Scott Ian Enlists Chris Jericho In New Video Teaser For 2013 Spoken Word UK Tour

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Scott Ian is something of a metal legend. Part of one of the big four of thrash in his role as Anthrax guitarist, as well as being a member of The Damned Things, Scott has led a very interesting and colourful life. After performing his first spoken word show as part of the “Rock Stars Say The Funniest Things” shows in London last Autumn, Scott gained further experience in this field by performing spoken word shows in Australia during the off dates from the Soundwave Festival, of which Anthrax were a big part of. He even teamed up with Fozzy frontman and WWE superstar Chris Jericho for one such show.

Buoyed by those successes, Scott Ian is returning to the UK for a full spoken word tour in June, entitled “Speaking Words”. So, who better to help him promote the tour than a certain Chris Jericho! You can see the two of them together on the clip below:

When asked about the tour when the original announcement was made, Mr Ian was quite forthright about what type of show it was going to be:

“I’m calling it ‘Speaking Words’ because the pretension of saying I am doing a ‘Spoken Word’ tour is too much to bear. This ain’t no poetry reading. This isn’t an evening of sensitive discourse.

It’s an evening of ridiculous truth. It’s me talking (swearing) about this insane life I’ve led over the last 31 years, the people I’ve met and the shit that’s happened. And when I’m done swearing, you can ask me anything you want, the floor is yours. Cheers my friends, see you in May and June.”

The “Speaking Words” tour is being sponsored by those nice people at Metal Hammer magazine. The tour will take in an extensive 16 shows across the full length of the UK and Ireland, beginning in England with a quick stop in Wales before heading north of the border to Scotland, then across to both Northern and The Republic of Ireland before returning to England, finishing up in London at The Garage in Highbury & Islington, scene of the first Scott Ian spoken word show. The full list of tour dates are available below:

Scott Ian’s Speaking Words Tour Dates May / June 2013 (In Association with Metal Hammer UK):

Fri 24 May Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 25 May Cardiff The Gate
Sun 26 May Gloucester Guildhall
Mon 27 May Plymouth White Rabbit
Wed 29 May Rugby The Vault
Thu 30 May York The Duchess
Fri 31 May Liverpool O2 Academy
Sat 01 Jun Manchester Sound Control
Sun 02 Jun Stoke Underground
Tue 04 Jun Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 05 Jun Glasgow The Arches
Thu 06 Jun Belfast Limelight 2
Fri 07 Jun Cork Cyprus Avenue
Sat 08 Jun Dublin Button Factory
Mon 10 Jun Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 11 Jun London The Garage

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