Tour rumors were running rampant last week, and with all the hoopla around the System of a Down/Deftones trek, it was easy to overlook the "Trespass American" festival tour, which was officially announced today (dates below.)
Headlining the 24-city tour will be Five Finger Death Punch.
Joining them will be Killswitch Engage — who you may remember recently reunited with singer Jesse Leach — with additional support on the Metal Hammer-sponsored tour coming from from Trivium, Pop Evil, God Forbid, Battlecross and Emmure.
"We will carry the flag into mainstream territory; we will trespass on their turf all across America," said Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory. "The combined power of Metal Hammer and all these bands enable us to make a statement, a really loud one. Heavy music wants its place back in the limelight, so get ready, because we are coming, and we are coming in numbers."
Five Finger Death Punch released their latest album, American Capitalist, last fall. You can read Guitar World's interview with guitarist Jason Hook at this location.
Trespass American Festival Dates
7/13 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
7/15 Billings, MT @ MetraPark Arena
7/16 Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
7/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
7/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/21 Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
7/25 Belton, TX @ Bell County Expo Center
7/27 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
7/28 Beaumont, TX @ Ford Pavilion
7/30 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
8/3 Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
8/7 Syracuse, NY @ SRC Arena
8/8 Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
8/10 Scarborough, ME @ Scarborough Downs
8/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/15 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
8/17 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
8/18 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
8/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing
8/22 Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8/25 Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
8/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
8/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium