Tour de Force



My fellow Chimairicans: I’ve got good news and really good news. So let’s start with the good news.

EMG Pickups is apparently holding a contest wherein contestants upload videos of themselves covering a Metallica tune (on EMG-equipped instruments, natch) to YouTube for the chance to win a shitload of stuff. And I don’t really care about that, but I do care that one of the contestants is Rob Arnold, who does a version of “To Live is to Die” that absolutely rips. Seriously, Kirk Hammett hasn’t sounded this good since before he went through menopause. Check out Arnold’s cover below:

Pretty cool, no?

But here’s the better news — more dates for the second leg of Chimaira’s headlining tour in support of their awesome new album, The Age of Hell, have gotten out, and they include a stop at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey for WSOU’s 25th Anniversary concert. WSOU is pretty much the best metal radio station on the East Coast and possibly the entire United States, so I’m thrilled that such a killer band is gonna help them celebrate their birthday. And since support on that tour is coming from Unearth, Skeletonwitch, and Molotov Solution, they’ll all be playing, too, which is in no way bad news. You can get more details on that show, including ticket info, from Metal Insider.

Here are all the dates for the first leg of the tour, which features Revocation, Impending Doom, and Rise to Remain; dates for the second leg of the tour are after the jump!

11/13 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/14 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
11/16 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
11/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (WSOU Anniversary Show)
11/19 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
11/20 Springfield, VA – JAXX
11/21 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11/22 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
11/23 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
11/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/26 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
11/27 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
11/29 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
12/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Skeletonwitch)
12/02 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
12/03 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep (no Skeletonwitch)
12/04 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
12/05 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre (no Skeletonwitch)
12/07 Pomona, CA – Glass House (no Skeletonwitch)
12/08 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
12/09 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Skeletonwitch)
12/11 Calgary, AB – Republik
12/12 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
12/14 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
12/16 Cedar Falls, IA – Wheelhouse
12/17 Madison, WI – The Barrymore Theater
12/18 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection


[Rob Arnold video and new tour dates via The PRP]

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