Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in May 2010. The dates are as follows:
May 01 - Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
May 02 - Cathouse - Glasgow, UK
May 03 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK
May 04 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK
May 05 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
May 06 - Electric Ballroom - London, UK
HAMMERFALL will return to North America for a full tour in March/April 2010. This will be the band's first tour of U.S./Canada in almost five years.
Support on the trek will come from:
March 5-27: POWERGLOVE
March 27 - April 8: ECHOES OF ETERNITY
Each show on the tour will have a limited number of VIP tickets available. This will grant the fan entry into the building one hour before scheduled door time for an exclusive meet-and-greet with HAMMERFALL.
Both VIP tickets and regular tickets are on sale through EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing systems.
HAMMERFALL's new album, "No Sacrifice, No Victory", was released in Europe on February 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in part at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden and includes an instrumental written by the group's latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT),as well as a song entitled "One of a Kind", which was composed as a collaboration between HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak and IN FLAMES axeman Jesper Strömblad (who was a member of HAMMERFALL in the band's earliest incarnation). The cover artwork was created by Sam Didier, while Thomas Ewerhard was responsible for the CD layout.