As you know, Monday always seems to be loaded with tour announcements and when I saw that the dudes in Starkill were announcing their participation in the upcoming Dragonforce tour, then I knew that I must share the information along with you all. Dig in and mark these days down if they are heading towards you.
The Press Release:
International extreme power metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have announced live dates in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe starting this fall and running through early 2020. Following a summer festival run, DRAGONFORCE will kick off their North American headlining tour October 1st in Tucson, Arizona. The trek will make its way through nearly a dozen cities, coming to a close October 12th in Ventura, California. Support will be provided by Dance With The Dead and Starkill. See all confirmed dates below.
The General Admission on-sale for the North American shows will be Friday, July 12th at 10:00am local time; all other ticketing information can be found at: http://dragonforce.com/. For a VIP experience in the UK or US, visit: http://bit.ly/DragonForceVIP.
DRAGONFORCE recently completed work on their eighth studio album, with producer Damien Rainaud (Fear Factory, Once Human). Fans can watch some of the studio sessions now on Twitch: twitch.tv/hermanli.
OCTOBER 2019: Special guests: Dance with the Dead, Starkill (except*)
The Tour Dates:
Tuesday 1st: Encore – Tucson, AZ
Wednesday 2nd: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Thursday 3rd: Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
Friday 4th: Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
Saturday 5th: Cargo – Reno, NV
Sunday 6th: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Monday 7th: Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Tuesday 8th: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Thursday 11th: August Hall – San Francisco, CA
Saturday 12th: Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
Sunday 13th: Megacruise – Los Angeles, CA, USA *
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay so this is a solid tour for sure but what the hell guys, not a single NYC or East Coast Date? I guess that’s what makes this the West Coast leg after all. Truth be told a visit to my neck of the woods will be tricky since there isn’t a B.B. Kings, a Highline Ballroom nor an Irving Plaza to play (the latter just shut its doors the other night for a year-long renovation – discussed HERE). Webster seems to avoid proper Metal shows at the moment and nothing is happening at Stage 48. I’ve been a fan of Dragonforce since I first heard them with the at the time new ablum “Sonic Firestorm” and was able to catch quite a few of their earliest visits to my region. I’ve not caught them for a couple of years though but that just happens in a city like ours with something coming to visit almost every single night. That being said I am happy to find our Friends in Metal over at Team Starkill joining the bill. If you should be attending at all, do not miss this band. I’ve been a fan for years now and kinda think I know what I am talking about. Dance With The Dead is a new name to me so I will be looking them up as time permits. Closing up I wonder what you think about this tour. You can chime in down below of course as its always awesome to hear from you.