VOLBEAT To Support NIGHTWISH On Spring 2009 U.S. Tour

Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have been confirmed as the support act for Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their two-week May 2009 U.S. tour. A combination of makeup concerts for previously cancelled shows mixed with fill-in gigs, these will be NIGHTWISH's final North American dates for at least two years.

The details are as follows:

May 01 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
May 02 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theater
May 03 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
May 05 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
May 06 - Louisville, KY @ Club Oasis
May 08 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
May 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 11 - Corpus, TX @ Pavillion at Concrete Street
May 12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
May 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

NOTE: There will be no more shows added and this is the final schedule.

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Tickets are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com untill November 22, at which point they will go on sale through normal ticketing services.

Online concert channel Fabchannel.com aired an exclusive live video webcast of VOLBEAT's sold-out concert at the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on October 9, 2008. The show can now be viewed in its entirety below.

Fabchannel streams weekly webcasts and records concerts at the Paradiso and Melkweg in Amsterdam and is home to the most extensive concert video archive on the web. The Fabchannel video archive includes over 900 full-length concert recordings from such artists as DANKO JONES, PENNYWISE, FLOGGING MOLLY, MY DYING BRIDE, TRIVIUM, STRIKE ANYWHERE and NIGHTWISH.

Less than a month after its release, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", the third studio album from VOLBEAT, was certifield gold in Denmark for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. The CD entered the Danish chart at No. 1, and was beaten only by METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" in its second week of release.

"Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe:

Denmark: #1
Finland: #1
Sweden: #4
Germany: #15
Austria: #26
Norway: #28
Netherlands: #29
Switzerland: #30

An e-card for "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" can be found at this location. The follow-up to "Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil" features 14 new tracks, including a SOCIAL DISTORTION cover as a bonus cut on all editions. Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme, which will be continued on future records, and the artwork is also based on this storyline. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen, who also worked with the group on its previous two records.

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