Walters Downtown, April 21
Metal fans can expect a slowdown of touring acts as we draw near to the summer months and bands make an exodus for Europe. Sadly, that dry spell has already hit Houston as of this month. While there are quality tours out there, they’re either skipping Houston (surprise!) or Texas altogether. So we all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the booking gods at Walter’s for keeping solid metal bands in the Bayou City. Here, headliners Chelsea Grin are taking their own brand of deathcore on the road behind last July's Self-Inflicted; a deluxe version was reissued in January featuring the new songs “American Dream” and “Avidus.” Prepare for serious sound carnage as this tour, also featuring Ice-Nine Kills, Gideon, and Enterprise Earth, tears through town.