ARMORED SAINT Kicks Off 'Symbol Of Salvation' Tour In Poughkeepsie, New York (Video)
July 12, 2018
Earlier this week, ARMORED SAINT kicked off a North American tour commemorating the band's classic "Symbol Of Salvation" album. On this special run, the group is performing "Symbol Of Salvation" in its entirety, with select shows to be recorded for a live DVD.
Fan-filmed video footage of the opening show, which was held Tuesday night (July 10) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York, can be seen below.
When the tour was first announced in February, ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush said: "'Symbol Of Salvation'! Arguably ARMORED SAINT's most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record. We wrote songs of desperation like 'Another Day' and 'Last Train Home'. Experimental tunes like 'Tainted Past' and 'The Truth Always Hurts'. Classic SAINT rockers like 'Reign of Fire', 'Dropping Like Flies' and the title track.
"After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again. Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band.
"It's going to be a memorable tour. Songs like 'Burning Question' and 'Spineless', we've never played live before. Come share it with us. Let's make Dave proud."
Remaining ARMORED SAINT "Symbol Of Salvation" tour dates with ACT OF DEFIANCE:
July 13 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre July 14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall July 15 - Montreal, QC - Petite Campus July 17 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club July 18 - Cleveland, OH - The Cambridge at House of Blues July 20 - Detroit, MI - Shelter July 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's July 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall Aug. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd Aug. 17 - Anaheim, CA - Parish at House of Blues Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
To further celebrate the legacy of this album, Metal Blade Records has reissued "Symbol Of Salvation" on CD and LP on May 18. The LP features a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the "Metal Blade Originals" series. The CD includes four bonus tracks.
CD track listing:
01. Reign of Fire 02. Dropping Like Flies 03. Last Train Home 04. Tribal Dance 05. The Truth Always Hurts 06. Half Drawn Bridge 07. Another Day 08. Symbol of Salvation 09. Hanging Judge 10. Warzone 11. Burning Question 12. Tainted Past 13. Spineless> 14. Medieval Nightmares (Demo) 15. Get Lost (Demo) 16. Toungue and Cheek (Demo) 17. Pirates (Demo)
Vinyl track listing:
01. Reign of Fire 02. Dropping Like Flies 03. Last Train Home 04. Tribal Dance 05. The Truth Always Hurts 06. Half Drawn Bridge 07. Another Day
01. Symbol of Salvation 02. Hanging Judge 03. Warzone 04. Burning Question 05. Tainted Past 06. Spineless