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American hardcore band Dead Cross – comprised of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr Bungle), Mike Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City) and Dave Lombardo (Misfits, Slayer) – were detained by police in Houston on August 15, and had their equipment searched while Pearson and Crain, at least, were restrained in handcuffs.
The band has since been released from custody, and is continuing its US and Canada tour – you can find the full dates at the bottom of this article.
Right now, the band is offering no further comment on why they were stopped, on legal advice. But Lombardo posted the picture below to Instagram, capturing his bandmates ‘cuffed and in the company of the cops – and the Houston Police Department is expected to make more information available in the near future, after the band’s arraignment.
Dead Cross released their debut album, a self-titled collection, via Patton’s Ipecac label on August 4. The band’s debut video, for the track Obedience School, was removed from YouTube for “violating YouTube’s policy on violent or graphic content”. (Not that you can’t watch it elsewhere; but be warned that the video features cockfighting footage, and images of animals in distress, and worse, which may offend.)
Listen to Dead Cross, the album, below.
Dead Cross’s remaining tour dates are as follows:
18: Tuscon, Rialto Theatre
19: San Diego, Observatory North Park
21: Los Angeles, El Rey Theatre
23: Berkeley, UC Theatre
25: Vancouver, Vogue Theatre
26: Seattle, The Showbox
27: Portland, Wonder Ballroom
29: Sacramento, Ace of Spades
8: Baltimore, Soundstage
10: Philadelphia, Union Transfer
11: Boston, Royale
12: New York City, Gramercy Theatre
13: Brooklyn, Warsaw
15: Detroit, St Andrew’s Hall
16: Chicago, Riot Fest
17: Milwaukee, Turner Hall Ballroom
19: Minneapolis, Liberty Hall
20: Lawrence, Liberty Hall
23: Denver, Ogden Theatre
Dead Cross photograph courtesy of SAWA.