Wednesday 13 has promised fans an intimate journey back in time ahead of his latest run of Undead, Unplugged UK shows – starting later this month in Newcastle.

And the former Murderdolls frontman is celebrating his hotly anticipated return to these shores with a brand new record deal.

Wednesday 13 has signed with Nuclear Blast and will release his seventh solo long player Condolences on June 2.

“I’m excited to bring the acoustic shows back to the UK as that’s where it all started,” he said.

“Not only is it my acoustic show – this time around it will feature a set from my side project Bourbon Crow.

“These shows are like a storytellers’ set. Plus we have a Q&A with the audience and a long list of songs from the past two decades. These shows are always so personal and intimate with the fans so I can’t wait!”

The horror punk kingpin is thrilled to be joining his new record label and added: “We’re so excited to finally announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!

“It’s an honour for us to be on the roster among so many other great bands and friends. Thanks to Nuclear Blast for giving us the opportunity and our fans for your undying support. We’re looking forward to many more years of this with all of you.”

The intimate Undead, Unplugged evening features an extended set of acoustic versions taken from Wednesday 13’s extensive catalogue plus a wealth of tales regaled from years on the road with early projects Maniac Spider Trash and the Frankenstein Drag Queens, through to the debauched heights of Murderdolls and more recently, his lengthy current solo career.

Support on the tour comes from his outlaw country side-project, Bourbon Crow – featuring Wednesday’s longtime friend and singer/songwriter Rayen Belchere – and will be the very first time Bourbon Crow have played UK shows.

Wednesday 13 is also set to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday June 10 with a full electric set.

Dates rack up as follows:

Wed 22nd Feb – NEWCASTLE University
Thu 23rd Feb – GLASGOW Cathouse
Fri 24th Feb – LEEDS Key Club
Sat 25th Feb – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sun 26th Feb – MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
Tue 28th Feb – NORWICH Owl Sanctuary
Wed 1st Mar – WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Thu 2nd Mar – BRISTOL Thekla
Fri 3rd Mar – SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Sat 4th Mar – LONDON Underworld
Sat 10th Jun – DOWNLOAD Festival ‘Dogtooth Stage’ (headline slot)