Candlelight Records has announced its third label packaged tour for North America. Set to kick off on June 6, CIII will feature the talents of U.S. black metal legends ABSU, with support coming from France's GLORIOR BELLI, Austin-based AVERSE SEFIRA and Los Angeles-based SOTHIS. The tour will visit 22 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning in San Marcos, California and wrapping up in Dallas, Texas on June 29. Tickets for all shows go on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com today. Tickets will go on sale through all local and online ticket agencies starting March 5.

CIII follows the success of Candlelight's previous label tours — the first in 2005 featuring ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN and THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, and second in 2007 featuring ENSLAVED, DARK FUNERAL and then-newcomers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.

The label, maintaining offices in Philadelphia and London, continues to grow since launching American operations in 2001. Candlelight is distributed throughout the U.S. exclusively via Caroline Distribution, EMI Music for Canada and Plastichead Music for the rest of the world.

Confirmed dates for CIII are as follows:

June 06 - Jumping Turtle, San Marcos CA
June 07 - House of Blues, W. Hollywood CA
June 08 - Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA
June 09 - Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
June 10 - El Corazon, Seattle WA
June 12 - The Underground, Calgary AB
June 13 - The Exchange, Regina SK
June 14 - Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg MT
June 15 - Station 4, St. Paul MN
June 16 - The Pearl Room, Mokena IL
June 17 - Peabody's, Cleveland OH
June 18 - Wreck Room, Toronto ON
June 19 - Petit Campus, Montreal QC
June 20 - Penny Arcade, Rochester NY
June 21 - BB Kings Blues Club, New York NY
June 22 - Jaxx, W. Springfield VA
June 23 - Volume 11, Raleigh NC
June 24 - The Muse, Nashville TN
June 25 - The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
June 26 - The Garage, St. Petersburg FL
June 27 - Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale FL
June 29 - Firewater, Dallas TX


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