Last week, numerous metal blogs reported the rumor that Dethklok, Machine Head, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder would be touring North America together this fall. Preferring to wait for something more concrete, we didn’t post about that. But this morning we saw confirmation via Lambgoat that the tour really is happening, along with a schedule of the dates and places.
The tour will hit 31 cities, beginning on October 30 in Norfolk, Virginia, and ending on December 8 in Atlanta. It’s almost entirely a U.S. tour, but there will be shows in Montreal and Toronto.
My feelings about the tour were pretty well summed up by Axl at Metal Sucks when he reported the rumor: “[T]his tour . . . does have one weak spot, in the form of a certain auto-tuned metalcore band whose frontman loves guns. That being said, I still wouldn’t skip this tour — thirty or forty minutes to take a breather at a show with three other awesome bands on the bill isn’t a bad thing.”
I still have great memories of Dethklok’s performance when they toured with Mastodon a few years ago and would think hard about paying to see them regardless of who else was along for the ride. But The Black Dahlia Murder will put on a helluva show, and I’ve never seen Machine Head and want to.
And as for All That Remains, their early albums were among my favorites for years when metalcore first exploded, but I’ve gradually lost interest. Still, maybe ATR will play some songs from This Darkened Heart and The Fall of Ideals, which could be a cool nostalgia trip. But I’m not counting on that. What are your thoughts about this tour?
Check out the schedule after the jump, and stream a song (“I Ejaculate Fire”) from Dethklok’s new album while you’re at it.
10/30 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/31 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/2 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
11/3 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/4 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/5 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/7 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/9 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/10 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
11/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/13 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave / Eagles Club
11/16 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17 Kansas City, MO @ Midland
11/18 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/20 Denver, Co @ Fillmore
11/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/26 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27 Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/30 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
12/1 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
12/2 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/4 Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
12/6 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
12/7 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle