You can almost feel the breakdowns hitting your Metal core essence at this news. Yes my fiends, Whitechapel is embarking on a headlining bunch of dates and will be bringing along Fit for a King, The Plot In You and Enterprise Earth as well. They’re calling it the “Decade Of The Blade” tour which I love the sound of. Check out the press release, poster and dates that I recieved a little while ago and then I will return with some closing thoughts.
The Press Release:
Currently finishing up work on their upcoming sixth full-length, Whitechapel will soon exit the studio and head back out on the road for their last tour in support of their latest album, Our Endless War. Set to kick off May 4th in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the trek will also see Fit for a King, The Plot In You, and Enterprise Earth on the band’s headlining USA run; see below for all dates!
May 4 – Fayetteville, AR – Georfe’s Majestic Lounge
May 5 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
May 6 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective *
May 7 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Cafe
May 8 – Wichita, KS – Rock Island
May 10 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
May 11 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
May 13 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
May 14 – Reading, PA – Reverb Concerts
May 15 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
May 17 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 18 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall **
May 19 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
May 20 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger **
May 21 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
May 22 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s by the Sea
*=Whitechapel, Fit for a King, Enterprise Earth only
**=Whitechapel, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth only
Never content to remain idle, Whitechapel – who spent most of the past few years on the road with the likes of Slayer, King Diamond, Suicide Silence, and other premier acts – plans to tour North America this summer and beyond, promoting their new, currently untitled album’s release. With Mark Lewis (Audio Hammer Studios) as their producer once again for the follow-up to 2014’s Our Endless War (which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart!), the band is poised to dominate the music world in 2016. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to say that Whitechapel have come some serious distance since the first time that I caught them back on “Summer Slaughter 2008” tour where they led the charge headlined by BDM (you can click that text for my earliest thoughts about the band and some images); They’ve certainly filled a Metal need in the hearts of numerous fans so its always exciting to learn that a band like this is doing a headlining run. I last caught them at the now defunct “Rockstar Mayhem Fest” and had to say that they were one of the highlights on the smaller stage at that go round. You get your money’s worth from a Whitechapel set and the band can often be found doing signings at their merchandise table after they perform and sometimes before their set. I cannot say what you should expect on this of course. I also cannot offer up any insight on the support acts Fit For A King, Enterprise Earth or The Plot In You so those fans who have some background on them should def chime into the comments to let us know what we are in store for. I’ve embedded all of their Official Websites below for deeper examination for the curious and those will of course lead you to all of the social networking pages. Sadly there are NO NYC dates on this run which does suck. It seems that some of you regional Metalheads are doing to need to do a little road trip adventure and if this means you, please by all means be careful out there. So what do you think of this tour? Are you marking it down in your calendar as a must do event as the summer approaches? Let me know in the comments section below.
Metal Blade Records: http://www.metalblade.com
Fit For A King: http://fitforakingband.com/
The Plot In You: http://www.theplotinyou.com/
Enterprise Earth: http://www.enterpriseearthband.com/