KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, IN FLAMES To Team Up For 'Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Tour'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and IN FLAMES will team up for the European installment of the "Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Tour 2009" in November/December. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Nov. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Academy
Nov. 28 - Bristol, UK - Academy
Nov. 30 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 01 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
Dec. 02 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Dec. 03 - London, UK - Hammersmi - Apollo
Dec. 06 - Berlin, GER - Columbiahalle
Dec. 07 - Wiesbaden, GER - Rhein - Main Halle
Dec. 08 - Munich, GER - Zenith
Dec. 09 - Oberhausen, GER - Turbinehalle

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will headline the U.K. shows, while IN FLAMES will top the bill in Germany.

More bands for the trek will be announced soon.

The new, self-titled album from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE sold 58,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) and co-produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will team up with IN FLAMES for a co-headlining tour of Canada in September. Support on the trek will come from PROTEST THE HERO and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

IN FLAMES is continuing to tour without guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who recently checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic in order to receive treatment for his alcohol addiction. For the time being, Niclas Engelin from the Swedish band ENGEL is filling in on guitar. Niclas has helped IN FLAMES on a couple of occasions in the past and is no stranger to the band's songs or the touring life.

The group previously said in a statement: "Jesper has struggled for some time with alcoholic abuse, and decided to sit this [tour] out in order to seek help and focus on rehabilitation and all that comes with it. We all talked about it and together with Jesper, we chose to ask our longtime friend Niclas Engelin, who helped us before, to complete the tour. We are all sad that it needed to come to this, but health comes first. This is something Jesper needed to do for himself and we wish Jesper all the best with his recovery and hope to have him back on the road with us again very, very soon!"

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