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Shadows Fall Announce December 2021 Reunion Show w/ Unearth, Darkest Hour and More


The Shadows Fall reunion show the band has been teasing for over a year is finally happening.

The pioneering OG metalcore band, who last performed in 2015, will take the stage at their de facto hometown venue, The Palladium in Worcester, MA, on December 18.

As of this wasn’t enough, the Shads will have an extremely excellent and appropriate cast of characters opening up: fellow metalcore progenitors Unearth and Darkest Hour, along with MA natives Within the Ruins, Sworn Enemy (NY) and Carnivora (also MA).

If that’s not a show worth driving for, I don’t know what is! I’ll be there with bells on, and if the mood strikes maybe I’ll even mosh. Just listen for the bells, and I’ll be that guy.

Frontman Brian Fair explains:

“As the wise prophet D.L.R. once said, ‘I HEARD YA MISSED US, WE’RE BACK. I couldn’t be more excited to be getting back onstage with my brothers in Shadows Fall and there is no room I would rather do it in than The Palladium in Worcester. It has been six years since we last played a show and we are ready to unleash the fury like Yngwie.”

“We have been trying to find a way to jam together and play live for a little while now and the planets have finally aligned, schedules worked out, and with the help of a ton of our good friends, we were able to pull it off. This is the only show we have planned so shine up your dancing shoes, stretch out your neck, crack a brew, and get your ass to Massachusetts!”

“Matt [Bachand] and Jon [Donais] started this band 25 years ago and it still amazes me that the music we made allowed us to travel the world, share the stage with legends, and put out a ton of records that I will always be proud of. This show is a way for us to celebrate the music and thank all of the people that supported us through the years and helped us live the dream. I can’t wait to rage through songs from our entire catalog with a bunch of metalhead Massholes maniacs! I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again — there ain’t no party like a Shadows Fall party.”

SoundRink VIP tickets go on sale on Wednesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. local time. The local pre-sale is set for Thursday, June 24 at 10 a.m. with the promo code “WEEEE.” The regular on-sale is set for Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets are available here.

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