KAMELOT has announced the second North American leg of its "The Shadow Tour". Dates begin September 10, 2019 in Silver Spring, Maryland and run through October 12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. Support on the trek will come from SONATA ARCTICA and BATTLE BEAST. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at EnterTheVault.com.
Says KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood: "We're very excited to announce we're bringing 'The Shadow Tour' back to North America again for another round. On the previous tour, we missed some of our favorite cities due to logistics. We demanded to return to North America as soon as possible and visit these great cities. Completing this amazing lineup is the addition of Finland's SONATA ARCTICA and BATTLE BEAST. Don't miss this amazing package and once-in-a-decade lineup."
"The Shadow Tour" 2019 dates:
Sep. 10 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Sep. 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Sep. 13 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sep. 14 - New York. NY @ Terminal 5
Sep. 15 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Sep. 16 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Sep. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Sep. 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Sep. 21 - Chicago, IL @ Patio Theatre
Sep. 23 - Minneapolis/St. Paul. MN @ Amsterdam
Sep. 24 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Sep. 25 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Sep. 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sep. 28 - Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch
Sep. 29 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
Oct. 01 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Oct. 04 - San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts
Oct. 05 - Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
Oct. 06 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Oct. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
Oct. 09 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct. 12 - Tampa Bay, FL @ Jannus Live
KAMELOT is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "The Shadow Theory", which was released April 6 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Haven" was helmed by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Guests on the album include Lauren Hart (ONCE HUMAN), Jennifer Haben (BEYOND THE BLACK) and Sascha Paeth. The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann.
Youngblood spoke to Kaaos TV about KAMELOT's recent lineup changes, including Johan Nunez replacing longtime drummer Casey Grillo. He said: "Our drummer before was with us for 20 years, so it's like he's still one of my best friends. It's like if you've committed yourself to 20 years for something and you want to do something new, who can blame the person for that? Now we have a young German guy [Alex Landenburg]. He's enthusiastic. He's an amazing player. It brings a lot of fresh energy to the music. It doesn't really change the songwriting style because most of the songwriting is done by the core songwriters, but it's just a nice change in energy, I think."