Detroit, Michigan’s melodic death metal outfit THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark on its first headlining tour of 2012 in March. Support on the trek will come from NILE, SKELETONWITCH and HOUR OF PENANCE. The tour kicks off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Intersection and wraps on April 20 in Worcester, Massachusetts at the New England Metal Hardcore Festival.
The dates are as follows:
Mar. 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Mar. 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
Mar. 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
Mar. 27 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Mar. 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Mar. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Mar. 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Extreme Thing **
Apr. 02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr. 03 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Apr. 04 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Apr. 05 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Apr. 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Apr. 07 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Apr. 09 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
Apr. 10 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Apr. 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Apr. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 14 – [to be announced]
Apr. 15 – Toledo, OH – Jamboree Festival **
Apr. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
Apr. 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 20 – Worcester, MA – New England Metal Hardcore Fest at The Palladium
** THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER only
Tickets for the tour will go on sale starting this Saturday, January 21.
“Ritual”, the latest studio album from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, sold 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Deflorate”, opened with around 12,000 units to enter the chart at No. 43.
Released on June 21 via Metal Blade Records, “Ritual” is a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. Guitarist Ryan Knight has delivered truly searing leads that will without a doubt daze and lay waste the ears of both loyal BLACK DAHLIA diehards and burgeoning fans alike. Music for “Ritual” was recorded in early 2011 in Detroit, Michigan, with Mark Lewis (DEICIDE, UNEARTH) and the band producing. The vocal-recording sessions and mixing took place at Audiohammer in Sanford, Florida with Jason Suecof (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, ALL THAT REMAINS) at the helm.