VOLBEAT AND ANTHRAX ANNOUNCE 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CROBOT

Volbeat and Anthrax have announced a 2015 North American Tour with very special guests Crobot. The trek kicks off at the 1STBANK Center in Denver Colorado on April 25, 2015 and wraps up on May 2, 2015 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Additional dates are said to be announced imminently. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 31 HERE. Volbeat and Anthrax just played Slipknot’s Knotfest over the weekend in San Bernardino, CA. Anthrax debuted a snippet of a new song at Knotfest, hinting at the fact that they are working on new music. In an exclusive interview this past spring, Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen told us the band has been working on new material and tentatively plans to drop a new album some time next year. Tomorrow, Crobot will unleash their debut studio LP Something Supernatural, which is a cornerstone of our 2014 Fall Album Preview. Volbeat and Anthrax share another special and interesting bond. Current Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano played guitar for Anthrax from 2001-2005 and 2007-2013. Upon his amicable departure from the band, Caggiano began working Volbeat on their new album as a producer. After seeing the chemistry in the studio, frontman Michael Poulsen asked Rob to join the band. This tour should open doors for some very cool on-stage collaborations between the two metal giants.

This will be Volbeat’s fifth North American tour trek in support of their latest effort, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which came out back in April 2013. The record has taken the band to whole new level, giving them their first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 at #9. Volbeat were nominated for a Grammy Award this year for Best Metal Performance for the song “Room 24 (feat. King Diamond)”. Volbeat have always received widespread acclaim in Europe. The band’s debut album, The Strength/The Sounds/The Songs, won the award for Best Debut Album at the 2005 Danish Metal Music Awards. Their second album, 2007’s Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devilwas certified platinum and the band won the award for Best Live Band and Best Album at the 2007 Danish Metal Music Awards. Their third album, Beyond Heaven/Above Hell, went platinum in Finland and Germany, gold in Sweden and Austria, and double-platinum in their native Denmark. The record also broke the band into the mainstream in the U.S. with the hit single, A Warrior’s Callwhich garnered massive play on rock radio nation-wide. Over the past few years, Volbeat have been touring relentlessly, playing some of the world’s biggest festival stages including Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Download Festival, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, and Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival. The band just completed a massive North American co-headlining tour with Five Finger Death Punch last week.

Anthrax-Worship_Music-FrontalAnthrax are coming off a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance for their cover of the AC/DC classic “T.N.T.”. Shortly after on February 22, drummer Charlie Benante was a featured guest on VH1’s That Metal Show. Anthrax have long been titans of thrash metal. Deemed one of the “Big 4″ of thrash metal (along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer), They band has been in the business for nearly 30 years. In the last three years, the Anthrax has played some of the world’s biggest festivals and stages, and released one of their best albums ever. 2011′s Worship Music is the band’s first new album in 8 years, and marks the return on long-time vocalist Joey Belladona. The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200. The band toured on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in the summer of 2013 along with Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, and more. Anthrax were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “I Am Alive” off of Worship Music.

Crobot are set to unleash their much-anticipated debut album SomethingCrobot band 2 Supernatural on October 28 via Wind-Up Records. The disc is one of the most anticipated rock records of the year, and is featured in TheRockRevival.com’s Fall Album Preview. Crobot worked with renowned producer Machine (Lamb of God, Clutch, Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship) on the album, who also produced the band’s EP last winter. The band recently returned from a UK tour with labelmates The Virginmarys and they were a featured act at Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY in early October alongside Judas Priest, Korn, Alter Bridge, Limp Bizkit, and many more. This winter, the band is set to tour with Chevelle for a December run of the U.S. – by Matt Bishop

Volbeat Anthrax 2015

04/24 Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center
04/25 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
04/27 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
04/28 Missoula, MT – Adams Center
04/29 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
05/01 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
05/02 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
05/03 Calgary, AB – Calgary Stampede Corral
05/04 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
05/06 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
05/07 Grand Forks, ND – Ralph Englestad Arena
05/12 Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
05/13 Ottawa, ON – TD Place
05/14 Quebec City, QC – Quebec Colisee Pepsi
05/15 Montreal, QC – CEPSUM Montreal
05/18 Saginaw, MI – Dow Events Center
05/19 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
05/20 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
05/22 Sioux City, IA – Tyson IBF Events Center
05/27 Dallas, TX – Verizon Grand Prairie
05/28 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
05/31 St. Louis, MO – Outdoors at Pop’s
06/02 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

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