LAMB OF GOD recently announced their upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests Anthrax. Today, the band is officially announcing the two opening guests on the tour, Deafheaven and Power Trip. The two bands, along with Anthrax will support during the entire run, which begins January 15th in Pittsburgh, PA. LAMB OF GOD added two new dates on this run; January 20th in Nashville, TN and January 26th in Sayreville, NJ - tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 25th.
U.S. tour tickets are on sale now. See below for confirmed European and U.S. tour dates.
LAMB OF GOD Tour Dates:
2016 U.S. Tour Dates w/ Anthrax, Deafheaven & Power Trip:
1/15 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE (Indoor)
1/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
1/17 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/19 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
1/20 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/22 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
1/23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
1/24 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
1/26 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/28 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/29 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/30 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
1/31 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
2/2 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
2/4 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
2/5 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
2/6 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion
2/8 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
2/9 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
2/11 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
5/13 Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheater - OFF DATE - 89.7 The River's Rockfest (KIWR)
About LAMB OF GOD:
Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake - having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band's first major release, 2000's New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, "The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God's inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal's faith is maintained, effectively bridging the '90s' insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school's determined focus on riff construction."
In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track "Redneck". This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks "Set to Fail" and "In Your Words", both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band's track "Ghost Walking", cut from their 2012 album Resolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). With the release of VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece have proven their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal - a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.
Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe's 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.
LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).
Billed as Very Special Guest for this tour, the six-time Grammy-nominated Anthrax is about to release one of 2016's most anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings, due out February 26 (Megaforce). The eleven-song crusher that the band's drummer Charlie Benante promises will be "aggressive and super-thrashy," was written by Benante, bassist Frank Bello, and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax's music apart from other bands' in the same genre. Add to that Joey Belladonna's breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, and it's no wonder the band is so excited for fans to hear what will be their 11th studio album. Anthrax recently released the new track "Evil Twin" and accompanying lyric video that paints a powerful picture of the infamous zealots and others who have perpetrated violent extremism on innocents around the world, and can be viewed here. For this tour's setlist, fans will be treated to songs from throughout Anthrax's career, including the classics as well as the brand new "Evil Twin," a song that Bello says "is a song that begs to be played live."
Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica's Kirk Hammett put it, "one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands." The band has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise," to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four - with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth - as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to demonstrate it's just all about the music.
Formed in 2010 in San Francisco, California, Deafheaven has released their previous studio albums on Deathwish; Roads to Judah in 2011, their lauded Sunbather in 2013, and now New Bermuda out now on Anti-. Deafheaven is George Clarke (vocals), Kerry McCoy (guitar), Dan Tracy (drums), Stephen Lee Clark (bass), and Shiv Mehra (guitar). New Bermuda is an extraordinarily innovative sound, simultaneously captivating and cathartic. In this context, "New Bermuda" is used to describe a new destination in life, a nebulous point of arrival, and an unknown future where things get swallowed up and dragged into darkness. According to Decibel the album is, "A perfect marriage of Phil Spector's lush 'Wall of Sound' technique with black metal's echo chamber 'Wall of Sound.'" And by NPR standards, "It's Deafheaven at its most electric and exploratory." In their Best New Music review at Pitchfork, the review states that it "represents a brilliant collision of beauty and despair."
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