Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, currently on tour in Europe, have announced the first batch of dates for year-end headlining dates as part of their the "Touring the Forbidden Territories Tour 2016/7". Joining FLOTSAM on the run will be old and new friends in the form of Texas old-schoolers HELSTAR and Bay Area thrash metal upstarts HATCHET.
"After a few missed attempts this year due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we can finally announce some dates around the country," states FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Jason Bittner. "We are very excited to get out with this package and thrash through the United States, playing material from our new album, fan favorites, as well as celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the 'Doomsday For The Deceiver' album."
The tour runs from November 4 until December 9, with dates still being booked.
Here is the first batch of confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon:
Nov 04 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Expo Center
Nov 05 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky (HATCHET joins the tour)
Nov 06 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS (HELSTAR joins the tour)
Nov 07 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theatre
Nov 09 - Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
Nov 10 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s
Nov 12 - Cudahy, WI - The Metal Grill
Nov 13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Headquarters
Nov 15 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club
Nov 16 - Chesterfield, MI - Club Diesel
Nov 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
Nov 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Nov 19 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Club
Nov 20 - Baltimore, MD - Holiday House
Nov 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
Dec 02 - Ft Worth, TX - Tomcats West
Dec 03 - San Leon, TX - 18th St. Pier
Dec 04 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog
Dec 09 - Phoenix - Club Red
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's new, self-titled album, was released on May 20 via AFM Records.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM in 2014 parted ways with guitarist Edward Carlson and bassist Jason Ward and replaced them with Steve Conley and Michael Spencer, respectively. The band also recruited SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner after Kelly Smith left the group in November 2014 to focus on caring for his family.