Metalheads of the European Union side, the Japanese side and even further…we are here to let you know that the Iron Maiden is gonna get ya as the dates for their continuing “Legacy Of The Beast” World Tour hits more festivals and countries were recently announced. The brief band statement comes from their Official Website and I’ve added in some closing editorial for good measure. Take a look.
The Press Release:
IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy of the Beast Tour into 2020 heading to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a first ever visit to The Philippines. This will be followed by shows in Israel and Dubai before circling back into Europe for a final run which will be mainly Festival and headline stadium dates, plus some arena shows, and will include countries and cities not visited on previous legs. So far, the band has played to close to two million fans in 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened in 2018, including headlining to a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. Continue reading Iron Maiden Reveals “Legacy Of The Beast” 2020 European Dates and More→
Here’s another cool tour for the masses as the crushing might that is Killswitch Engage will head out on their “Atonement” tour in 2020 and be joined by August Burns Red. Read on down below into the full press release and I’ll return at the close.
The Press Release:
Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced their Spring 2020 North American tour plans. The band, recently recognized by Forbes as “one of modern metal’s most cherished acts”, will return to the road to headline clubs and theaters across the US and Canada. The trek kicks off on March 10 in Cleveland and runs through April 12 in Boston. Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s own August Burns Red will serve as main support for all of the dates. Additional acts appearing on the tour will be announced at a later date. All tour dates are below. Continue reading Killswitch Engage Announce Spring 2020 North American Tour→
If you’re a fan of either Killswitch Engage or Parkway Drive then have I got an early Christmas present for the fans who go crazy at their shows. The pair of bands have recently announced a co-headlining tour on Facebook and the brief notice is below. Dig in.
The Facebook Post:
The rumors are true! 2019 will bring you the #CollapseTheWorld co-headline tour featuring full headlining sets by KSE and Parkway Drive and special guests After The Burial, presented by REVOLVER Magazine.
We don’t often broadcast any European jaunts here on PiercingMetal.com but hey, this is Iron Maiden we are talking about so exceptions can be easily made. The band has recently unveiled their 2018 plans for Europe on a tour called “Legacy Of The Beast”. This will feature the guys in Killswitch Engage as direct support. Check out the poster and the dates if you are over on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps you feel like a road trip of some kind. Either way its great to find the band still pressing forward because many of our favorites have decided to retire or embark on “Farewell Tours” like Ozzy Osbourne lined out a few days ago. We shared that news on THIS LINK. You can check that out after you read about the Maiden tour though since this is their post after all.
The Tour Dates:
May 26: Saku Arena, Tallinn, ESTONIA *
May 28: Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FINLAND
June 01: Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, SWEDEN *
June 03: Dahls Arena, Trondheim Rocks, NORWAY
June 05: Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
June 07: Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN
June 09: Rockavaria, Königsplatz, Munich, GERMANY
June 10: Expo Plaza, Hannover, GERMANY *
June 13: Waldbuhne, Berlin, GERMANY *
June 16: Firenze Rocks, ITALY
June 17: Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, AUSTRIA
June 20: Letnany Airport, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC *
June 22: Graspop, Dessel, BELGIUM
June 24: Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE
June 26: Geneva Arena, Geneva, SWITZERLAND *
June 28: Volt Festival, Sopron, HUNGARY
June 30: Messegelaende, Freiburg, GERMANY *
July 01: Gelredome, Arnhem, HOLLAND *
July 05: AccorsHotel Arena, Paris, FRANCE
July 09: San Siro Ippodromo, Milan, ITALY
July 10: Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
July 13: Altice Arena, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
July 14: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, SPAIN
July 17: Piazza DellÃ Unita D’Italia, Trieste, ITALY
July 20: Rockwave Festival, Athens, GREECE
July 22: Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, BULGARIA
July 24: Zagreb arena, Zagreb, CROATIA
July 27: Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND
July 31: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND *
August 02: SSE Arena, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND *
August 04: Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND *
August 06: Manchester Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND *
August 07: Genting arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND *
August 10: O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND *
(No further countries will be added to this touring schedule).
Most shows go on-sale Friday 24th November. Pre-sales start Monday 20th November. We’ll keep you updated! *Special Guest will be Killswitch Engage
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’d love to have the means of jet-setting around the globe to see one of my favorite bands but alas reality…….it would be so cool to see the band in some of these places that I have always wanted to see and haven’t been to yet. Since the book is closed on the “Book Of Souls” touring, I’m of the mindset that this next go round will be one of those shows that is loaded with classics and very limited on new material. In the states those tours are the most well-received even if the band always sells out on their appearances. I think people over here just like to bitch on their Facebook about how disappointed they were in the set list. You know what I am talking about but hey, it’s Maidens show and they are allowed to deliver whatever they feel like delivering. I really enjoyed the “Book Of Souls” album and said so on THIS LINK if you have never seen our overview. The band will be releasing a live release from this tour very soon and the second issue of their first ever comic book should be hitting the stands as well. I still need to get my hands on a copy of that one. So what do you folks over on the other side of the water think about this tour? You can let me know down in the comments section below. I will be crossing my fingers that a North American run will be mapped out and revealed once 2018 gets underway. Until next time.
A few days ago I mentioned how a lot of tours were being announced and that means not only the first go rounds but also the second leg returns of some bands. Since there are too many to avoid sharing with you readers here I am going to keep my intro words brief but still close out the releases as I deem fit. This news was pretty cool as both Anthrax and Killswitch Engage are heading out on a co-headlining run that they are calling “KILLTHRAX” – I love that branding, as it sounds like a Kaiju. Here we go.
ANTHRAX, L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais
Photo Credit: Ignacio Galvez
LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, December 14, 2016) — Thrash legends Anthrax and Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage announce today that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill. With KSE and Anthrax rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29 in Montclair, NJ and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up in Boston on May 7. The intense and dynamic The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, 12/16 at 10AM local time. Log on to www.anthrax.com – http://www.killswitchengage.com or www.tdwpband.com for all details regarding ticket purchasing and pre-sales.