As it’s only the first week of June, I’m not too crazy about discussing things that are going to happen in 2018 – Especially a full ten months away but I’m certainly going to make an exception when it comes to our friends in the mighty Kamelot. Long time readers know how we’ve been covering the band since their very first NYC appearance and this press release outlines their returning tour plans. I’ll return at the close. Here we go.
The Press Release:
KAMELOT NORTH AMERICAN NATION! After tours around the globe, Kamelot will return to North American in April/May 2018 to support their upcoming release on Napalm Records. This tour and album is the follow-up to the band’s highest charting album worldwide “Haven” (#1 BILLBOARD HARD ROCK CHARTS). The new offering will be released in early 2018 and the first tour of the release will hit the United States and Canada, bringing their biggest production and package in the band’s history! The tour will venture North and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the South, capping it off with a huge Orlando and Fort Lauderdale finale!
Joining Kamelot and bringing their unique brand of symphonic metal to the tour are Very Special guests Delain from The Netherlands. Rounding off the package for a metallic triple punch are Finland’s own Battle Beast! Don’t miss this incredible Symphonic Metal Tour of the Year. Exclusive internet presales are ON SALE now!
The Tour Dates:
4/16/18: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
4/17/18: Charlotte, NC @ Filmore Underground
4/18/18: Silver Springs, MD @ The Filmore
4/20/18: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/22/18: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
4/23/18: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/25/18: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/26/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
4/27/18: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
4/28/18: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
4/29/18: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/1/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/2/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
5/4/18: San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
5/5/18: Anaheim, CA @ Grove Anaheim
5/6/18: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/8/18: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/9/18: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/11/18: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/12/18: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/13/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: What can I saw about Kamelot that I haven’t already extoled in numerous coverage pieces over the years? I guess I will leave it as a simple “Be sure to catch one of these tour dates” so you can experience what I have been giving the thumbs up to for many years. The band continually impresses me and pulls out all the stops during a live show so you have to get on point with them if this is something that you haven’t done yet. It’s never too late to get into a band IMHO. I did find it interesting that they were bringing around Delain once more since that band seems to do alright on their own but its cool to find Battle Beast joining the touring fray. They impressed many during the slot they had on the Sabaton show. So what do you readers think of this one? Are you penciling it in now this far in advance? Are you already a fan? Let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.