August Burns Red Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour
After spending much of the past several months headlining tours of Europe, Japan and Australia – with stops in New Zealand, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore along the way – globe-trotting metal titans AUGUST BURNS RED are excited to announce their return to their native continent with a Fall North American headlining tour. The tour marks the band’s first dates in the States since kicking off the year with a successful US headliner which packed in record crowds for the band, resulting in sold-out venues in nearly every market. Fresh off a run of European festival and headlining dates, the band will launch their five-week, 30-city North American tour on August 31st with support from THE COLOR MORALE, labelmates THE OVERSEER and a yet-to-be-named special guest, before heading back to Europe where they’ll hit 12 countries in four weeks.
Perennially looking to give back to their fans, ABR are also pleased to announce an exclusive VIP package available for those looking to attend the tour. The deluxe option includes 1 concert ticket, an exclusive t-shirt, 11x17 lithograph and a preorder of the band’s forthcoming Christmas album, due later this year (details TBA) and goes on sale Thursday, July 12 at 10am.
Already among the most respected acts in the genre, AUGUST BURNS RED solidified their status further with the June 2011 release of their fourth studio album, Leveler, which rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts - debuting at #11 on the Billboard 200 in addition to entering the charts as the #1 Hard Rock album and #2 Rock album. Adding to the stellar debut is the incredible durability and staying power Leveler has displayed, having become the band's fastest selling album to date by a large margin.
Following two albums that have topped 100,000 apiece in sales (2009's Constellations and 2007's Messengers), Leveler is on pace to set a new high-bar for AUGUST BURNS RED, adding commercial success to the critical praise the album has garnered from the likes of Alternative Press, Revolver, Rock Sound and dozens of other outlets. The album pushes the band's sonic boundaries in every direction, yet emerges as an unquestionably heavier album than its predecessor. It's a game-changer, for ABR, and for fans of hard rock everywhere.