The Godfathers, circa 2010

For the first time in 20 years, The Godfathers will tour the U.S. in February, a short 10-date trek that includes the U.K. rockers’ annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre — which we’re thrilled to announce as the first Slicing Up Eyeballs Presents concert — at Santos Party House in New York.

The tour, which we first touched on in December, hits the East and Midwest, opening Feb. 9 in St. Louis and wrapping up Feb. 19 in Toledo (see full dates below). It appears this is the entirety of the tour; on the band’s Facebook page, frontman Peter Coyne posted, “Let’s get these U.S. dates under our belts FIRST & then DO the rest of America”

The reunited band tried to tour the U.S. in 2009, but scrapped most of that planned eight-date trek, blaming the global economic crisis. The one show, however, the band still played was the first-ever U.S. installment of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, held in Chicago — the group’s first American concert in 20 years.

The Godfathers last fall released Shot Live at the 100 Club, a live CD/DVD document of the band’s 25th anniversary concert last summer. The group also has been working on the follow-up to 1995’s Afterlife, expected out sometime this year.

See the Godfathers’ tour dates after the jump…

The Godfathers’ U.S. tour dates:

Feb. 9: Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Feb. 10: Double Door, Chicago, IL
Feb. 11: Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 12: Howard’s Club H, Bowling Green, OH
Feb. 13: Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 14: Santo’s Party House, New York, NY (St. Valentine’s Day Massacre)
Feb. 15: Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Feb. 16: Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA
Feb. 18: Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 19: Frankie’s Inner City, Toledo, OH

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