In a sudden and unexpected move, multi-platinum hard rock artist Rob Zombie has inked a new worldwide deal with leading rock label Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint.

This shocking announcement comes as Zombie exits his former label of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie.  Zombie’s new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, previously set for release on 11/17 will now be released by Roadrunner / Loud & Proud Records in early 2010. 

“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done,” states Zombie. “I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place.”

“Roadrunner is thrilled to be involved with Rob Zombie on a worldwide basis as he is a multiple-threat artist whom we’ve admired for many years,” said Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin

Tom Lipsky, founder and president of Loud & Proud echoed Nachsin’s sentiment, “Rob Zombie hits hard on Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and the fans expect nothing less. We are excited about the monster mayhem that he is certain to create!”

The first single from the new album, “What?” recently launched at all rock radio formats and is quickly climbing the charts.  This latest album marks the follow-up to 1998’s triple platinum Hellbilly Deluxe.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Jesus Frankenstein

2. Sick Bubblegum

3. What?

4. Mars Needs Women

5. Werewolf, Baby!

6. Virgin Witch

7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory

8. Burn

9. Cease to Exist

10. Werewolf Women of the SS

11. The Man Who Laughs

In support of this release Zombie, will kick off his first headline tour since 2007 in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th.  Shows in Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on October 31st in Hollywood, CA are set to follow.  Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates - guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos. 

Visit www.RobZombie.com for Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour updates, including the official blog, Twitter feed, photos, and videos directly from the road. Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour tickets are on sale now; tour dates are as follows:

Oct 29             Dodge Theater                                            Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 30             The Pearl - Palms Concert Theater         Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 31             Hollywood Palladium                                Los Angeles, California
Nov 1             The Grove                                                     Anaheim, California
Nov 3             San Jose Events Center                          San Jose, California
Nov 5             The Great Salt Air                                  Magna, Utah
Nov 6             The Fillmore Auditorium                       Denver, Colorado
Nov 8             The Brady Theater                                      Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 10           Austin Music Hall                                        Austin, Texas
Nov 11           Verizon Wireless Theater                           Houston, Texas
Nov 13           Palladium Ballroom                                   Dallas, Texas
Nov 14           Uptown Theatre                                     Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 15           The Pageant                                                 St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 16           Murat Theater                                             Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 17           Akron Civic Center                                     Akron, Ohio
Nov 19           Eagles Ballroom                                          Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 20           Roy Wilkins Auditorium                            St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 21           Val Air Ballroom                                         Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 22           Aragon Ballroom                                        Chicago, Illinois
Nov 24           Broadbent Arena                                        Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 25           The LC Pavilion                                          Columbus, Ohio
Nov 27           The Fillmore Detroit                                    Detroit, Michigan
Nov 28           The Sound Academy                                 Toronto, Ontario
Nov 29           Metropolis                                                    Montreal, Quebec
Dec 1             Hammerstein Ballroom                           New York, New York
Dec 2              House Of Blues                                      Boston, Massachusetts
Dec 3              Mohegan Sun Arena                                  Uncasville, Connecticut
Dec 4              Electric Factory                                      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 5              9:30 Club                                                      Washington, DC