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H.I.M., Papa Roach, Lostprophets Team Up For "No Sleep Till Halloween" Tour

MTV.com reports that Finnish goth rockers (and Bam Margera's favorite band) H.I.M. will be joining forces this fall with Northern Californian alt-metal group Papa Roach for an 11-date road trip that's set to launch October 18 in Lowell, Massachusetts, with dates scheduled through October 31 in Universal City, California. The bill for the North American No Sleep Till Halloween Tour will also feature English metallers the Lostprophets and Chicago rock collective Kill Hannah.

H.I.M., who last toured the U.S. this spring, continue to spread the word about 2005's Dark Light, the band's first proper U.S. release. The LP, released last September, has sold close to 458,000 copies, and debuted at #18 on Billboard's albums chart.

The tour will also serve as a promotional vehicle for the band's forthcoming, still-untitled DVD, which is slated for November release. The DVD, which will boast a bonus CD, follows H.I.M. through haunted castles in Scotland and is chock full of never-before-seen live footage and rare on-camera interviews.

Papa Roach are touring in support of their forthcoming album "The Paramour Sessions," which will feature 13 fresh tracks, including "The World Around You," "I Devise My Own Demise," "Roses on My Grave" and the record's first single, " ... To Be Loved". The LP will be in stores September 12.

Back in late June, the Lostprophets — who will be playing seven gigs before heading out on No Sleep Till Halloween, starting August 31 in Sparks, Nevada, with shows booked through October 8 in Houston — issued their latest offering Liberation Transmission (see "Lostprophets Enlist Metallica Producer But Leave 'Chugga-Chugga' Metal Behind"), which was helmed by producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe). The album racked up first-week sales of about 27,000, which landed the disc at #33 on Billboard's albums chart; the LP has since sold close to 66,000 units.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour's New York stops will go on sale Friday morning (August 4), with the rest of the dates set to go on sale next weekend.

No Sleep Till Halloween Tour dates, according to H.I.M.'s publicist:

10/18 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
10/19 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/20 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/21 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
10/23 - Rochester, NY @ ESL Sports Center
10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum
10/25 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/26 - West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
10/29 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose University
10/30 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego State University
10/31 - Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Source: MTV.com

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1. holyshit! writes:

damn, this tour sucks ass. really sh**ty bands

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2. AscendTrivium writes:

^ Agreed ^

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3. everneed writes:

normaly these kinds of tours have at least one good band, but not this one. i formaly dub this the "Summer of Suck" tour, or maybe the "No Tallent 'till Halloween" tour. take your pick.

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4. lemon writes:

If they came closer to colorado and it was just lostprophets I'd go

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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I'm not a fan of any of these bands but in all fairness Papa Roach exceeded my expectations at Download last year. Good live band I thought. However, I saw HIM the previous day and second to Bullet For My Valentine, they were the worst band I've ever seen.

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6. rulin kmadd writes:

damn that tour is gayer than melissa etheridge's douchebottle.

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7. Iam_yourenvy writes:

Wow.
You guys have no taste obviously.
H.I.M. Is the most talanted, amazing band ever.

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8. OpethSuck!!! writes:

Hey Iam_yourenvy, there are 8 posts (including mine) in this one and you're the only one that actually lieks HIM. Obviousely you're the one with the bad tastes. douche bag

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