Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guest on Friday, January 8 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, whose critically acclaimed, self-titled album debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart earlier this summer, are headed out on the road once again.
Fresh off a summer trek as one of the main-stage attractions of the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will take the show on the road for a headline trek across the U.S., which is their first for this album. The tour will begin on February 4 in their home state of Massachusetts and will cover significant ground across the country for seven weeks. To keep things interesting, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have elected to play smaller venues in a handful of cities in order to create a more intimate setting for their fans.
Joining KILLSWITCH as main support will be Dayton, Ohio's THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, who released their latest album "With Roots Above and Branches Below" via Ferret Music back in May 2009 and immediately followed with a hugely successful stint on last summer's Warped Tour, resulting in a fanbase that has since grown exponentially. Also joining KILLSWITCH on this run will be highly influential metal act DARK TRANQUILLITY, who hail from Gothenburg, Sweden. DARK TRANQUILITY are set to release their new album, "We Are the Void", through Century Media in March 2010.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam D. weighed in on the tour, saying, "We are stoked to come back to the U.S. and shred with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and DARK TRANQUILLITY. It’s been a while since we've headlined the States and we're excited to play some new tunes for y'all. This tour is going to be wicked sweet!"