The Metal Tour of the Year is coming! But this massive tour will storm across the nation without opening act In Flames. Unfortunately, the Swedish powerhouse has encountered international visa issues which will prevent them from seeing a stage here in America. In Flames had this to say via their socials,
“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year. We were looking forward to playing for you all and this was an unbelievably hard choice to make. Thank you for understanding and your support as we all get through this unprecedented time. We have a lot of things in the works for 2022 – more on that shortly. Stay safe & we’ll see you on the road again soon!”
In steps Connecticut’s hardcore masters Hatebreed to fill the void. Hatebreed will join Trivium in lighting the fire that will consume us all at arenas across the country.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine had this to offer about the tour that was supposed to take place last year,
“Can you hear that sound of armies on the march — of destruction on the horizon? That’s this tour, coming for you. We cannot wait to return to the stage and I promise you you do NOT want to miss these shows. You’re not going to know what hit you!”
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe adds:
“It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors — the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER.
Everyone has been waiting. But the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with Lamb of God. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, and now Hatebreed. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…”
A proper return of live heavy music is on the horizon!