‘Killswitch Engage’s’ Announce Headlining U.S. Tour With ‘As I Lay Dying’, ‘Miss May I’ & ‘Affiance’


Killswitch2013Disarm The Descent, the fifth studio album from Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage, sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Roadrunner Records.

Disarm The Descent is Killswitch Engage‘s first album with original singer Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002’s now-classic, genre-defining Alive or Just BreathingLeach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence. The artwork for the new CD was created by D’Antonio.

Killswitch Engage has announced its first headline tour in support of Disarm the Descent. Joining Killswitch  Engage on the trek will be their longtime friends from San Diego in As I Lay Dying. Ohio will also be well-represented on this tour, with Miss May I and Affiance rounding out the bill.

Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.

“Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record,” singer Jesse Leach said. “We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as, of course, a handful of new ones.”

Leach continued: “We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I and a new band we’re all excited to see live called Affiance. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level.”

Bassist Mike D’Antonio concurred, saying, “We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As  I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage — you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That’s right, ‘CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis’ is surely imminent.”

Upcoming Shows:
Apr 08 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 09 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
Apr 10 Matrix, Bochum, Germany
Apr 11 Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany
Apr 13 Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
Apr 14 Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway
Apr 16 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Apr 17 Rock Cafe, Tallin, Estonia
Apr 19 Brewhouse, Goteborg, Sweden
Apr 20 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 21 C Club, Berlin, Germany
Apr 23 Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
Apr 24 Arena, Vienna, Austria
Apr 25 Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Apr 26 Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland
Apr 28 Groezrock, Meerhout, Belgium
Apr 29 Le Trabendo, Paris, France
Apr 30 Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
May 02 HMV Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 03 02 ABC, Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 04 The Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 05 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
May 06 The Great Hall @ Cardiff Uni, Cardiff, United Kingdom
May 11 Liberty Memorial Kansas City, MO

May 30 – Oklahoma City – Diamond Ballroom
May 31 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
June 01 – Houston, TX – | House of Blues
June 03 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
June 04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 06 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 07 – Syracuse, NY – F Shed at The Market
June 08 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
June 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
June 11 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
June 12 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
June 14 – Montebello, QC – Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theater
June 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
June 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 18 – Sauget, IL – Pops
June 20 – Denver, CO – Summit
June 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
June 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
June 25 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Grand
June 27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
June 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
June 29 – Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
July 01 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
July 02 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
July 03 – Wichita, KS – Cottilion
July 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
July 06 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
July 07 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
July 08 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes


Aug 07 Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug 09 Getaway Rock Gavle, Sweden
Aug 12 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 13 Der HIRSCH Nuremberg, Germany
Aug 14 Aerodrome Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 17 ELB Riot Hamburg, Germany
Aug 18 X RockFest Herford, Germany

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Video below for:  The New Awakening

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