Sweden’s Metal Masters HAMMERFALL will be invading North America! Touring the U.S. and Canada in support of their Billboard charting 2009 album, No Sacrifice, No Victory (#38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart), the 27-show tour is set to kick off in West Springfield, Virginia on March 5th with the finale planned for April 8th in Houston, Texas. Powerglove will be opening for the first 18 dates on the tour; Los Angeles’ Echoes of Eternity and Havok will open the remainder of the tour following the Hollywood show. Dates are below.
This will be HAMMERFALL’S first North American in supports of No Sacrifice, No Victory tour and with new guitarist Pontus Norgren and new bassist Fredrik Larsson (an original band member who played on their 1997 debut, Glory To The Brave). Tickets are on sale now at www.enterthevault.com as well as all normal ticketing outlets.
HAMMERFALL reached a career-crowning achievement this past March of when No Sacrifice, No Victory attained Gold status in their home country - debuting at #2 on the Swedish album charts and remained in the Top 10 for four weeks. The band topped the charts in many other European countries as well: Germany #7; Greece #10, Switzerland #20; England #21; Austria #25; Czech Republic #33; Norway #46; Belgium #87; France #95.
Known for dedicating themselves to preserving the genre of traditional heavy metal as inspired by metal's "golden era," HAMMERFALL was founded in 1993 by Dronjak and drummer Jesper Strömblad (In Flames) in Gothenberg, Sweden. Composed of high-octane twin-guitar work, clean vocal stylings, and classic-styled on-stage wardrobe, HAMMERFALL use the storytelling tradition to tell tales of honor & victory and to that end, band members have collaborated with the likes of Swedish Olympic athletes to the Swedish National Symphony Orchestra.
HAMMERFALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH POWERGLOVE
3/5 W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/6 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/7 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/9 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
3/10 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
3/11 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
3/12 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/13 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
3/15 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/18 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/19 Winnipeg, MB @ The West End Cultural Center
3/21 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/22 Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
3/23 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
3/24 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/26 San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center
3/27 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
HAMMERFALL WITH ECHOES OF ETERNITY AND HAVOK
3/28 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/30 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
3/31 Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy Theater
4/1 Mesa, AZ @ U.B.’s Bar
4/2 Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock
4/4 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/6 Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/7 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/8 Houston, TX @ Meridian