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Dance Gavin Dance, Animals as Leaders and Veil of Maya Announce 2020 Tour

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Metal bands are always looking to expand their fanbase beyond the already converted, and one way of doing that is to assemble diverse touring packages. Killswitch Engage have always been great at mixing it up, having toured separately with Lamb of God, Clutch and August Burns Red in recent years. Periphery always keep it fresh, too, having toured with Dance Gavin Dance earlier this year, and now Animals as Leaders and Veil of Maya have taken a page out of that playbook. The two progressive metal savants will embark upon their own extended tour this coming spring with Dance Gavin Dance, whose music I do not think I have ever listened to but who I’d certainly stick around to watch, at least for a few songs — you never know! that’s the point, right? Royal Coda, another band I’ve yet to hear, will open all dates.

Here are those dates:

03/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
03/13 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
03/16 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
03/18 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/19 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
03/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/23 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
03/24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
03/26 Miami, FL – Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason Theater
03/27 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
03/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/31 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
04/2 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/3 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/4 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/5 New York City, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/09 Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room
04/10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/11 St Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/13 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
04/14 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
04/15 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
04/17 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
04/18 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
04/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
04/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
04/23 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
04/25 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo (‘Swanfest‘)

[via The PRP]

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