Hard rock will rule the roads in the coming months as Slayer, Megadeth and Hatebreed all unveil North American concert itineraries for late 2009. Those plans and more are part of the daily tour recap for September 15, as compiled by TicketNews.
Slayer is heading back out on the road with Megadeth this fall as the metal bands relaunch their Canadian Carnage Tour in the eastern provinces. Fives shows have been booked from November 8 at Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB, through November 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Machine Head and Suicide Silence open on all dates. An equally brief Canadian Carnage Tour leg hit the western provinces in late June for just a handful of dates.
After wrapping its Canadian jaunt, Megadeth will venture on with the Endgame Tour of the United States. That 22-date outing begins November 14 at Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI, and concludes December 13 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. Much like the earlier co-headlining run with Slayer, main support will come from Machine Head and Suicide Silence, also joined by Arcanium. Beginning with the December 5 concert at the Beaumont in Kansas City, MO, Warbringer will replace Machine Head on the bill.
Hatebreed has a hefty North American schedule to tackle in the coming months. More than 40 performances are now on the books, beginning with a November 6 performance at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH, and wrapping on December 20 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. Of the multitude of U.S. and Canadian shows inked, highlights are performances on November 12 at The National in Richmond, VA; November 21 at The Door in Dallas, TX; December 1 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR; December 2 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC; December 10 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; and December 16 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON.
Echo & The Bunnymen will spend some extra time in the states at the end of this year with a fresh batch of U.S. tour dates. The veteran rockers were originally inked for three North American shows on October 20 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, ON; October 22 at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA; and October 24 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Now the band will also hit the East Coast, starting November 15 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, and continuing through November 25 at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL. Additional gig stops include November 17 at Black Cat in Washington, DC, and November 22 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY.
Taking Back Sunday is padding the calendar space between opening stints for Blink-182 and a trek with All-American Rejects by performing a block of solo dates in October. The six-date venture begins October 22 at Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH, and concludes October 31 at The Hub Entertainment Destination in Fargo, ND. TBS plays its last show with Blink-182 on September 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. The first gig with the Rejects is November 3 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
Saosin unveiled plans for a year-end U.S. concert circuit that will take the band through 35 markets. The venture begins and ends in California with shows on November 6 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood and December 20 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. In between those performances, the band is nearly booked solid. Upcoming shows include November 11 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA; November 19 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; December 1 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA; December 8 at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL; and December 17 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ.
Art Brut is packing its bags for a month-long tour of North America for early autumn. The band launches its itinerary on October 18 at Black Cat in Washington, DC, and continues straight through a November 15 show at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY. Among other dates on the calendar, Art Brut is set to perform on October 19 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC; October 25 at The Mohawk in Austin, TX; November 3 at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC; November 10 at Lincon Hall in Chicago, IL; and November 14 at Ottobar in Baltimore, MD.