Tour de Force


  • Axl Rosenberg

METALSUCKS-SPONSORED HAUNTED TOUR GETS SOME NEW BANDSLots and lots of you have e-mailed us this week to ask about the fact that Intronaut and Kylesa have both dropped off The Haunted’s upcoming, MetalSucks-sponsored headlining trek in order to go tour with the almighty Mastodon. And, yeah, it’s bittersweet news at best; we were looking forward to seeing them with The Haunted, but it’s not as though the Atlanta quartet is really any less awesome than our favorite Swedes.

Of course, the always spectacular non-Nazis in Nachtmystium are still doing The Haunted tour, and now the replacement bands for Intronaut and Kylesa have been announced: Merauder and The Agonist.

Full confession: I’m not really familiar with either of these bands. But, hey, I love discovering new music, and now I have a project to look forward to! And even if for some reason you don’t like one or both of these bands, you’ve still got Nachtmystium (awesome) and, of course, THE MUTHAFUCKIN’ HAUNTED.

Here are the tour dates:

Apr. 02 – The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
Apr. 03 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Apr. 04 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Apr. 05 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Apr. 06 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
Apr. 07 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Apr. 08 – The Warehouse – Calgary, AB (new date)
Apr. 09 – Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB (new date)
Apr. 11 – Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
Apr. 12 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Apr. 13 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
Apr. 14 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Apr. 15 – Opera House – Toronto, ON
Apr. 16 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
Apr. 17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Apr. 19 – BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
Apr. 21 – Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
Apr. 22 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Apr. 23 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Apr. 24 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

We will be at the April 19 show at BB King’s… although, to be honest, after the killer time we had in Atlanta last weekend, I’m tempted to get on a plane and check out the gig at The Masquerade. Sigh.


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