Ready your drinking horns, honorary vikings, because Amon Amarth are invading the U.S. for a headlining tour! The Swedish melodic death metal outfit put on a can't-miss live show as their tales of viking lore come to life onstage and they've made it even sweeter with death-bringing Hellthrashers Goatwhore opening up the show each night.

Out in support of 2016's concept record, Jomsviking, Amon Amarth will start pillaging on April 30 in Jacksonville, Fla. as part of the Welcome to Rockville festival. With more festival dates dotting the routing, everything will come to an end on May 21 in Columbus, Ohio at the massive Rock on the Range festival.

"United States! We return to your lands this spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time, we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called 'The Loudest Month' (Welcome to Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headlining shows. You have been warned," the band stated as a collective.

Goatwhore vocalist Ben Falgoust commented, "We are looking forward to hitting the road with Amon Amarth and playing some raw as f--k metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let's make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let's do it together and crush the opposition."

For more information on the festivals, head to our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Festivals.

Amon Amarth, Goatwhore 2017 Tour Dates

4/30 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville *
5/01 - Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl
5/02 - Baton Rouge, La. @ Varsity Theatre
5/04 - Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theatre
5/05 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion *
5/06 - Richmond, Va. @ The National
5/08 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ TLA
5/09 - New Haven, Ct. @ College Street Music Hall
5/10 - Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount
5/12 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
5/13 - Chicago, Ill. @ Dark Lord Day *
5/14 - Somerset, Wis. @ Northern Invasion *
5/16 - Wichita, Kan. @ The Cotillion
5/17 - Boulder, Colo. @ Boulder Theatre
5/19 - Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note
5/20 - Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
5/21 - Columbus, Ohio @ Rock on the Range *
* festival dates

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