Children Of Bodom Announces “20 Years Down & Dirty” North American Tour

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Fans of the Finnish sensations in Children Of Bodom are sure going to love this Fall tour by the band as it celebrates the twentieth anniversary of their debut album “Something Wild” and you can read all about it along with the poster and tour dates down below. I’ll return at the close but you knew that already didn’t you.

The Press Release:
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are returning to the states this fall for a mind-blowing celebration of 20 years since the debut of Something Wild and the beginning of the Hate Crew.

The 24-date tour will kick off on October 31st in Dallas, Texas with appearances at this year’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, 7 Canadian dates before concluding in Montreal on December 1st! Joining the band on the momentous occasion are Dutch masters of horror Carach Angren, Finnish thrashers Lost Society and New Jersey progressive, technical death metallers Uncured.

Alexi comments: “So my friends, after rolling thru Europe doing the 20th year anniversary tour, we were honestly pretty bummed out to find out that we wouldn’t have enough time to bring the tour to America since it was absolutely a blast for both the crowd and the band. But now I’m stoked to announce that as it turns out, we indeed will be able to do this on the other side of the pond so I’m over the top happy about that!! Remember guys, this will be a once in a lifetime experience seeing us playing all kinds of obscure tracks off the first album, stuff from the 2nd & 3rd albums that we ain’t played in over 15 years and the general rule really is that there will not be a single song newer than the Hate Crew Deathroll tracks so it’s all about old school COB! So even if Something Wild isn’t your favorite album, I can guarantee that it will be entertaining, nostalgic and flat out funny as hell to be a part of this madness so that’s one party you just cannot miss! I hope to see you there ladies and gents!”

The Tour Dates:
Oct 31 – Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas TX
Nov 01 – Come and Take It Live, Austin TX
Nov 03 – Marquee Theatre, Phoenix AZ
Nov 04 – Ozzfest, San Bernardino CA
Nov 05 – UC Theatre, San Francisco CA
Nov 07 – El Corazon, Seattle WA
Nov 08 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Nov 10 – Macewan Ballroom, Calgary AB
Nov 11 – The Ranch Roadhouse, Edmonton AB
Nov 13 – The Grand @ The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Nov 14 – Summit Music Hall, Denver CO
Nov 15 – The Truman, Kansas City MO
Nov 17 – The Cabooze, Minneapolis MN
Nov 18 – The Forge, Chicago IL
Nov 19 – The Majestic, Detroit MI
Nov 21 – Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
Nov 22 – The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia PA
Nov 24 – PlayStation Theater, New York NY
Nov 25 – The Palladium, Worcester MA
Nov 26 – Anthology, Rochester NY
Nov 28 – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON
Nov 29 – Bronson Centre, Ottawa ON
Nov 30 – Imperial, Quebec City QC
Dec 01 – Corona Theatre, Montreal QC

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is exciting news for sure as CoB always brings an energetic show to life for their fans. The Playstation Theater is a great stage for them in my own region and I am fairly certain that I have seen there here more than one time before. I’ve been curious about Carach Angren for a bunch of months but the other two are brand new names to me. Should I be hitting my regional appearance you can count on my lining out that sage editorial opinon on the whole lineup for the show. That’s what we are supposed to be doing after all and not coming in for the main band and missing everyone like I see happening sometimes at the gigs. Come on people, the scene is dying because of those actions. Don’t help it along close to the great beyond and get to these shows early and remember to buy merchandise. Alright that is enough admonishment for the day, you folks can let me know what you think of this tour down in the comments below. This is especially important if you have seen Bodom before and want to spark up some extra attention for them. If we don’t help these shows sell out, the bands cannot come back to visit all that easily but you should know that by now. Okay, I’m out.

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