KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 'Disarm The Descent' Cracks U.S. Top 10; Headlining Tour Announced

"Disarm The Descent", the fifth studio album from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Roadrunner Records.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's self-titled album opened with 58,000 units back in July 2009 to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart.

2006's "As Daylight Dies" premiered with just under 60,000 copies to land at No. 32.

"Disarm The Descent" is KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's first album with original singer Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's now-classic, genre-defining "Alive or Just Breathing". Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence. The artwork for the new CD was created by D'Antonio.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has announced its first headline tour in support of "Disarm the Descent". Joining KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on the trek will be their longtime friends from San Diego in AS I LAY DYING. Ohio will also be well-represented on this tour, with MISS MAY I and AFFIANCE rounding out the bill.

Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.

"Everyone in the KILLSWITCH family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record," singer Jesse Leach said. "We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of KILLSWITCH as well as, of course, a handful of new ones."

Leach continued: "We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal AS I LAY DYING. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band MISS MAY I and a new band we're all excited to see live called AFFIANCE. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level."

Bassist Mike D'Antonio concurred, saying, "We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in AS I LAY DYING! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage — you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That's right, 'CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis' is surely imminent."

The dates are as follows:

May 30 - Oklahoma City - Diamond Ballroom
May 31 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
June 01 - Houston, TX - | House of Blues
June 03 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
June 04 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 06 - Richmond, VA - The National
June 07 - Syracuse, NY - F Shed at The Market
June 08 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
June 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
June 11 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
June 12 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
June 14 - Montebello, QC - Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15 - Guelph, ON - Guelph Concert Theater
June 16 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
June 17 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
June 18 - Sauget, IL - Pops
June 20 - Denver, CO - Summit
June 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air
June 22 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
June 23 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
June 25 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Grand
June 27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
June 28 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
June 29 - Billings, MT - Shrine Auditorium
July 01 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
July 02 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
July 03 - Wichita, KS - Cottilion
July 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
July 06 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
July 07 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
July 08 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes

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