Killswitch Engage & August Burns Red Announce North American Tour

Killswitch Engage have announced a spring headlining tour. August Burns Red will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/11 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/13 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/14 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
03/15 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
03/17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/18 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
03/20 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
03/21 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/24 Los Angeles – The Wiltern
03/25 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
03/26 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
03/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
03/29 Boise, ID – Revolution
03/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
04/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore
04/03 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
04/04 Chicago, IL – Radius
04/05 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
04/06 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/08 Montreal, QC – MTelus
04/10 Portland, ME – State Theatre
04/11 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/12 Boston, MA – House of Blues

Knocked Loose Added To August Burns Red’s “Christmas Burns Red” Festival

Knocked Loose have been added to August Burns Red’s “Christmas Burns Red” festival. That event will take place at Freedom Hall in Lancaster, PA on December 21 and it will also feature: Miss May I, Like Moths To Flames, Currents, Hawk, and Wither Away. August Burns Red plan to perform “Constellations” in full and more at the festival, including a number of their holiday tracks. There will also be a kickoff show at the Chameleon Club on December 20.

Miss May I, Like Moths To Flames, Etc. To Perform At August Burns Red’s “Christmas Burns Red” Festival

August Burns Red have announced that Miss May I, Like Moths To Flames, Currents, Hawk, and Wither Away will be joining them at their “Christmas Burns Red” festival. That event will take place at Freedom Hall in Lancaster, PA on December 21. There will also be a kickoff show at the Chameleon Club on December 20. August Burns Red plan to perform “Constellations” in full and more at the festival, including a number of their holiday tracks.

August Burns Red Announce “Christmas Burns Red” Festival

August Burns Red have announced that they will be celebrating the holidays with their own “Christmas Burns Red” festival. That event will take place at Freedom Hall in Lancaster, PA on December 21. There will also be a kickoff show at the Chameleon Club on December 20. The festival will find August Burns Red performing “Constellations” in full and more. Further artists have yet to be announced.

August Burns Red Working On New Album

it looks like August Burns Red are working on a new album. The band confirmed the news in the below Instagram post:

UPDATE: The group have since shared a studio clip:

August Burns Red Team Up With Elder Pine Brewery For “Constellations” Beer

August Burns Red have teamed up with Elder Pine Brewery to create “Constellations” beer. There is two versions including a Fruited Sour Ale called “Constellations: Antares” and a Double IPA called “Constellations: Pollux.” However, they are currently only available in Maryland.

Here’s a description of “Constellations: Antares”:

“Constellations: Antares is a Fruited Sour Ale fermented with an insane amount of raspberries & passion fruit. Bright in color, bright in flavor, and ultra refreshing. Constellations: Antares is sure to quench your thirst after spending all night in the mosh pit. 5% abv.”

Here’s a description of “Constellations: Pollux”:

“Constellations: Pollux is a smooth bodied & highly aromatic Double IPA hopped with two of our favorite galactic named hops – Calypso & Galaxy. Brewed with a hefty dose of oats for a smooth & creamy mouthfeel, Constellations: Pollux is exploding with pungent passion fruit & ripe lychee notes from the two massive Galaxy dry hop additions. 8% abv.”

It’s worth noting that the band’s “Constellations” 10th anniversary tour will hit The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD tomorrow (August 8) and that Elder Pine will be hosting an afterparty at Quarry House Tavern following the show.

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It's amazing how many inquiries we've received from all over the world for the collaboration beers we brewed with @augustburnsred! We'd just like to quickly remind everyone that our beer is currently only available to purchase in Maryland. We are not permitted to ship beer in the mail and we are not permitted to sell beer in any other state (yet!). Both Constellations beers are only available at our tasting room in Gaithersburg, MD as well as 15 stores around the state of MD. Our tasting room is open Wednesday – Sunday. Come visit us and get these incredibly special beers along with our other delicious offerings! If you're going to the ABR show at The Fillmore tomorrow, please know that we're only about 30 minutes away and we open at 3:30! Swing by our brewery before the show! 1st 📷: @ohlookbeer 🍻

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Can release details for our collaboration beers with August Burns Red are here! @augustburnsred are currently embarked on a World Tour to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Constellations and we couldn't think of a better way to help them celebrate than by collaborating on a couple beers! The members of August Burns Red are family, friends, and huge inspirations to us creatively, musically, and as human beings. We are beyond honored to be a part of this celebration and will be releasing the following two beers leading up to their performance at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on August 8th. Constellations: Antares is a Fruited Sour Ale fermented with an insane amount of raspberries & passion fruit. Bright in color, bright in flavor, and ultra refreshing. Constellations: Antares is sure to quench your thirst after spending all night in the mosh pit. 5% abv. Constellations: Pollux is a smooth bodied & highly aromatic Double IPA hopped with two of our favorite galactic named hops – Calypso & Galaxy. Brewed with a hefty dose of oats for a smooth & creamy mouthfeel, Constellations: Pollux is exploding with pungent passion fruit & ripe lychee notes from the two massive Galaxy dry hop additions. 8% abv. Cans & draft pours of both beers will be available in our tasting room starting TODAY, July 31st! We're only keeping a fraction of the cans here and our distributor will be dropping off shipments to the following stores later this week and early next week: Downtown Crown Wine & Beer @dtcwinebeer District East @districteastbeer Total Wine & More @totalwine Craft Beer Cellar DC @cbc_dc Knowles Station Wine & Co @knowlesstationwine Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine @gillyscbfw The Wine Source @thewinesource Bo Brook's Lighthouse Liquors @lighthouseliquors Wine Districts @winedistricts Magothy Wine and Spirits @magothywine Shawan Liquors @shawanliquors State Line Liquors (Pollux ONLY) @statelineliquors Wooden Keg Liquors @woodenkegliquors Kings Craft Beer Wine and Deli (opening Thursday 8/1!) @kingscraftbwd These beers will not last long so make sure you get them while you can! See you August 8th at The Fillmore!🤘🍻

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August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs: “I Think That As I Lay Dying’s Story Is A Really Beautiful One Of Redemption And Forgiveness”

As I Lay Dying’s return is still a topic of controversy considering Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013, but some have chosen to forgive the frontman. One of those people is August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs, who recently told Full Metal Jackie that he thinks “As I Lay Dying’s story is a really beautiful one of redemption and forgiveness.”

Luhrs said the following [transcribed by Loudwire]:

“First of all [my] HeartSupport [organization] is all about acceptance, and encouraging and forgiving. Our slogan is: ‘It doesn’t matter the color of your skin, what you believe in, who you are in love with, what’s been done to you, or what you have done, we accept you and want to help you where you are.’

I think that AILD’s story is a really beautiful one of redemption and forgiveness. It’s one that I don’t think a lot of people may think that forgiveness goes that far, or redemption is able at that point or forgiveness that we can really do that.

I really want to showcase and support them and give them a place to share that story and the truth about that and their process of forgiving each other and all of that, and kind of remind or see that we need to love each other.

We need to practice forgiveness and lean to second chances because it doesn’t matter really. You can take that story, their story, apply that to your own life and in some degree, you will need acceptance for forgiveness; you’re going to have to do that with other people. We’re human. And if we choose love we can conquer a lot of evil and a lot of hurt and pain.”

It’s worth noting that Luhrs previously guested on a new As I Lay Dying song titled “Redefined” and that HeartSupport has released a documentary on the band called “Misery Evolving – The Story Of Tim Lambesis & As I Lay Dying.”