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Lamb Of God To Tour With Dethklok And Gojira

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This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, Lamb of God and Dethklok will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1st in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.

The upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour marks the return of Lamb of God to North American stages where they will support latest album "Resolution," which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart when it was released earlier this year.

As in tours past, Brendon Small, the co-creator and composer behind Dethklok, will bring the animated band to life on stage each night alongside an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. Building on the success of "Dethklok: The Dethalbum" and "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" from Williams Street Records, Small is currently in the studio working on the band’s third album release scheduled for later this year. Additionally, new episodes from the fourth season of Metalocalypse currently air on Adult Swim Sundays at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT).

Joining the co-headliners at each stop along the tour will be special guest Gojira, the French metal band that will perform songs from its upcoming album release, "L'Enfant Sauvage," which will be released in the U.S. on June 26th with Roadrunner Records.

Dates are as follows:

8/1/12 WaMu Theater Seattle, WA
8/2/12 Queen Elizabeth Theater Vancouver, BC
8/4/12 Big 4 Calgary, AB
8/5/12 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, AB
8/7/12 Convention Centre Winnipeg, MB
8/9/12 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
8/10/12 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
8/11/12 Heavy TO Toronto, ON
8/12/12 Heavy MTL Montreal, QC
8/14/12 Delta Plex Grand Rapids, MI
8/15/12 Family Arena St. Louis, MO
8/19/12 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
8/21/12 Congress Ballroom Chicago, IL
8/22/12 Compuware Arena Detroit, MI
8/23/12 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
8/24/12 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater Charlotte, NC
8/25/12 Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, VA
8/26/12 Pier 6 Pavilion Baltimore, MD
8/29/12 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
8/30/12 Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
8/31/12 Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater Wallingford, CT
9/1/12 Outside at the Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
9/2/12 Asbury Park Convention Hall Asbury Park, NJ
9/4/12 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
9/5/12 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
9/7/12 Bayou Music Center Houston, TX
9/8/12 Sunken Garden San Antonio, TX
9/9/12 Verizon Wireless Theater Dallas, TX
9/11/12 The Fillmore Denver, CO
9/13/12 Comerica Theater Phoenix, AZ
9/14/12 Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA
9/15/12 Bill Graham Civic San Francisco, CA

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1. RTB writes:

Decent tour...
But i'll punt on this one...

# May 14, 2012 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DK writes:

"two of the biggest names in metal" ... i don't mean to troll, by they're referring to Lamb of God and Gojira... right?
Dethklok is cool in concept but it's total novelty.

# May 14, 2012 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Can't understand why it's a co-headlining tour between Lamb Of God and Dethklok, instead of Lamb Of God and Gojira. I'm not a fan of any of them but Gojira are certainly talented (and if I'm not mistaken, popular) enough to be filling the co-headlining position. I agree with DK, the idea of Dethklok touring is a novelty, and one that's got a bit old for me. To me, the idea of opening for Dethklok would feel like going on tour as the support act for the Banana Splits.

# May 14, 2012 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. jayballer14 writes:

Fvckin awesome!

# May 14, 2012 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

Oz gojira is a french band on an american tour with
2 other american bands...
As you know most of us yanks despise the french
for many reasons, so they wont get any co headlining
love here...
But i agree they could and probably should..

# May 14, 2012 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xFiruath writes:

I suspect the headlining slots have more to do with name recognition and ticket sales than which band is less of a novelty and more respected by the underground metal community. I know plenty of people who don't care about metal at all who are aware of Dethklok's existence, whereas I don't know a single non-metalhead who has a clue that there's a band called Gojira.

# May 14, 2012 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

:: clicks the "like" button for post #5 ::...........

# May 14, 2012 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

Just noticed it is at the uptown ampitheater here in charlotte.....O BOY......I CAN TAKE THE BUS TO AND FROM THE SHOW!!!!!! fkn a hell yeah.....!!! cant fkn wait!!!

# May 14, 2012 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R10 writes:

Will probably hit this up in Lowell,MA,for LOG and Gojira. Dont care for the cartoon metal band,hopefully they close the show. Head start on traffic.

# May 14, 2012 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZMA writes:

I need to see Dethklok again.

# May 14, 2012 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

R10: ""As in tours past, Brendon Small, the co-creator and composer behind Dethklok, will bring the animated band to life on stage each night alongside an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally.""

# May 14, 2012 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metaljus writes:

hell yes this will be awesome LOG and Gojira cant go wrong there. LOG always brings it live, will be a lot of head banging going down over here in Cali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 15, 2012 @ 1:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. dmasa writes:

This is a bit odd, but the lineup is still better than most festivals cluttered with "core" bands.

# May 15, 2012 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Demoncleaner23 writes:

I hope Gojira gets at least an hour set

# May 15, 2012 @ 3:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Parr34 writes:

@ 5 and 7: Not even people in Quebec, a province with roots tied to France and where the language is based of French, like France. Regardless, Gojira are great and let's not let a few xenophobes try to talk down their talent.

# May 16, 2012 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. EsotericSurgery writes:

wtf? Dethklok co-headlining? Are you f***ing kidding me? Wowwwwwww. Im still going, cant wait to hear songs from L'enfant Sauvage live.

# May 16, 2012 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Shwizzy writes:

this is going to be the best way to kick off another year of college and end my summer

# May 18, 2012 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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