TOURISM: METAL ALLIANCE 2014 WILL BRING BEHEMOTH, GOATWHORE, 1349, INQUISITION, AND BLACK CROWN INITIATE TO NORTH AMERICA
I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the announcement that’s the subject of this post. And as I wobbled in a sudden affliction of vertigo, the words “holy shit” repeatedly escaped my slack-jawed mouth. About all I’m capable of doing at the moment is re-printing the official press release. Grab hold of something solid in case you feel faint, and read on…
The Metal Alliance Tour is back for their fourth ferocious year of wrecking heads. Festival organizers Dan Rozenblum and Steve Seabury of High River Entertainment are proud to welcome to American soil the mighty Behemoth as their 2014 headliner. This will be the first time in over a decade that Behemoth will tour North America in support of their new record The Satanist released on April 2nd through Metal Blade Records. The tour will be rounded out by New Orleans natives Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and the buzz worthy unsigned act Black Crown Initiate.
“This tour is no exception for our love of all things heavy.” states Rozenblum. “This tour is for metal fans by metal fans.” adds Seabury. “this bill explores our appreciation for the dark and black side of metal. Behemoth have been a favorite of ours and we are stoked to have them headline the fourth edition of the Metal Alliance Tour!”
The Metal Alliance Tour will make the trek across United States and Canada starting in April and running through the start of May. “We are immensely proud to be headlining the Metal Alliance Tour,” comments Nergal. “It’s a privilege and we’re going to make sure that this tour and “The Satanist” that Behemoth is making an ultimate statement! It has been a long trek from when we landed in US for the first time in 2003. It took us a decade to get to this place we are now. We are coming back, more determined and hungrier than ever, ready to reclaim the throne!”
50 VIP tickets in each market are available at 10 AM EST at this link. Each ticket holder will get a 30 minute meet & greet with all of the bands, a bottle of High River Sauces, a limited edition 11×17 poster, Metal Alliance 4 beer koozie and a VIP Laminate. General Admission tickets will be available at a later date.
4/4 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
4/5 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
4/6 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/8 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
4/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ 1H Chameleon Room
4/11 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/12 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East (Texas Independence Fest)
4/13 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/15 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/16 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/17 Philadelphia, PA @ 4H Theater Of The Living Arts
4/18 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (The New England Metal Festival)
4/19 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/22 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
4/23 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/24 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
4/25 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
4/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
4/27 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
4/29 Calgary, AB @ Mac Hall
4/30 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/2 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/3 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
Man, all the best shows always skip Michigan…
This might be worth going to LA for. And that’s some HIGH praise, if you know me well.
Man it’s too bad Salt Lake City sucks, I wish these tours wouldn’t skip over our one-horse town all the time!
Damn, Behemoth in Worcester…I’m going to this shit YEE.
Control + F, Sacramento, No Results.
I wonder who will be drumming for 1349.
Dear satan, please grant my pregnant body the strength to remain awake and standing through this show for my one last night out before the gates close.
Thanks in advance,
– your friend Tomato
So excited for this… it will make up for having to miss MDF…. sorta.
the first time in a decade!?!?!?!
I reviewed a Behemoth show HERE, two years ago.
And I reviewed one in January 2010. But I’m thinking those shows were US tours, and this is being billed as the first NORTH AMERICAN tour in a decade (since it includes Canada). Beyond that guess, I have no explanation.
Took some digging to find the dates, but the 2012 Decibel tour had some shows in Canada. Since Behemoth headlined (and were fucking amazing!), I have no idea what this press release is referring to.
Goddamnit. Not even coming close to here. 🙁
sounds like an awesome tour, too bad it’s not coming anywhere near here