The School of Rock

April 24 -- Worcester, PA -- Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)

April 25 -- Buffalo, NY -- Mohawk Place

April 26 -- Columbus, OH -- Skully's

April 27 -- Baltimore, MD -- Otto Bar

April 28 -- Allentown, PA -- Crocodile Rock

April 29 -- Millvale, PA -- Mr. Small's Theatre

April 30 -- Montreal, QB -- La Tulipe

May 1 -- Toronto, ON -- Opera House

May 2 -- Detroit, MI -- Magic Stick

May 3 -- Madison, WI -- Orpheum Stage Door

May 4 -- Elgin, IL -- Mad Maggie's

May 5 -- Sauget, IL -- Pop's

May 15 -- Pomona, CA -- California Metal Festival

May 16 -- Sacramento, CA -- The Boardwalk

May 17 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theatre

May 18 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon

May 19 -- Pocatello, ID -- Icon

May 20 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- In The Venue

May 21 -- Colorado Springs, CO -- The Black Sheep

May 22 -- Lawrence, KS -- The Bottleneck

May 23 -- Wichita Falls, TX -- The Hanger

May 24 -- Austin, TX -- Emo's Inside

May 25 -- Odessa, TX -- Dos Amigos

May 26 -- Albuquerque, NM -- Launchpad

May 27 -- Tempe, AZ -- The Clubhouse