Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a North American headlining tour in late June. Main support on the month-long trek will come from THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, with openers OBSCURA and SEPTICFLESH rotating positions each night.

“We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the BODOM maniacs,” commented CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho. “Get ready to throw it down!”

The dates are as follows:

June 24 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
June 25 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
June 26 – Portland, OR – Roseland
June 27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
June 28 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
June 30 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
July 02 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Center
July 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon
July 04 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
July 05 – St. Paul, MN – Station Four
July 06 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 08 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
July 09 – Orlando, FL – BeachamTheater
July 10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
July 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls –
July 13 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
July 14 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
July 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
July 16 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
July 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
July 19 – Worcester, PA – Palladium
July 21 – Halifax, NS – Multipurpose Centre (no DEVIN TOWNSEND)
July 23 – Toronto, ONT – Downsview Park (Heavy T.O.)
July 24 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau Heavy MTL)

“Relentless Reckless Forever”, the latest album from CHILDREN OF BODOM, sold nearly 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, 2008’s “Blooddrunk”, opened with 19,000 units to land at No. 22. This number was roughly four times the opening tally of “Blooddrunk”‘s predecessor, “Are You Dead Yet?”, which premiered with 5,000 units b

Devin Townsend will release “Deconstruction” and “Ghost” — the third and fourth in a series of albums to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker — in Europe on June 20 via InsideOut Music.

“Deconstruction” and “Ghost” will complete his tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Devin‘s different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums “Addicted” (2009) and “Ki” (2009).