KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED HEADLINE TOUR FOR WINTER 2022
AUGUST BURNS RED + LIGHT THE TORCH TO REJOIN AS SUPPORT Gold-selling and three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced their rescheduled headline tour for Winter 2022.
KsE, recognized by Forbes as "one of modern metal's most cherished acts," will bring The Atonement Tour back on the road to clubs and theaters across the U.S. and into Canada. The trek kicks off on January 28 in Pittsburgh and runs through March 12 in Philadelphia. All dates are below. Tickets are onsale here. The Atonement Tour makes its return with the same powerful lineup, which includes Lancaster, Pennsylvania's August Burns Red as main support and Light the Torch as the opening act. As fans are more than well aware, LTT frontman Howard Jones served as KsE's singer from 2002 through 2012. This tour package was originally planned for Spring 2020 but was ultimately postponed two dates into the original run due to the global shutdown that was a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now include all of the rescheduled dates as well as several new locations across the U.S. "The long wait is finally over," says KsE singer Jesse Leach. "We worked very hard to carefully piece this tour back together properly. After the tour was shut down two days in when it started in 2020, we are bringing it back! We are honored and stoked to have August Burns Red and Howard Jones and the boys in Light the Torch along to make this an 'all killer, no filler' lineup." Jones echoes the sentiment, saying, "FINALLY! We get to pick up where we left off on the Atonement tour with KsE and ABR! We couldn't be more excited to resume with the same lineup, and additional dates have been added so don't miss this noisy party. Now, stop reading this and get your tickets. GO! This will be a tour to remember and you do not want to miss it!" KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ON TOUR: WITH AUGUST BURNS RED + LIGHT THE TORCH: 1/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE 1/29 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore 1/31 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater 2/1 — Montreal, QC — M-Telus 2/2 — Toronto, ON — Rebel 2/4 — Wallingford, CT — The Dome 2/5 — Portland, ME — State Theater 2/6 — Boston, MA — House of Blues 2/8 — New York, NY — Terminal 5 2/10 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz 2/11 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle 2/12 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues 2/14 — Houston, TX — House of Blues 2/15 — Dallas, TX — SouthSide Ballroom 2/17 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee 2/18 — Los Angeles, CA — Wiltern 2/19 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl 2/21 — Ventura, CA — Ventura Theater 2/22 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium 2/23 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield 2/25 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory 2/26 — Missoula, MT — Wilma Theater 2/27 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo 3/1 — Boise, ID — Revolution 3/2 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex 3/3 — Denver, CO — Fillmore 3/5 — Green Bay, WI — EPIC Event Center 3/6 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore 3/7 — Chicago, IL — Radius 3/8 — Columbus, OH — Express Live 3/10 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore 3/11 — Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory 3/12 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002's Alive Or Just Breathing became avowed as a definitive album, being named among "The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade" by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of "Best Metal Performance" in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache  and As Daylight Dies . The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage , Disarm The Descent , and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate . The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.
2019 represented another turning point. The quintet—Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D'Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]—sharpened every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal Blade, Atonement. Their most critically acclaimed album in at least 15 years, Atonement debuted #2 on the Billboard Top Album chart, #13 on the Billboard Top 200, and once again #1 on both the Top Rock and Hard Rock Album charts. Needless to say, worldwide touring is on the agenda for the rest of 2021 and beyond.