LAMB OF GOD announce dates for first UK headline tour in 8 years31st July 2020
Grammy Award-winning, uncompromising Virginia natives LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce they’ve rescheduled their European tour dates, which had been postponed/cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Originally intended for April 2020, the dates will now be in November & December 2021. Reconfirmed to join them as special guests are labelmates, German thrash classics Kreator, with Texan thrash squad Power Trip opening proceedings each night.
The revised ‘State Of Unrest’ dates mark the first chance for fans to attend a LAMB OF GOD headline tour of the UK since January 2014, with interim incendiary performances as co-headliner with Megadeth (2015), as special guests on Slayer’s final run (2018), and at festivals. Kreator will co-headline in Europe.
LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton comments, “While its later than we had hoped, we’re excited to have new dates in the books for 2021. We couldn’t be more excited about returning to the stage in Europe with our friends in Kreator and Power Trip. It will be worth the wait.”
“Better late than never,” adds Mille Petrozza, Kreator. “We’re excited to finally get the good news to our awesome and VERY patient Hordes. Obviously the original dates in March/April were cancelled – we had hoped to reschedule at the end of this year which we now know would not be possible either. We’ll be back with a new record and new production, together with LoG’s latest banger…the tour will be bigger and badder than before! See you there in 2021!”
Dates line-up as follows:
19.11.2021 DK – Copenhagen, Forum Black Box
20.11.2021 SE – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan
22.11.2021 FI – Oulu, Teatria
23.11.2021 FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall Black Box
25.11.2021 PL – Warsaw, Stodoła (VENUE CHANGE)
26.11.2021 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
27.11.2021 DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee (NEW SHOW)
28.11.2021 DE – Munich, Zenith
30.11.2021 CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
01.12.2021 BE – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
03.12.2021 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP-Arena
04.12.2021 DE – Hamburg, edel-optics.de (VENUE CHANGE)
05.12.2021 DE – Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
07.12.2021 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08.12.2021 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
10.12.2021 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
11.12.2021 DE – Essen, Grugahalle (VENUE CHANGE)
12.12.2021 NL – Tilburg, 013 (NEW SHOW)
14.12.2021 UK – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol*
15.12.2021 UK – Manchester, Manchester Academy*
16.12.2021 UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow*
17.12.2021 UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham*
19.12.2021 UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton*
20.12.2021 FR – Paris, L’Olympia
* Kreator Special Guest
Tickets bought for the original shows (including those with venue changes) remain valid for the new dates. Tickets for all the rescheduled shows and the new show in Leipzig go on sale immediately. Tickets for the new show in Tilburg go on sale on Monday 3rd August at 11am CET (10am BST). To buy tickets for the UK dates, please contact box offices or buy online via www.stateofunresttour.com and https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/lamb-of-god-tickets.
Releasing their self-titled eighth studio album amidst the global lockdown has kept the band busy despite being off the road. A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth opus is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what LAMB OF GOD are known for and upping the ante. The rhythm section of John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat, and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.
Audiences got a taste of the first new LAMB OF GOD music in nearly five years with “Checkmate” back in February, followed by “Memento Mori” and the most recent singles, “New Colossal Hate”, “Routes”, and “Gears.” All four songs appear on Lamb Of God, the follow-up to VII: Sturm und Drang (2015). The album was once again produced by collaborator Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Trivium). It is also the band’s first record with Cruz, who sat behind the kit with LAMB OF GOD in 2018 and became an official member the following year. In addition to Testament’s Chuck Billy in “Routes”, the new album also features a guest appearance from Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Blythe sounds more driven and insightful than ever on Lamb Of God, offering up the angriest and most comprehensive diatribes, addressing modern life in the current landscape, of his storied career thus far. Upon release, the highly anticipated album from metal’s reigning kings immediately made waves, debuting at number one on Overall, Rock and Metal iTunes charts, and number one on Spotify’s Kickass Metal playlist.
Recently, the band also released three songs recorded live from quarantine. Tune in to watch at https://lamb-of-god.lnk.to/QuarantineSessionVideo.
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries, including landing at #7 in the UK, their highest chart position to date there. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it LAMB OF GOD’s fifth Grammy nomination.
In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.