Next year marks three decades since LIFE OF AGONY‘s critically acclaimed debut album, “River Runs Red”, was released on Roadrunner Records, and the group is celebrating the milestone with a 2023 world tour. The first leg of the “30 Years Of River Runs Red” trek kicks off in Europe with dates starting on Friday, January 13 in Bochum, Germany and ending in Milton Keynes, England on February 11. Main support will be fellow New York veterans PRONG (in continental Europe) and MADBALL (in the U.K.),with rock duo TARAH WHO? opening all dates. More territories will be announced shortly.
Rolling Stone hailed “River Runs Red” as “one of the greatest metal albums of all time.” The LP told the story of a confused and disillusioned young man with low self-worth and a poor support network, who ultimately decides to commit suicide.
“‘River Runs Red’ was an album that helped so many people get through some really dark times,” explains LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert. “It was raw, heavy and extremely emotional when it dropped back in ’93. We had no idea the impact it would have on that generation, let alone being able to see it have such longevity three decades later. It is a complete honor and full circle experience for us to celebrate this moment with our longtime friends PRONG and MADBALL, who were both there in the very beginning of the band’s history.”
Tickets are now available HERE. More territories will be announced shortly.
LIFE OF AGONY‘s “30 Years Of River Runs Red” 2023 tour dates with PRONG (continental Europe only), MADBALL (U.K. only) and TARAH WHO?
Jan. 13 – Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
Jan. 15 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall
Jan. 17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
Jan. 18 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
Jan. 19 – Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Jan. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Jan. 22 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Jan. 23 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage Werk
Jan. 25 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
Jan. 26 – Bulle, Switzerland @ Ebullition
Jan. 28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Jan. 29 – Vaureal, France @ Le Forum
Jan. 31 – Wasquehal, France @ The Black Lab
Feb. 01 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Feb. 03 – London, England @ The Dome
Feb. 04 – Birmingham, England @ Asylum
Feb. 05 – Nottingham, England @ Rescue Rooms
Feb. 07 – Manchester, England @ Club Academy
Feb. 08 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage
Feb. 10 – Southampton, England @ The 1865
Feb. 11 – Milton Keynes, England @ Craufurd Arms
LIFE OF AGONY‘s most recent studio album, titled “The Sound Of Scars”, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim. It was named “Album of the Year” by The Aquarian Weekly and took the No. 1 spot on Metal Hammer‘s (Germany) “Best Of 2019” list (alt-rock/punk).