Friday, June 22nd 2012


Danish metal quartet Volbeat has announced initial confirmed dates for the band’s Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven Summer tour of North America, including at The Paramount. Hellyeah has been selected as direct support, with Iced Earth also on the bill.

Following a #1 hit on American radio with “A Warrior’s Call,” Volbeat is enjoying great success with the follow-up single crowd favorite “Still Counting.” The song has risen to number 15 in only three weeks on the Active Rock charts, making strong moves weekly. Volbeat will begin a Spring tour May 2nd in Sauget, IL that will take the band through many of the key U.S. festivals, alongside headline appearances.

The band’s latest album BEYOND HELL / ABOVE HEAVEN debuted at number one on the sales charts in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, and Top 10 in a half dozen additional countries. In the U.S., it continues to see strong sales on a weekly basis. Since the Danish metal quartet’s formation in October, 2001, Volbeat has steadily risen to become one of the major attractions in the European scene. This success has followed as a headliner in the U.S., with the band selling out venues across the country including New York and Los Angeles.

Hard rock supergroup HELLYEAH is back with their third album, Band of Brothers (July 17th; Eleven Seven Music). The album was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul’s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio and sees the band returning to their collective metal roots with the influences and style of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan and Nothingface. ICED EARTH has been touring non-stop since last October in support of their latest, highly-acclaimed outing Dystopia (Century Media/EMI) and is returning to the U.S. after a seven week co-headline run with Symphony X this spring.