Last month, we lined out some super awesome news about the band Kamelot (a many year personal favorite of the Metal Media Command HQ) and their exclusive one night only NYC appearance (discussed HERE). Well now it appears that a whole tour is happening and you can read about it below and find some editorial ramblings at the close. Let’s go.
The Press Release:
What was originally announced as a one-off performance has now become a full blown North American tour! KAMELOT are pleased to announce the second North American Leg of “The Shadow Tour”. Dates begin September 10th in Silver Spring, MD and run through October 12th in Tampa Bay, FL. Support on the tour will come from Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast. A complete list of dates can be found below. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at www.enterthevault.com.
“We’re very excited to announce we’re bringing “The Shadow Tour” back to North America again for another round. On the previous tour we missed some of our favorite cities due to logistics, we demanded to return to North America as soon as possible and visit these great cities, adds Guitarist Thomas Youngblood. Completing this amazing lineup is the addition of Finland’s Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast. Don’t miss this amazing package and once in a decade lineup.”
KAMELOT are touring in support of their latest album, The Shadow Theory, which is out NOW via Napalm Records. Get your copy of “The Shadow Theory” via Amazon.com below. The band’s latest music video for the song “MindFall Remedy” chronicles live footage taken from KAMELOT’s North American tour and offers just a glimpse of what you can expect when the band takes the stage. The video can be seen HERE. “The Shadow Theory” was produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Guests on the album include Lauren Hart (Once Human), Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black) and Sascha Paeth. The amazing cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann.
The Tour Dates:
9/10: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
9/11: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
9/13: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
9/14: New York. NY @ Terminal 5
9/15: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
9/16: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
9/18: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
9/19: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
9/20: Cleveland, OH @ Agora
9/21: Chicago, IL @ Patio Theatre
9/23: Minneapolis/St. Paul. MN @ Amsterdam
9/24: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
9/25: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
9/26: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/28: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch
9/29: Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10/1: Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
10/2: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/4: San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts
10/5: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
10/6: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/8: Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
10/9: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/11: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/12: Tampa Bay, FL @ Jannus Live
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’ve already lined out my overall appreciation for the music of Kamelot and Sonata Arctica I will not add much to the mix in this tour announcement. I was surely psyched about the initial one night only appearance happening in my Metal Metropolis and now we fall to the mix as the fourth date on the run. Fourth! Come on guys, you should have started this thing from the original plan right here in the Apple and then treated the rest of the colonies to your excellence, but I digress. I am stoked to find another tour being lined out by the band and that its bringing along such worthy company as support. Truth be told, Kamelot always managed to bring exciting bands along with them and historically speaking I can recall Epica, Leaves Eyes and many more that found me arriving to the shows nice and early to enjoy every moment of it. If this is going to be your first time checking them out then I say that there is no time like the present and you should be involved. The Old Guard is moving on and we’ve already said goodbye to Black Sabbath and HIM and just recently the legendary KISS revealed their “End Of The Road” World Tour dates (discussed HERE if you missed that). All of this means that its time to rally behind the bands that are still eager to entertain you and are so deserving of your hard earned cash. I’ll get off the soapbox now and ask you to let me know what you think of this tour announcement. You can chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time and be careful on Halloween tomorrow. I hope you have a fun day.