By on April 10, 2013


Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage –singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D’Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley- have announced their first headline tour in support of their just-released new album Disarm the Descent, which enjoyed an astounding first week in stores, debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Hard Music Chart.

The tour will feature support from As I Lay Dying and Miss May I, with Affiance opening.

Tickets go on sale on April 12 or April 13, depending on the market.


“Everyone in the Killswitch family is excited to get out on our first U.S. headlining tour in support of our new record,” Leach said. “We are hitting some great cities and have a great mix of songs from every era of Killswitch as well as of course a handful of new ones.”
Leach continued, “We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level.” 


Bassist Mike D. concurred, saying, “We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage — you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That’s right, ‘CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis’ is surely imminent.”
With that kind of enthusiasm and excitement, you’d be ill-advised to miss this tour!




May 30   Oklahoma City | Diamond Ballroom

May 31    Austin, TX | Stubbs BBQ

June 1    Houston, TX | | House of Blues 

June 3    Orlando, FL | House of Blues

June 4    Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

June 6    Richmond, VA | The National

June 7    Syracuse, NY | F Shed at The Market

June 8    Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino

June 9    Philadelphia, PA | Trocadero

June 11   New York, NY | Best Buy Theater

June 12   Silver Spring, MD | Fillmore

June 14   Montebello, QC | Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest

June 15   Guelph, ON | Guelph Concert Theater

June 16   Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection

June 17   Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts

June 18   Sauget, IL | Pops

June 20   Denver, CO | Summit

June 21   Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Air

June 22   Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues

June 23   Phoenix, AZ | Marquee

June 25   San Francisco, CA | Regency Grand

June 27   Vancouver, BC | Commodore

June 28   Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory

June 29   Billings, MT | Shrine Auditorium

July 1      Fargo, ND | The Venue

July 2      Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium

July 3      Wichita, KS | Cottilion

July 5      Milwaukee, WI | Rave

July 6      Cleveland, OH | House of Blues

July 7      Detroit, MI | Crofoot

July 8     Joliet, IL | Mojoes


Watch the video for first single “In Due Time” here.

The record has received near-universal praise from the press, garnering coverage from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Alternative Press, Revolver, Decibel, The Onion, Crave, ARTISTdirect, Loudwire, Noisecreep, About, Metal Sucks + more.

“Their fastest and fiercest yet,” proclaimed Billboard. 

Everyone from National Geographic to ex-NFL’er and reality star Chad Ochocinco has been talking about the band. The former mentioned the band in a piece about the physics of moshpits, where a fan stated that KsE always incite the best pits at shows, while the latter tweeted that it was his workout record for the day.

In other KsE chart news, the band achieved several milestones. The album enjoyed career high, Top 10 and Top 20 chart debuts in several countries, such as Australia (#6); Germany (#12); the U.K. (#15); Austria (#15); Japan (#16); New Zealand (#17).


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.