Behemoth Prepare For Ozzfest, Featured Band On MTV's Metal File
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Polish extreme Metal titans BEHEMOTH invade U.S. shores early next month with only one mission in mind, to annihilate the masses at Ozzfest all summer long. The group secured the direct support, non-rotating slot right before second stage headliners HATEBREED, so fans can expect a lengthy set backed with their biggest stage production yet. Their new album, "The Apostasy", is set for a July 17 release.
BEHEMOTH will also perform a series of off-dates alongside LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. See below for their complete summer touring itinerary. The band is also this week's featured artist on MTV News' Metal File. Check it out to see Nergal's response to possibly being banned from performing in their hometown.
Nergal (vocals, guitars) states: "The Ozzfest countdown has officially started! We couldn't be more excited. We've been busy making all the necessary preparations for months now and are bringing one hell of a show this time. We are going to have a 30-min set, but we'll make sure to expose the band the best we can. This is by far the biggest production we've ever had in U.S. We're bringing our own crew, new stage gear and most importantly a new album. Expect nothing but insanity!
I feel that Ozzfest is going to be the peak of our career and treat it as a great reward for all the hard work, all the effort we put into this band throughout the years. I'm perfectly aware that it's all thanks to the thousands of fans who brought us to this place. This tour will be a great occasion to pay them back for all their loyalty and devotional faith. You will hear songs spanning our entire career and we decided to do 50 shows to warm up before we go on Ozzfest. I wanted to make sure that people witness BEHEMOTH at our very best. We are ready to bring extreme and dangerous music to the masses."
While most bands struggle to evolve and stay vital within the extreme music genre, BEHEMOTH manages to do so effortlessly. "The Apostasy" is destined to continue the legacy.
Here are the band's upcoming tour dates:
* w/ LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD
July 12 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
July 13 - Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Center *
July 14 - George, WA - The Gorge
July 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre *
July 16 - Sparks, NV - New Oasis *
July 17 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 19 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 20 - Bakersfield, CA - Stramler Park (Outdoors) *
July 21 - San Bernardino, CA - Hyundai Pavilion
July 22 - San Diego, CA - Soma *
July 23 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues *
July 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
July 26 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
July 27 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre *
July 28 - Denver, CO - Coors Amphitheatre
July 29 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion *
July 30 - Kansas City, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 1 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center
Aug. 3 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Events Center (solo off-date)
Aug. 4 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 - Dallas, TX - Clear Channel Metroplex *
Aug. 6 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 8 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Louisville, KY - Waverly Hills Sanatorium (solo off-date)
Aug. 12 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 13 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre *
Aug. 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wirless Music Theatre
Aug. 16 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 17 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Dome Theater *
Aug. 18 - Hartford, CT - New England Dodge Music Theatre
Aug. 19 - Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall *
Aug. 20 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
Aug. 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Tweeter Center
Aug. 23 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! *
Aug. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 25 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus *
Aug. 26 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 28 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle *
Aug. 30 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheatre
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