Anthrax’s Scott Ian’s spoken word tour kicks off next week

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian’s spoken word tour kicks off next week

‘One Man Riot’ follows Ian’s critically acclaimed and hilariously self-deprecating 2014 autobiography Iʼm The Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax and promises to pack even more bizarro tour tales and unbelievable backstage insight. The shows will grant fans a fascinating backdrop to their Download Festival shows, so grab a ticket and strap in for the ride- the only remaining founding member of Anthrax promises nothing is off limits from their 38 year career.


“One Man Riot is what I call my talking show because the pretension of saying I am doing a ‘Spoken Word’ show is too much to bear. This isn’t a poetry reading. This isn’t an evening of sensitive discourse. It’s an evening of ridiculous truth,” Ian said in a press release.




Ian surprise announced the spoken word tour back in July in an interview on triple j’s heavy metal program The Racket. Anthrax last visited our shores back in 2013 for the now sadly defunct Soundwave Festival alongside fellow ‘Big 4’ acolytes Metallica and Slayer, and their new shows at Download alongside Slayer and Ozzy Osborne are promising to be just as spectacular. 


One Man Riot Spoken Word Australian Tour 2018

Monday September 24: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide, SA

Wednesday September 26: Goldfields Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday September 29: Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Monday October 1: The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD


Tickets for ‘One Man Riot’ are available via Scott Ian’s website. See Anthrax at Download Festival on Saturday March 9 at Parramatta Park in Sydney and Monday March 11 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.