Avatar Announce North American Tour With Light The Torch & Otep

Avatar have announced a headlining North American tour. Light The Torch and Otep will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
07/07 Montreal, QC – Corona
07/08 Portland, ME – AURA
07/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
07/10 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
07/12 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
07/13 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
07/14 Cadott, WI – Cadot Rockfest
07/15 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
07/16 Mansfield, OH x Inkcarceration Festival
07/17 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
07/19 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
07/20 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
07/22 Fargo, ND – Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
07/24 Calgary, AB – The Palace
07/25 Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar
07/27 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue
07/29 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/30 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/31 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Light The Torch Premiere “Death Of Me” Music Video

Light The Torch have premiered a new video for their song “Death Of Me.” This track is from the band’s latest album “You Will Be The Death Of Me.” Frontman Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) commented:

“‘Death Of Me‘ is a song dedicated to that one single person or habit you can’t shake. A slow death hurts so much more. Ramon [Boutviseth] did a great job with directing this video and we hope you enjoy it. We’re excited to play the song for all of you on the ‘Atonement‘ tour, which starts today!”

Killswitch Engage Cancel Canadian Dates On Upcoming Tour With August Burns Red & Light The Torch, Add New Show In Vermont

Killswitch Engage have cancelled the Canadian dates on their upcoming North American tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch. With this news, the band have also booked an additional show at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on February 2.

Killswitch Engage commented:

“Due to current Canada restrictions on events and gatherings, Killswitch Engage have to cancel their upcoming two Canada shows on Feb-01 (Montreal) and Feb-02 (Toronto). Full refunds will be available to all ticket holders from the point of purchase.

Canada has always been so great to us and we love playing for you all. We will make sure to get back as soon as we can to make up these shows. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy.

With these cancellations, we have one new show to announce. The full lineup of the Atonement 2022 tour will now be making a stop on Feb-02 in South Burlington, VT at Higher Ground. Get your tickets here:

https://www.seetickets.us/event/Killswitch-Engage/462826.”

Tour Dates:

01/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
01/29 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
01/31 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
02/02 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02/04 Wallingford, CT – The Dome
02/05 Portland, ME – State Theater
02/06 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
02/10 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
02/11 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
02/12 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
02/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX – SouthSide Ballroom
02/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
02/18 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02/21 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
02/22 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
02/23 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/25 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/26 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
02/27 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
03/01 Boise, ID – Revolution
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
03/03 Denver, CO – Fillmore
03/05 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
03/07 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/08 Columbus, OH – Express Live
03/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
03/11 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
03/12 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

Eyes Set To Kill Premiere New Video For “Face The Rain” Featuring Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage)

Eyes Set To Kill have premiered a new video for their song “Face The Rain.” The track, which features Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), appears on the band’s latest EP “Damna.”

Killswitch Engage Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With August Burns Red & Light The Torch

Killswitch Engage have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch. The trek is now set to take place in winter 2022.

Tour Dates:

01/28 Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
01/29 Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore
01/31 Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
02/01 Montreal, QC — M-Telus
02/02 Toronto, ON — Rebel
02/04 Wallingford, CT — The Dome
02/05 Portland, ME — State Theater
02/06 Boston, MA — House of Blues
02/08 New York, NY — Terminal 5
02/10 Raleigh, NC — Ritz
02/11 Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
02/12 Orlando, FL — House of Blues
02/14 Houston, TX — House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX — SouthSide Ballroom
02/17 Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
02/18 Los Angeles, CA — Wiltern
02/19 Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
02/21 Ventura, CA — Ventura Theater
02/22 Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium
02/23 San Francisco, CA — Warfield
02/25 Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
02/26 Missoula, MT — Wilma Theater
02/27 Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
03/01 Boise, ID — Revolution
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT — Complex
03/03 Denver, CO — Fillmore
03/05 Green Bay, WI — EPIC Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore
03/07 Chicago, IL — Radius
03/08 Columbus, OH — Express Live
03/10 Detroit, MI — Fillmore
03/11 Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory
03/12 Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) commented:

“The long wait is finally over. We worked very hard to carefully piece this tour back together properly. After the tour was shut down two days in when it started in 2020, we are bringing it back! We are honored and stoked to have August Burns Red and Howard Jones and the boys in Light the Torch along to make this an ‘all killer, no filler’ lineup.”

Howard Jones (Light The Torch) added:

“FINALLY! We get to pick up where we left off on the Atonement tour with KsE and ABR! We couldn’t be more excited to resume with the same lineup, and additional dates have been added so don’t miss this noisy party. Now, stop reading this and get your tickets. GO! This will be a tour to remember and you do not want to miss it!”

Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage) Guests On New Eyes Set To Kill Song “Face The Rain”

Eyes Set To Kill have premiered a new song titled “Face The Rain.” This track features Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and it can be streamed below:

’68, Open Hand, Etc. Drop Off 2021 Furnace Fest, Silent Planet Added

Open Hand, Misery Signals, ’68, and Light The Torch have dropped off the 2021 Furnace Fest, which is currently scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26. Silent Planet have already been added to the first date of the event and further replacements are still pending.

Furnace Fest organizers commented:

“We are sorry to share that Open Hand, Misery Signals, ’68, and Light The Torch will not spend the weekend of September 24th – 26th with us. We’re actively working to confirm additional bands to bring our lineup back to 90 total artists.

Super thrilled to welcome Silent Planet to our Friday lineup, and we’ll have more bands to announce soon.

Less than 20 Saturday tickets left!

A super limited number of 3-day and Beloved bundles are available via our resale program on LYTE.

Visit www.furnacefest.us for more.

See you in a few weeks!”

Light The Torch Cancel Upcoming Dates Due To Safety Concerns

Light The Torch have dropped off their tour with Motionless In White, Silent Planet, and Dying Wish due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group have also cancelled their upcoming festival appearances as well.

Light The Torch issued the following statement:

“We are sorry to announce that we are pulling off of the September tour with Motionless In White and all of the festivals along the tour. We have concerns about the ability to keep ourselves and our crew healthy and the ramification we could incur if shows need to be cancelled in this current climate.

We were really looking forward to playing for all of you again, supporting our new album, and sharing the stage with Motionless in White. Ultimately it was a very difficult decision, but one that we felt we had to make. We wish we had better news.

At this point we just want to say thank you to all of our fans for your understanding. We couldn’t be a band without your continued support. Be careful and safe out there and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Sincerely, Light The Torch“

Furnace Fest To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test For Attendees

Organizers of the 2021 Furnace Fest have announced that all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results to gain entry into the event. The festival is currently scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

The following statement was issued:

“As a result of the increase in Covid-19 cases, we are majorly and proactively stepping up our precautions.

The safety of our fans and team is our top priority.

As such, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend Furnace Fest 2021.

Even though the festival is a 100% outdoor event, we highly encourage all our friends to get fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the fest.

A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of first entering Furnace Fest for fans who are not fully vaccinated.

The two-fold aim of these measures is to keep everyone safe and our friends in business.

We have an opportunity to showcase the neighborliness, thoughtfulness, and community for which Birmingham is famous.

Read on for additional notes:

Negative Covid-19 tests will be required for all non-vaccinated fans at Furnace Fest and all pre/after parties.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccinations will be required at Furnace Fest events in the form of a vaccination card, a photocopy of your vaccination card, or an electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone.

All the above will remain the same for indoor pre/after-parties, except we require masks to be worn at all times while inside.

Furnace Fest will have masks on-site but ask you to please also bring your own
Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the venue grounds.

Furnace Fest volunteers and staff will be equipped with appropriate sanitizer to wipe down often touched surfaces.

See you in 39 days!”

If you missed them, the current daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mewithoutyou, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Light The Torch, Love Is Red, Meadows, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.

Bury Your Dead To Replace As Friends Rust At 2021 Furnace Fest

Bury Your Dead have been added to the 2021 Furnace Fest as a replacement for As Friends Rust. The event is scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mewithoutyou, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Light The Torch, Love Is Red, Meadows, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.