Destruction announces North American tour

German thrash metal band Destruction will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022 with a new album, “Diabolical” (April 8, Napalm Records), and a North American spring headline tour.

Featuring direct support from label-mates Nervosa, the tour also will feature special guests Sunlord and VX36. The run will kick off April 28 in Brooklyn, New York, and hit a slew of cities before coming to a close with a Destruction-only performance May 29 at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Tickets are on sale now via individual venues.

Destruction mastermind Schmier said: “Yes, we are super thrilled: The first tour of the new record, ‘Diabolical,’ will kick off in North America! We could not tour there on the last album because of the pandemic, so we made it a top priority to return as soon as the circumstances would allow us, to play for our American fans again!     

“We are bringing our friends Nervosa along–they are a perfect match! We toured together before and the pits were smoking! They also haven’t toured in the USA or Canada in a long while. This is a killer package and we are super excited! See you all for a serious beating!!!”

Nervosa guitarist Prika Amaral said, “This will be a super fun tour with legends and friends–Nervosa with Destruction touring for the third time together, but this time in North America and Nervosa with the new lineup. Be prepared for a thrash massacre! We can’t wait!”

Destruction tour dates:
with Nervosa, Sunlord and VX36

4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
4/29: Boston, MA @ Middle East / Downstairs
4/30: Montréal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
5/01: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
5/03: Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
5/04: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/05: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
5/06: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/07: St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
5/08: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
5/09: Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
5/10: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
5/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
5/14: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/17: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
5/18: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
5/19: Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
5/20: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/23: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
5/24: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
5/25: Houston, TX @ White Oak
5/27: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (The Vinyl)
5/28: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5/29: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest – Destruction only

Pre-order “Diabolical,” Destruction’s 15th studio album, here.

Diabolical” track listing:       

1. Under the Spell        
2. Diabolical        
3. No Faith in Humanity         
4. Repent Your Sins     
5. Hope Dies Last        
6. The Last of a Dying Breed 
7. State of Apathy        
8. Tormented Soul       
9. Servant of the Beast        
10. The Lonely Wolf     
11. Ghost from the Past       
12. Whorefication
13. City Baby Attacked by Rats     

“Diabolical” will be available in various formats in different territories, including a digital album and CD (bundled with a T-shirt and an exclusive “Mad Butcher” bust), 1LP gatefold editions in black, crystal clear and marbled yellow/red.

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