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Diamond Plate Joining Kittie / Dirge Within U.S. Tour

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Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have confirmed a U.S. tour with the all-girl Canadian metal outfit Kittie. The six-week trek, which also features Dirge Within, kicks off on August 12th in Waterloo, Iowa. Diamond Plate issued the following statement:

"Being a young, brand new band that has never toured before, we couldn't be more grateful to Kittie for giving us this chance to break in our road shoes. The energy of our music is best felt live and we plan on destroying any place we play. Although this is a different kind of metal crowd for us, it is only a beginning step. See you on the road; we'll be out for a very long time!"

Diamond Plate recently finished recording the band's debut album, "Generation Why?," with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at RaxTrax Studios in the band's hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The album is due to be released on August 29th on Earache Records.

The currently announced dates are as follows:

Aug. 12 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
Aug. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, headline show)
Aug. 20 - Lake Odessa, MI - Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug. 25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 01 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's
Sep. 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
Sep. 03 - Spartanburg, NC - Ground Zero
Sep. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 07 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 08 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 10 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Sep. 12 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Sep. 13 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
Sep. 17 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Sep. 20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep

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1. silvermountains writes:

YES!!!! Diamond Plate MURDERS! I cannot wait! I'll be at both Denver and CO Springs shows!!!

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2. ScumofSociety writes:

Kind of an awkward combination if you ask me lol

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3. R10 writes:

Yea! Diamond Plate! These retro thrashers got the 85-86 thing down pat. Will have to check out thier forthcoming release. Some of these new thrash bands like Havok,these guys,Evile just amaze me. Theyve updated a genre that was popular 20-25 years ago! Good stuff!

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