Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS' first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we're stoking fans' salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES' incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.
"Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!"enthuses AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg. "A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!"
Four-time Decibel cover stars CONVERGE continue to not just push, but outright obliterate the boundaries of extreme music, most recently with 2012's All We Love We Leave Behind. "We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour," says frontman Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. "For me, AT THE GATES are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them."
Boasting present and past members of PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE and AT THE GATES, old-school death-dealing supergroup VALLENFYRE can't wait to debut songs from 2014's critically acclaimed sophomore stunner, Splinters. "This will be VALLENFYRE's first U.S. tour, and what a tour," beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. "I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers."
We know you can't wait to GO to war with this lineup either, so here's your chance to score a great deal and avoid standing in line. There will be a number of VIP premium packages available in each market, providing you with a limited edition T-shirt, 18 x 24 tour poster, "Skip the Line" pass, exclusive digital tour issue of Decibel Magazine, a coupon for 15% off a purchase on Indie Merch's webstore, and free digital sampler from Century Media. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, are available at www.decibelmagazinetour.com
2015 Decibel Magazine Tour dates with AT THE GATES, CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE
Mar. 27--Los Angeles, CA--The Wiltern
Mar. 28--San Francisco, CA--The Regency Ballroom
Mar. 29--Portland, OR--Roseland Theater
Mar. 30--Vancouver, BC--Commodore Ballroom
Mar. 31--Seattle, WA--Showbox at the Market
Apr. 2--Salt Lake City, UT--The Complex
Apr. 3--Denver, CO--Summit Music Hall
Apr. 4--Lincoln, NE--Bourbon Street
Apr. 5--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
Apr. 6--Chicago, IL--House of Blues
Apr. 8--Toronto, ON--The Phoenix
Apr. 9--Montreal, QC--Metropolis
Apr. 10--Boston, MA--Royale
Apr. 11--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
Apr. 12--New York, NY--Webster Hall
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