Volbeat and Killswitch Engage Announce Massive Summer North American Tour


Killswitch Engage have always chosen diverse touring partners, from the heavy side — Lamb of God and Mastodon, to name a couple — to the more mainstream side, such as with Five Finger Death Punch and Rise Against. They’ve done an incredible job of working both ends of the metal market, and really, isn’t their music exactly that anyway?

So it shouldn’t be too surprising that their next big tour will be with Volbeat, who are obviously of the more radio-friendly variety, and Black Wizard, whose stoner rock jams should alienate many a Volbeat fan expecting some “wooahh-oh-ohhh”s and yarling. In other words, it’s the prototypical Killswitch tour!

Of note to NYC metalheads: the tour is hitting Brooklyn’s new Coney Island Amphitheater, where Deftones are also playing this summer. Coney Island has been a favorite destination for New Yorkers of all stripes for decades upon decades, so it’s cool to see metal added the list of offerings on the boardwalk right alongside Nathan’s french fries (which use a different variety of potato than any other Nathan’s location!), a dozen raw clams on the half shell and the rickety Cyclone rollercoaster. Make sure you partake in all three before you rock out, and go for a swim too while you’re at it!

Volbeat, Killswitch Engage and Black Wizard:

08/08 Brooklyn, NY – Coney, Island Amphitheater
08/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/12 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theater (Volbeat and Black Wizard only)
08/13 Columbus, OH – Express Live
08/15 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
08/16 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
08/21 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center – Exhibition Hall
08/23 Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
08/24 Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
08/25 Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
08/27 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
08/28 Regina, SK – Exraz Place
08/30 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Center
09/05 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
09/06 Spokane, WA – Star Theater @ Spokane Arena
09/07 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

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