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Anthrax + Killswitch Engage Announce ‘Killthrax’ 2017 North American Tour

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Oh, boy! Another killer 2017 tour has just been announced! In fact, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage hitting the road together is so killer, it’s been dubbed the ‘Killthrax’ tour.

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage both made a huge impact in 2016 with new albums and smashing tours. Anthrax kept their 2010s hot streak going strong with For All Kings, cranking out epic tracks like “Blood Eagle Wings” and “You Gotta Believe.” Killswitch Engage’s career took Jesse Leach’s return to the next level as well with Incarnate, keeping fans very happy with “Strength of the Mind,” “Hate by Design” and more.

“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.'” Added bassist Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KSE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.”

“Anthrax and Killswitch — KillThrax! Holy crap!,” continues guitarist Scott Ian. “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!”

Killswitch singer Jesse Leach echoed Anthrax’s enthusiasm about the upcoming trek, saying, “We are so stoked to tour with thrash legends Anthrax! We are sure this will bring a powerhouse of a live show with the combination of both bands. This is, hands down, the most excited we’ve been to tour alongside a band in a long while. This will be one you won’t want to miss. KillThrax is coming for you!!!!”

It’s a perfect combination of veteran acts who’ve transcended the “trend” periods of their respective genres to emerge as all-time greats. The Devil Wears Prada have also been tapped to open for Anthrax and Killswitch during the month-long run of North American shows.

Check out the full list of dates below to see if the “Killthrax” tour is hitting a town near you!

Anthrax + Killswitch Engage 2017 North American Tour with The Devil Wears Prada:

3/29 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre*
3/30 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live**
3/31 – St. Charlies, Ill. @ Arcada Theater (Anthrax only)
3/31 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International (Killswitch Engage only)
4/01 – Manistee, Mich @ Little River Casino (Anthrax only)
4/01 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva (Killswitch Engage only)
4/03 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore*
4/04 – Wallingford, Conn. @ Oakdale Theatre*
4/05 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory**
4/07 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live*
4/08 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore**
4/11 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Ritz Raleigh**
4/12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle**
4/13 – Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues*
4/15 – Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall (Texas Independence Fest)**
4/17 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues**
4/18 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues**
4/22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern**
4/23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore**
4/25 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo*
4/26 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre**
4/28 – Denver, Colo. @ The Fillmore**
4/29 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium and Underground**
4/30 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Midland*
5/01 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant**
5/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Danforth Music Hall**
5/05 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount**
5/06 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall*
5/07 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues*

*Killswitch Engage closes
**Anthrax closes

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