What do you get when you mix equal parts Dystopia and Iconoclast?
One of the most eagerly anticipated metal tours of 2012.
“I’m excited to tour with SYMPHONY X,” ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer said. “They’re phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!”
SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo echoes Schaffer’s enthusiasm.
“We are very excited about the upcoming North American Tour with Iced Earth,” Romeo said. “We first met Jon & the guys a few years back and they were really cool. When the idea of a Co-Headline tour surfaced, we thought it would be awesome. The fans can expect a night of great music from both bands. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!”
The three-month, 30+-date, co-headliner tour begins January 31st in Hartford, Connecticut, and concludes March 10th in Clifton Park, New York.
At that point, ICED EARTH will continue another week – without SYMPHONY X – for five more dates.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale exclusively on Oct 31st via these websites:
VIP tickets for ICED EARTH are available through the Artist Arena link.
Schaffer formed ICED EARTH in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Since then, he has released 10 studio albums, the newest being the highly-acclaimed Dystopia (October, 2011) – which debuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart – one live album, two compilations, three boxed sets, and several DVDs. Thanks to massive worldwide sales — and rabidly loyal fans – ICED EARTH has earned a seat in the pantheon of America’s most successful heavy metal bands.
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With their innovative mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock, New Jersey juggernauts SYMPHONY X continue to be a favored staple among fans of prog metal around the world. Iconoclast, the band’s eighth studio album, debuted at #76 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. and at #105 on the Canadian Soundscan Top 200 chart in June.
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Support for ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X will be provided by the powerhouse quintet WARBRINGER.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 31 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Feb. 01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Feb. 03 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Feb. 04 – Quebec City, QC @ Albert Rousseau
Feb. 05 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb. 06 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Feb. 09 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
Feb. 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
Feb. 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Feb. 12 – Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
Feb. 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
Feb. 16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Feb. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Feb. 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Feb. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Feb. 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Feb. 25 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Feb. 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
Feb. 27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 28 – Austin, TX @ Emos East
Feb. 29 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Mar. 02 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Mar. 05 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Mar. 06 – Charlotte, NC @ The Filmore Charlotte
Mar. 07 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar. 09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar. 10 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mar. 11 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
** BELOW DATES = ICED EARTH / WARBRINGER **
Tue/Mar-13 – WASHINGTON DC 9:30 CLUB
Wed/Mar-14 – BUFFALO NY TOWN BALLROOM
Thu/Mar-15 – PITTSBURGH PA ALTAR BAR
Fri/Mar-16 – PONTIAC MICROFOOT BALLROOM
Sat/Mar-17 – JOLIET IL MOJOES