SYMPHONY X and ICED EARTH will join forces for a North American co-headlining tour in early 2012. The 30-plus-date trek will kick off on January 31 in Hartford, Connecticut and conclude on March 11 in Clifton Park, New York. Support on the trek will come from WARBRINGER.
“I’m excited to tour with SYMPHONY X,” ICED EARTH founder Jon Schaffer said. “They’re phenomenal musicians and very cool guys. This co-headliner tour will be a great experience for the fans. It is also way overdue for us to play a proper tour of North America. Get ready!”
SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo added, “We are very excited about the upcoming North American tour with ICED EARTH. We first met Jon and the guys a few years back and they were really cool. When the idea of a co-headline tour surfaced, we thought it would be awesome. The fans can expect a night of great music from both bands. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!”
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 31 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Feb. 01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Feb. 03 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Feb. 04 – Quebec City, QC @ Albert Rousseau
Feb. 05 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb. 06 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
Feb. 09 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
Feb. 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
Feb. 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Feb. 12 – Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
Feb. 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
Feb. 16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Feb. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Feb. 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Feb. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Feb. 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Feb. 25 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Feb. 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
Feb. 27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 28 – Austin, TX @ Emos East
Feb. 29 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Mar. 02 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Mar. 05 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Mar. 06 – Charlotte, NC @ The Filmore Charlotte
Mar. 07 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar. 09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar. 10 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mar. 11 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Pre-sale tickets are on sale exclusively at www.enterthevault.com.
ICED EARTH‘s new album, “Dystopia”, sold around 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 67 on The Billboard 200 chart.
ICED EARTH‘s previous CD, “The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)”, opened with 6,700 units in September 2008 to debut at No. 79.
ICED EARTH‘s 10th studio offering, “Dystopia”, was released in Europe on October 17 and in the U.S. on October 18 via Century Media Records. Two bonus tracks were also recorded for inclusion on special editions of the album.
SYMPHONY X‘s ninth studio album, “Iconoclast”, sold more than 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 76 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band’s previous CD, “Paradise Lost”, opened with around 6,500 copies back in July 2007.
“Iconoclast” was released in Europe on June 17 and in North America on June 21 via Nuclear Blast Records.