Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have announced the first wave of confirmed club and festival dates for their upcoming 2015 European tour that is scheduled to start in May and run through August. The trek will mark the band's return to Europe, coming off the heels of 2012's "Ugly Noise" album and last year's re-recording of the band's classic 1988 "No Place For Disgrace" LP.
Initially set to start in April, the tour was pushed out a month to May in order to allow FLOTSAM AND JETSAM time to continue writing material for the band's new album, which will feature new drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, ANTHRAX). At press time, the band will begin tracking its as-yet-untitled new effort later this month, with more European and U.S. tour dates to follow.
Confirmed FLOTSAM AND JETSAM shows:
May 13 - GR - Metropolis Live, Patras
May 14 - GR - AN Club, Athens
May 15 - GR - Eightball Live, Thessaloniki
May 16 - GR - Polyxwros Agora, Ioannina
May 18 - UK - Underworld, London
May 19 - UK - Queens Hall, Nuneaton
May 20 - UK - Stereo, Glasgow
May 22 - DE - Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen
May 24 - BE - Biebob, Vosselaar
May 25 - DE - Backstage, Munchen
May 27 - CZ - Modra Vopice, Prague
May 28 - AT - Viper Room, Vienna
May 31 - AT - PMK, Innsbruck
Jun. 05 - DE - Hypothalamus, Rheine
Jun. 06 - NL - Fortarock, Nijmegen
Jul. 17 - DE - Bang Your Head!!!, Balingen
Jul. 24 - DE - Headbangers Open Air, Brande-Hornerkirchen
Jul. 27 - NO - Revolver, Oslo (w/ Death Angel)
Jul. 28 - SE - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg (w/ DEATH ANGEL)
Jul. 29 - SE - Debaser Medis, Stockholm (w/ DEATH ANGEL)
FLOTSAM's current linup includes Steve Conley on guitar and Michael Spencer (who previously contributed to the writing of the band's classic 1988 release, "No Place For Disgrace") on bass.
Spencer recently stated about the new FLOTSAM AND JETSAM material: "There's a great, old-school thrash vibe going on with the direction of the songs and what originally influenced the band, mixed with a little of what we like about today's sound, in metal."
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM returned to Metal Blade Records for the release of "Ugly Noise".