AUGUST BURNS RED has announced its “20 Year Anniversary Tour”. The North American trek, which will take place over two legs between February and May 2023, will see the Grammy-nominated Lancaster, Pennsylvania five-piece play material off all nine of its albums.
“Where does the time go?,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “I can remember playing 250 shows a year and touring in our van like it was yesterday. We are so grateful to have had the support of our fans year in and year out for two decades. We thank you, and cannot wait to celebrate with you!”
The first leg of the tour kicks off on February 15 in Silver Spring, Maryland and runs through March 14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second leg launches on April 13 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and wraps on May 12 in Quebec in Canada. The tour marks the first time the band has played Canada since 2019. The support acts are THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and Scottish band BLEED FROM WITHIN, which will be touring the U.S. for the first time. The bands will appear on both legs of the tour.
VIP packages are on sale right now at this location and include an exclusive, 200+ page photo book that spans each year of AUGUST BURNS RED‘s entire career. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 18 at 10am local time.
AUGUST BURNS RED “20 Year Anniversary Tour” Tour Dates:
Feb. 15 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Feb. 16 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Feb. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Heaven at The Masquerade
Feb. 18 – Orlando, FL – Heart Support Festival*
Feb. 20 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Feb. 21 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Feb. 23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 24 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Feb. 25 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
Feb. 27 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Feb. 28 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Mar. 01 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Mar. 02 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Mar. 04 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Mar. 05 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Mar. 07 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Mar. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Mar. 10 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Mar. 12 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall
Mar. 13 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Mar. 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Apr. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Apr. 14 – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
Apr. 15 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Apr. 16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 18 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
Apr. 19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Apr. 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Apr. 22 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
Apr. 23 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Apr. 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
Apr. 29 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Apr. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
May 02 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 03 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
May 05 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
May 06 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 07 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 09 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
May 11 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
May 12 – Quebec, QC – Theatre Capitole
AUGUST BURNS RED will release a new album, “Death Below”, on March 24 via SharpTone Records. Pre-order it here.
“It’s no secret that the past few years have been extremely dark and challenging,” Brubaker said. “‘Death Below’ is here as a result of that time in each our lives and the emotions that came with it. We were motivated by uncertainty, fear, outrage, and triumph. I feel this is the darkest, most personal album we’ve ever written, and I couldn’t be more proud of what the five of us made together.”
“Death Below” features guest spots from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Jason Richardson of ALL THAT REMAINS, as well as JT Cavey of ERRA and Spencer Chamberlain of UNDEROATH.
AUGUST BURNS RED is likely the only metal act ever described as “thrillingly empathetic” (Kerrang!). It’s a testament to the ferocious band’s ability to recognize and connect with the mixture of brokenness and hope found in their audience and within themselves. A hard-working collective with a shockingly stable lineup for the vast majority of their career, AUGUST BURNS RED pour every ounce of themselves into their music. Atmospheric, riff-laden, aggressive bursts of controlled chaos, filled with shifting time signatures and tempos, deliver confessional, self-reflective, and authentic emotion.
Tour stops with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE and BRING ME THE HORIZON; several major international hard rock festivals (Rock Am Ring, Download and Aftershock, to name a few); and the Vans Warped Tour are among the destinations around the world to witness AUGUST BURNS RED‘s live prowess. Massive headlining treks celebrating tenth anniversaries for “Constellations” and “Leveler” demonstrated the enduring relevance of the band’s catalog, nearly 20 years into AUGUST BURNS RED‘s storied career. 2020’s “Guardians” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hard Music, Rock Albums and Vinyl Albums charts.
Revolver, which put AUGUST BURNS RED on its cover the same year, observed the band’s “embrace the pain so well.” It’s a truth never more evident than on “Death Below”, AUGUST BURNS RED‘s stunning ninth studio album. Recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, “Death Below”