Annihilator Announces First Canadian Tour In 20+ Years
Canada’s Annihilator is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with debut 1989 release “Alice In Hell,” upped the ante with 1990’s “Never, Neverland” and has continued a non-stop career of releasing records and touring with many of the biggest bands in the metal genre (mostly all outside North America); cementing Annihilator as the biggest-selling metal act in Canada’s history.
After 18 months of touring for the band’s latest album “Suicide Society” (nominated for a 2017 Juno Award in the Metal / Hard Rock Album of The Year category), the band is currently finishing up a 16th studio release and is getting ready to headline not only the mighty Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany (Aug 3), but also hit the road for a first Canadian tour since 1993.
The tour will kick off in Victoria, BC on June 13th and travel east wrapping up in Cornwall, ON July 1st during Canada day weekend festivities. Support on this tour comes from Australia's Mason and from Montreal, QC thrashers Mutank.
Jeff Waters comments: “I have always enjoyed flying the flag for one of the nicest countries and people in the world, despite having very little support from the industry here to play and releasing CDs in Canada. It sure is an honor to be nominated for a Juno, after all these years, and to have the opportunity to tour this great and metal land! It will be some of our best-ever shows this summer. We look forward to meeting the metal fans and to show them what the rest of the world has seen us do every year for decades. It’s about time, eh?!”
June 13 - Victoria, BC - Distrikt Nightclub
June 16 - Calgary, AB - Dickens Pub
June 17 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
June 18 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Event Center
June 19 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
June 20 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater
June 23 - Waterloo, ON - Maxwells
June 24 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
June 26 - Ottawa, ON - The Brass Monkey
June 28 - Quebec City, QC - L’Anti
June 29 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
June 30 - Cornwall, ON - The House
July 1 - Cornwall, ON - The House
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