DRAGONFORCE Announce North American Spring Tour; HOLY GRAIL, HUNTRESS To Support

March 8th, 2012
by EvilG
Dragonforce 2011

Dragonforce

European power metallers DRAGONFORCE will release their new album The Power Within in the UK on April 15th via the band’s own Electric Generation Recordings, distributed by Essential Music. A North American release is set for April 17th by Roadrunner Records.

The band have announced plans to return to North America for a spring tour. This outing marks the band’s first full trek with brand new singer Marc Hudson, who also makes his recorded debut on The Power Within.

Hudson premiered his voice at a series of intimate North American gigs last fall. The performances were met with much praise and approval from the band’s diehard fan base. Now the vocalist will be able to showcase his pipes to other parts of the country and beyond, where a similar reaction is expected for this talented up ‘n comer with undeniable chops.

The tour kicks off April 21st at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and makes several stops on the East Coast before winding through Canada and into the Midwest before wrapping out west on May 11th in Anaheim, CA. L.A.-based metal warriors HOLY GRAIL, and HUNTRESS, a five-piece metal band lead by vocalist Jill Janus, who delivers an unparalleled four-octave range thanks to her opera background, will provide support on this run.

Tour dates:

April
21 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
22 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
25 – Montreal, QC – Le National
26 – London, ON – London Music Hall
27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
29 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre

May
1 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
2 – Calgary, AB – Republik
4 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
5 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
6 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
8 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
11 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Dragonforce recently announced a series of in-store signings with HMV, commencing in London on the release date of Sunday, April 15th together with a special, one-off album launch show in Birmingham.

The full in-store signing itinerary is:

April
15 at 12:00pm – HMV London
16 at 5:00pm – HMV Glasgow
17 at 5:00pm – HMV Manchester
18 at 5:00pm – HMV Birmingham
19 at 5:00pm – HMV Bristol
The Power Within full tracklisting is as follows:

‘Holding On’
‘Fallen World’
‘Cry Thunder’
‘Give Me the Night’
‘Wings of Liberty’
‘Seasons’
‘Heart of the Storm’
‘Die By the Sword’
‘Last Man Stands’
‘Seasons’ (Acoustic Version)

Roadrunner has made available the track ‘Fallen World’ for free download at this location.

There will also be a digital and vinyl version featuring bonus tracks ‘Cry Thunder (Live Rehearsal)’, ‘Heart of the Storm (Alternative Chorus Version)’ and ‘Avant La Tempête (Instrumental)’, plus an exclusive box set featuring:

CD Version
Access Code for Bonus Material plus
DragonForce Flag,
DF Flashlight/Bottle Opener,
Set of 6 DF Beer Mats featuring band cartoons by Frederic Leclercq.

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