AUGUST BURNS RED Announces '20 Year Anniversary Tour' For 2023, BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

November 14, 2022

AUGUST BURNS RED has announced its "20 Year Anniversary Tour". The North American trek, which will take place over two legs between February and May 2023, will see the Grammy-nominated Lancaster, Pennsylvania five-piece play material off all nine of its albums.

"Where does the time go?," says guitarist JB Brubaker. "I can remember playing 250 shows a year and touring in our van like it was yesterday. We are so grateful to have had the support of our fans year in and year out for two decades. We thank you, and cannot wait to celebrate with you!"

The first leg of the tour kicks off on February 15 in Silver Spring, Maryland and runs through March 14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second leg launches on April 13 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and wraps on May 12 in Quebec in Canada. The tour marks the first time the band has played Canada since 2019. The support acts are THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and Scottish band BLEED FROM WITHIN, which will be touring the U.S. for the first time. The bands will appear on both legs of the tour.

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Tour dates:

Feb. 15 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring (buy tickets)
Feb. 16 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz (buy tickets)
Feb. 17 - Atlanta, GA - Heaven at The Masquerade (buy tickets)
Feb. 18 - Orlando, FL - Heart Support Festival*
Feb. 20 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live (buy tickets)
Feb. 21 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall (buy tickets)
Feb. 23 - Houston, TX - House of Blues (buy tickets)
Feb. 24 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom (buy tickets)
Feb. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Vibes Event Center (buy tickets)
Feb. 27 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee (buy tickets)
Feb. 28 - San Diego, CA – Soma (buy tickets)
Mar. 01 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (buy tickets)
Mar. 02 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades (buy tickets)
Mar. 04 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (buy tickets)
Mar. 05 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo (buy tickets)
Mar. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex (buy tickets)
Mar. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues (buy tickets)
Mar. 10 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium (buy tickets)
Mar. 12 - Little Rock, AR - The Hall (buy tickets)
Mar. 13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works (buy tickets)
Mar. 14 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte (buy tickets)
Apr. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia (buy tickets)
Apr. 14 - New York, NY - Palladium Times Square (buy tickets)
Apr. 15 - Albany, NY - Empire Live (buy tickets)
Apr. 16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (buy tickets)
Apr. 18 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater (buy tickets)
Apr. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre (buy tickets)
Apr. 21 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (buy tickets)
Apr. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Red Flag (buy tickets)
Apr. 23 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman (buy tickets)
Apr. 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (buy tickets)
Apr. 26 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown (buy tickets)
Apr. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - The Fillmore Minneapolis (buy tickets)
Apr. 29 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall (buy tickets)
Apr. 30 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts (buy tickets)
May 02 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues (buy tickets)
May 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (buy tickets)
May 05 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues (buy tickets)
May 06 - Richmond, VA - The National (buy tickets)
May 07 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (buy tickets)
May 09 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall (buy tickets)
May 11 - Montreal, QC - Mtelus (buy tickets)
May 12 - Quebec, QC - Theatre Capitole (buy tickets)

*Festival date

AUGUST BURNS RED will release a new album, "Death Below", on March 24 via SharpTone Records.

"It's no secret that the past few years have been extremely dark and challenging," Brubaker said. "'Death Below' is here as a result of that time in each our lives and the emotions that came with it. We were motivated by uncertainty, fear, outrage, and triumph. I feel this is the darkest, most personal album we've ever written, and I couldn't be more proud of what the five of us made together."

"Death Below" features guest spots from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Jason Richardson of ALL THAT REMAINS, as well as JT Cavey of ERRA and Spencer Chamberlain of UNDEROATH.

AUGUST BURNS RED is likely the only metal act ever described as "thrillingly empathetic" (Kerrang!). It's a testament to the ferocious band's ability to recognize and connect with the mixture of brokenness and hope found in their audience and within themselves. A hard-working collective with a shockingly stable lineup for the vast majority of their career, AUGUST BURNS RED pour every ounce of themselves into their music. Atmospheric, riff-laden, aggressive bursts of controlled chaos, filled with shifting time signatures and tempos, deliver confessional, self-reflective, and authentic emotion.

Tour stops with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE and BRING ME THE HORIZON; several major international hard rock festivals (Rock Am Ring, Download and Aftershock, to name a few); and the Vans Warped Tour are among the destinations around the world to witness AUGUST BURNS RED's live prowess. Massive headlining treks celebrating tenth anniversaries for "Constellations" and "Leveler" demonstrated the enduring relevance of the band’s catalog, nearly 20 years into AUGUST BURNS RED's storied career. 2020's "Guardians" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Music, Rock Albums and Vinyl Albums charts.

Revolver, which put AUGUST BURNS RED on its cover the same year, observed the band's "embrace the pain so well." It's a truth never more evident than on "Death Below", AUGUST BURNS RED's stunning ninth studio album. Recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, "Death Below" encompasses all of the pissed-off strength of the band's past without sacrificing an ounce of catchy, melodic might. "Death Below" boasts guest appearances from Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE),Spencer Chamberlain (UNDEROATH),Jason Richardson (ALL THAT REMAINS) and JT Cavey (ERRA).

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