After a successful reunion with singer Randy Blythe at the two Knotfest shows in mid-August, Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have announced a 38-date fall U.S tour starting October 30 in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining LAMB OF GOD as direct support for the entire tour is IN FLAMES. HATEBREED will be joining the package from October 30 until November 19, at which point HELLYEAH will replace them for the remainder of the shows. British band SYLOSIS will open all dates.
Due to Blythe’s continuing legal situation, LAMB OF GOD will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour, but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The dates for the tour are as follows:
Oct. 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Oct. 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ [to be announced]
Nov. 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Nov. 03 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
Nov. 04 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
Nov. 05 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 07 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Nov. 08 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Nov. 09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Nov. 10 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Nov. 12 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Nov. 14 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Nov. 15 - [to be announced]
Nov. 16 - New York, NY @ Roseland
Nov. 17 - Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Nov. 19 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Nov. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Nov. 21 - Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
Nov. 23 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
Nov. 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Nov. 25 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov. 26 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Nov. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Nov. 28 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Nov. 30 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
Dec. 01 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater
Dec. 02 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (no HELLYEAH)
Dec. 03 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Dec. 04 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Dec. 06 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Dec. 07 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Dec. 08 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Dec. 10 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Dec. 11 - Farmington, NM @ McGhee Park
Dec. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Dec. 14 - Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
Dec. 15 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Dec. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Blythe was released from a prison in Prague on August 2, more than a month after he was arrested and incarcerated. Blythe was facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a 2010 incident in which a fan attending a LAMB OF GOD show died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage. Blythe's predicament galvanized the heavy rock community, with artists across the hard rock genre pledging their support.
Interviewed by a Czech media outlet before boarding the plane to go home, Blythe said, "I'm relieved to be out of jail but if it's necessary for me to return to Prague to go to this court thing, I certainly will, I'm no flight risk."
Blythe added that he had no memory at all of the incident in question, saying, "I feel very bad that a fan of my band is dead and his family has to go through it, it's terrible, I feel awful for them but it's a tragic coincidence . . . we had no knowledge whatsoever that someone had been injured much less died."
The case is expected to be heard in court in December.