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Iced Earth to Begin North American Tour Next Week with Volbeat, Hellyeah and The Sixxis

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Heavy metal legends Iced Earth will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with Volbeat, Hellyeah and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek. The group will be touring in support of their 10th studio album "Dystopia."

In regards to this upcoming tour, Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) comments: "I'm completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won't soon be forgotten, I'm sure of that."

To commemorate the tour, Iced Earth are releasing a limited tour edition of "Dystopia." Currently available only at the merchandise stands on the tour, the 2-disc Dystopia Tour Edition contains the original full-length album, as well as b-side covers of Iron Maiden "The Trooper" and Black Sabbath "Mob Rules," as well as the classic 17-minute Iced Earth track "Dante's Inferno" re-recorded with vocalist Stu Block. The bonus disc also contains both music videos from "Dystopia" - the title track and "Anthem" - as well as a 'Making of Dystopia' studio interview with the band, and exclusive cell phone skins and desktop backgrounds.

Check below for a list of concert dates.

Iced Earth tour dates feat. Volbeat, Hellyeah, The Sixxis

6/18--Kool Haus--Toronto, ON

6/19--The Fillmore--Detroit, MI

6/20--Chameleon Club--Lancaster, PA **headlining off date**

6/21--House Of Blues--Boston, MA

6/22--Paramount Theatre--Huntington, NY

6/23--Northern Lights--Clifton Park, NY

6/25--House Of Blues--Chicago, IL **off date with HELLYEAH**

6/26--MYTH--St. Paul, MN

6/27--Burton Cummings Theatre--Winnipeg, MB

6/29--Crescent Point Place--Weyburn, SA

7/2--Shrine Auditorium--Billings, MT

7/3--Knitting Factory--Spokane, WA

7/5--Knitting Factory--Spokane, WA

7/6--Knitting Factory--Boise, ID

7/7--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV

7/8--Warfield Theatre--San Francisco, CA

7/10--The Grove of Anaheim--Anaheim, CA

7/11--Marquee Theatre--Tempe, AZ

7/12--House Of Blues--Las Vegas, NV

7/13--The Great Salt Air--Magna, UT

7/14--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **headlining off date**

7/15--Colorado Springs City Auditorium--Colorado Springs, CO

7/16--Sokol Auditorium--Omaha, NE **off date with VOLBEAT**

7/18--Sherman Theater--Stroudsburg, PA

7/19--Rams Head Live!--Baltimore, MD

7/22--Sherman Theater--Stroudsburg, PA

7/23--Norva Theater--Norfolk, VA

7/24--Rams Head Live!--Baltimore, MD

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1. xulbehemoth509 writes:

They better be headlining this sh**

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2. Rex_84 writes:

I'm thinking the same, behemoth. I'm glad I saw the Symphony X tour.

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