Michigan thrashers Battlecross will embark on a North American tour this summer with Crimson Shadows and Ikillya (dates below). The trek launches July 24 in Columbus, Ohio. They will also begin working on their third album, due to be released sometime next year.

"We're excited to announce our first headline run in quite a while," says guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala. "It's short but sweet, and this gives us time to write the new record this summer. We are stoked to have our Canadian brothers, Crimson Shadows joining us. We did a short run with those guys earlier this year and they're a great live band and have an awesome record coming out next fall."

Guitarist Tony Asta says, "The past year has been very inspiring for the band and our attitude towards the writing process this time around is more confident and driven. I expect our next album to kick you in the ass harder than the last. Album number 3 will be a serious contender in 2015 and a defining Battlecross record."

Battlecross are currently on tour in Europe playing shows and festivals including Graspop in Belgium. After the North American tour. they are headed to South America with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire for three Brazilian shows.

Battlecross Tour Dates

7/24/2014 -- Columbus, Ohio -- The Basement
7/25/2014 -- Greensboro, N.C. -- Greene Street Club
7/26/2014 -- Elizabethton, Tenn. -- The Bonnie Kate
7/27/2014 -- Charlotte, N.C. -- The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
7/28/2014 -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- 1904 Music Hall
7/30/2014 -- Reading, Pa. -- Reverb
7/31/2014 -- Buffalo, N.Y. -- Waiting Room
8/01/2014 -- Hartford, Ct. -- Webster Underground
8/02/2014 -- Albany, N.Y. -- Bogies
8/03/2014 -- Ottawa, Ontario -- Mavericks
8/04/2014 -- Quebec City, Quebec -- L'Agitee
8/05/2014 -- London, Ontario -- Rum Runners (with Macabre)
8/06/2014 -- Syracuse, N.Y. -- Lost Horizon
8/07/2014 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Smiling Moose
8/08/2014 -- Louisville, Ky. -- Expo 5 (with Killswitch Engage)
8/09/2014 -- Birch Run, Mich. -- DIRT Fest
8/10/2014 -- Libertyville, Ill. -- Austin's (with Killswitch Engage)