Iconic German thrash trio, Destruction, will kick off its North American 30th Year Anniversary Tour this weekend with shared direct supportfrom Vital Remains and Warbringer (who will be alternating each night) plus Pathology. An updated list of all the confirmed shows can be seen below.
Commented Destruction frontman and bassist, Schmier, “A killer package for old-school thrash and death metal freaks! This may be the best set list we’ve ever had – the essence of thrash metal history united with our new anthems. We’ll have more classics than ever in the set, more from the first records for sure. Can’t wait to hit the road again!!! Some North American cities have a great audience for this old school sound again, and it wasn’t always like that. The main intention for this second North American tour within a year is that wecould not play all markets that we wanted to book last time. Now, we’ll play some new places and return to those cities that gave us a great welcome last year like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. Warbringer are a perfect match to a Destruction bill. They are one of the best new thrash bands and keep our ‘80s spirit alive. It will be great to have them with us! We’ve played with Vital Remains before; awesome guys and a brutal band. They bring a good variety into the billing. Thrash/death metal is always the best mix, that’s why Pathology complete the show!”
Destruction is touring in support of its 11th studio release, Day Of Reckoning (Nuclear Blast) – the first album to feature new drummer, Vaaver (Indukti, ex-Unsun) – which debuted at #54 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #58 on the New Artist/Heatseekers Album chart, and #143 on the Independent Current Albums chart the week following its release in March 2011. The album entered Germany’s Media Control chart at #95.
The new music video for “Hate Is My Fuel” can be seen on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4IS175qwMI. Produced by Roax Films of Berlin, Germany, it was shot on location at the Headbangersball Silvester Festival in Burgdorf, Switzerland.
Stay tuned for more information on Destruction and the upcoming 30th Year Anniversary Tour.
Destruction 30th Year Anniversary Tour dates…
5/05 – Corona, CA @ Marquee 15
5/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge (DESTRUCTION + VITAL REMAINS ONLY)
5/08 – Denver, CO @ Casselman’s
5/10 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/11 – Detroit, MI @ I-Rock (DESTRUCTION + VITAL REMAINS ONLY)
5/12 – Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon Concert Hall
5/13 – Albany, NY @ Bogies(DESTRUCTION + VITAL REMAINS ONLY)
5/14 – Montreal, QC – CANADA @ Les Foufones Electriques
5/15 – Quebec City, QC – CANADA @ Imperial
5/16 – New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
5/17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
5/18 – Ottawa, ON – CANADA @ Maverick’s
5/19 – Toronto, ON – CANADA @ Rockpile
5/20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s (DESTRUCTION + VITAL REMAINS ONLY)
5/22 – Pueblo, CO @ Kim’s Pixie Inn
5/24 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
5/25 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/26 – Oakland, CA @ The Metro
5/27 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/28 – Vancouver, BC – CANADA @ The Venue
5/30 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/01 – Ramona, CA @ Romona Mainstage
6/02 – Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
6/03 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Schmier – Bass, Vocals
Mike – Guitar
Vaaver – Drums