A Koe Wetzel concert is not for the faint of heart.
It’s dark and grungy.
And it’s exactly how his music should be experienced.
The boy from East Texas has cemented his status as an absolute rockstar, breaking free of all preconceived notions of what a concert should be and creating an atmosphere that is unrivaled by any other act on the planet.
Trust me, I’ve been to a few and each one leaves me with the same feeling.
The “Holy sh*t, I NEED to do that again” feeling.
Koe has been on an absolute rockship over the past few years and is doing nothing but picking up speed with his 2023 Road To Hell Paso Tour, which kicks off in March and just added 7 more dates to the already packed schedule.
Now with 32 dates in 24 states, there’s no excuse for not grabbing some buddies and seeing what it’s about for yourself. Whether down south in Florida, out west in Colorado, or up north in Indiana, there’s a show for you.
Tickets can be purchased now for the previously announced dates at roadtohellpasotour.com. Pre-sales start Tuesday, Jan 24th at 10am and general on-sale is Friday, Jan 27 at 10am.
The opening acts push the run even higher, featuring the likes of Pecos & The Rooftops, Kolby Cooper, Dylan Wheeler, The Steelwoods, and Red Shahan.
The tour is aptly named for the phenomenal Hell Paso album he dropped in September, which he recorded while holed up at a pecan farm outside of El Paso, Texas.
Why El Paso? The most Koe reason ever…
“Eat wonderful Mexican food and f*cking play music.”
The album showcases the focus and energy put in, even mixing in some close to the border Mexican flavor on tracks like “Cabo”.
The entire project can be summed up as nothing short of classic Koe Wetzel, digging into his punk/grunge roots with “Money Spent”, “April Showers”, and “Creeps”, while keeping the tragically sad, self-reflective and deprecating lyrics that put him on the map. An army of hardcore fans show up and sell out shows around the country, screaming every word with a passion that only comes from seeing your deepest self in the songs.
“We brought everything together into one on Hell Paso. You’ve got to be yourself. Once I put out something authentic, it worked.
This record is going to get a lot of flack, but it’s going to get a lot of love too. I’m not going to stop. Hopefully, I go home at some point, kiss grandma, and she’ll maybe cook me breakfast.”
Regardless of where you’re at in life, there’s something to be gained by hearing these songs live. Somehow in the midst of what at times seems like chaos, an inner understanding reveals itself where you’re least expecting it.
Maybe it’s the passion. Maybe it’s the lights and flames, lasers, distorted guitars, and drum solos. Maybe it’s because as a Koe Wetzel fan, it’s exactly where you need to be and exactly where it just all makes sense.
Or… it could be the booze. I mean what’s a Koe concert without some parking lot Jack and Bud Light tallboys?
Regardless of the why, a Koe Wetzel concert is a must for any fan, and with the upcoming run of shows, there’s a spot to see it yourself.
Head to roadtohellpasotour.com and get your tickets or register for the presale now before they’re sold out and you end up putting money in the pockets of some sleezy scalper…
2023 Road To Hell Paso Tour Dates
March 2nd – Tallahassee, FL – Donald Tucker Center ^*
March 3rd – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater ^*
March 4th – Estero, FL – Hertz, Arena ^*
March 9th – Savannah, GA – The Arena ^*
March 10th – Norfolk, VA – Chartway Arena ^*
March 11th – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena ^*
March 16th – Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium -*
March 17th – Asheville, NC – ExploreAshville.com Arena -*
March 18th – Pikeville, KY – Pikeville Arena -*
March 23rd – Ft. Wayne, IN – Memorial Coliseum #*
March 24th – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom #*
March 25th – Detroit, MI – Masonic Theater #*
March 30th – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena #*
March 31st – Evansville, IN – Ford Center #*
April 1st – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena #*
April 7th – Bossier City, LA – Brookshire Arena +=
April 8th – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater +=
April 14th – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center +=
April 15th – Wichita, KS – Intrust Arena +=
May 11th – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater &
May 12th – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheater &#
May 13th – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater &#
May 18th – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 Pavillion #$
May 19th – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! #$
May 20th – Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavilion #$
June 2nd – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater @
June 15th – Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena @
June 16th – Rio Rancho, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center @
June 17th – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater @
June 23rd – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theater @
June 30th – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park @
July 1st – Dubuque, IA – Five Flags Center @
– Kolby Cooper
+The Steel Woods
& Pecos & The Rooftops
* Dylan Wheeler
= Red Shahan
$ Pillbox Patti
^ Tyler Farr
# The Cadillac Three
@ To Be Announced
Koe also recently released a collaboration with Kodak Black and Diplo, titled “Wasted.”