Battlecross were set to hit the road this fall on a tour with Machine Head, but after that trek was scrapped, they had to come up with alternate plans. Now they will be headlining the 'Winter Warriors' tour, which also includes Wretched and War of Ages (dates below).

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says, "We won't let a cancelled tour stop Battlecross from performing for our fans and the Winter Warriors Tour with Wretched and War of Ages is the perfect way to remind our fans that you keep moving forward when challenges come up in life. Who knows perseverance more than those who bravely serve our country and we are honored to dedicate this tour to them."

Deraniyagala continues, "We are a band that stands for ideals such as loyalty, honor, sacrifice and perseverance through our lyrics and how we conduct ourselves, and hope the tour will be a fitting tribute to every service member who attends. We look forward to raging with our fans who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and thank them again for their service."

In honor of the United States Armed Forces, Battlecross will make some free tickets available for local military members at each tour stop. In addition, a veteran will be selected in each city for a VIP experience, and a portion of sales from a limited edition tour shirt will be donated to a local veterans charity.

For information about honoring a veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for veterans, go here. Members of the military can get details about free admission to the tour at

2014 Battlecross, Wretched + War of Ages Tour Dates

11/26 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- The Stache at The Intersection
11/28 -- Erie, Pa. -- BT Theater
11/29 -- Dayton, Ohio -- Rockstar Pro Arena
11/30 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- The Firebird
12/02 -- Tulsa, Okla. -- The Vanguard
12/03 -- Houston, Texas -- Warehouse Live Studio
12/04 -- Dallas, Texas -- Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/05 -- Austin, Texas -- Dirty Dog Bar
12/06 -- Lubbock, Texas -- Backstage
12/07 -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Launchpad
12/08 -- Mesa, Ariz. -- Club Red
12/09 -- West Hollywood, Calif. -- Whisky A Go-Go
12/10 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- DNA Lounge
12/11 -- Anaheim, Calif. -- Chain Reaction
12/12 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- Adrenaline Sports Lounge
12/13 -- Sparks, Nev. -- The Alley
12/15 -- Denver, Colo. -- Marquis Theater
12/16 -- Merriam, Kan. -- Aftershock
12/17 -- Minneapolis, Minn. -- The Nether Bar
12/18 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Vaudeville Mews
12/19 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Beat Kitchen
12/20 -- Westland, Mich. -- The Token Lounge
12/26 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Opera House
12/27 -- Clifton, N.J. -- Dingbatz
12/28 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Underground Arts
12/29 -- Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Saint Vitus
12/30 -- Worcester, Mass. -- Upstairs at The Palladium