HOLY SHIT! Destruction has finally released some North American tour dates for the bands up and coming 30th Anniversary Tour and man does this tour sound like it’s going to be killer. The message on the official Destruction website:
Iconic German thrash trio DESTRUCTION will embark on a North American 30th Year Anniversary Tour this May with shared direct support from Warbringer and Vital Remains (who will be alternating each night) plus Pathology. States DESTRUCTION frontman & bassist Schmier: “A killer package for old-school thrash & 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 we could 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!”
Confirmed dates & cities thus far for DESTRUCTION’s 30th Year Anniversary Tour are: 05-04-12 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA 05-08-12 Casselman’s – Denver, CO 05-10-12 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL 05-12-12 Blackened Moon Concert Hall – Lansing, MI 05-16-12 B.B. Kings – New York, NY 05-17-12 The Met – Pawtucket, RI 05-18-12 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON – CANADA 05-19-12 Rockpile – Toronto, ON – CANADA 05-22-12 Kim’s Pixie Inn – Pueblo, CO 05-24-12 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA 05-26-12 The Metro – Oakland, CA 05-30-12 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA More dates will be announced soon.
If you have not seen the German Thrash Metal Legends now is a good time to do so. The band looks to have put together quite a set list are and also playing in cities they didn’t get the chance to play on their last tour, and to top if off it’s Destruction’s 30thAnniversary Tour! This is an unbelievable band live and I imagine the band is going to step up their game to a whole new level because of the fact it is their 30th year as a band.
Last year I had the opportunity to follow the band around for three dates. You would think seeing the same set three days in a row would get boring and a little tedious but it was an absolute blast each and every night and I hope one day to have the opportunity to do it again. So definitely make sure you attend one of these show’s I know for a fact the New York show’s tickets are already on sale so if you plan on attending definitely purchase your tickets right away!
Of course I will post the rest of the dates when they are announced, so definitely stay posted for that!