Xandria Announces First-Ever North American Headlining Tour

I love a good concert tour announcement and this one ranks high on my list since its bringing a few bands that we don’t see all that often around these parts and that is awesome. Check out the press release below.

The Press Release:
German Epic Symphonic Metal stalwarts XANDRIA have taken things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensionss. The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking. It’s also an incredibly metallic effort. There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. Now XANDRIA is ready to bring their breathtaking live show back to North America for a headline tour this May. Support on the tour will come from label mates Kobra And The Lotus and Once Human. The tour kicks off May 9th in New York, NY and runs through May 30th in Mesa, AZ. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The band cannot wait to tour North America:

“We are super excited to go on our first ever North American headline tour in May, playing east to west coast, along with the wonderful Kobra and the Lotus as well as Once Human. Let’s get these places rocked!”

The Tour Dates:
5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/11: Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martiniere
5/12: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
5/13: Toronto, ON @ Garrison
5/14: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/16: Joliet, IL @ The Forge Club
5/18: Denver, CO @ Moon Room
5/19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
5/22: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/24: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
5/27: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/30: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red-Mesa

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This one really excites me because while I’ve only caught Xandria in concert once, when they opened for the mighty Kamelot, I loved what I saw and felt that this was a band I needed to experience whenever possible. I also remembered that at the end of this show how their lead singer Dianne stood at the club entrance and said goodnight to the fans that realized who it was. Yeah their merchandise table was in the area and she was at the space but this was still very nice to do and not something you see all that often. Now let’s discuss Kobra and The Lotus who I think are a fantastic group. I’ve caught them a few times and am always impressed and feel that Kobra Paige is one of the most impressive Metal vocalists on the scene today. Once Human are new to me but I will give them some time when I hit the regional show. Now its your turn to tell me what you think of this new tour announcement. Is this something you are interested in? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Xandria: http://www.xandria.de
Kobra and The Lotus: http://www.kobrandthelotus.com

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