Killswitch Engage 2013 tour

Perhaps five years ago I would have been flipping out over a tour with Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying. Nowadays, straight up “traditional” metalcore (or the new wave of American heavy metal) doesn’t do much for me. Though As I Lay Dying are still putting out quality records and the new Killswitch Engage record seems promising (would you believe that I haven’t even heard it yet?!), I’m not too fussed over this newly announced tour featuring support from Miss May I and Affiance. I can’t explain my almost apathy fairly, either; I’m sure this tour would be fun and exciting, but I’m seeing Death To All and Dillinger Escape Plan in the next month, and my tastes have changed a bit since the rise of melodic metalcore.

I’m sure if the tour came close by at a convenient date I would hit it up for sure…

May 30 Oklahoma City, OK | Diamond Ballroom
May 31 Austin, TX | Stubbs BBQ
June 1 Houston, TX | | House of Blues
June 3 Orlando, FL | House of Blues
June 4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 6 Richmond, VA | The National
June 7 Syracuse, NY | F Shed at The Market
June 8 Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino
June 9 Philadelphia, PA | Trocadero
June 11 New York, NY | Best Buy Theater
June 12 Silver Spring, MD | Fillmore
June 14 Montebello, QC | Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15 Guelph, ON | Guelph Concert Theater
June 16 Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection
June 17 Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts
June 18 Sauget, IL | Pops
June 20 Denver, CO | Summit
June 21 Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Air
June 22 Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues
June 23 Phoenix, AZ | Marquee
June 25 San Francisco, CA | Regency Grand
June 27 Vancouver, BC | Commodore
June 28 Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory
June 29 Billings, MT | Shrine Auditorium
July 1 Fargo, ND | The Venue
July 2 Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium
July 3 Wichita, KS | Cottilion
July 5 Milwaukee, WI | Rave
July 6 Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
July 7 Detroit, MI | Crofoot
July 8 Joliet, IL | Mojoes

And no dice!

Well at any rate, I can see how a bill with both Killswitch and AILD on board could cause quite a bit of excitement. It’s a massive nostalgia one-two punch for those who cut their teeth on metal in the mid-00’s, myself included. Be sure to hit up your local stop if you’re lucky enough to have the tour roll through your town.

– JR


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