Contributed by alex101, Posted by Tours

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. will return to the stage in November. The group has been on hiatus for several years now, having played their previous North American show in September of 2004. Further touring plans were sidelined when founding member Spike Cassidy was diagnosed with colon cancer, which he has been fighting since (and is doing well). Cassidy commented:

"I am very happy D.R.I. will be playing again; it has been far too long. We are currently setting up weekends to test the water and rebuild the stamina that we were known for. We all look forward to restarting up exactly where we left off… Right now it is two- and three-day weekends until 2010, followed by some international work. We really are planning to be able to do a four-week tour by late summer 2010. We are also hoping to do some festivals in the middle of these weekends, one of which will be announced in a few weeks. It will be great to reconnect with all the fans again.

The band will kick things off on November 6th in Tuscon, AZ.

Nov. 06Tuscon, AZThe Rock
Nov. 07Mesa, AZU.B.'s
Nov. 27Seattle, WAEl Corazon
Nov. 28Portland, ORSatyricon
Dec. 04Cleveland, OHPeabody's Down Under
Dec. 05Detroit, MIBlondie's
Dec. 11Virginia Beach, VAPeppermint Beach Club
Dec. 12Springfield, VAJaxx
Dec. 13Baltimore, MDSonar
Dec. 19Annaheim, CAChain Reaction
Dec. 20Hollywood, CAKey Club