Killswitch Engage Add Light the Torch to 2020 Tour


Killwitch Engage, aka metal’s hardest working band, have announced that Light the Torch will open their spring 2020 North American tour.

The pairing is notable, of course, because ex-Killswitch vocalist Howard Jones now fronts Light the Torch, who used to be known as Devil You Know before legal issues forced a name change. Not that there’s any bad blood between Jones and his former band — original and current KsE vocalist Jesse Leach and Jones have made it clear they’re on great terms in myriad social media posts over the years, and Jones even sang on a song from Killswitch’s latest album — it’s just a pretty neat thing for them to be doing and for longtime KsE fans to nerd out over. Plus we’ll almost certainly get to see Jones sing with his old band every night.

Light the Torch will open all shows, August Burns Red will play after them, and Killswitch will headline.

Sez Leach:

“We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer band. Obviously, having Howard out with us allows us to make this a tour to remember. I’ve always respected Howard as a singer, but in recent years, he’s become a friend. So it means more to me now than it would have in the past. We are happy to see him back up on the good foot and singing his heart out again in top form. With both August Burns Red and Light the Torch, there will be no punches pulled. Just a killer lineup. Fans won’t want to miss this tour. You will want to come early and stay late. All hails.”

Sez Jones:

“We are truly excited to be a part of the Atonement Tour with KsE and ABR. This one has it all @ old friends, new music, good times. Forget the world for a night and come hang out with three bands that want to make memories with you!”


3/10 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre [Tickets]
3/11 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live [Tickets]
3/13 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall [Tickets]
3/14 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore [Tickets]
3/15 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz [Tickets]
3/17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle [Tickets]
3/18 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues [Tickets]
3/20 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom [Tickets]
3/21 — Houston, TX — House of Blues [Tickets]
3/21 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes [Tickets]
3/23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee [Tickets]
3/24 — Los Angeles — The Wiltern [Tickets]
3/25 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium [Tickets]
3/26 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield [Tickets]
3/28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo [Tickets]
3/29 — Boise, ID — Revolution [Tickets]
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex [Tickets]
4/1 — Denver, CO — Fillmore [Tickets]
4/3 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore [Tickets]
4/4 — Chicago, IL — Radius [Tickets]
4/5 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore [Tickets]
4/6 — Toronto, ON — Rebel [Tickets]
4/8 — Montreal, QC — MTelus [Tickets]
4/10 — Portland, ME — State Theatre [Tickets]
4/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5 [Tickets]
4/12 —  Boston, MA — House of Blues [Tickets]

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