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New Tour Dates Added!

I’m writing this entry from a fifteen-seat passenger van. Attached to the van, is a 12′ trailer. Inside of that trailer, is an oversized coffin. I’m joined in this pallbearer of a van by seven other wayward souls as we crawl down, down a farm-y highway somewhere between Indiana and Ohio. We’re on tour with my new project, American Murder Song. It’s week two of our six week journey.


This touring production is by far the most ambitious of my traveling works to date—it includes not only coffins, but live musicians, portable sets, costumes, and more. The intense travel schedule is tiring, but everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, and we’re managing thus far to deliver on our goal: create a theatrical historical wake that feels like a party… a nightly event this Halloween season for all of you likeminded wayward souls who have supported my creative endeavors over the years.


We’ve had some snags—a broken tuning peg on an upright bass, and a venue housed beneath a live wrestling show where every time someone was body-slammed, the ceiling above our set rumbled and shook—but these unplanned obstacles have only added to the adventure (plus: as a performer, having to compete with the sounds of grown men in unitards grunting and fighting does keep one on one’s crooked toes).


I’m having a blast, and the audience seems to be as well. Nightly, folks have shown up dressed in early 19th century mourning garb and costumes of the era. They’ve sang with us, drank with us, and allowed me to dust off my live theater chops and perform for them nightly, singing songs of murder and untimely death.


We’re having so much fun, that we’re extending our tour. The American Wake Tour is now visiting Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Boise, and Salt Lake City. Grab yer tickets and blackest of black mourning garb, and join us for a wake: http://americanmurdersong.com/gettickets.


  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/351d270b84858731e73d41ba5d8ed3e664a20b6f0d1256647761c623bc279578.jpg You and Saar and your entire crew are geniuses and this is one of my favorite events I’ve ever been to…and my live show count clocks in around 223 (and growing). You made my year, I’m glad you’re having fun – you guys deserve all the best for being so amazing to the people who love you and your work. Of the myriad “celebs” I’ve met over the years, there is NO ONE ELSE who engages with their fans the way you guys do – you’re an inspiration to all of us artists & musicians everywhere. I fucking love you guys. Travel safe, until we meet again. XOXOXO

  • Becky Columbia

    Looks like an awesome time. I wish you well on the remainder of your tour. Hopefully someday you’ll find yourself back up in Toronto. Take care!

  • Reign Von Barren

    When can we see all the pix taken in Vegas? It was amazing night!!!!!! You were all BRILLIANT!

    • terrancezdunich

      Thank you, Reign Von Barren. Photos from ever wake are posted to AMS’s facebook page.

      • Reign Von Barren

        Are they?! Okie’s! I’ll keep looking, I would love to see the ones Michelle took with you and Saar ^.^

  • Megan King

    You all are the most talented weary travelers that ever were, not to mention your skills at putting the party into a wake! The Wake in Indianapolis was certainly a treat- I’ve seen plenty of shows, and even you perform a few times now; but this wake was insurmountable. Nobody can engage an audience like you and Saar can, the musicians touring with you are beyond talented and charming, plus the crew that made the whole experience flow so smoothly deserves all the adulation. Thank you for bringing such a unique and beautiful event to us all, and for being so willing to let us meet and enjoy the both of you after the show. It’s always an utmost pleasure getting to speak to you. Sending all my love and reverence from little ole Indy, and wishing you the best of travels! Here’s to hoping you’ll be back to the Midwest soon; drink one (or two, or three…) for me!


  • Cassie Weyers

    Seeing the show in Kansas City was bloody brilliant! One of the best shows I have seen in a long time. I was blown away by the set, costumes and of course the music. I can not wait for more music and for Saar and yourself to travel back through Kansas City and perform for all of us again!

  • Erin Banks-Quinones

    Can you add a boston,mass stop…

  • Alexis Alexander

    Wonderful show in Detroit! Did you ever get a chance to figure out the necklace part of that glow in the dark cockroach?

  • Ran Braden

    Stoked, that Boise was added, I’ll be there with bells on.

  • Nicole Marie

    The Chicago show was amazing! Thank you for doing this.

  • Incog Nito

    Amazing show last night in Pittsburgh, thank you for a wonderful evening! Can’t believe I finally got to meet you in the flesh and how very accommodating you were to take the time to scrawl that “Jonathan” skeleton on my arm. You and Saar make an incomparable team on stage and the musicians you recruited really took it to the next level. I look forward to the next time you come to Pittsburgh, your shows are too phenomenal to miss!

  • Casey

    Everyone had an amazing time in Charlotte! Thank you so much for coming, I hope the rest of the tour goes smoothly! You guys are great and I appreciate all you do for the fans <3

  • Tiffany Fallon

    It was an amazing show when you and Saars came to Atlanta. My friend lilly and I had a great time and music was spectacular. Hope the rest of yha’lls tour is safe and fantastic time.

  • Butch Rayner

    We had a blast in New Orleans, it was worth the 2hr drive. The show was so much fun and it was great hanging out with you guys for food and drinks afterwards. Can’t wait until we can see you again. Stay safe brother. Much love Butch and Reese.

  • Laurie Neufeld

    You made Election Night in Denver a joyous time, taking us out of the world-at-large for a magical stretch. Bless you, kind sirs and ladies, and safe travels west-west-west. (How were the apples, by the way? Did Saar bogart them all?)

    • terrancezdunich

      The apples are awesome, Laurie. ‘Twas I who bogarted them from Saar. Thanks for sharing election night with us.

      • Laurie Neufeld

        You’re very welcome. How would y’all feel about another Wake on Inauguration Night? I will be in contact with updates on venue, lodging, etc. on the AMS site proper. Have fun in Boise (hoping one of my best friends will be able to make it …)

  • Lorraine Troche

    This was fun. If you haven’t go see it. Have been playing the music non stop since.

  • Kate Onyett

    It looks a lot of fun. Have a blast, guys! x

  • Andromeda Aristy

    I was at the Phoenix, AZ Wake– it was amazing! Can’t wait for the VIP pictures, too! >3< I still get giddy when I think about it! It was magical.

    • terrancezdunich

      All VIP photos are posted on American Murder Song’s official Facebook page in folders labeled by city. Enjoy!

      • Andromeda Aristy

        I didn’t know that :O Thank you!

      • Krystal Nash

        The extended dates haven’t been posted as of yet.

  • Messr. Night

    Don’t suppose you know if anyone has a full version of Saar singing July? I’ve seen some clips of the tour, and the 1 minute clip of that song had a cool sound.