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Darkest Hour 2010 tour

You’ve been buzzing about it on the Interwebs for days, but now we can make it official: MetalSucks is proud to bring you Darkest Hour’s The Legacy Tour, a fall trek with Veil of Maya and Periphery that celebrates DH’s 15 years as a band. Though we can’t reveal who the “special guest opener” is for another few days due to said band’s contractual obligations, we promise that the band is one of our most favoritest young bands in all of metal (and a quick Google search should tell you what’s what). This will truly be a special experience for Darkest Hour fans; the band will be performing select tracks from their entire discography in chronological order, including “Veritas, Aequitas,” the legendary instrumental from The Sadist Nation.

What I like about tour lineups like this is that they bridge generations of metalheads. Sure, Darkest Hour have been doing this for 15 (!) years while Veil of Maya and Periphery (and special guest band) got their starts within the past five (or less) — and sure, they may play a different style of metal — but there’s no reason any metal fan should like one band and not the others. It’s not like Cannibal Corpse are touring with Torche or something; although I’d enjoy the hell out of that bill I’d imagine the audiences would be quite divided. But nope, instead we’ve got four kick-ass bands each doing their own thing that somehow work well on a bill together. It’ll be a fun night of good metal, and DH guitarist / founding member Mike Schleibaum agrees:

“We’re excited to have some great younger bands on tour with us for this run. All of the support bands are very impressive metal hybrids with their own distinct sound, which will make for many nights of sick metal riffage.”

Early sale tickets are available now through Artist Arena (VIP packages are available as well). Dates after the jump!

11/12-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/13-New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/14-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/15-Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert
11/16-Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
11/17-Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
11/18-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/19-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
11/20-West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
11/21-Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
11/22-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/23-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11/24-Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
11/26-San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/27-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
11/28-San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/29-West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
11/30-Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
12/01-Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
12/02-Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle
12/03-Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/04-Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/05-Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/07-St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
12/08-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/09-Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
12/10-Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
12/11-Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/12-Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory

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