Killswitch Engage Announce First U.S. Headline Tour


Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage –singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley- have announced their first headline tour in support of their just-released new album Disarm the Descent, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on both the Rock Albums Chart and the Hard Music Chart.

Joining Killswitch Engage on this tour will be their longtime friends from San Diego in As I Lay Dying. Ohio will also be well-represented on this tour, with Miss May I and Affiance rounding out the bill.

Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.

"Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record," Leach said. "We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones."

Leach continued, "We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I and a new band we're all excited to see live called Affiance. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level." 

Bassist Mike D. concurred, saying, "We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage -- you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That's right, 'CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis' is surely imminent."

TOUR DATES:
May 30   Oklahoma City | Diamond Ballroom
May 31    Austin, TX | Stubbs BBQ
June 1    Houston, TX | | House of Blues 
June 3    Orlando, FL | House of Blues
June 4    Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 6    Richmond, VA | The National
June 7    Syracuse, NY | F Shed at The Market 
June 8    Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino
June 9    Philadelphia, PA | Trocadero
June 11   New York, NY | Best Buy Theater 
June 12   Silver Spring, MD | Fillmore
June 14   Montebello, QC | Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15   Guelph, ON | Guelph Concert Theater
June 16   Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection
June 17   Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts
June 18   Sauget, IL | Pops
June 20   Denver, CO | Summit 
June 21   Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Air
June 22   Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues
June 23   Phoenix, AZ | Marquee 
June 25   San Francisco, CA | Regency Grand 
June 27   Vancouver, BC | Commodore
June 28   Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory
June 29   Billings, MT | Shrine Auditorium
July 1      Fargo, ND | The Venue 
July 2      Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium
July 3      Wichita, KS | Cottilion
July 5      Milwaukee, WI | Rave 
July 6      Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
July 7      Detroit, MI | Crofoot
July 8     Joliet, IL | Mojoes

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