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Ken Mode Announces Hellfest Appearance; Cancels Shows With Deafheaven

Ken Mode Mode just wrapped up a two month string of tour dates across North America in support of the release of "Venerable" by Profound Lore Records this March. Now the band has its eyes on the summer and is gearing up for a tour alongside Deafheaven. However, Ken Mode is now excited to announce their participation in this year’s Hellfest in France. The band has been officially added to the bill and will play the fest on Sunday, June 19th. Ken Mode's performance will take place in the Terrorizer Tent, which is scheduled to feature performances from Kyuss, Hawkwind, Electric Wizard, Goatsnake, Kylesa, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ghost, and more. Other performers for Sunday include Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Mr. Big, Cavalera Conspiracy, Opeth, Cradle of Filth and more.

Due to the festival appearance, Ken Mode will miss the following dates of the tour with Deafheaven (Deafheaven will still be performing these dates! The shows are NOT cancelled):

Wed June 15 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Thur June 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Fri June 17 - NYC, NY @ Cake Shop
Sat June 18 - New Haven, CT @ Lily's Pad
Sun June 19 - Boston, MA @ Obriens Pub
Mon June 20 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

Frontman Jesse Matthewson comments, “We’re sorry to everyone who wanted to see us in June on the east coast portion of our tour, and we will definitely make it up to you later this year, however we are extremely honored and excited to be a part of Hellfest 2011; we couldn't pass up this amazing opportunity!”

Ken Mode will be playing the following dates of the tour:

6/1 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
6/2 Portland, OR @ The Tube
6/4 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
6/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Blvd
6/6 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
6/7 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground
6/8 Midland, TX @ Pine Box
6/9 Dallas, TX @ Bryant St. Tavern
6/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
6/11 New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar
6/12 Atlanta, GA @ Archive Gallery
6/13 Columbia, SC @ 719 N Beltline
6/14 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
6/21 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class
6/22 Chicago, IL @ Albion House

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