Dec 012017

August Burns Red carry on with their holiday tradition posting the below cover of Wham!‘s ‘Last Christmas’. Check it out:

Says bassist Dustin Davidson of the song:

“This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When I decided to cover ‘Last Christmas‘ I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. I didn’t want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham!‘s ‘Last Christmas‘ are very sad, so if you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well.”

This week, August Burns Red was nominated in the “Best Metal Performance” category at the 60th annual Grammy Awards for its song “Invisible Enemy”, taken from the band’s latest full-length album, “Phantom Anthem”. This marks the second Grammy nod for Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s August Burns Red, as they were nominated in the same category in the 58th Grammy Awards for their song ‘Identity’ from 2015’s “Found In Far Away Places”.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, with winners being announced live from Madison Square Garden.

August Burns Red will kick off its headline “Phantom Anthem” tour in January.

The band has had a busy 2017, having toured the U.S. and Europe in support of the 10th anniversary of its much-loved album “Messengers” and performing at major festivals, including Rock Allegiance and Aftershock.

Upcoming Shows:
Dec 30th – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
Jan 5th – Montreal, QC – Metropolis (M-Telus)
Jan 6th – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Jan 7th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Jan 9th – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Jan 10th – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Jan 11th – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Jan 12th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Jan 13th – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Jan 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
Jan 16th – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Jan 17th – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater
Jan 19th – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Jan 20th – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Jan 21st – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jan 23rd – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jan 24th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Jan 25th – Los Angeles – Belasco Theatre
Jan 26th – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
Jan 27th – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Jan 29th – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Jan 30th – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Jan 31st – St Louis, MO – Ready Room
Feb 1st – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
Feb 2nd – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Feb 3rd – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Feb 4th – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb 6th – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Feb 7th – Ft Lauderdale – Revolution Live
Feb 8th – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Feb 9th – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb 10th – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
Feb 11th – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Feb 13th – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Feb 14th -Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
Feb 15th – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb 16th – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Feb 17th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Feb 18th – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA

Mar 08 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Mar 09 Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany
Mar 10 Tradgarn Gothenburg, Sweden
Mar 11 Fryshuset Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 12 Pumpehuset Copenhagen West, Denmark
Mar 14 Roxy Prague, Czech Republic
Mar 15 Barba Negra Music Club Budapest, Hungary
Mar 16 Zenith München, Germany
Mar 17 Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, Germany
Mar 18 AB Club Brussels, Belgium
Mar 19 Capitol Hannover, Germany
Mar 20 Tivoli Utrecht, Netherlands
Mar 21 GARAGE Saarbrucken, Germany
Mar 22 USINE Geneve, Switzerland
Mar 23 Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Mar 24 Sala But Madrid, Spain
Mar 25 SALA RAZZMATAZ Barcelona, Spain
Mar 27 Le Machine Paris, France
Mar 28 Volkshaus Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 29 Gasometer Vienna, Austria
Mar 30 Huxleys Berlin, Germany
Mar 31 Palladium Köln, Germany
Apr 01 Thuringhalle Erfurt, Germany

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Video for ‘Last Christmas’

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