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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Announce Spring 2020 North American Tour, AUGUST BURNS RED to Serve as Main Support

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Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced their Spring 2020 North American tour plans. The band, recently recognized by Forbes as “one of modern metal’s most cherished acts” will return to the road to headline clubs and theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The trek kicks off on March 10 in Cleveland and runs through April 12 in Boston. Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s own August Burns Red will serve as main support for all of the dates. Additional acts appearing on the tour will be announced at a later date. All tour dates are below and tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10am local time and are available here.

Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002’s “Alive Or Just Breathing” became avowed as a definitive album, being named among “The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade” by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance” in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for “The End of Heartache” [2004] and “As Daylight Dies” [2006]. The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with “Killswitch Engage” [2009], “Disarm The Descent” [2013], and their career high best bow at #6 with “Incarnate” [2016]. The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.

2019 represents another turning point. The quintet—Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]—sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal Blade, “Atonement”. Their most critically acclaimed album in at least 15 years, “Atonement”debuted #2 on the Billboard Top Album chart, #13 on the Billboard Top 200, and once again #1 on both the Top Rock and Hard Rock Album charts.  Needless to say, worldwide touring is on the agenda for the rest of 2019 and beyond.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ON TOUR WITH AUGUST BURNS RED:

3/10 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
3/11 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live 
3/13 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall 
3/14 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore
3/15 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz 
3/17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle 
3/18 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues 
3/20 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
3/21 — Houston, TX — House of Blues 
3/21 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes 
3/23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
3/24 — Los Angeles — The Wiltern 
3/25 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium 
3/26 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield 
3/28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo 
3/29 — Boise, ID — Revolution 
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex 
4/1 — Denver, CO — Fillmore 
4/3 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore 
4/4 — Chicago, IL — Radius 
4/5 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore 
4/6 — Toronto, ON — Rebel 
4/8 — Montreal, QC — MTelus 
4/10 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
4/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5 
4/12 —  Boston, MA — House of Blues

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