Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will return to North America in 2018. The headlining trek, which features special guests FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, will kick off May 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and criss-cross the continent before concluding on June 19 in San Antonio, Texas.
HAMMERFALL comments: "We're so fucking excited about returning to North America with a full headline show, and having the legendary FLOTSAM AND JETSAM as special guests really helps put this over the top!
"The incredibly passionate fans made the tour we did with DELAIN earlier this year into such an amazing experience for us, and we can't wait to do it again! We'll do everything in our power to make this tour even better than last time, but we need your help to do it. Together, we can prove once and for all that heavy metal really is stronger than all!"
HAMMERFALL tour dates with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM:
May 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kelsey Theater
May 18 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
May 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 20 - Raleigh, NC @ Motorco
May 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
May 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
May 24 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 26 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 27 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
May 28 - Montreal, QC @ Les FouFounes Electrique
May 29 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Jun. 01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Jun. 02 - Louisville, KY @ Diamonds
Jun. 03 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Jun. 04 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Jun. 05 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Jun. 07 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens
Jun. 08 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Jun. 09 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Jun. 10 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 11 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Jun. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Jun. 14 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Jun. 15 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Jun. 16 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Jun. 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Jun. 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
HAMMERFALL is continuing to tour in support of its tenth studio album, "Built To Last", which was released in November via Napalm Records.
Drummer David Wallin last year left HAMMERFALL in order to focus on his family life. He has since been replaced by Johan Koleberg, formerly of THERION and LION'S SHARE.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM recently recruited Ken Mary (FIFTH ANGEL, ALICE COOPER, HOUSE OF LORDS, TKO, CHASTAIN) to play drums for the band at its upcoming shows. He stepped in as the replacement for Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL),who left the group to join OVERKILL.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's self-titled album was released in May 2016 via AFM Records.
The band in 2014 parted ways with guitarist Edward Carlson and bassist Jason Ward and replaced them with Steve Conley and Michael Spencer, respectively. The group also recruited Bittner after Kelly Smith left the group in November 2014 to focus on caring for his family.