VOLBEAT: Danish Shows Announced

December 4, 2008

Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have scheduled the following dates in their home country:

March 20 - Odense Idrætshal, Odense, DEN
March 21 - KB Hallen, Copenhagen, DEN
March 27 - Gigantium, Aalborg, DEN
March 28 - NRGi Arena, Aarhus, DEN

Commented the band in a press release: "Since the release of the first album it's only been uphill for VOLBEAT who recently won the award for 'Best Album' at the Danish Metal Awards 2008. The Danish fall tour was sold out months in advance and just completed a few days ago. Therefore, we have now launched four exclusive Danish hall shows that will constitute the band's only activities in the spring season on home turf. This is the first time VOLBEAT will embark on arena-type shows in Denmark; something the band has quickly grown accustomed to abroad where they sell out even larger halls and arenas in countries like Germany, Holland, Sweden and Finland. For Danish metal fans this is a regular landmark since this is the first time ever that a band in the harder end of the scale has been able to sell so well. However, this will surely not affect or worry the band the slightest as they have already opened op for METALLICA and played Roskilde Festival's main stage in front of thousands of people. TDC Play Live will before, during and after these shows point the spotlight at VOLBEAT and offer an extended experience through downloads, streams and exclusive merchandise. Special guests will perform at each show and will be announced as soon as possible. Pre-sale to all the shows will open Monday the 8th of December through Billetlugen.dk and via telephone: +45 70 263 267."

"Mary Ann’s Place", the new video from VOLBEAT, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's third studio album, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", which was certifield gold in Denmark for sales in excess of 20,000 copies less than a month after its release,. The CD entered the Danish chart at No. 1, and was beaten only by METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" in its second week of release.

An e-card for "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" can be found at this location. The follow-up to "Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil" features 14 new tracks, including a SOCIAL DISTORTION cover as a bonus cut on all editions. Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme, which will be continued on future records, and the artwork is also based on this storyline. The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen, who also worked with the group on its previous two records.

VOLBEAT has been confirmed as the support act for Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their two-week May 2009 U.S. tour.

Online concert channel Fabchannel.com aired an exclusive live video webcast of VOLBEAT's sold-out concert at the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on October 9, 2008. The show can now be viewed in its entirety below.

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