Battlecross announce new US headline tour dates

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Following their support slot with Machine Head going the way of the Dodo after Robb Flynn and co. cancelled their US tour dates earlier this year, American metallers Battlecross have now announced a headline tour of North America.

Dubbed the “Winter Warriors Tour”, the shows will see Battlecross play 26 dates through November and December, with support coming from both Wretched and War Of Ages.

Said Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala: “We won’t let a cancelled tour stop Battlecross from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War Of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life.”

In honour of the US Armed Forces, this Veterans Day Battlecross will also make a limited number of tickets available to VET TIX so that local members of the military may attend a show in their city at no cost. The band will also be donating a portion of the funds generated from sales of a limited edition tour shirt to a local veteran’s charity, and choose a veteran in each market for a VIP experience.

Continues Deraniyagala: “We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the US Armed Forces and thank them again for their service.”

Battlecross will play:

26th Nov: The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
28th Nov: BT Theater – Erie, PA
29th Nov: Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
30th Nov: The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
02nd Dec: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
03rd Dec: Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
04th Dec: Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
05th Dec: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
06th Dec: Backstage – Lubbock, TX
07th Dec: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
08th Dec: Club Red – Mesa, AZ
09th Dec: Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
10th Dec: DNA Lounge – San Fancisco, CA
11th Dec: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12th Dec: Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
13th Dec: The Alley – Sparks, NV
14th Dec: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
15th Dec: Aftershock – Merriam, KS
17th Dec: The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
18th Dec: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
19th Dec: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
20th Dec: The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
26th Dec: Opera House – Toronto, ON
27th Dec: Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
28th Dec: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
29th Dec: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

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Machine Head announce 21 date US tour

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Metal veterans Machine Head have announced a 21 date US tour, with support coming from heavyweights such as Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross.

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn said: “Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012‘s Locust tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest lineup out there for 2014, period. This is a must-see event for any heavy metal fan in America.”

“I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much-needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour.”

Children Of Bodom singer Alexi Laiho said he’s looking forward to being able to get vocal points from Machine Head mainman, Flynn: “We’ve rolled with Machine Head quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick-ass shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America. Not a bad way to end the long and non-stop tour cycle for Halo Of Blood.”

The tour kicks off in Denver on the 4th of October and draws to a close in Hollywood on the 1st of November.

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