Connecticut-based heavy metal frontrunners DEAD BY WEDNESDAY are thrilled to announce their upcoming U.S. tour supporting British heavy metal legends Raven. The month-long run will begin on August 17 in Clifton Park, NY and visit 25+ venues before coming to an end in Allentown, PA on September 15, with Raven playing an additional solo date the next day. Original Fear Factory drummer Mike Heller will fill in on drums for Raven on the entire run. More dates are scheduled to be announced. Tickets are available via local venues.
In celebration of the upcoming tour, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY have released a brand new song “Darwin’s Dance” – an example of what’s to come on the band’s upcoming full-length album. Listen here:
“Darwin’s Dance” will be available for download via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify very soon. For now, the track is available for a limited time on Bandcamp, featuring the “pay your own price” option.
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY vocalist Rob Roy says: “We are super pumped to unleash our new tune “Darwin’s Dance” to the masses but better yet even more stoked to be touring as direct support to British metal legends Raven! Can’t wait to hear some of their road stories and I’m sure we’ll be learning a thing or two from them as well.”
Raven vocalist and bassist John Gallagher adds: “This is going to be a brilliant tour! We can’t wait to get back into some US markets that we haven’t been in a while but also return to some that we have. We love seeing our same fans but hope to see some new faces as well. Plus, we will have some fresh new blood out with us opening who are our EMP labelmates, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY.”
While on tour, catch DEAD BY WEDNESDAY‘s touring guitarist and newest member Kyle “Squirrel” Leary jamming on his brand new Legator guitars! Leary just signed on for a full endorsement with Legator. Check out more about Legator here.
RAVEN & DEAD BY WEDNESDAY U.S. Tour Dates:
Aug. 17th – Trickshots, Clifton Park, NY
Aug. 18th – Jewel Nightclub, Manchester, NH
Aug. 19th – AxeFest 2017@The Outer Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
Aug. 20th – The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
Aug. 22nd – The Riffhouse, Chesapeake, VA
Aug. 23rd – The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
Aug. 24th – Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC
Aug. 25th – The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 26th – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Aug. 27th – Twist of Lime, Metairie, LA
Aug. 30th – Gold Bar, San Antonio, TX
Aug. 31st – Texas Mist, Austin, TX
Sept. 1st – Diamond Jim’s Saloon, Arlington, TX
Sept. 2nd – The Vanguard, Tulsa, OK
Sept. 3rd – Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 4th – Madison Live!, Covington, KY
Sept. 5th – Empire Concert Club & Bar, Akron, OH
Sept. 6th – Black Circle Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 7th – Full Terror Assault Open Air III 2017, Cave-In-Rock, IL
Sept. 8th – The Frequency, Madison, WI
Sept. 9th – The Revival 2017, Yorkville, IL
Sept. 10th – The Token Lounge, Westland, MI
Sept. 12th – Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls, NY
Sept. 13th – Oneida American Legion Post 169, Oneida, NY
Sept. 14th – Saint Vitus Bar, NYC
Sept. 15th – Jabber Jaws, Allentown, PA
Sept. 16th – Bar XIII, Wilmington, DE (Raven only)
*More Dates TBA…
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY is also touring in support of their latest full-length album, The Darkest of Angels, which features a different guest vocalist on each track. Produced by Nicky Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Jasta), the record features vocals from Brian Fair of Shadows Fall, Rob Dukes of Generation Kill / ex-Exodus, John Arch of Fates Warning, Carley Coma of Candiria, Eric AK of Flotsam & Jetsam, Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul, Ceschi Ramos of Fake Four Inc., Antony Hamalainen of Armageddon, Kris Keyes of Gargantua Soul, Paul Stoddard of Diecast and others.
The Darkest of Angels was released via David Ellefson of Megadeth‘s EMP Label Group. You can order the album now via EMP Label Group‘s merch site, or via iTunes and Amazon.