Volbeat has announced additional dates for the band’s return to North America. The quartet has steadily risen to become one of the major attractions in the European scene, and the band’s legend continues grow here in the U.S. Volbeat’s last visit to North America was a runaway success, with a majority of the headline appearances selling out. Prior, they appeared in arenas across North America with Metallica and Lamb of God on a tour that stretched from October through December in 2009.
The band will return to the U.S. beginning the North American tour on March 23, 2011, at Irving Plaza in New York City. Appearances include:
3/23 NY, NY Irving Plaza
3/24 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
3/25 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
3/26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
3/27 Chicago, IL House of Blues
3/29 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
3/30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
4/03 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
4/05 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
4/06 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues L.A
4/08 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
4/09 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
4/10 San Diego, CA House of Blues
4/13 Dallas, TX House of Blues
The on sale for newly announced dates will be this coming week-end. Additional performances will be announced shortly, and details can be found at http://t.ymlp165.net/eejapamqyavauhsatauyem/click.php.
Universal Republic released the Danish metal quartet’s major label debut BEYOND HELL / ABOVE HEAVEN on December 14, 2010. REVOLVER Magazine placed the release at number 5 on their “20 Best Albums of ’10.” The periodical shared, “…Now four Danes have given us heavy music’s latest, and perhaps unlikeliest, crossbreed in their fusion of latter day Metallica’s power-groove and Elvis-style rockabilly, as heard on Volbeat’s excellent fourth offering.”
Overseas, the album debuted at number one on the sales charts in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, and Top 10 in a half dozen additional countries. International sales to date are approaching 300,000 units, and show no signs of slowing down. Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (Vocals / Guitar), Anders Kjølholm (Bass), Jon Larsen (Drums) and Thomas Bredahl (Guitar).
In regards to the new album, singer Michael Poulsen shared, “It is different but still holds true to the Volbeat style. We have fast, slow and mid-tempo songs. We still blend different styles of punk, rock’n’roll, rockabilly, metal, heavy metal, thrash metal, and country.”