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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Reveal LIGHT THE TORCH As Opening Act For Headline Spring 2020 Tour

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 11:18 AM


AUGUST BURNS RED Serves As Main Support

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Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have announced that LIGHT THE TORCH will serve as the opening act on their upcoming Spring 2020 headline tour. As fans are more than well aware, LIGHT THE TORCH features front-man Howard Jones, who served as KsE’s singer from 2002 through 2012.

"We are excited to bring out LIGHT THE TORCH, first of all, because they are a killer band," says Jesse Leach. "Obviously, having Howard out with us allows us to make this a tour to remember. I've always respected Howard as a singer, but in recent years, he's become a friend. So it means more to me now than it would have in the past. We are happy to see him back up on the good foot and singing his heart out again in top form. With both AUGUST BURNS RED and LIGHT THE TORCH, there will be no punches pulled. Just a killer lineup. Fans won’t want to miss this tour. You will want to come early and stay late. All hails."

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, recently recognized by Forbes as "one of modern metal's most cherished acts," will return to the road to headline clubs and theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The trek kicks off on March 10 in Cleveland and runs through April 12 in Boston. Lancaster, Pennsylvania's own AUGUST BURNS RED will serve as main support for all of the dates. Tickets are on sale here: http://www.killswitchengage.com/

"We are truly excited to be a part of the Atonement Tour with KsE and ABR," says Jones. "This one has it all - old friends, new music, good times. Forget the world for a night and come hang out with three bands that want to make memories with you!"

ABR singer Jake Luhrs echoes the sentiment, saying, "We can't wait to rip through North America with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and LIGHT THE TORCH! This tour has been in the making for a long time and I can't wait to hit the road and show everyone what we've been working on. If you're a metal fan, you’re not going to want to miss this one."

In other KILLSWITCH ENGAGE news, the band just received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for their single "Unleashed", the lead track on their 2019 album Atonement. This marks the third Grammy nomination in the band's career.

Atonement is out now via Metal Blade Records. All Music described the album as "the best-sounding record in the band's catalog, bridging modern studio techniques with early-2000s ones," while Consequence of Sound praised the band for continuing to "deliver brutal compositions that hook listeners in with thrilling musicianship." Loudwire deemed the record a "high mark in the KILLSWITCH ENGAGE catalog and easily the metalcore icons' most dynamic release yet." MetalSucks summed it up best, saying, "There's a reason KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have survived when many of their peers tripped over their ear gauges and fell by the wayside. They're just really damn good at what they do," while Exclaim! enthused that Atonement is full of "material so killer that nobody could ever doubt them."

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE tour dates

  • 12.7 - São Paulo, Brazil - Anhembi
  • 12.8 - Comuna 1, Argentina - El Teatrito
  • 12.10 - Santiago, Chile - Blondie
  • 12.12 - Bogotá, Colombia - Mayor Auditorium CUN
  • 12.14 - Ciudad De México, Mexico - Circo Volador
  • 12.15 - Monterrey, Mexico - Cafe Iguana
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE tour dates
w/ AUGUST BURNS RED
  • 3.10 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
  • 3.11 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
  • 3.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
  • 3.14 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
  • 3.15 - Raleigh, NC - Ritz
  • 3.17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
  • 3.18 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
  • 3.20 - Dallas, TX - Southside Ballroom
  • 3.21 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
  • 3.21 - San Antonio, TX - Vibes
  • 3.23 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
  • 3.24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
  • 3.25 - Riverside, CA - Municipal Auditorium
  • 3.26 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
  • 3.28 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
  • 3.29 - Boise, ID - Revolution
  • 3.31 - Salt Lake CIty, UT - Complex
  • 4.1 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
  • 4.3 - Minneapolis, MN - Fillmore
  • 4.4 - Chicago, IL - Radius
  • 4.5 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
  • 4.6 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
  • 4.8 - Montreal, QC - MTelus
  • 4.10 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
  • 4.11 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
  • 4.12 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE tour dates
w/ IRON MAIDEN
  • 5.1 - Perth, Australia - Rac Arena
  • 5.3 - Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
  • 5.5 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
  • 5.7 - Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
  • 5.9 - Mellbourn, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
  • 5.11 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
  • 5.13 - Auckland, New Zealand - Spark Arena
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE tour dates
  • 6.13 - Derby, UK - Download Festival
  • 6.21 - Dessel, BEL - Grasspop Festival


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