The 2015 HardDrive Live Tour, sponsored by long-running new rock radio program "HardDrive", is set to hit the road this coming September.with co-headliners TREMONTI and TRIVIUM. The 33-city tour is scheduled to kick off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 9 and will run through October 20, when it will wrap up in Denver. Exclusive fan club pre-sales for both TREMONTI and TRIVIUM will be available starting Wednesday (July 24) at MarkTremonti.com and Trivium.org. Tickets for the general public will be available on Thursday (July 25) via Ticketmaster.com.
TREMONTI frontman Mark Tremonti said: "We are really happy to be partnering up once again with 'HardDrive' for our upcoming U.S. tour. We are equally as excited to tour with an awesome band as co-headliner."
TRIVIUM singer Matt Heafy gave The Pulse Of Radio his thoughts on the trek: "We in TRIVIUM are incredibly excited to be going on tour with TREMONTI. It's awesome to see two fellow metal and rock bands go out and show the world what we love to do and how we love to do it. So we can't wait to see everybody out there. We know it's going to be a great time. I can't wait to see Tremonti and his guys again, and we'll be playing a lot of new stuff on this tour."
Confirmed tour dates (with more to follow):
Sep. 09 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Sep. 11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
Sep. 12 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
Sep. 13 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sep. 15 - Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy's
Sep. 16 - Wilmington, NC – Ziggy's By The Sea
Sep. 18 - Hartford, CT - The Webster
Sep. 19 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sep. 20 - Patchogue, NY - The Emporium
Sep. 22 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sep. 23 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Sound Stage
Sep. 26 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
Sep. 28 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
Sep. 29 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
Sep. 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Oct. 02 - Green Bay, WI - The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Oct. 04 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Oct. 06 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Oct. 07 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Oct. 08 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
Oct. 10 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
Oct. 11 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Live
Oct. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 15 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Oct. 17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Oct. 18 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Oct. 20 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
TRIVIUM in May 2014 parted ways with drummer Nick Augusto due to personal differences. Stepping in for him on TRIVIUM's most recent dates was the band's drum tech, Mat Madiro.
TRIVIUM's latest album, "Vengeance Falls", made Top 10 chart debuts in Japan, Australia, Germany and Austria as well as a Top 15 debut in Canada and a Top 25 debut in the United Kingdom. This marked the acclaimed metallers' second consecutive Top 15 debut in the U.S. and highest-career debuts around the globe — including a No. 2 debut in Japan.
"Vengeance Falls" sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The record — which was produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) — arrived in stores on October 15, 2013 via Roadrunner.
TREMONTI's second album, "Cauterize", was released on June 9. "Cauterize" follows up TREMONTI's 2012 debut, "All I Was", and is the first of two new albums that TREMONTI has recorded. The second, called "Dust", will be out later this year.
Although VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen was part of TREMONTI's touring band in 2013 and played on the new record, he is sitting out TREMONTI's tour schedule because of commitments with VAN HALEN.