While we are closing up the first month of 2016 (which I cannot really believe is already here), the touring announcements are starting to build up for those suddenly organized Winter tours and the events that will hit in the Spring. That being said, below you’ll find the poster, press release and dates for the mighty Sevendust who will be touring with Trivium and Like A Storm. Check it out.
SEVENDUST ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST RELEASE KILL THE FLAW: Special Guests Trivium and Like A Storm Tapped To Open The Shows, Band Received First-Ever Grammy® Nomination For Debut Single “Thank You” In The Best Metal Performance Category.
(January 27th, 2016 – New York, NY) – SEVENDUST announced their first U.S. headline tour in support of their latest album Kill The Flaw this morning live on Sirius/XM’s The Opie & Jimmy Show on Opie Radio. The tour kicks off on April 26th in Baton Rouge, LA and wraps up on May 28th at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, OK. The headline dates will also feature special guests Trivium and Like A Storm as show openers. The tour will make stops in Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Reading, PA to name a few. SEVENDUST will also be making stops at multiple festivals while out on the road including Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock Derby. SEVENDUST has been known for their amazing live shows as radio personality Lou Brutus recently stated: “The next time you see SEVENDUST perform at a festival, don’t watch them, watch the side of the stage, because you can bet every other band on the bill will be there taking notes & wondering how they got so fucking good.” Tickets for all of the headline shows go on sale on Friday, January 29th. Fans can go to www.sevendust.com for more info and to purchase tickets.
“We can’t wait to embark on our first Kill The Flaw headline tour of the States! Looking forward to jamming with our brothers in Trivium and Like A Storm for the first time as well. Can’t wait to see you all on the road!” exclaims Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon.
SEVENDUST recently received their first-ever GRAMMY® nomination after two decades together as a band. “Thank You,” the debut single from Kill The Flaw, received a nomination for Best Metal Performance. The band is nominated alongside August Burns Red, Ghost, Lamb Of God and Slipknot in the category. The band will find out if they won on February 15, 2016, the date of the 58th annual GRAMMY® Awards.
SEVENDUST formed in 1996 and have forged one of hard rock’s most diehard audiences. 2014’s acoustic offering Time Traveler’s & Bonfires saw an overwhelming response from that community, being quickly funded through a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign. Just a year prior, Black Out The Sun entered Billboard’s Top Hard Music Albums chart at #1 and landed at #18 on the Top 200. They kicked off their illustrious career with an untouchable string of three gold albums, beginning with their self-titled 1997 debut and continuing with Home in 1999 and Animosity in 2001. Along the way, they’ve sold out shows everywhere and given unforgettable performances at the likes of Rock On The Range, Woodstock, OZZfest, and Shiprocked!. However, the era of Kill The Flaw continues to break new ground for the band.
SEVENDUST is comprised of iconic vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, the dual-guitar attack of John Connolly and Clint Lowery, and the driving rhythm section of Vince Hornsby on bass and Morgan Rose on drums.
Apr. 26th – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
Apr. 27th – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Apr. 29th – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Apr. 30th – Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock
May 1st – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
May 3rd – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
May 5th – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
May 7th – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 8th – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
May 13th – Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
May 15th – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
May 17th – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
May 18th – Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
May 20th – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
May 21st – Reading, PA @ Reverb
May 22nd – Albany, NY @ Rock Derby
May 24th – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
May 25th – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 27th – Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
May 28th – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I might not have been following them from the very beginning I’ve tried to make up for lost time over the last bunch of years and I’m glad that I have because every single show has blown my Metal mind when it comes to what Sevendust does on the stage. It’s great to find them doing another headlining run and delivering another crushing album to their fans. Now let’s add to the fact that Trivium will provide direct support for this go round. I can honestly say that I have never witnessed a Trivium show that didn’t leave me anything less than exhausted. They know how to put it out there as well and I am not just being overly positive here. Starting it all off is another worthy of your attention band with Like A Storm. Three brothers all united in the name of Melodic Hard Rock. They’ve been to our region on numerous occasions and always manage to get the crowd started properly. In my humble opinion this is one of those perfectly organized touring packages and its great to find all bands working seamlessly together and making sense. I’m going to make sure that I am at the NYC at our Playstation Theater and I hope to see a lot of you in attendance as well. Let me know what you think of this tour in the comments section below. Especially if you are a fan of any of these bands and can convince the masses to join us.