Due to overwhelming sales on previously announced EMPEROR shows in New York City and Los Angeles, Candlelight Records has confirmed additional shows in each city to meet fan demand. Momentum for ticket sales in the first hours on sale in New York had fans buying tickets at a rate of one every six minutes. B.B. King's talent buyer Toffer Christensen says, "We knew going in that the date would be a big event for metal fans, but the initial demand far exceeded our estimate. The fans are clamoring to see their EMPEROR. These shows could easily be sold out in the next month."
Ticket sales in Los Angeles rivalled New York City where fans lined up for Key Club's box office opening. First-day sales registered over 200 tickets for the 800-capacity venue eight months prior to the show.
"We are very excited to do these shows in the U.S.," says vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. "We have had a strong following there for a long time. Remembering our previous U.S. tour, I am confident that these exclusive shows too will be a memorable experience for both ourselves and fans."
EMPEROR U.S. dates:
Jul. 13 - B.B. King's Blues Club - New York, NY
Jul. 14 - BB Kings Blues Club - New York, NY
Jul. 16 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Jul. 17 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Tickets will go on sale for the additional dates Friday, December 2 at 12:00 p.m. EST for New York City and 12:00 p.m. PST for Los Angeles. Candlelight recording artists DAYLIGHT DIES will open the New York City shows while Metal Blade recording artists GOATWHORE will open the Los Angeles shows.