The Acacia Strain Recruit Ex-Emmure Guitarist Mike Mulholland For Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have recruited guitarist Mike Mulholland (Recon, ex-Emmure) for their upcoming tour. He will be filling in for Tom Smith, who recently exited the band. Mulholland commented:

“Back in the ‘ol saddle… looks like Uncle Recon’s pit riff delivery service is expanding in 2022! Tickets are available as of today, hope to see y’all this summer.”

The Acacia Strain Announce U.S. Tour With Malevolence, I Am, & 156/Silence

The Acacia Strain have announced a summer headlining tour. Malevolence, I Am, and 156/Silence will open.

Tour Dates:

06/24 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom (no Malevolence)
06/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes (no Malevolence)
06/26 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (no Malevolence)
06/28 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
06/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
06/30 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
07/01 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
07/02 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
07/03 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
07/05 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/06 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
07/07 Des Moines, IA – xBK
07/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/09 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
07/10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
07/12 Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
07/13 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
07/14 Horseheads, NY – The L
07/15 Providence, RI – Alchemy
07/16 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
07/17 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s

Guitarist Tom Smith Announces His Departure From The Acacia Strain

Tom Smith has announced his departure from The Acacia Strain. The guitarist will play his final shows with the band next month.

Smith said the following:

“Hey everyone. It’s weird to be posting this, but I am here to announce that the upcoming shows in March will be my last with The Acacia Strain. There is no bad blood and this decision was completely my own.

It’s time for me to take some time to finally focus on myself and care for my mental health/overall well being. This is by no means a goodbye to music or to the industry. I don’t know what the future holds for me but I’m open to possibilities in and out of music.

I’m focusing on living in the present and doing what I need to for my day to day happiness right now. You’ll see me becoming more active with @twsmithguitars and you’ll see me releasing music on my own in the near future.

But I can’t put into words what these last 6 years in this band mean to me and I could not thank all of our fans enough for making me feel like I did something important for the world of heavy music. Thank you to my band mates and friends for having me along for this ride and spending so much of our lives crammed into a van together ❤️

Come see us 3/4 in MA, 3/5 in Long Island, and 3/6 in Albany!”

The Acacia Strain Announce Rescheduled “Wormwood” Shows

The Acacia Strain have announced the rescheduled dates for the three shows that they were forced to postpone due to positive COVID-19 cases. The new dates, which also feature Undeath and Chained To The Bottom Of The Ocean, can be found below:

03/04 Worcester, MA – Palladium (performing “Wormwood“)
03/05 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
03/06 Albany, NY – Empire Live (performing “Wormwood“)

The Acacia Strain Postpone Remaining Shows After Members Of Their Touring Party Test Positive For COVID-19

Members of The Acacia Strain’s touring party have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band’s remaining shows with Harm’s Way, Orthodox, and Dying Wish have been postponed.

The band issued the following statement:

“Today, we had two people in our travel party test positive for COVID. For that reason, we will unfortunately not be able to play the last three shows on our current tour. This applies to Worcester tonight, and the two shows in Albany.

December 17th in Worcester has already been rescheduled for March 4, 2022. All tickets originally purchased for Dec 17, 2021 will now be valid for March 4, 2022. We are working on a rescheduled date in Albany now as well. Please allow us a few days to get that worked out, and we will provide more details as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone for what has otherwise been an incredible tour.”

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Etc. Cancel European/UK Tour

Aborted have officially cancelled their “Hell Over Europe 4 Tour” with The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Hideous Divinity, and Fleddy Melculy. The band commented:

“Unfortunately, as we are all aware, with the rising cases of covid and the constantly shifting restrictions in all the different EU countries, we were forced to cancel our Hell Over Europe 4 tour with our good friends in Benighted, The Acacia Strain, Hideous Divinity, and Fleddy Melculy. We are devastated by this news and apologize for the inconvenience to the fans, hopefully, we can return to actually perform Maniacult in front of you all one day. Stay healthy and keep the metal flowing my friends. Support the bands and let’s get through this shit together. Sincerely, Sven, Ken, Ian, Stefano“

The Acacia Strain Add Four More Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added four more dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Hartford, CT – The Webster (non-album set)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/12 Louisville, KY – Portal (non-album set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)
12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)
12/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/15 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (“Wormwood” set)
12/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“Wormwood” set)
12/18 Albany, NY – Empire (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/19 Albany, NY – Empire (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain Add More Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added four more dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/07 Hartford, CT – The Webster (non-album set)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/12 Louisville, KY – Portal (non-album set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)
12/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain Add Brooklyn Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added some Brooklyn dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain To Play Special “It Comes In Waves,” “Slow Decay,” & “Wormwood” Sets On Fall Headlining Tour

The Acacia Strain have announced a fall headlining tour. The trek will find the band playing two nights in each city. The first set will feature a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay,“ while the second set will feature a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)