Mac Sabbath and Okilly Dokilly Team Up for ‘The American Cheese Tour 2019’

By:  Addie Hayes, Editor/Lead Writer, Regional Music Journal

Metal parody bands Mac Sabbath and Okilly Dokilly have teamed up to bring “The American Cheese Tour 2019” to venues across the United States.  Mac Sabbath, the founders of “Drive Thru Metal”, pair their humorous lyrics with Black Sabbath’s original songs to create a wonderfully hilarious and sometimes disturbing mix that will have you banging your head before running for the nearest fast food drive thru.  The band have won over fans with their musical and comedic skills.  In 2014, their video “Frying Pan”, a parody of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”, went viral.  They were covered by Loudwire, Metal Injection, MTV News and several other outlets, including international music publications.

Mac Sabbath – Photo by Jeremy Saffer

The recognition led the band to performances at the famed Whisky a Go Go, Download Festival in Leicestershire, England, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco and the “Rock-Shame-Shake Tour” in 2016.  In 2018, the band had the opportunity to perform for Ozzy Osbourne, his son Jack Osbourne and Jack’s daughter.  Rolling Stone later published an article about the encounter along with a video.  The band includes vocalist Ronald Osbourne, guitarist Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice on bass and Catburglar on drums.

Metalcore parody band Okilly Dokilly are the world’s only “Nedal” band.  Inspired by Ned Flanders of The Simpsons, the band’s music is themed around the character and his well-known quotes.  Members include Head Ned, Shred Ned, Zed Ned, Dread Ned and Bed Ned.  Okilly Dokilly has received worldwide attention and amassed a significant following.  Their first album Howdilly Doodilly was released in November 2016 and was followed by a nationwide tour.  The band’s second album was released on March 29, 2019, and Okilly Dokilly took to the road to promote the new release.

Okilly Dokilly

On February 27, 2019, Okilly Dokilly performed in Oklahoma City at 89th Street Collective, Regional Music Journal had the opportunity to cover the show.  Their “Flanderisms”, puns and aggressive metal was a hit amongst concert attendees.

Mac Sabbath and Okilly Dokilly are sure to entertain fans as they make their way across the U.S.  Oklahoma City fans will have the opportunity to see Mac Sabbath and Okilly Dokilly, along with opening band Playboy Manbaby, on July 30th at Tower Theatre.

Tour Dates:

07/26 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *^
07/27 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *^
07/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar *^
07/30 – Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
07/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads*^
08/01 – Springfield, IN @ Gathering of the Juggalos
08/02 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa *^
08/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater *^
08/04 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *^
08/06 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room *^
08/07 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom *^
08/08 – Tulsa, OK @ Shrine *^
08/09 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *^
08/10 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar *^
08/11 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda *^
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *^
08/14 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos *^
08/15 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall *^
08/16 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *^
08/17 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda *^
08/18 – Melbourne, FL @ Iron Oak Post
08/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall *^
08/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell *^
08/22 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music *^
08/23 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd St. *^
08/24 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall v
08/25 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *^
08/27 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Montclair Theater *^
08/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse Stage & Grill *^
08/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *^
08/30 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s *^
08/31 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *^
09/01 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *^
09/03 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone ^
09/04 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s ^
09/05 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios ^
09/07 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room ^

* = w/ Okilly Dokilly
^ = w/ Playboy Manbaby