Avatar Announce ‘Chimp Mosh Pit’ Fall Tour


To steal a joke from the band, get ready to go ape shit at a date on Avatar‘s upcoming Chimp Mosh Pit fall tour, which kicks off in September and runs for a full month. It’s in support of Avatar’s latest album, Dance Devil Dance, which was released in February of this year via label Thirty Tigers. Get your tickets here.

When he was asked about the album last year, Avatar singer Johannes Eckerström said that he felt like it was the band’s responsibility to save heavy music.

“Honestly, I feel like we have to save heavy metal. Because either people are lost in the past… They did it better than we will ever do what they do. Don’t do that. What’s next? What’s next for us? And do that without disappearing up your own asses completely.

“When people end up doing metal that is best enjoyed while sitting down and shutting up, you miss the point. Metal is the music that you move to — in the pit, banging your head, dancing around, whatever, lifting weights, drinking too much, getting pregnant, impregnating someone, doing things. It’s music to move with. You have drums in the band; why would you have drums if you don’t move?

“We look a lot to the masters — that is wisdom from Motörhead, from Judas Priest, from a lot of things — but then just… yeah, that, but not that. They did that. We’re now and what’s next with that. Where can we try to help bring it? And that is this album.”

Sun Sep 10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest +
Tue Sep 12 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Wed Sep 13 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Thu Sep 14 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
Fri Sep 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Sat Sep 16 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Sun Sep 17 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle
Tue Sep 19 – Houston, TX – Rise
Wed Sep 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Fri Sep 22 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life +
Sat Sep 23 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Sun Sep 24 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Mon Sep 25 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
Tue Sep 26 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion
Thu Sep 28 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing Company
Fri Sep 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater
Sat Sep 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
Sun Oct 01 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
Mon Oct 02 – Edmonton, AB – Midway Music Hall
Wed Oct 04 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Thu Oct 05 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Fri Oct 06 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
Sat Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock +
Sun Oct 08 – San Louis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater

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