Anthrax, Killswitch Engage to team up for ‘Killthrax II’ tour

What do you do when you’ve co-headlined one of the hottest metal touring packages of 2017? Well, like any rock band that cares about its fans, you do it again, but you take it to the places that missed out the first time. That’s exactly what metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash/metal masters Anthrax have announced “KillThrax II,” a 29-city tour of North America presented by SiriusXM that kicks off Jan. 25 in Montreal, Canada, and will zig-zag across the continent to wind up in Portland, Maine, on March 4. Confirmed tour dates are below. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Oct. 20.

Frank Bello of Anthrax

Havok will serve as the opening act for the entire tour.

“After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch Engage, I’m psyched for round two of ‘KillThrax,’ and we’re adding Havoc to the heaviness!” said Anthrax bassist Frank Bello.

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante said, “The shows were great, the audiences were great and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?”

“We are looking forward to the next leg of the ‘KillThrax’ tour,” said KsE singer Jesse Leach. “We had a blast on the first one, and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax. There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no-brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It’s an honor, and we are excited for these shows, the fans,and the good times! ‘KillThrax’ is gearing up for round two, so let’s keep the party rolling!”

As with the inaugural “KillThrax” tour, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax will rotate the show’s closing slot on “KillThrax II.”

Confirmed dates for “KillThrax II” are below.

Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage

25   Metropolis, Montreal, QC
26   London Music Hall, London, ON
27   Sherman Theatre, Stoudsburg, PA
28   The National, Richmond, VA
30   Janus Landing, Tampa, FL
31   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

2   Club Stage @ Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
3   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
5   Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
6   Iron City Music Hall, Birmingham, AL
8   Concrete Street Music Hall, Corpus Christi, TX
9   Lonestar Pavilion, Lubbock, TX
10  Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
11  El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
13  House of Blues, San Diego, CA
14  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
16  Revolution, Boise, ID
17  Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
19  The Ranch, Edmonton, AB
20  Revolution Place Casino, Grande Prairie, AB
21  Mac Hall, Calgary, AB
23  Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
24  Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
25  Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA
27  The Forge, Joliet, IL

 1   Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
2   The Dome, Rochester, NY
3   Palladium, Worcester, MA
4   State Theater, Portland, ME


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