Your favorite hardcore bands are once again joining forces for a tour across the country! Killswitch Engage and Anthrax embark on a joint tour starting tonight in Montreal, winding their way across the US and Canada throughout February and into March as well. You may remember the last time these two went to war together last year, swapping the headlining spots each night to keep it interesting. If you didn’t catch them last time around, don’t miss your chance now! Win tickets to the show nearest you exclusively on Thrillcall!
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Killswitch Engage exists deep within the eye of the storm, wielding the thunderous power of the elements like metallic alchemists, touching a nerve with the disenfranchised, and crafting populist anthems that both challenge the status quo and rally those who society casts aside. Across multiple albums, videos, and worldwide tours, Killswitch Engage forged a musical foundation steeped in classic heavy metal, melodic death metal, and early punk/hardcore, and built a following across economic, political, religious, international and social divides.
No matter the climate, Killswitch Engage makes trend-resistant,timeless heavy music that has elevated them to the critical and community status of the greatest of American metal bands. The fiercely individual yet collaboratively resilient New Englanders have also commanded respect and appreciation from all corners. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring reach is unparalleled. As headliners on celebrated tours like Ozzfest, Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Mayhem, and countless international festivals, their influence reigns on a worldwide scale.
It’s rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second act, but then Anthrax isn’t your average band. Formed in New York in 1981, the group that would go on to sell over ten million records and become the living embodiment of America’s hi-topwearing, riff-spitting, ear-thrashing answer to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has undergone not one, but two complete eras -but that isn’t their real achievement. Morethan the group who let a fledgling Metallica crash on their studio floor in 1983, who became a lightning rod for geekdom by immortalizingJudge Dredd with “I Am The Law”in 1987, who enthusiastically raised a middle finger to the critics and unimaginative fans alike by collaborating with rappers Public Enemy in 1991, and who -in 2011with the release of Worship Music-proved that classic albums aren’t a bygone concept, the story of Anthrax is one of gritty determination in the face of outrageous odds.
The liveliest fourth of the Big Four, they’re arguably the only member of that legendary fraternity who’ve kept their eyes so firmly focused forward and who’ve so consistently delivered the goods, both on stage and in the studio. Ironically, it was on stage alongside those immortal co-conspirators where the story of Anthrax’s 11th studio record began. Seeing their names in lights next to Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica had a catalyzing effect on the band weary from years of toil and changing times. According to bassist Frank Bello, it wasn’t just a potent reminder of what they did back in the 80s, but also of how far they’ve come.
1/25 Metropolis, Montreal, QC
1/26 London Music Hall, London, ON
1/27 Sherman Theatre, Stoudsburg, PA
1/28 The National, Richmond, VA
1/30 Janus Live, Tampa, FL
1/31 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
2/2 Club Stage @ Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
2/3 Deluxe at Old Center, Indianapolis, IN
2/5 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
2/6 Iron City Music Hall, Birmingham, AL
2/8 Concrete Street Music Hall, Corpus Christi, TX
2/9 Lonestar Pavilion, Lubbock, TX
2/10 Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
2/11 El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
2/13 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
2/14 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
2/16 Revolution, Boise, ID
2/17 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
2/19 The Ranch, Edmonton, AB
2/20 Revolution Place Casino, Grande Prairie, AB
2/21 Mac Hall, Calgary, AB
2/23 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
2/24 Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
2/25 Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA
2/27 The Forge, Joliet, IL
3/1 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
3/2 The Dome, Rochester, NY
3/3 Palladium, Worcester, MA
3/4 State Theater, Portland, ME