DEVILDRIVER: U.S. Dates Announced

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER has scheduled the following U.S. dates:

Apr. 28 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
Apr. 30 - Southgate House - Newport, KY
May 01 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
May 02 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
May 07 - Peabody's Downunder - Cleveland, OH
May 08 - The Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN
May 09 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL (Chicago Powerfest)
May 15 - Sokol Hall - Omaha, NE
May 16 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
May 17 - Gator's Bar And Grill - Farmington, NM

DEVILDRIVER will film a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track from the band's upcoming album, "Pray For Villains", on April 9 with director Nathan Cox (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MARILYN MANSON, LINKIN PARK).

In other news, DEVILDRIVER will headline this summer's "Thrash And Burn Tour", which will kick off on July 22 and run through August 30. A European tour with BEHEMOTH and GOJIRA will follow in October.

Australia's SYN conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara during the recently completed Soundwave Festival. Watch the eight-minute chat below.

DEVILDRIVER's fourth album, "Pray For Villains", is tentatively due on July 14 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY)

DEVILDRIVER recently re-signed with Roadrunner Records after previously issuing three full-length albums through the label. In addition, the band has secured a new management company in the shape of Davis Entertainment Group.

DEVILDRIVER's last album, 2007's "The Last Kind Words", has sold around 70,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That CD shifted a little more than 14,000 copies during its first week of release to debut at No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart. This figure represented around a 40 percent increase over the opening-week number of 2005's "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", which premiered at No. 177 with sales of 10,400.

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