Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody & Primal Fear Announce Co-Headlining US Tour For 2016

I apologize for getting this to you later than intended but there were so many items to address that it had to wait. The delay doesn’t make it any less awesome because Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear are both heading towards the USA for a co-headlining tour that will surely be talked about for months. Check out the poster art, the full press release that I received and the lucky stops across the country. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.

Tour - Rhapsody and Primal Fear - Spring 2016

The Press Release:
On April 26th, the creators of Cinematic Metal, Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY, will embark on the highly anticipated 2016 North American Co-Headlining tour with German power metallers, PRIMAL FEAR. The tour launches in Hartford at the Websters theater, hits four Canadian cities as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, before concluding at Mod club in Toronto, Canada.

“We are all extremely excited and looking forward to playing a memorable show in NEW YORK on April 28, 2016”, commented Luca Turilli. “It will be a true honor to co-headline that special evening with our friends of PRIMAL FEAR. And that will be just the beginning, as the two bands will bring their glorious music across US from the east to the west coast. Many more dates will be announced in 10 days. Stay tuned!”

The band will tour in support of their latest album, Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus released by Nuclear Blast. Advanced tickets for the confirmed dates are now on sale exclusively at, Tickets will go on sale November 30th at all other ticket outlets.

Tour Dates:
4/26/2016: Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
4/28/2016: Stage 48 – New York City, NY
4/29/2016: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh. PA
4/30/2016: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
5/01/2016: Token Longue – Detroit, MI
5/03/2016: Concord Music HallChicago –
5/04/2016: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
5/05/2016: Granada Theater – Kansas City, MO
5/06/2016: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
5/08/2016: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/09/2016: Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA
5/11/2016: Rockbar Theater – San Francisco,CA
5/12/2016: The Grove – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2016: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2016: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/15/2016: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
5/17/2016: Trees – Dallas, TX
5/18/2016: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/20/2016: The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/21/2016: Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/22/2016: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/24/2016: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
5/25/2016: Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
5/26/2016: The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
5/28/2016: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/30/2016: Club Soda – Montreal,QC CANADA
5/31/2016: Imperial – Quebec City, QC CANADA
6/01/2016: Mod Club -Toronto, ON CANADA

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PiercingMetal Thoughts:
Let’s see what I can say about this one. I often hear from some sections of the Metal community that nothing good is coming around and I just end up shaking my head at those types because they are very clearly NOT paying attention to the true Metal scene that is around them. That brings to mind this particular tour for while Primal Fear has been here a few times over the years, this incarnation of Rhapsody has not (but please go kind on me if I have erred on this information). The pairing of these two types of bands is a perfect combination of Metal power and MUST be witnessed on the live stage. If you consider yourself a true follower of the genre and are not marking down these dates in your mobile device, I think you are reading he wrong website. I cannot wait to see this package when it hits NYC and plays at Stage 48. The only downside I see on this whole run is the lack of a third band to be the lead off act. We have such wonderful smaller label groups to enjoy such as Kobra and The Lotus or Edge Of Paradise and more or even a companion label act like The Agonist or others of a more Power Metal type to make it perfection. Lack of the third band will likely find many venues tossing us the local support and depending on where you are, you know this can often be a reason to arrive late. Anyway, I know I will be there by hook of by crook and I wonder what you readers think about this one. Let me know in the comments section below. See you next time.

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