Hammerfall and Delain Announce 2017 Co-Headlining North American Tour

There is nothing I like more than a great concert touring package and let’s face it, while there are a lot of awesome headlining runs happening, there aren’t always a lot of support bands that make sense at the end of the day. That’s not the case with this announcement from earlier today that presents us with the pairing of the mighty Hammerfall and Dutch sensations Delain. Check out the poster, press release and the dates and then I’ll return with some added thoughts.

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The Press Release:
Two of Europe’s finest metal exports and Napalm Records recording artists the might HAMMERFALL and DELAIN have joined forces for a Co-Headline North American tour, set for spring of 2017. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets and VIP packages for all shows are available now at http://www.enterthevault.com.

HAMMERFALL will be on the road supporting their highly anticipated tenth studio album and Napalm Records debut Built to Last, which will be released November 4th via Napalm Records. The first single from Built To Last “The Sacred Vow” can be streamed HERE. The band’s first official video from the album for “Hammer High” can be watched HERE.

HAMMERFALL Guitarist Oscar Dronjak cannot wait to return to North America:

“We haven’t done a proper tour in North America since 2010, so I hope the fans realize how unique this is for both us and them. This is very exciting! Get ready for one hell of a heavy metal party each and every night!”

DELAIN will be touring on the heels of their recently released and critically acclaimed album Moonbathers. This tour will be the first time that DELAIN has played selections from the new album. Fans can expect all the DELAIN classics that they have come to love over the years as well. This will also be the first time that fans will be treated to a proper DELAIN headline show, as explained by frontwoman Charlotte Wessells:

“We are proud to announce that we will embark on our first ever co-headline tour through the US in April/May 2017 with HAMMERFALL! After extensively touring the US on several support runs in the last years we’re excited to hit the road in support of our new album Moonbathers and offer our US fans the full DELAIN experience. Check out the dates below and let us know where you’ll be attending.. See you on the road!”

HAMMERFALL / DELAIN – Co-Headline Tour:
4/19/17: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/20/17: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
4/21/17: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
4/22/17: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/24/17: New York, NY @ Stage 48
4/26/17: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/27/17: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
4/28/17: Chicago, IL @ Concorde Music Hall
4/29/17: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/1/17: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/3/17: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/4/17: Calgary, AB @ Dickens 1000
5/5/17: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/6/17: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/8/17: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
5/9/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey
5/10/17: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/11/17: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
5/13/17: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/14/17: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/15/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/17/17: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/18/17: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I already stated, to me this is the kind of pairing that makes absolute sense and will deliver unto the Metal Legions a night like no other ever experienced. I’m saying this as a Metal scribe with some background on both bands as I have reviewed releases and performances in our region since we’ve come online and both are satisfying purveyors of Metal. I’m going to suggest that as many of you as possible hit this show because Hammerfall has not been here in a while and this will be their first tour since joining the Napalm Records roster. So what do you think of this latest tour announcement? Will you be on point when it hits your neck of the woods? You can let me know in the comments section below and if you are in our area perhaps will shall raise our fists in unison when this comes to Stage 48. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Delain – http://www.delain.nl
Hammerfall – http://www.hammerfall.net

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