Detroit, MI’s self-touted “blue collar thrashers” BATTLECROSS are gearing up to lay waste to the states on this summer’s TRESPASS AMERICA festival. The festival kicks off in one month on July 13, 2012 in Broomfield, CO and features headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. The TRESPASS AMERICA Festival also features Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. The anticipation is building; get your tickets now before they are sold out and log on to for complete details!

Due to the insane buzz around BATTLECROSS and their unique take on modern thrash metal, the band has been added to this year’s HEAVY MTL festival in Montreal, QC. To learn more about the festival and to read about this year’s line-up, please visit.

BATTLECROSS has come a long way since their recent signing with Metal Blade Records and their release of their debut Pursuit of Honor in August 2011. Since its release, the single ‘Push Pull Destroy’ was the #1 Most Requested Metal Track for five weeks (Sirius XM Liquid Metal Devil’s Dozen), remains a stable on the Liquid Metal channel, and the track’s video has racked up over 700,000 YouTube views in the last five months. BATTLECROSS has received killer reviews across the internet and in print publications throughout North America and overseas and was named “Band of the Month” in Metal Hammer Norway and Metal Hammer Spain, so it should be no surprise that this blue collar, hard-work ethic that comes from the band’s five musicians – Kyle “Gumby” Gunther/vocals, Tony Asta/guitar, Hiran Deraniyagala/guitar, Mike Kreger/drums, Don Slater/bass – translates into a potent force on record as well as on stage. BATTLECROSS is also confirmed to sail the seas with the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL Cruise this December 7-10.

See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

BATTLECROSS pre-Trespass America tour dates:

(free Metal Blade Records merch, Trespass America tickets and BATTLECROSS posters to be given away at these one-off dates!)


22 Westland, MI – Token Lounge (BATTLECROSS only)

28 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (BATTLECROSS only)

29 Muskegon, MI – Crickets (BATTLECROSS only)


6 West Springfield, VA – Empire (w/ God Forbid)

7 Richmond, VA – Kingdom (w/ God Forbid)

8 Winston Salem, NC – Ziggys (w/ God Forbid)

10 Fayetteville, AR – Stone Pony (w/ God Forbid)

BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:


12 Wichita, KS – The Scenery

13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center

14 Ogden, UT – Mojos (BATTLECROSS only)

15 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena

16 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center

17 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena

18 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (BATTLECROSS only)

19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

20 Travers City, MI – Ground Zero (off date w/ Killswitch Engage)

21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center

22 Waterloo, IA – McElroy Auditorium

23 St. Louis, MO – Fubar (BATTLECROSS only)

24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre

25 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center

27 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

28 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion

30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

31 Evansville, IN – Ford Center


1 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at River Bend

3 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena

4 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheatre

5 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion

7 Oswego, NY – Oswego Speedway

8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center

9 S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (off date w/ God Forbid)

10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs

11 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL

12 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes (BATTLECROSS only)

14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (indoor stage)

15 Hartford, CT – Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre

17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center

18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier

21 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown

22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum

24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre

25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center

26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre

28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

BATTLECROSS post-Trespass America tour dates:


29 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (BATTLECROSS only)

31 Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)


1 Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)

2 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)

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