Let’s start off our Metal Month Of May proclamations with this little bit of touring news from the great Arch Enemy. Read on down below for the full press release and dates. I’ll close out with some editorial as I am prone to do.
The Press Release:
Extreme metal giants Arch Enemy announce their U.S fall tour alongside fellow metal heavyweights GoatWhore and newcomers Uncured. The tour follows the release of Arch Enemy’s chart-topping tenth studio album, Will To Power, released in September 2017 via Century Media. The 22-city tour kicks off on September 28th in Providence, RI, hitting major markets along the way, before culminating at the iconic Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on October 27th. Tickets go on sale May 4th 10AM local time at the website at the close.
On the upcoming tour, Arch Enemy’s founding guitarist and chief songwriter Michael Amott says: “After our hugely successful co-headline US/Canada trek with Trivium last fall, we are very much looking forward to returning to North American soil! This time we’re hitting a slew of cities and markets we haven’t been to in a while and we can guarantee that it’s gonna be an insane Metal party!”
Released in 2017, Arch Enemy’s tenth album was the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy from a band that are still growing in stature year over year. The critically acclaimed album is the first the band recorded with their current line-up: Alissa White-Gluz (vocals,) Michael Amott (guitars,) Jeff Loomis (guitars,) Sharlee D’Angelo (bass,) Daniel Erlandsson (drums). Achieving longevity is the toughest challenge that faces any band, but Arch Enemy have long since established themselves as a permanent fixture on the global metal scene and continue to uphold and celebrate the heavy metal code.
The Tour Dates:
09/28: The Strand, Providence | RI
09/29: The Space at Westbury, Westbury | NY
09/30: Reverb, Reading | PA
10/02: The NorVa, Norfolk | VA
10/03: Arizona Pete’s, Greensboro | NC
10/05: Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale | FL
10/06: 1904 Music Hall, Jacksonville | FL
10/07: Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola | FL
10/09: Saturn, Birmingham | AL
10/10: The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville | TN
10/12: The Blue Note, Columbia | MO
10/13: Majestic Theatre, Madison | WI
10/14: Wooly’s, Des Moines | IA
10/16: Piere’s Entertainment Center, Ft. Wayne | IN
10/17: The Intersection, Grand Rapids | MI
10/19: The Forge, Joliet | IL
10/20: Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland | OH
10/21: The Machine Shop, Flint | MI
10/23: London Music Hall, London | ON
10/25: Toad’s Place, New Haven | CT
10/26: The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie | NY
10/27: Starland Ballroom, Sayreville | NJ
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’ve never caught Arch Enemy before now is one of the best times to do it because they are bringing along the incendiary Goatwhore as support. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a bad Arch Enemy show and the same can be said for Goatwhore who bring their all to the table and kick it into your faces night after night. Since joining their ranks, Alissa White-Gluz has proven that she is worthy of the tasks and wins Metalheads over worldwide. It’s awesome to witness. Now Uncured is a new name to me and I am going to try to get to the Starland show or to meet friends up in Poughkeepsie since the tour is bypassing my metro area. What do you think about this one? Will you be on point? Chime in down below.
Arch Enemy: http://www.archenemy.net