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OVERKILL ARE GOING ON TOUR

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For a hot minute Overkill were supposed to be on the currently-in-progress Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel tour, which would have made it the can’t-miss thrash tour of the year, instead of just being a can’t-miss thrash tour (’cause let’s be real, that line-up is still pretty sweet). Unfortunately, they dropped off that tour, and fortunately, it was to record a new album, which, of course, meant it was only a matter of time until they toured again.

Well, hey, guess what? They’re touring again! They’ll hit the road this spring with a bunch of bands of varying degrees of coolness — namely Belphegor, Aborted, Blackguard, System Divide, and Diamond Plate — acting as support. Maybe not quite as cool as seeing them with some other classic thrash bands, but certainly not at all shabby a line-up, either. And, like many of their old school thrash peers, Overkill have been experiencing a renaissance as of late — their last two albums, Immortalis and Ironbound, were both particularly swell. Hopefully the new release will be, too, and the tour will become that much cooler.

Here are dates, courtesy of Metal Injection:

4/20: Trocadero Theater @ Philadelphia, PA
4/22: Lost Horizon @ Syracuse, NY
4/23: Screamin WIllie’s @ Columbus, OH
4/24: Blondie’s @ Detroit, MI
4/25: Bottom Lounge @ Chicago, IL
4/26: Beaumont Club @ Kansas City, MO
4/27: Bluebird Theater @ Denver, CO
4/28: The Complex @ Salt Lake City, UT
4/30: El Corazon @ Seattle, WA
5/1: Hawthorne Theater @ Portland, OR
5/2: The Grand Ballroom @ San Francisco, CA
5/3: Club Nokia @ Los Angeles, CA
5/5: Emo’s East @ Austin, TX
5/6: Trees @ Dallas, TX
5/8: The Club at Firestone @ Orlando, FL
5/9: Culture Room @ Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/10: The Masquerade @ Atlanta, GA
5/11: Jaxx Nightclub @ West Springfield, VA
5/12: Best Buy Theater @ New York, NY

-AR

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