Dethklok Announce Headlining Tour
Band Photo: Chimaira (?)
This summer, DETHKLOK, the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, hits the road on a 28-city headlining tour kicking off June 2nd in Portland, along with two of metal’s top acts, CHIMAIRA and SOILENT GREEN. Tickets to the five-week Adult Swim Presents tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 18th through Ticketmaster, but a special pre-sale offer will be made available one week earlier to the most brutal Adult Swim fans.
On Sunday, April 13th, Adult Swim fans tuning in to Metalocalypse during the 12 AM (ET/PT) showing will be given a pre-sale password allowing them access to a customized Dethklok page on Ticketmaster’s website (http://www.ticketmaster.com/dethklok).
Immediately after receiving the password, fans can purchase tickets, which range in price from $20 - $25. The password will also be made available to fans on AdultSwim.com (http://www.adultswim.com) beginning Monday, April 14th.
This major tour starring the five band members from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse - Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles - comes on the heels of an incredibly successful fall for the band. In its first time touring, Dethklok opened for And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead in a 12-city college tour that did not disappoint.
Released in conjunction with the tour was the band’s first album, Dethklok: The Dethalbum¸ which debuted at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 during its first week of release, making it the highest charting death metal album ever. More than 195,000 copies of Dethklok: The Dethalbum have been sold to date, and more than 120,000 copies of the Metalocalypse: Season 1 DVD from Warner Home Video have been sold since its release in October 2007.
Touring with Dethklok this summer are two of metal’s most illustrious bands. Chimaira is one of metal’s most hard working artists today. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band has been demonstrating their ferocity onstage for nearly 10 years. Chimaira’s fourth LP, Resurrection, is now available via Ferret Music.
An infamous deathgrind and sludge metal band from New Orleans, Soilent Green has seen its fair share of adversity during its two-decade-old history. Touted as "one of the ten most important hard and heavy bands" by Rolling Stone Magazine, the band’s latest album, Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction will be released in North America on April 15th by its new label, Metal Blade Records.
“I predict that this show will be, without a doubt, the best animated Death Metal tour in recorded history,” said Brendon Small, creator and most metal member of Dethklok.
Schedule for Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse’s Dethklok with Chimaira and Soilent Green is as follows:
2 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
3 - Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
5 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
6 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
7 - House of Blues - Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
8 - House of Blues - San Diego - San Diego, CA
10 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
12 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
14 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
15 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
16 - House of Blues - Chicago - Chicago, IL
17 - Clutch Cargos - Pontiac, MI
19 - House of Blues - Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
20 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON
22 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
24 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
25 - Nokia Theater Times Square - New York, NY
26 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
27 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
29 - House of Blues - South Carolina - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
30 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
1 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
2 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
4 - Meridian - Houston, TX
5 - House of Blues - Texas - Dallas, TX
6 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX
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