Celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary, influential industrial/rock band Stabbing Westward will be performing on Halloween – Monday, October 31 – at Dracula’s Ball, taking place at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. This mark’s the band’s second reunion performance this year, with the band also appearing at Chicago’s Double Door on September 22 at the ColdWaves kick-off party. Also performing at Dracula’s Ball will be tribal folk band Ashagal, along with a regular contingent of DJs on the venue’s main floor and balcony levels. Tickets are now available via the Dracula’s Ball website.
Vocalist Christopher Hall first formed Stabbing Westward in 1986 with keyboardist Walter Flakus, eventually releasing the Ungod debut album in 1994. The band received much critical acclaim and achieved commercial success with the 1996 follow-up Wither Blister Burn & Peel thanks to such hit staples as “What Do I Have to Do?” and “Shame.” The band dissolved in 2001, after which Hall formed The Dreaming with drummer Johnny Haro; Flakus joined The Dreaming in 2014. The lineup for the reunion includes Hall, Flakus, and Haro with guitarist Mark Eliopulos, who performed several Stabbing Westward songs onstage with The Dreaming during the band’s 2015 North American tour; original bassist Jim Sellers will not take part due to other commitments.