Anthrax, Killswitch Engage announce 2017 North American tour


Anthrax, Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada will tour North America in 2017.

They’ll hit the road under the Killthrax banner next spring. Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will share the closing slot on alternate night.

Killswitch frontman Jesse Leach tells Metal Insider: “I’m super stoked on the tour. I’ve been a fan of them since I was a young teenager. It’s kind of surreal.

“We’ve played shows with them here and there and buddied down with those guys and hung, but we’re all really stoked for this tour. It’s going to be awesome.”

The dates follow Anthrax’s UK tour next February on which they’ll celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album Among The Living by playing it in its entirety. It marks the band’s first full UK headline tour in more than 10 years.

Mainman Scott Ian said: “We’ve been looking forward to headlining in the UK for so long. We have a killer set planned – new stuff, old favourites, deep tracks and Among The Living front to back.

“You’d better start getting in shape now for the epic war dance. See you soon my friends.”

Killswitch Engage recently released a clip from their new Beyond The Flames: Home Video Part II documentary focusing on guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz’s back problem. He and bandmate Joel Stroetzel recall a “very scary” brush with paralysis which led him to undergo urgent spinal surgery in 2007.

They’ll tour Australia and New Zealand in support of their latest album Incarnate before the Killthrax run the following month.

Killthrax tour poster

Killthrax tour poster

Anthrax, Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada tour 2017

Apr 03: Silver Spring Fillmore, MD
Apr 04: Wallingford Oakdale Theatre, MD
Apr 05: Philadelphia Electric Factory, MD
Apr 07: Grand Rapids 20 Monroe Live, MI
Apr 08: Detroit Fillmore, MI
Apr 11: Raleigh Ritz, NC
Apr 12: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA
Apr 13: Orlando House Of Blues, FL
Apr 15: Austin Grizzly Hall, TX
Apr 17: Houston House Of Blues, TX
Apr 18: Dallas House Of Blues, TX
Apr 22: Los Angeles Wiltern, CA
Apr 23: San Francisco FIllmore, CA
Apr 28: Denver Fillmore, Co
Apr 29: Omaha Sokol Auditorium, NE
Apr 30: Kansas City Midland, MO
May 01: St Louis Pageant, MO
May 03: Toronto Danforth Music Hall, ON
May 05: Huntington Paramount, NY

Anthrax 2017 UK Among The Living 30th anniversary tour

Feb 09: Birmingham O2 Institute
Feb 10: London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb 11: Bristol O2 Academy
Feb 13: Nottingham Rock City
Feb 14: Manchester Academy
Feb 15: Glasgow Barrowlands
Feb 16: Newcastle Northumbria University
Feb 17: Norwich UEA

Killswitch Engage Australia and New Zealand tour 2017

Mar 01: Auckland Power Station, New Zealand
Mar 03: Newtown Enmore Theatre, Australia
Mar 04: Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel, Australia
Mar 05: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Mar 07: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Mar 08: Northbridge Metro City, Australia

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