Long-time friends LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have joined forces for what will undoubtedly be one of the essential "can't miss" tours of the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22 in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada. The two bands are a dominant live pairing, and will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.
LAMB OF GOD will end the North American portion of the Resolution record cycle with this tour. It will include a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be LAMB OF GOD’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. In the last year, both Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament have been certified gold in Canada. LAMB OF GOD will finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE released their sixth album Disarm the Descent this April, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200; at No. 1 on Hard Rock Chart; and at No. 1 on the Rock Chart. It marked the first album with frontman Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's now-classic Alive or Just Breathing. The album has been warmly embraced and well-received by both fans and the media, as it has just crossed the 100,000-sold mark in only three months of release. Having just wrapped a highly successful U.S summer headline tour, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE look to continue their Disarm the Descent record cycle with this fall trek.
Both LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been wanting to hit the road together for quite some time now and are both excited to finally get the chance. They have also made sure to keep the ticket prices as low as possible so that all of their fans can come out and have a good time with them on this tour.
All dates go on sale this weekend July 19th-20th. Dates for the tour are below.
Tue/Oct-22 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus - Tickets
Wed/Oct-23 Quebec City, QC @ Pavillon de la Jeunesse - Tickets
Thu/Oct-24 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis - Tickets
Fri/Oct-25 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom - Tickets
Sat/Oct-26 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre - Tickets
Mon/Oct-28 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion - Tickets
Tue/Oct-29 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit - Tickets
Wed/Oct-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater - Tickets
Fri/Nov-01 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC - Tickets
Sat/Nov-02 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Tickets
Sun-Nov-03 Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show
Tue-Nov-05 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium - Tickets
Thu/Nov-07 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater - Tickets
Fri/Nov-08 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium * - Tickets
Sat/Nov-09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater - Tickets
Mon/Nov-11 Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center - Tickets
Tue/Nov-12 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Tickets
Thu/Nov-14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre - Tickets
Fri/Nov-15 Calgary, AB @ Big Four - Tickets
Sat/Nov-16 Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park - Tickets
Mon/Nov-18 St. Paul, MN @ Myth - Tickets
Tue/Nov-19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom - Tickets
Wed/Nov-20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room - Tickets
Fri/Nov-22 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom - Tickets
Sat/Nov-23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues - Tickets
Sun/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory - Tickets
Mon/Nov-25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE - Tickets
Tue/Nov-26 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring - Tickets
*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show. Support will be announced in mid-September.
The photo above is of American heavy metal band Lamb Of God performing at the historic Cain's Ballroom June 10, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo / Kevin Pyle. To see the full gallery click HERE!