OVERKILL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

OVERKILL have announced a number of U.S. dates in September. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows:

Jun. 09 - Sweden Rock - Solvesborg, SWE
Jul. 02 - Rock Republic 2005 - Istanbul, TUR
Jul. 03 - Bospop 2005 - Weert, NETH
Jul. 08 - Rock Harz - Osterode, GER
Jul. 22 - Earthshaker - Geiselwind, GER
Aug. 01 - Open Air - Sofia, BUL
Aug. 02 - Open Air - Belgrade, SER
Aug. 03 - Pepsi Island - Budapest, HUN
Aug. 04 - Open Air - Prague, CZR
Aug. 06 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Sep. 12 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB Canada
Sep. 13 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB Canada
Sep. 14 - The Generator - Prince George, BC Canada
Sep. 15 - Richard's On Richards - Vancouver, BC Canada
Sep. 16 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Sep. 17 - Roseland Grill - Portland, OR
Sep. 18 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Sep. 20 - Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Sep. 21 - Whisky A Go Go - W. Hollywood, CA
Sep. 22 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
Sep. 23 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
Sep. 24 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Sep. 25 - El Palacio - Corpus Christi, TX
Sep. 26 - Engine Room - Houston, TX
Sep. 27 – Trees - Dallas, TX

As previously reported, drummer Tim Mallare recently left OVERKILL, according to a posting on the group's web site. Mallare is said to have exited the group of "his own accord. His contribution over the last 14 years have been at the highest level. He will be missed!"

Joining OVERKILL as the permanent replacement for Mallare is Ron Lipnicki, formerly of HADES. "From what I have been reading and what has been said to me, seems like Ron is more than capable of filling that position," OVERKILL's webmaster writes on the group's web site.

Tim Mallare originally came into the group prior to the recording of 1993's "I Hear Black".

OVERKILL are continuing to tour in support of their "ReliXIV" album, available now on Eagle Rock/Spitfire Records.

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