Kittie


No, we're not kidding. Yes, you read right! Kittie will be embarking on a tour with Insane Clown Posse and Coolio -- yes, that Coolio! Necro and Kottonmouth Kings will also appear, but Kittie will indeed be the heaviest band on a hip-hop-leaning tour. On paper, it looks like a train wreck. In reality? We'll just have to wait and see. Are Kittie the 'insane' ones here? Insane Kittie Posse? If you stop and think about it, Kittie are executing a well-designed career chess move here.

"What is going on? It's so ridiculous," Kittie frontwoman Morgan Lander laughed to Noisecreep. "Quite honestly, for a while, we had no idea who the main support bands would be. ICP requested us to be on the tour, and one of the last things my dad set up, before he passed, was for us to appear on their festival. It was one of the things he was setting up for us."

As it turns out, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope had invited Kittie to be a part of their tours before, but the cats turned 'em down. But this tour, which will run for four weeks from May through June, will canvas huge amphitheaters, so it looks like a smart career move for Kittie, who released 'In the Black' last year. "We haven't opened for any type of band for 10 years and it's not the most matching of genres and music," Lander admitted. "It's more of an opportunity to play in front of an audience that is not Kittie-specific. We've been playing to a headlining crowd for many years. Now, we will play a half-hour of our heaviest songs! It's a growth thing for us. I know that what we do share similar fan bases. There is a bit of cross pollination when it comes to the genres."

So will those die-hard Juggalos accept Kittie? Will they douse the girls with Faygo, as is common at ICP shows? "I have no idea what to expect," Lander chucked. "There is nothing worse than getting pop in your hair or all over your gear, for that matter. But it seems like an interesting and different opportunity and we figured we'd jump on it. We're going on a 'Fantastic Voyage' with Coolio!"

Kittie know they will stick out like a sore thumb as the sole metal band situated amongst hip-hoppers, with Lander saying, "ICP are a cult band and it will be a helluva a fun month, playing in amphitheaters. We'll make the best of it."

5/10/10 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom

5/11/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater Outdoors

5/13/10 - Louisville, KY - Inn Place Hotel & Conference Center

5/14/10 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom

5/15/10 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadowbrook Amphitheater

5/16/10 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre

5/17/10 - Charlotte, NC - The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory

5/19/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory

5/20/10 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion

5/21/10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium

5/22/10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium

5/23/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Amphitheatre at Station Square

5/24/10 - Cleveland, OH - Nautica Pavilion

5/26/10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze

5/27/10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Westfair Amphitheater

5/28/10 - Sauget, IL - Pops Outdoors

5/29/10 - Bonner Springs, KS - Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone

5/31/10 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater

6/1/10 - Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air - Outdoors

6/3/10 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House

6/4/10 - Portland, OR - Expo Center - Hall C

6/5/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theatre

6/6/10 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim

6/7/10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

6/8/10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre