Volbeat has announced a spring 2013 tour of North America that will begin on March 6th in Dallas, with dates confirmed through mid-April. The news comes just a day after the group revealed that it will debut new material on a five-show swing through its home country, Denmark, in February. It is likely that fans on this side of the Atlantic will get to hear a few new songs as well. Support will come from Danko Jones.
- The band has been recording the follow-up to 2010's breakthrough album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven during the past few months, with the set expected to arrive sometime in early 2013.
- Beyond Hell/Above Heaven was Volbeat's fourth album, but first major American success. It featured the two Number One rock radio hits, "A Warrior's Call" and "Still Counting."
- Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen told us a while back that it's been very rare for a band from Denmark to make it in the States: "It seems like we're one of the few or maybe one of the only Danish rock bands who have been able to have a decent tour in America, and that's something that we're, you know, really proud of. And our listeners in Denmark are very proud of it."
- Confirmed Volbeat tour dates (subject to change):
March 6 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
March 7 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
March 9 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
March 10 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
March 11 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
March 12 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
March 14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
March 15 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
March 16 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
March 17 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
March 19 - Boise, ID - Revolution Center
March 20 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theater
March 22 - Seattle, WA - Showbox At The Market
March 23 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
March 24 - Calgary, AB - MacEwen Hall
March 25 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
March 27 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
March 28 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
March 30 - Regina, SK - Brandt Centre
April 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Center
April 2 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
April 6 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
April 9 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
April 10 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head
April 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
CHECK IT OUT: Watch fan-filmed footage of Volbeat performing "A Warrior's Call" in Austin, Texas last March:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Mordack wrote: "Nice to see Volbeat getting recognition in North America."
M.C wrote: "cool volbeat is a great band and from my home country...!"
pigchop wrote: "I saw this band during Gigantour - they were easily the highlight of the four bands that played."
Volbeat's Michael Poulsen On Making It As A Danish Act In The U.S.
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