Thrash It Up! The Metal Alliance Tour Announces 2017 Line Up

Though the Summertime Blues haven’t quite hit us, the time has come to start sharing the announcements of the tours that will bring us into the Fall and what better one to start with than the mighty “Metal Alliance Tour”. Check out this years poster, dates and official press release. I’ll close it all up with some thoughts afterwards. Let’s go.

Fear The Riff Expo the nation’s premier gathering of boutique effects pedals and guitar gear in NYC proudly presents the 2017 Metal Alliance Tour. The tour is celebrating its 7th year as one of the most anticipated metal tours in the Metal Community. Each year this touring festival assembles a package that celebrates the various genres of Metal. We are very proud to announce New Jersey thrash metal legends OVERKILL, the undisputed titans of thrash metal as this year’s headliner.

Sharing the stage each night and crushing skulls on the Metal Alliance Tour will be New Orleans native doom/sludge band CROWBAR, Colorado thrash metal stalwarts HAVOK, technical thrash metal band BLACK FAST and INVIDIA featuring former members of SKINLAB.

The Metal Alliance Tour offers the fans upgrade VIP tickets that include meet & greet with bands, bottle of High River Sauces, Poster and a VIP Laminate. Tickets are available exclusively through ticket platform Soundrink. Advance Ticket Link: The Metal Alliance Tour will make the trek across the United States starting on September 9th. We hope to see you in the pit.

The Tour Dates:
9/8: The Forge (Joliet/IL)
9/10: The Crofoot Ballroom (Pontiac/MI)
9/11: Diesel (Pittsburgh/PA)
9/12: The German House Theater (Rochester/NY)
9/13: Irving Plaza (New York/NY)
9/14: The Canal Club (Richmond/VA)
9/16: Culture Room (Ft. Lauderdale/FL)
9/17: The State Theater (St. Petersburg/FL)
9/18: Southport Hall (New Orleans/LA)
9/19: Come And Take It Live (Austin/TX)
9/20: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (Dallas/TX)
9/22: Club Red (Mesa/AZ)
9/23: The Glass House (Pomona/CA)
9/24: Brooklyn Bowl (Las Vegas/NV)
9/25: The Grand @ The Complex (Salt Lake City/UT)

OVERKILL’s latest album, “The Grinding Wheel”, was released on February 10 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS,).

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This years tour is going to be one helluva way to get us passed the Labor Day Blues for sure and having seen them over a dozen times in my life as scribe and beforehand, I can say that Irving Plaza is going to want to check the integrity of their foundation after the assault that Overkill is going to lay down that evening when this run hits our Big Metal Apple. I’ve seen most of the Metal Alliance Tour happenings and think that my favorites so far are the ones that featured Anthrax and Behemoth as their headliners. Those shows were something else and they took me at least a week to recover from after the onslaught that surrounded me. I’m psyched to find Overkill being the main attraction on this one and think that fans who have never before seen the band get on point. Crowbar is certainly no joke up on the boards and I think that Havok and Black Fast will start things off properly. I’m at a loss as far as Invidia is concerned but since I catch every band on a bill like this will get my education upon arrival. I’m glad that they are sticking to “5” bands because anything more would take away from other bands set lengths and we are going to want maximum Overkill and Crowbar when it all comes down to it. What do you readers think about this new Metal Alliance Tour announcement? Let me know down in the comments section below. Prepare to wreck your neck.

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