Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, & In Flames Announce Second Leg Of “The Metal Tour Of The Year”

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and In Flames have announced the second leg of “The Metal Tour Of The Year.” The new dates will take place in spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

04/09 Las Vegas, NV – Michelob Ultra Arena
04/10 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena
04/12 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
04/14 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
04/15 Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
04/16 Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
04/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
04/21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
04/22 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
04/24 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
04/26 Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
04/27 Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
04/29 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
04/30 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center (no Trivium)
05/03 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
05/04 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
05/06 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/07 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/10 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
05/12 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
05/13 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/15 Allentown, PA – PPL Center

Members of each band commented:

Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine:

“‘The Metal Tour of The Year‘ is exactly what it sounds like – a night of some of the best heavy metal bands in the world – live and loud. Anyone who came to a show last year knows what I mean, only this one’s going be even better. Do not miss out.”

Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe:

“It was great to get out on the road for an incredible tour last summer with Megadeth, Trivium and Hatebreed so we figured we’d do it again! We look forward to hitting new cities with Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames, who we’re happy to have over for leg 2!”

Trivium‘s Matt Heafy:

“‘The Metal Tour Of The Year‘ was one of the strongest, most incredible Metal tours in ages – it’s namesake nothing but accurate. How do you follow that up? By doing it again – even bigger, even better, and have it play everywhere it didn’t on the first leg. MTOTYII – let’s do this.”

In Flames‘s Anders Fridén:

“We are excited to finally be able to join our dear friends in Megadeth, Lamb of God, and Trivium on this year’s, ‘Metal Tour of The Year‘! We can’t wait to be back on the road in America and to reunite with you all. Don’t miss this tour it’s a juggernaut.”

This tour will be part of Live Nation’s Live Stubs initiative, so fans that attend will be able to get NFT ticket stubs.

In Flames Announce Rescheduled UK Tour

In Flames have officially rescheduled their headlining UK tour. Here’s the new dates:

03/18 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
03/19 Bristol, UK – Thekla
03/20 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
03/21 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
03/22 Wolverhampton, UK – Steel Mill
03/24 Edinburgh, UK – Liquid ROom
03/25 Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
03/26 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2
03/27 London, UK – Scala

In Flames’ 1994-2008 Catalog To Be Reissued On CD

Nuclear Blast Records will be reissuing In Flames’ 1994-2008 catalog on CD. The following releases will be available on November 26: “Lunar Strain,“ “Subterranean,“ “The Jester Race,“ “Black-Ash Inheritance,“ “Whoracle,“ “Colony,“ “Clayman,“ “Reroute To Remain,“ “Soundtrack To Your Escape,“ “Come Clarity,“ “A Sense Of Purpose,“ “The Tokyo Showdown,“ and “Used & Abused: In Live We Trust.“ Vocalist Anders Fridén said the following about the reissues:

“I’m thrilled to know that we have label that still believes and supports the physical format. This is a great opportunity to pick up any records from the In Flames catalogue you may have missed. Enjoy our music on compact disc as it was originally released.”

Hatebreed To Replace In Flames On Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Tour

In Flames have dropped off their upcoming tour with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. Hatebreed will now be taking their place. In Flames commented:

“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year. We were looking forward to playing for you all and this was an unbelievably hard choice to make. Thank you for understanding and your support as we all get through this unprecedented time. We have a lot of things in the works for 2022 – more on that shortly. Stay safe & we’ll see you on the road again soon!“

Tour Dates:

08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
09/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
09/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa (no Hatebreed)
09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, & In Flames Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and In Flames have postponed their North American tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to run from August 20 to October 2.

Tour Dates:

08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
09/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

Members of each band commented:

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine:

“Can you hear that sound of armies on the march – of destruction on the horizon? That’s this tour, coming for you. We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you you do NOT want to miss these shows. You’re not going to know what hit you!”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe:

“It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with Lamb Of God. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, & In Flames. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy:

“The Metal Tour of the year couldn’t be stopped by anything. It is still happening, and we can’t wait to bring back shows with this monumental tour. We’re ready. Are you?”

In Flames’ Anders Fridén:

“I can’t really describe how good it feels to be really talking about going on tour, let alone The Metal Tour of the Year. This setup is long overdue and we can’t wait to finally make it happen.”

In Flames Premiere “Stay With Me” Music Video

In Flames have premiered a new video for their song “Stay With Me.” This track is from the band’s latest album “I, The Mask.” With this news, the group have also launched a #UnitedWeWillMosh campaign in an effort to help save the live entertainment industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fans can help the cause by donating to the following organizations: Save Our Stages (US), Let The Music Play (UK), Save Live Events Now (US), Stagehand (UK) and Red Alert (DE). A benefit shirt for In Flames’ crew members is also available HERE.

[via Revolver]

In Flames Premiere Video For Re-Recorded Version Of “Only For The Weak”

In Flames have premiered a new video for their re-recorded version “Only For The Weak.” This track was previously released as part of the band’s “Clayman 2020” EP. It is also available on the newly released 20th anniversary deluxe edition of “Clayman.”

Listen To In Flames’ “Clayman 2020” EP

In Flames have released a new EP titled “Clayman 2020.” The effort comes with re-recorded versions of “Only For The Weak,“ “Bullet Ride,“ “Pinball Map,” and “Clayman“ and a new instrumental titled “Themes And Variations In D-Minor.” You can stream the EP below and purchase a limited edition vinyl pressing HERE. As previously reported, all of the aforementioned tracks will also appear on the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of “Clayman,” which will be available on August 28.

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, & In Flames Tour

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and In Flames have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek will now take place in summer 2021.

Tour Dates:

07/09 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/10 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
07/11 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/13 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
07/14 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
07/16 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/18 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/20 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
07/21 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/23 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performance Arts Center
07/24 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/26 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/30 Laval, QC – Place Bell
07/31 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
08/03 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
08/04 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
08/06 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/07 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
08/08 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
08/10 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/11 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
08/12 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/14 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/18 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/21 Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
08/22 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/27 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/07 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Health Truth Amphitheatre
09/08 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/10 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center

The following statement was issued:

“We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for the ‘Metal Tour of the Year‘. All tickets will be honored for the new rescheduled dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund

We can’t wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off.

Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium & In Flames“

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, & In Flames Announce “The Metal Tour Of The Year” Streaming Event

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and In Flames will be taking part in a streaming event on June 12. The event will start at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT on metaltouroftheyear.com and it will feature Megadeth’s 2016 show at St Vitus in Brooklyn, Lamb Of God’s 2020 show at the House Of Vans in Chicago, Trivium’s 2019 set at DreamHack Dallas, and In Flames’ 2019 set at Borgholm Brinner. Fans will also be able to check out new interviews with each band and purchase limited edition merch. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Live Nation’s Crew Nation.