SYMPHONY X and ICED EARTH will join forces for a North American co-headlining tour in early 2012. The 30-plus-date trek will kick off on January 31 in Hartford, Connecticut and conclude on March 11 in Clifton Park, New York. Support on the trek will come from WARBRINGER.
"I'm excited to tour with SYMPHONY X," ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer said. "They're phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!"
SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo added, "We are very excited about the upcoming North American tour with ICED EARTH. We first met Jon and the guys a few years back and they were really cool. When the idea of a co-headline tour surfaced, we thought it would be awesome. The fans can expect a night of great music from both bands. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!"
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 31 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Feb. 01 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 03 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Feb. 04 - Albert Rousseau - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Feb. 05 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
Feb. 06 - Phoenix - Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb. 09 - Garrick - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Feb. 10 - Louis Pub - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Feb. 11 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Feb. 12 - Flames Central - Calgary, AB, Canada
Feb. 14 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Feb. 15 - Showbox Market - Seattle, WA
Feb. 16 - Hawthorne - Portland, OR
Feb. 17 - Regency - San Francisco, CA
Feb. 18 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 20 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 21 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA
Feb. 22 - House of Blues - San Diego
Feb. 24 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 25 - Summit - Denver, CO
Feb. 26 - Midland Theater - Kansas City, MO
Feb. 27 - Trees - Dallas, TX
Feb. 28 - Emos East - Austin, TX
Feb. 29 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Mar. 02 - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 03 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Mar. 05 - Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
Mar. 06 - The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Mar. 07 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Mar. 09 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Mar. 10 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
Mar. 11 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Pre-sale tickets are on sale exclusively at www.enterthevault.com.
ICED EARTH's new album, "Dystopia", sold around 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 67 on The Billboard 200 chart.
ICED EARTH's previous CD, "The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)", opened with 6,700 units in September 2008 to debut at No. 79.
ICED EARTH's 10th studio offering, "Dystopia", was released in Europe on October 17 and in the U.S. on October 18 via Century Media Records. Two bonus tracks were also recorded for inclusion on special editions of the album.
SYMPHONY X's ninth studio album, "Iconoclast", sold more than 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 76 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous CD, "Paradise Lost", opened with around 6,500 copies back in July 2007.
"Iconoclast" was released in Europe on June 17 and in North America on June 21 via Nuclear Blast Records.