Saturday, August 2, 2014

Battlecross, Epica, Children of Bodom, Machine Head to Tour Beginning in October

EPICA at Hellfest 2007I'm a little bummed that they aren't coming any closer than Pennsylvania on this tour, but still... fucking Epica will be passing through the states along with the thrashers of Battlecross, the once-great (but now kinda meh) Children of Bodom (who will hopefully be playing mostly older songs), and Machine Head.

Battlecross will also be stopping in Mexico City with Black Label Society, and then to Brazil for three dates with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire, according to Metal Blade.

A little confusing, but still fucking awesome considering Epica will be with them! Can you tell they are really the only band on this bill I'm really, really excited about?

Of course, there are many of you who dig Battlecross (including my husband) and Black Label Society is always awesome. Children of Bodom used to be really good, and I'm sure they will include some older songs in their set, but I don't know. I don't have a particular burning desire to see them, and I've heard conflicting reports about their live shows.

Here's all of the tour dates:

UPDATE! They actually will be stopping through here at The Fillmore Silver Spring on October 11th! Fuck yes!! I'm there. You'd better be, too!

Battlecross
Tour w/ Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica

10/04 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/06 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
10/07 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
10/09 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/11 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/15 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/16 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/17 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock festival
10/18 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/20 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
10/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/23 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
10/24 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
10/25 Calgary, AB @ The Republik
10/26 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
10/28 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10/29 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/30 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/31 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/02 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Battlecross
Summer Headline Tour w/ IKILLYA

07/24 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
07/25 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
07/26 Elizabethton, TN @ The Bonnie Kate
07/27 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
07/28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
07/30 Reading, PA @ Reverb
07/31 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
08/01 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
08/02 Albany, NY @ Bogies
08/03 Ottawa, ON*** @ Mavericks
08/04 Quebec City***, QC @ L’Agitee
08/05 London, ON*** @ Rum Runners
08/06 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
08/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
End tour
08/08 Louisville, KY** @ Expo 5
08/09 Birch Run, MI @ DIRT Fest
08/10 Libertyville, IL** @ Austin’s
** w/ Killswitch Engage
***w/ Crimson Shadows & IKILLYA

Battlecross
South American tour dates
w/ Black Label Society

08/20 Mexico City*** @ Jose Cuervo Salon
w/ Killswitch Engage & Memphis May Fire
08/22 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall
08/23 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
08/24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

There you have it! Will you be catching any of these dates?


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