On the brink of its summer festival itinerary, DragonForce has announced nearly 60 world tour dates that will keep the English metal band on...

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.

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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 18West Hollywood, CAHouse Of Blues
September 19San Francisco, CAThe Regency Ballroom
September 20Portland, ORRoseland Theater
September 21Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
September 23Edmonton, ABEdmonton Event Centre
September 24Calgary, ABMacEwan Hall Ballroom
September 25Saskatoon, SKThe Odeon
September 26Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre
September 28Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
September 29Minneapolis, MNThe Cabooze
September 30Chicago, ILHouse Of Blues
October 2Toronto, ONSound Academy
October 3Montreal, QCMedley
October 4Quebec City, QCImperial Du Quebec
October 6New York, NYFillmore New York At Irving Plaza
October 7Baltimore, MDRams Head Live!
October 9Worcester, MAThe Palladium
October 10Poughkeepsie, NYThe Chance Theatre
October 11Philadelphia, PATheatre Of The Living Arts
October 16Lingen, GERAlter Schlachthof
October 17Herford, GERX
October 18Bochum, GERMatrix
October 19Berlin, GERColumbiaclub
October 21Nuremberg, GERHirsch
October 22Aschaffenburg, GERColos-Saal
October 23Karlsruhe, GERSubstage
October 24Saarbrucken, GERGarage
October 25Konstanz, GERKulturladen
October 27Cologne, GEREssigfabrik
October 28Hannover, GERFaust
October 30Leipzig, GERHellraiser
October 31Esch-Alzette, LUXKulturfabrik Esch-Alzette
November 6Porto Alegre, BRACasa Do Gaucho
November 7Curitiba, BRAOpera1
November 8Sao Paulo, BRACarioca Clube
November 10Santiago, CHITeatro Caupolican
November 11Buenos Aires, ARGTeatro Flores
November 13Bogota, COLDowntown Majestic
November 14Mexico City, MEXEl Circo Volador
November 19Folkestone, UKLeas Cliff Hall
November 20Reading, UKThe Hexagon
November 21Southend On Sea, UKCliffs Pavilion
November 23Southampton, UKSouthampton Guildhall
November 24Truro, UKHall For Cornwall
November 25Bristol, UKBristol University
November 26Wolverhampton, UKWulfrun Hall
November 28Preston, UK53 Degrees
November 29Bradford, UKSt. George’s Concert Hall
November 30Sheffield, UKO2 Academy Sheffield
December 1Hanley, UKVictoria Hall
December 3Glasgow, UKBarrowland
December 4Inverness, UKIronworks
December 5Dundee, UKFat Sam’s
December 7Middlesbrough, UKMiddlesbrough Empire
December 8Cambridge, UKCambridge Corn Exchange
December 10Lincoln, UKEngine Shed
December 11Manchester, UKManchester Academy
December 12Liverpool, UKO2 Academy Liverpool

Last Updated on June 16, 2009 by By Allison Reitz