Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL will embark on the "Welcome To Hell Tour" in February 2011 with support from THE ACACIA STRAIN, VEIL OF MAYA, CHELSEA GRIN and I DECLARE WAR.
Commented WHITECHAPEL guitarist and founding member Alex Wade: "We are very excited to announce our first major market headliner in support of 'A New Era of Corruption' dubbed the 'Welcome To Hell Tour'. It will be a big one for us so we chose really solid support bands that are not only our good friends but great bands as well. Given the lineup, this is surely to be the heaviest tours of 2011 so don't miss it!"
The dates are as follows:
Feb. 10 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
Feb. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb. 12 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
Feb. 13 - Richmond, VA - The National
Feb. 14 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Feb. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Feb. 16 - New York City, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 17 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
Feb. 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Feb. 19 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (downstairs)
Feb. 20 - Buffalo, NY - Club Infinity
Feb. 22 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
Feb. 23 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Feb. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Feb. 25 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Feb. 26 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Feb. 27 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb. 28 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Mar. 01 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada
Mar. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Mar. 04 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Mar. 05 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Mar. 08 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Mar. 09 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 11 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
Mar. 12 - West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
Mar. 13 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Mar. 14 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Mar. 15 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theatre
Mar. 19 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 23 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Mar. 25 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
Roxwel has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of WHITECHAPEL's performance at Emo's in Austin, Texas filmed in May 2010 during the band's U.S. tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE. Also available is an interview with the band conducted by Roxwel's Chuck Loesch.
WHITECHAPEL's third album, "A New Era Of Corruption", sold around 10,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 43 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on June 8 via Metal Blade Records, the CD was recorded at Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida with acclaimed producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER).
WHITECHAPEL's previous album, "This Is Exile", opened with 5,900 copies in July 2008 to land at No. 117.
Handling artwork for "A New Era Of Corruption" was Brent Elliot White, who previously worked with JOB FOR A COWBOY and CARNIFEX. "Brent absolutely nailed it," states Alex. "The dark and ominous vibe he portrayed with his art fits the mood of the CD perfectly."
"A New Era Of Corruption" features guest vocals from Vincent of THE ACACIA STRAIN on the track "Murder Sermon" and Chino from the DEFTONES on the track "Reprogrammed to Hate".
WHITECHAPEL's "The Darkest Day Of Man" was filmed in April by famed metal video director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye.