OTEP nominated for GLAAD Award/Announce U.S. Tour

Heavy metal frontwoman Otep Shamaya has been nominated for Outstanding Music Artist in the 21st Annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards. An outspoken advocate of gay rights, Otep serves as a key figure in the movement to promote fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Otep will soon be decimating the nation on the Rise Rebel Resist Tour alongside Victory Records label mates Bury Your Dead and Destrophy with special guests Through The Eyes Of The Dead promoting their fourth full-length studio album. Smash The Control Machine sold around 10,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold 40,000 copies to date.

View the new video for Smash The Control Machine:

Otep “Smash The Control Machine” from Otep on Vimeo.

Check out the complete listing of tour dates below. Please get in touch regarding show coverage, interview, and guest list requests!

2-15-2010 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse Music Venue

2-16-2010 Farmington, NM @ Gators

2-17-2010 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

2-18-2010 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

2-19-2010 Salina, KS @ The Blue Goat

2-20-2010 Madison, WI @ The Annex

2-21-2010 Cincinnati, OH @ Inner Circle

2-22-2010 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

2-23-2010 St. Louis, MO @ FuBar

2-24-2010 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court

2-25-2010 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

2-26-2010 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

2-27-2010 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa

2-28-2010 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

3-2-2010 Orono, ME @ 103 Ultra Lounge

3-3-2010 Worcester, MA @ Palladium

3-4-2010 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

3-5-2010 Reading, PA @ The Silo Nightclub

3-6-2010 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey

3-7-2010 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

3-9-2010 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11

3-10-2010 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

3-11-2010 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

3-12-2010 Orlando, FL @ Lyrica

3-13-2010 Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster’s Pit

3-14-2010 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

3-16-2010 Little Rock , AR @ The Village

3-17-2010 Houston, TX @ Rocbar

3-18-2010 Mission, TX @ Smokin Aces

3-19-2010 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

3-20-2010 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater

3-21-2010 Gallup, NM @ El Morro Theater

3-22-2010 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

3-23-2010 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

3-24-2010 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

3-25-2010 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

3-26-2010 Portland, OR @ Satyricon

3-27-2010 Sparks, NV @ New Oasis

3-28-2010 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

3-30-2010 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

3-31-2010 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey

4-1-2010 Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

4-2-2010 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

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