Germany's DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER has announced its first-ever U.K. headlinig tour. The band comments: "After two outstanding U.K. festival gigs at Bloodstock Open Air and Hard Rock Hell this year, we are really exicted to return to Britain again."The dates are as follows: Feb. 18 - London, UK - Underworld
Feb. 19 - Leeds, UK - Rios
Feb. 20 - Edinburgh, UK - Studio 24
Feb. 21 - Nottingham, UK - Basement Rock City DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER had its latest album, "Licht", released in the U.S. on November 10 via The End Records. The U.S. version of the LP comes with six bonus tracks (two studio, four live) and "stunning" new album art, including an alternate cover. Released in Europe on August 29, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Licht" was the group's first and only album to feature guitarist Lady Cat-Man, who replaced Pitrone in February 2008. "Licht" registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #29
Switzerland: #88 DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER parted ways with Lady Cat-Man earlier in the year and replaced her with Ady.