Coldrain announce UK and Europe headline tour

Coldrain have announced their first headline tour of the UK and Europe.

They’re about to hit the road across the US in support on fourth album Vena, which was released last year via Hopeless Records.

The Japanese outfit will begin the run of dates at Backstage By The Mill, Paris, on May 9 and wrap up at Reading’s Sub 89 on the 27th of the month.

In January, Coldrain released a video for their track entitled Wrong and previously told Metal Hammer they were delighted to see the rise of Japanese bands in the West.

Frontman Masato David Hayakawa said: “It feels like, for the first time, that people from outside of Japan are excited about albums from Japanese bands and are bringing that hype. Hopefully people will now know Japan can play heavy rock music and that we do have that ability.”

Tickets for the UK and European shows are now on sale.

Coldrain 2016 tour dates

Mar 09: Seattle El Corazon, WA
Mar 10: Portland Hawthorne Theatre, OR
Mar 11: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA
Mar 12: Hollywood Fonda Theatre, CA
Mar 13: Las Vegas Unknown Venue, NV
Mar 15: Tucson Rialto Theatre, AZ
Mar 16: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Mar 17: El Paso Tricky Falls, TX
Mar 19: Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom, OK
Mar 20: Dalas South By So What, TX
Mar 22: Columbus Newport Music Hall, OH
Mar 23: Washington Howard Theatre, DC
Mar 24: Boston Paradise Rock Club, MA
Mar 25: Brooklyn Music Hall Of Williamsburg, NY
Mar 26: Lancaster Chameleon Club, PA
Mar 28: Clifton Park Upstate Concert Hall, NY
Mar 29: Syracuse Lost Horizon, NY
Mar 30: Indianapolis Old National Centre, IN
Mar 31: Grand Rapids Intersection, MI
May 09: Paris Backstage By The Mill, France
May 10: Zurich Komplex Club, Switzerland
May 12: Antwerp trix, Belgium
May 13: Hamburg Headcrash, Germany
May 14: Berlin Columbia Theater, Germany
May 15: Colgne Luxo, Germany
May 16: Munich Strom, Germany
May 17: Essen Zeche, Germany
May 19: Lieden Gebr De Nobel, Netherlands
May 20: Bristol Thekla, UK
May 21: London Borderline, UK
May 22: Manchester Sound Control, UK
May 23: Glasgow King Tut’s, UK
May 24: Nottingham Rock City Basement, UK
May 26: Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
May 27: Reading Sub 89, UK

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