Tour de Force



Lamb of God

Gojira 2012

I hate to say “I told you so” I love saying “I told you so,” so please allow me this opportunity to gloat! Last month, via deductive reasoning based on Heavt MTL and Heavy TO festival billing, I concluded that Gojira and Lamb of God would soon announce a summer tour together. And I was right! Suckers!

Lambgoat is now reporting that Lamb of God and Gojira will tour together for a month and a half starting on August 1st, including the two Canadian “Heavy” festival on August 11th and 12th.

But I didn’t get it entirely right. I surmised that of the other bands playing the same festival days as Gojira and LoG, Dethklok would “make no sense stylistically speaking.” Guess I was wrong there. And truth be told, I guess it does make some sense; Dethklok are pretty fucking heavy, and so are Lamb of God and Gojira. Lamb of God and Dethklok will “co-headline” while Gojira support, but I’ve always found the idea of a “co-headline” somewhat ludicrous; whoever plays last is the true headliner.

Anyway, this is a really, really cool tour and I am extremely excitebike about it. Tour dates:

8/1 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Thater
8/2 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
8/4 Calgary, AB @ Big 4
8/5 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
8/7 Winnipeg, MB @ Convention Centre
8/9 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
8/10 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
8/11 Toronto, ON @ Heavy TO
8/12 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Delta Plex
8/15 St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
8/19 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
8/21 Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
8/22 Detroit, MI @ Compuware Arena
8/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/24 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater
8/25 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
8/26 Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6 Pavilion
8/29 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
8/30 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
8/31 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
9/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Outside at the Electric Factory
9/2 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
9/4 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
9/7 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
9/8 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
9/9 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
9/11 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
9/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
9/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
9/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic

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