Billboard Top 10 metalcore act August Burns Red has announced dates for an upcoming national fall headline tour which kicks off November 1 in Philadelphia, PA and runs through December 15 in Lancaster, PA. Lending support will be Blessthefall, Defeater and Beartooth.
Fans can purchase tickets and premium bundles including t-shirts, hats, dog tags, posters and more now through SHOWstubs.com/abr. The public on sale date for tickets is Friday, August 23rd starting at 10AM local time (check local listings as times may vary).
The Lancaster, PA rock outfit will be out in support of their fifth studio LP, Rescue & Restore (Solid State), which debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 last month. This impressive feat improves upon the #11 debut of the album’s predecessor, 2011’s Leveler.
Rescue & Restore is a colossal effort which turns a critical eye to the oft-maligned genre of metalcore, leading by example to prove that bands can still find exciting new ways to expand the genre without simply falling into repetitive trappings.
In its review of the new LP, Alternative Press notes, “Now a decade into their career, August Burns Red have stated they are on a mission to revive metalcore from its self-induced coma of conformity, and their latest puts the band’s music where their collective mouth is. An immediately impressive work of skill and creativity well-removed from the rehashed riffs and tired scream-sing antics that plague the genre, Rescue is a bold step forward for both the band and anyone attempting to follow it.
“Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker.
Since launching out of Manheim, PA, the industrious outfit has successfully transitioned from shake-up-the-field upstarts to one of the biggest names worldwide in the genre. On stages across the U.S. to Europe, Japan, Australia, South America and more, from renowned fests such as UK’s Download Festival to the Warped Tour, which they joined again in 2013 as a mainstage act, AUGUST BURNS RED have spent years taking their music and message directly to fans, and in the process have grown into one of the leading forces in the modern metal scene.
Defeater’s heaviest body of music thus far, Letters Home features powerfully intricate guitar instrumentation, colossal-sounding drums, and vocalist Derek Archambault’s voice sounding more ferocious than ever before. These ten new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story of a working class family living in post-WWII America. Letters Home revolves around the father of two brothers that listeners were introduced to in two of Defeater’s prior releases (Travels and most recently Empty Days & Sleepless Nights), giving a background to the character and seeing some of the events from those past albums through his eyes.
In support of Letters Home, Defeater just wrapped up their run on the Vans Warped Tour and are set to tour North America alongside August Burns Red, Bless the Fall and Beartooth
Nov 1 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov 2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Nov 3 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Nov 4 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Nov 5 St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
Nov 6 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Nov 7 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov 8 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 9 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 10 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 12 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov 14 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Nov 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live
Nov 16 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Nov 18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Nov 19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov 20 Des Moines, IA @Wooly’s
Nov 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Nov 22 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Nov 23 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Nov 24 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Nov 26 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Nov 27 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Nov 28 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy
Nov 29 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Nov 30 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Downstairs)
Dec 1 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Dec 3 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Dec 4 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Dec 5 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
Dec 6 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Dec 7 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Dec 8 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Dec 10 Knoxville, TN @ NV
Dec 11 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Dec 12 Richmond, VA @ The National
Dec 13 Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
Dec 14 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Dec 15 Lancaster, PA Annual Christmas Show (*No Blessthefall)