BUTCHER BABIES have announced a national co-headlining "Kings & Queens Tour" with NONPOINT. The trek follows the release of BUTCHER BABIES' third studio album, "Lilith", which came out in October via Century Media Records. NONPOINT will perform new music off its highly anticipated 10th studio album, slated for a summer 2018 release via Spinefarm Records. Rising heavy metal band CANE HILL and punk/rock group SUMO CYCO will join the headliners. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16.
BUTCHER BABIES co-frontwoman Carla Harvey states: "Since our inception, we have strived to create a performance that is a full on assault to the senses. We always felt that if you pay your hard-earned money to see a show, you should get just that, a show! Raw energy, passion, and intensity," Co-frontwoman Heidi Shepherd adds: "We are excited to bring our devout U.S. fanbase a headlining set with lots of surprises; digging deep into our new album, 'Lilith', and sprinkling in some old favorites from our last nine years as a band."
On the "Kings & Queens Tour", NONPOINT frontman Elias Soriano comments: "The time off was fun, but it's back to the business of moving crowds. The new music we play will show where we're at and what we're looking for out of the crowds in terms of reaction. We have pulled no punches! The live show is what we're about, so expect our best on this run with the queens in BUTCHER BABIES."
The "Kings & Queens Tour" will follow BUTCHER BABIES' current headlining European "Lilith" tour and is preceded by their many U.S. festival appearances in 2017, including Aftershock. The Los Angeles-based band previously supported HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD on their fall 2017 tour.
"Kings & Queens Tour" dates:
Apr. 25 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
Apr. 26 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Apr. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 02 - Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Music Hall
May 03 - Panama City, FL @ Club LA
May 07 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
May 08 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally's
May 09 - Westbury, NY @ The Space
May 11 - Racine, WI @ Route 20 Outhouse
May 14 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
May 15 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
May 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
May 17 - Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
May 18 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
May 20 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 22 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
May 23 - Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
May 24 - Knoxville, TN @ The International *
May 25 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy **
May 28 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
May 29 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
May 30 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
May 31 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Ballroom
Jun. 04 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
Jun. 05 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Jun. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Jun. 07 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Jun. 08 - Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
* 10 YEARS w/ BUTCHER BABIES and NONPOINT only
** BUTCHER BABIES w/ CANE HILL and SUMO CYCO only
The follow-up to 2015's "Take It Like A Man", "Lilith" was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, SUICIDE SILENCE) and marks the band's recording debut with new drummer, Chase Brickenden, who replaced Chris Warner in 2016.