On the brink of its summer festival itinerary, DragonForce has announced nearly 60 world tour dates that will keep the English metal band on the international road through the end of the year. The next leg of the Ultra Beatdown tour will hit the U.S. and Canada on September 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA.

The outing will hit 19 cities from coast to coast through October 11 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Other highlights on the itinerary include a September 21 concert at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, a September 30 performance at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, an October 2 event at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON, and an October 6 gig at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.

Finnish power metal group Sonata Arctica and Las Vegas quartet Taking Dawn, formerly known as 7th Son, will open throughout the final North American tour leg of 2009.

TFL and ATBS for ticketing professionals

Ticket presales for the U.S. and Canada are currently available to registered members of DragonForce’s online community. The presale also offers reduced service fees, and more information is available on the band’s official Web site. The first round of public onsales started over the weekend.

After completing its national dates in fall, DragonForce will hit mainland Europe for a round of dates, mostly in Germany, followed by a seven-date tour of South America and Mexico. The group will then head back to its United Kingdom, where it will close out the year with an extensive 19-city tour leg.

DragonForce is touring behind its fourth studio album, “Ultra Beatdown,” released in August 2008. The effort earned the power metal sextet its highest-ever position on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 18 on the charts. The group’s previous “Inhuman Rampage” peaked on the charts at No. 103.

DragonForce itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 18 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
September 19 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
September 20 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
September 21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
September 23 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
September 24 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
September 25 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
September 26 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
September 28 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
September 29 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
September 30 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
October 2 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
October 3 Montreal, QC Medley
October 4 Quebec City, QC Imperial Du Quebec
October 6 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
October 7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
October 9 Worcester, MA The Palladium
October 10 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theatre
October 11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
October 16 Lingen, GER Alter Schlachthof
October 17 Herford, GER X
October 18 Bochum, GER Matrix
October 19 Berlin, GER Columbiaclub
October 21 Nuremberg, GER Hirsch
October 22 Aschaffenburg, GER Colos-Saal
October 23 Karlsruhe, GER Substage
October 24 Saarbrucken, GER Garage
October 25 Konstanz, GER Kulturladen
October 27 Cologne, GER Essigfabrik
October 28 Hannover, GER Faust
October 30 Leipzig, GER Hellraiser
October 31 Esch-Alzette, LUX Kulturfabrik Esch-Alzette
November 6 Porto Alegre, BRA Casa Do Gaucho
November 7 Curitiba, BRA Opera1
November 8 Sao Paulo, BRA Carioca Clube
November 10 Santiago, CHI Teatro Caupolican
November 11 Buenos Aires, ARG Teatro Flores
November 13 Bogota, COL Downtown Majestic
November 14 Mexico City, MEX El Circo Volador
November 19 Folkestone, UK Leas Cliff Hall
November 20 Reading, UK The Hexagon
November 21 Southend On Sea, UK Cliffs Pavilion
November 23 Southampton, UK Southampton Guildhall
November 24 Truro, UK Hall For Cornwall
November 25 Bristol, UK Bristol University
November 26 Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun Hall
November 28 Preston, UK 53 Degrees
November 29 Bradford, UK St. George’s Concert Hall
November 30 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy Sheffield
December 1 Hanley, UK Victoria Hall
December 3 Glasgow, UK Barrowland
December 4 Inverness, UK Ironworks
December 5 Dundee, UK Fat Sam’s
December 7 Middlesbrough, UK Middlesbrough Empire
December 8 Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
December 10 Lincoln, UK Engine Shed
December 11 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
December 12 Liverpool, UK O2 Academy Liverpool