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Killswitch Engage to Play ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ in Full on 2012 North American Tour

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Only six months after the live return of vocalist Jesse Leach to Killswitch Engage, the band has announced that they will embark on a 2012 tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark album ‘Alive or Just Breathing.’ During the monthlong North American tour, Killswitch will be playing the album in its entirety. Shadows Fall and Acaro will support the trek.

Last month, it was revealed that Killswitch Engage would be headlining the 2012 California Metalfest, with the marquee announcement of their performance being that the band would be playing every song from ‘Alive or Just Breathing.’ Perhaps due to the immense fan reaction of both excitement and jealousy of fans who aren’t able to make it to California, Killswitch will now give fans across North America an opportunity to experience the 10-year-old album before the year is up.

Killswitch Engage announced the news via their Facebook page accompanied by the words, “This is for all the fans.” The announcement came in video form, mixing film from 2002 (which gives an unexpected wave of nostalgia to those who remember the album’s release) with footage from 2012. The video continues to say, “‘Alive or Just Breathing’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour. Performing the entire record from beginning to end … with special guests Shadows Fall and Acaro,” before scrolling through the upcoming tour dates.

“I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to sing these songs on stage with Killswitch again,” says Jesse Leach in a press release. “Now here I am back in the band and celebrating 10 years of the release of this record. I am absolutely thrilled for this tour. I can’t wait to sing ‘Rise inside’ and ‘Just Barely Breathing’ among others. On top of it all, we have our good friends in Shadows Fall and Acaro joining us. This tour will be one we will all remember! ”

Check out the announcement video and the full list of tour dates below.

Killswitch Engage Announce ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Killswitch Engage, ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ 10th Anniversary Tour Dates

11/24 – San Bernardino, Calif. – NOS Event Center (California Metalfest VI)
11/25 – San Francisco, Calif. – Slim’s
11/27 – Seattle, Wash. – Studio Seven
11/28 – Portland, Ore. – Hawthorne
11/30 – Boulder, Colo. – Fox Theater
12/01 – Kansas City, Kan. – Beaumont Club
12/02 – Dallas, Texas – Trees
12/04 – Tampa, Flo. – State Theater
12/05 – Pensacola, Flo. – Vinyl
12/07 – Asheville, N.C. – Orange Peel
12/08 – Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade
12/10 – Chicago, Ill. – Bottom Lounge
12/11 – Columbus, Ohio – Alrosa Villa
12/12 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Dec. 14 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Town Ballroom
12/16 – Lancaster, Pa. – Chameleon Club
12/17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Willamsburg Music Hall
12/18 – Burlington, Vt. – Higher Ground
12/19 – Northampton, Mass. – Pearl Street
12/20 – Portland, Maine – State Theater

Watch our Video Interview with Killswitch Engage

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