Dragonforce share “Strangers” video; announce 2022 North American tour w/ Battle Beast & Seven Spires

Posted by on October 25, 2021


DragonForce have shared a hilarious video for the song “Strangers.” The track is taken from 2019’s Extreme Power Metal, as the clip is a tribute to everything 80s. 


Guitarist Herman Li comments: 


“This video takes place in the same ’80s world as our last video (‘Troopers of the Stars’), with the same cast and the same director. When Roboshobo pitched the concept, I was immediately into it. I’m a huge fan of the glam rock-era of music – I love the showmanship, the guitar solos, and the endearing cheesiness. And the players of that time were amazing, like Steve Vai, Warren Di Martini, and Reb Beach; I think sometimes the playing gets lost, and people just remember the crazy outfits. So, this video is a loving tribute to that era – while also being authentic… Roboshobo told us to get some cool-looking guitars to fit the theme of the video, and the night before the shoot, I was panicking because we still hadn’t found any. So, I texted Steve Vai and told him we were doing a glam rock video. He said, ‘come on over’, and when I got there, he had pulled out THE guitars he used with Whitesnake and David Lee Roth. I remember seeing these guitars in magazines as a kid, so it was incredible to get to use them on set – I almost cried when he handed them to me! Besides the guitars, I think we all looked really hunky in our costumes, especially our hair! For a minute, I was even considering getting a perm…I know people may think we’re not taking ourselves seriously enough, but I think given the state of the world, sometimes it’s just nice to kick back and have a laugh with your mates. That was definitely the vibe on set – we could barely keep a straight face watching the playback. We’re also releasing super-limited merch we did in collaboration with the artist, Teenage Stepdad, at: dragonforce.com/shop. It definitely captures the feeling of the era!”


Watch the clip below:



The group has also announced a North American 2022 tour with Battle Beast and Seven Spires.


DragonForce expressed their excitement:

“We are so excited to be playing in the USA and Canada again. We’ve spent the last year and a half waiting to get back on the road to finish the ‘Extreme Power Metal World Tour’. We’ve also got some new surprises. DragonForce always says more is more, so expect an even bigger, crazier show! We’re also thrilled to be bringing some incredible bands with us. Battle Beast gives an amazing performance every time, and Seven Spires is one of the best young bands out there. We can’t wait to see everyone in the crowd and at our VIP!”


Tour Dates:

03/07, 2022 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *

03/08, 2022 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory *

03/09, 2022 Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post *

03/10, 2022 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *

03/11, 2022 Seattle, WA @ Neptune *

03/13, 2022 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

03/15, 2022 Calgary, AB @ Palace Theater *

03/16, 2022 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall *

03/18, 2022 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *

03/19, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *

03/20, 2022 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

03/22, 2022 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

03/23, 2022 St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag

03/24, 2022 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave II

03/25, 2022 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

03/26, 2022 Chicago, IL @ Metro

03/27, 2022 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

03/29, 2022 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

03/30, 2022 Toronto, ON @ Opera House

03/31, 2022 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

04/01, 2022 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell

04/02, 2022 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

04/03, 2022 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

04/05, 2022 Reading, PA @ Reverb

04/06, 2022 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

04/07, 2022 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

04/08, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater

04/09, 2022 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes

04/10, 2022 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)

04/12, 2022 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

04/13, 2022 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

04/15, 2022 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live

04/16, 2022 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

04/17, 2022 Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

04/19, 2022 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

04/20, 2022 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

04/22, 2022 Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater

04/23, 2022 Berkeley, CA @ UC Theater

* = without Battle Beast



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