IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, GOJIRA, VOLBEAT: European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES will embark on a European headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from SONIC SYNDICATE, GOJIRA and VOLBEAT.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct. 03 - LUX - Luxembourg - Dan Atelier
Oct. 04 - GER - Cologne - Palladium
Oct. 05 - GER - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
Oct. 08 - FR - Paris - Zenith
Oct. 09 - NL - Tilburg - O13
Oct. 10 - FR - Nancy - Lescale
Oct. 11 - FR - Lyon - Tranbordeur
Oct. 13 - ES - Barcelona - Razzamatazz 1
Oct. 14 - ES - Granada - La Copera
Oct. 15 - ES- Madrid - La Riviera
Oct. 16 - ES - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
Oct. 19 - GER - Munich - Zenith
Oct. 24 - GER- Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
Oct. 25 - GER - Berlin - Columbiahalle

"A Sense of Purpose", the new album from IN FLAMES, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #1
European Top 100 Albums (Biillboard): #7
USA: #28
Canada: # 7
Germany: #6
UK: #54
Finland: #3
Austria: #6
Japan: #14
Switzerland: #29
Denmark: #39
Netherlands: #70
Norway: #17
Ireland: #85
Denmark: #39
Spain: #90
The Netherlands: #70
Belgium: #65

"A Sense of Purpose" (Koch) shifted 20,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release. This is slightly less than the opening tally of "Come Clarity" (Ferret), which sold just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to debut at position No. 58.

Nuclear Blast Records has released a spherical labyrinth box set edition of "A Sense of Purpose". Strictly limited to 1,500 copies, the set contains a wooden spherical labyrinth (size 280 x 232 x 78 mm, outer wall 15 mm higher) including a metal ball with the IN FLAMES logo and the album plus a bonus DVD. It also comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The spherical labyrinth box set edition of "A Sense of Purpose" is available from the Nuclear Blast Mail Order.

IN FLAMES recently set a new MySpace Sweden record for the number of plays of an entire album within a one-week period. "A Sense of Purpose" was streamed 1,094,749 times for the week endng April 2, crushing the previous record on MySpace Sweden, which was held by MESHUGGAH's "ObZen" (255,000 plays).

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