Dragonforce Announces Headlining USA Trek

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The Press Release:
This past September, DragonForce unleashed their 8th full-length, Extreme Power Metal, worldwide. In support of this release, the band will head out on the road next month in Europe, before touring the USA with Unleash the Archers and Visions of Atlantis. Both of these treks will see Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War) handling bass and backing vocals for DragonForce.

Alicia Vigil comments: “So beyond stoked that DragonForce chose me to be a part of this! I can’t wait to travel the world and play these new cities with them and be a part of their legacy!”

DragonForce guitarist Herman Li adds: “Alicia was recommended to me by a number of musician friends in LA. She impressed me with her playing, her professionalism, and her ability to learn the DragonForce songs really quickly! I’m excited to have her playing on this tour and I think the fans will really like what she brings to the show.”

DragonForce will be streaming their world tour live on twitch.tv/hermanli. Livestreams will include performances, backstage and special guest appearances.

See below for all upcoming dates!

DragonForce European Tour – Level 1
w/ Frozen Crown, Athanasia

Tickets – https://dragonforce.com/shows
VIP – http://bit.ly/DragonForceVIP
Feb. 3 – Zappa – Anthwerp, Belgium
Feb. 4 – Tivoli Vredenburg – Utrecht, Holland *sold-out
Feb. 5 – 013 – Tilburg, Holland *sold-out
Feb. 6 – Essigrabrik – Cologne, Germany
Feb. 7 – Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany
Feb. 8 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
Feb. 9 – CCO – Lyon, France *sold-out
Feb. 11 – La Machine du Moulin Rouge – Paris, France
Feb. 12 – Krakatoa Club – Bordeaux, France
Feb. 13 – Metronum – Toulouse, France
Feb. 14 – L’Usine – Istres (Marseille), France
Feb. 15 – Konzertfabrick Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Feb. 16 – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland

DragonForce USA Tour – Mission 2
w/ Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis

Tickets – https://dragonforce.com/shows
VIP – http://dragonforce.soundrink.com/
Mar. 5 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 6 – The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 8 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 10 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 11 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Mar. 13 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN **
Mar. 14 – Red Flag – St. Louis, MO **
Mar. 15 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Mar. 17 – The Agora – Cleveland, OH
Mar. 18 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar. 19 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 20 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Mar. 21 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
** = no Visions of Atlantis

DragonForce tour dates:
Mar. 24 – Posten – Odense, Denmark +
Mar. 25 -Train – Arhus, Denmark +
Mar. 26 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark +
Mar. 27 – Partille Arena – Partille, Sweden +
Mar. 28 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden +
May 16 – Pulp Summer Slam – Manila, Philippines
Jun. 26-27 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, Germany
Jul. 2-4 – Rock Fest – Barcelona, Spain
Jul. 16-18 – Bang Your Head!!! – Balingen, Germany
+ = with Hammerfall

About DragonForce:
Known as the fastest band in the world, Grammy-nominated extreme power metal band DragonForce is based in London, England. Their platinum-selling record, Through the Fire and Flames, brought them international acclaim and was featured as the most-challenging song on Guitar Hero III. Their energetic and humorous live performances have won them fans on every continent.

The group is known for their long, complex and fast guitar solos performed by Herman Li and Sam Totman, who founded the band after meeting through a classified ad in 1999. Since then, the band has released eight studio albums, including Valley of the Damned (2003), Sonic Firestorm (2004), Inhuman Rampage (2006), Ultra Beatdown (2008), The Power Within (2012), Maximum Overload (2014), and Reaching into Infinity (2017). 2019 brought the next chapter in DragonForce history: Extreme Power Metal!

Regarding Extreme Power Metal, Li says, “This album again combines the best of DragonForce in an even bigger, more epic way than we have ever done before. We are so excited for fans to hear it!” The keyboards on this new album were performed by Coen Janssen of symphonic metal titan Epica, bringing a new dimension into a DragonForce album. Totman says, “We worked really closely with Coen on this new album. We are so happy with what he has brought into this new album. Every fan will be so happy to hear his majestic playing!”

Drawing from a wide range of influences, the band’s sound combines the sing-a-long choruses of classic 80’s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. As a nod to their passion for all things video-game related, the band frequently incorporates retro game sounds and melodies into their recordings and live shows.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve enjoyed the music of Dragonforce for a number of years now, but haven’t seen them for a couple of go rounds due to my own scheduling conflicts. It’s been a forever since I caught Visions Of Atlantis who seem to have an almost completely different lineup from the last time that I did see them and Unleash The Archers is a brand-new one for me. If I manage to be a part of the regional show that hits Brooklyn, I will be sure to check out everyone because I like all of this kind of stuff the most. I also can’t wait to go back to this Warsaw venue because I finally got there and enjoyed some of the famous pierogies I had been hearing about. Oh my goodness, so tasty and I washed them down with a traditional Polish beer. What do you readers think about this new tour announcement? Have you see the band before, or any of the supporting acts? You can click through their links and might notice that I even listed Alicia’s own band so folks can learn more about her as time permits. Some Amazon.com links to purchase music are there as well as always. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around. This year really is starting off properly in terms of Heavy Metal Happenings.

Official Websites:
Dragonforce: https://dragonforce.com
Visions Of Atlantis: https://www.facebook.com/visionsofatlantisofficial/
Unleash The Archers: https://www.facebook.com/UnleashTheArchers/
Vigil Of War: https://www.vigilofwar.com/

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