AMON AMARTH and SABATON will join forces for a North American tour this fall. The trek kicks off on September 25 in Riverside, California and visits a total of 35 North American cities before coming to an end on November 9 in Tucson, Arizona. Thrash metal band SKELETONWITCH will open each show, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first-ever, and exclusive North American performance by extreme metal supergroup VALLENFYRE. Tickets will go on sale on May 30.
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 25 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sep. 26 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Sep. 27 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep. 29 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sep. 30 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct. 01 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 03 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Oct. 04 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
Oct. 05 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub
Oct. 06 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
Oct. 07 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Oct. 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
Oct. 11 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Oct. 12 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Oct. 14 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Oct. 15 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Oct. 17 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 18 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (no SKELETONWITCH)
Oct. 19 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Oct. 21 - Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Oct. 22 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
Oct. 24 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Oct. 25 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird
Oct. 26 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Oct. 27 - New Orleans, LA @ The Civic
Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 30 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Oct. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
Nov. 01 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Nov. 02 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Nov. 04 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Street
Nov. 05 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 07 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 08 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Nov. 09 - Tucson, AZ @ Club XS
The New York City show will be part of the Decibel magazine 10th-anniversary celebrations which will include additional news and events, to be announced soon.
AMON AMARTH's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25, 2013 via Metal Blade Records.
Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), "Deceiver Of The Gods" delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery.
"Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel".
SABATON's new album, "Heroes", was released on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the effort was created by Péter Sallai. A number of bonus tracks were made available, including cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST and RAUBTIER.
"Heroes" was tracked at The Abyss, the recording studio in Pärlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN).