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Will Gojira and Trivium Tour Together This Summer?

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Looking at festival lineups and then recklessly speculating which bands playing the same day will be going on longer tours together is a favorite pastime of mine. Since big festival lineups are typically announced well before the smaller tours that comprise them, it’s often possible to connect the dots by looking at the lineups of two adjacent festivals.

First: what I’m about to project is in no way based on any insider information or knowledge of the situation — it’s just a guess. So do not interpret it as fact. Got it?

So: take a look at the lineup for the second day of the Impact Music Festival, set to take place in Bangor, ME on July 28th:

Avenged Sevenfold
Prophets Of Rage
Three Days Grace
Black Label Society
Gojira
Trivium
Hollywood Undead
Corrosion Of Conformity
Powerman 5000
Emmure
Bad Omens

Now compare that to the lineup for Heavy Montreal, which is happening the same weekend in (duh) Montreal. While Heavy hasn’t yet revealed which bands are playing on which day, the following bands playing Impact on the 28th are also confirmed for Heavy:

Avenged Sevenfold
Prophets Of Rage
Three Days Grace
Gojira
Trivium
Hollywood Undead
Bad Omens

We learned yesterday that Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets of Rage and Three Days Grace are all touring together.

That leaves Gojira, Trivium, Hollywood Undead and Bad Omens as the only bands playing both festivals on the same days. Could that group of four be plotting a summer tour? It’s possible. But I’d say that it’s very likely that at least Gojira and Trivium will be doing something together beyond these two festivals, with the other two bands maybe involved as well.

All four bands have mostly clear schedules through July and August. Trivium have some U.S. dates booked in April and May, but only in smaller markets. Gojira haven’t been here at all since October 2017, which is around the same time Trivium last toured major markets (with Arch Enemy). Also, for what it’s worth, both bands are on Roadrunner Records, a label with an actual artist development staff that frequently tours its bands together.

It is also certainly possible that none of these bands have any touring plans together beyond these two festivals.

‘Tis the season for big summer tour announcements, with the aforementioned A7X run, a Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson co-headliner, a second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour and a Metallica arena tour all having been announced in recent days.

We shall see! We will, of course, keep you posted.

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