BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces January 2017 Tour Dates; Special BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces January 2017 Tour Dates; Special BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

BREAKING BENJAMIN has announced a new run of U.S. dates in support of its 2015 album, "Dark Before Dawn". The trek will kick off on January 10 in Silver Spring, Maryland and will conclude two and a half weeks later, on January 28 in Cleveland, Ohio.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Tuesday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m. and end on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00 p.m. When prompted, type in the presale code "BLABBERMOUTH" to access tickets before the general public.

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 10 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Jan. 11 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (buy tickets)
Jan. 13 - Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center (buy tickets)
Jan. 14 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Jan. 15 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Jan. 21 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Jan. 23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (buy tickets)
Jan. 24 - Asheville, NC The Orange Peel (buy tickets)
Jan. 25 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (buy tickets)
Jan. 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's (buy tickets)
Jan. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues (buy tickets)

"Dark Before Dawn" sold 141,000 copies in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 1. The sales number was the best single-week sales mark of the band's career, with 135,000 of those made for physical CDs.

"Dark Before Dawn" features BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Ben Burnley leading an all-new lineup of the group, which has been expanded from a quartet to a five-piece.

Burnley fired two earlier members in 2010 over a legal battle, while a third member departed in 2013.

Burnley also struggled with a mysterious illness during the band's six-year hiatus, which he told The Pulse Of Radio might be the result of the excessive drinking he used to do. "I used to drink a lot, and I think it must have something to do with that because back in 2007, I stayed up drinking for three days straight — this is after already months and months of drinking heavily — and I woke up and I just felt really sick, like alcohol poisoned, and I was like, I should've probably gone to the hospital but I didn't, and I went onstage and when I went onstage I almost collapsed from being just so sick. And basically that was 2007 and it hasn't gone away."

Burnley unveiled BREAKING BENJAMIN 2.0 in 2014, with the lineup consisting of drummer Shaun Foist, bassist Aaron Bruch, former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch and ex-ADELITAS WAY guitarist Keith Wallen.

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