New York, NY â€“ Grab your earplugs and prepare for some of the most earth shattering, blazingly deafening metal you will hear this holiday season! Genre defining metal titans Killswitch Engage and Lamb of God have announced that they will be teaming up for a late fall co-headlining tour. Almost four years after their first run together on MTV2â€™s Headbangers Ball Tour, the two powerhouses have reunited to bring holiday mayhem throughout the US. The tour will begin on November 28th in Lowell, Massachusetts and end on December 17th in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage alternating headlining slots each night. Directly supporting these metal juggernauts will be DevilDriver, with Swedish metallers Soilwork kicking off the show each evening.
After a successful premier run on Warped Tour 2007, Killswitch Engage recently released As Daylight Dies Special Edition, a CD/DVD combo featuring the MySpace video favorite and current Active Rock hit “Holy Diver.” The special edition also features previous unreleased studio tracks and full music videos for â€œMy Curse,â€ â€œThe Arms of Sorrowâ€ and of course â€œHoly Diver.â€ Poised to conquer, this tour will bring the band full circle â€“ honoring the metal fans that have been with them from the start and have helped them gain such notable success.
Lamb of God will be wrapping up the Sacrament album cycle with this tour. After 18 months of touring with Slayer, Megadeth, Ozzfest, Heaven and Hell, and headlining runs in the US, Japan, Australia, UK and Europe, Lamb of God will take 2008 off to prepare for a new CD. Fans will get a new dose of Lamb of God in 2008 with a full length DVD, set for release in the spring. The DVD will document the entire Sacrament experience, beginning with rehearsals for the albums recording straight through this headline run.
Roadrunner artist, DevilDriver, will be offering direct support for the tour in support of their latest release, The Last Kind Words, which has been received with high critical and fan acclaim. Offering a melting pot of metallic influences, DevilDriver deliver a binding mix of jarring drums, grinding guitars, and unmistakably brutal vocals by front man Dez Fafara. Also joining the tour will be Swedish melodic metal masters, Soilwork, who will be releasing their new album Sworn to a Great Divide on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Take a break from the holiday melee to witness the sheer metal madness of Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage united. â€œYes the rumors are true, Killswitch and Lamb of God are back together againâ€ Killswitch vocalist Howard Jones affirms. â€œWe had our honeymoon four years ago and now itâ€™s time to renew our metal vows. This is your official invitation – the only one you will ever need.â€ Chris Adler from Lamb of God adds “Touring the Sacrament album has been some of the most exciting times we have ever experienced. It has taken us around the world several times over, playing the biggest shows of our career with some of the best bands in the business and in front of the greatest fans in the world. We are tighter, stronger and smarter than we have ever been and before we put the machine that is Lamb of God to bed for a little while and call an end to the touring cycle, we want to bring it to the next level. So together with our true friends in Killswitch, DevilDriver and Soilwork we plan to bring you something that won’t be forgotten. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and we are looking forward to one more brutal evening with all of you!!!”
Presale tickets will go on sale on October 3 through www.lamb-of-god.com and www.killswitchengage.com. Tickets go on sale to the public on October 12 and 13 â€“ check your local listings for details.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE & LAMB OF GOD
Featuring DevilDriver and Soilwork
11/28 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
11/29 Reading, PA Reading Eagle Theatre
11/30 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
12/1 Lewiston, ME The Colisee
12/2 Albany, NY Washington Ave Armory
12/4 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
12/5 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
12/7 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall
12/8 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
12/9 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
12/10 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12/12 Denver, CO Fillmore
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
12/14 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
12/15 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
12/16 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
12/17 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center