2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours
tem are a lot of rock and metal tours out there and it can be challenging to remember all of them or even keep up with them to begin with. Try as you might, but there has probably been a concert or two that you’ve missed because you lost track of the show among everything else. Worry no more!
This 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours will be your No. 1 source for keeping track of all the artists touring North America throughout the year. This guide will be updated as tours are announced, so you’ll never have to miss another concert again! Now the hard part will be choosing which ones to go to if you can’t catch all of your favorite bands as they come around.
Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses have reunited with original members Slash and Duff McKagan, sending the rock world into a frenzy. The icons will embark on the ‘Not in This Lifetime’ tour that will see the band play stadiums all across the U.S. The trek will begin on June 23 in Detroit, Mich. and wrap up on Aug. 22 in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium. Support will come from Alice in Chains and Lenny Kravitz on select dates.
Slipknot, Marilyn Manson
Slipknot and Marilyn Manson will be teaming up for one of the most exciting tours of the summer. The two heavyweights will be featured on a lengthy co-headlining run with Of Mice and Men serving as support. Stretching from June 28 through Aug. 27, the trek will circle the U.S. and hit Canada for a couple gigs as well, totaling nearly 40 cities by the time it draws to an end.
The legendary KISS will be taking their show on the road in July for the ‘Freedom to Rock’ tour, which will span just over two full months. The painted rockers will be heading out from Boise, Idaho on July 7 and wrap it all up in Huntington, W.V. on Sept. 10. Support on the first half of the run will come from American Idol winner Caleb Johnson and he will be replaced by Dead Daises after Aug. 10.
Zakk Wylde served up the successor to his debut acoustic record, Book of Shadows, earlier in the year, ending a two decade drought between records. Book of Shadows II continues in the same vein of the first album and the guitar icon is ready to perform some new cuts on the road. He’ll be embarking on a massive, nearly two month long run from Jul 8 through Sept. 3.
Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin
Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin are teaming up for one of the biggest tour of the summer! Both bands roared back from a hiatus in 2015, releasing chart-topping albums Immortalized and Dark Before Dawn respectively. The co-headlining trek will feature Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia for support, rounding out an impressive lineup. The tour will begin on July 9 in Syracuse, N.Y. and finish in Concord, Calif. on Aug. 19.
Korn, Rob Zombie
The summer is full of massive co-headlining tours and Korn and Rob Zombie are no exception. The two heavyweights will team up for an extensive run across North America with theatrical rockers In This Moment opening each night. The tour will start on July 19 in Englewood, Colo. and run all the way through Sept. 3 where they will close things out in Bristow, Va.
Pop punk icons Blink-182 will be venturing out on a massive summer tour that will keep the band on the road from July 22 through Oct. 1. A Day to Remember will serve as direct support with the opening slot switching up after one month. Support on the first half of the trek will come from All American Rejects, who will remain on through Aug. 24. Replacing them will be All Time Low, who hop on starting Aug. 25 and will remain on the bill until the tour’s end.
The 2016 Summer Slaughter is one of the best lineups the tour has assembled in its now 10 year span. Headlining the trek will be Cannibal Corpse who never seem to stay off the road, rounded out by Nile, After the Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter to Prevail and Ingested. The tour will begin in Orlando, Fla. on July 23 and wrap up in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 21.
Deftones are hitting the road hard in support of their latest effort, Gore. Having already wrapped up a headlining run, the group will head back out starting July 31 in Buffalo, N.Y. as part of the Edgefest. Immediately following this appearance will be a run from Aug. 2 – 12 featuring Swedish hardcore punk legends Refused as support. The trek will extend through Aug. 31 and Deftones will make further festival appearances from there.
Texas Hippie Coalition
Get read to ‘Tour the F–k Up’ with Texas Hippie Coalition as they set out on a headlining run in support of their latest brand of southern metal, Dark Side of Black. The tour will begin on July 31 in Waterloo, Iowa and wrap up in Braidwood, Ill. on Aug. 21. Opening each night will be Scott H. Biram.
With a new EP, The Aphotic Gloom, arriving Aug. 19, melodic thrashers Skeletonwitch will head out on the road pre-release in support. The recording marks the debut of new frontman Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer) who replaced longtime singer Chance Garnette earlier this year. The band will kick things off on Aug. 2 in Boston, Mass, wrapping it up three weeks later in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 27.
They’ll embark on another headlining run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 30 rounded out by Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatekeeper and Homewrecker.
Few bands spend more time on the road than the Melvins. With a new album, Basses Loaded, they’ll be heading out on a nearly two month jaunt that will take them to over 40 stops before returning home. The trek kicks off on Aug. 3 in Las Vegas and will circle back to the West Coast, finishing off in Long Beach, Calif. on Sept. 24.
Periphery will be releasing Periphery III: Select Difficulty this year and will embark on a headlining tour in support of the new disc. Joining the djent progenitors on the trek will be SikTh, Chon and Toothgrinder. The ‘Sonic Unrest’ tour is set to begin on Aug. 4 in Raleigh, N.C. and finish up back on the East Coast in Baltimore, MD. on Sept. 1.
After supporting Motley Crue on their adventurous farewell tour, shock rocker Alice Cooper is getting ready for a batch of headlining dates. The trek will begin on April 29 in Biloxi, Miss. and run through May 21, coming to an end in Rama, Ontario. A stop at the Carolina Rebellion festival will be made along the way as Alice continues to perform at a top level, inching closer to 70 years old. Special VIP packages will be available, allowing fans to get up to three personal items signed by the icon. Alice will hit the road again in August and then one more time in October, just in time for Halloween.
Def Leppard are going to be spending a significant amount of time touring the United States this year. The British legends will be making over 50 stops in total, hitting the road for various stretches as they continue to support their 2015 self-titled album. The band had to nix a set of dates earlier in the year to allow singer Joe Elliott‘s voice to recover under medical advisory, but he looks to be all business now with this demanding tour schedule.
Get ready to party like its the turn of the millennium all over again! The ‘Make American Rock Again!’ tour will be headlined by Trapt, rounded out by Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, 12 Stones and Tantric. The tour will begin on Aug. 6 in El Paso, Texas and will come to a close over two months later in Dodge City, Kan. on Oct. 7.
Volbeat will be embarking on a headlining tour out in support of their latest record, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie. Joining the Danish metal gone rockabilly outfit will be metalcore veterans Killswitch Engage and Canada’s premiere stoner doom outfit Black Wizard. The tour will start on Aug. 6 in Bangor, Maine and run through Sept. 18 and closing at the Rock Allegiance Festival in Chester, Pa.
Glenn Hughes was forced to reschedule his U.S. tour after undergoing double knee replacement surgery and suffered from some complications. Looking ahead, the legend is anxious to get back on the road, performing cuts from across his career including Trapeze, Deep Purple, solo records, Black Country Communion and California Breed. The trek will begin on Aug. 9 in Annapolis, Md. and come to a close on Sept. 3 in Los Angeles, Calif. Support will come from blues rock singer Joanne Shaw Taylor.
Belphegor will be invading North American shores once again as the promote their 2014 effort, Conjuring the Dead. Rounding out the Austrian blackened death vets will be techdeath masters Origin, Shining (Sweden) and Abigail Williams. The three week jaunt will run from Aug. 11 in Houston, Texas until Sept. 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Sludge rockers Baroness will hit the road in support of 2015’s Purple on a headlining run across the United States. In tow will be premiere doom outfit Pallbearer as the two groups make 20 stops beginning Aug. 12 in Washington D.C. and come to a draw on Sept. 7 in Tampa, Fla. From there, Baroness will make four festival appearances before the month ends.
Nu-metal act Dope have reunited the classic lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, and Racci Shay and will be heading out on the ‘Die Mother F–ker Die’ tour. Their new album, Blood Money, is expected to see a Fall release and the group will be playing over 20 songs on the tour, some of which will be culled from the new record. The run will start on Aug. 13 in San Francisco, Calif. and finish on Oct. 30 in West Hollywood, Calif.
The Used sold out the first leg of their 15th anniversary North American tour earlier this year. The run saw the influential post-hardcore act play back-to-back nights at each stop, performing their debut one night and In Love and Death in its entirety the next alongside fan favorites and other hits. They’ll head out in the same vein again on Aug. 16 in Portland, Ore. and wrap up over a month later in Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 28
Black Sabbath are reaching the end of their metal road, using 2016 as the year for the seminal act to say their farewell to all those who have supported the heavy metal godfathers since the Birmingham quartet started it all in 1970. The doom lords will be returning for a second North American leg of the tour starting on Aug. 17 and extending through Sept. 21.
Prophets of Rage
Just in time for the 2016 Presidential election, Prophets of Rage will be heading out on a nearly two month long tour dubbed ‘Make America Rage Again.’ Featuring all of Rage Against the Machine sans Zack de la Rocha alongside Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and Cypress Hill’s B Real, the group will hit the road on Aug. 19 in Fairfax, Va. and come to a close on Oct. 16 in Chula Vista, Calif.
3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down have put a tremendous amount of support behind their sixth studio effort, Us and the Night. The veteran rockers will be heading back out on the road for another headlining North American run from Aug. 26 through Oct. 8. Support on the trek will come from Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising.
Buckcherry will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their comeback record 15 by embarking on an album tour playing the record in its entirety. The run will stretch from Sept. 2 through Oct. 4 with Candlebox and Sons of Texas provided support on select dates. Check all listing carefully!
Legendary bassist Jason Newsted is back in action! He’s swapped his cables and amps for an acoustic guitar with his band billed as Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band, covering classic American songs from acts like Johnny Cash. The group will play a small run of shows in Nevada and California between Sept. 2 and 17.
Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil will be embarking on the ‘Made to Destroy’ headlining tour in support of their latest record, Misadventures. Joining the band on the road will be Neck Deep and I Prevail as they set out from San Francisco, Calif. on Sept. 3 and wrap things up over one month later, circling back to the West Coast, capping it off with a Los Angeles performance on Oct. 16.
Skindred, the reggae rock act from South Wales, will be coming stateside for a month of headlining dates from Sept. 4 through Oct. 8 as they continue to put support behind 2015’s Volume. Joining them on the trek will be (hed) P.E. and SOiL, though each band will be on select dates, so check listing carefully to which lineup will be at the city nearest you.
The Temperance Movement
The Temperance Movement are one of the most dominating acts in heavy music right now. Armed with their sophomore record, White Bear, the band will be hitting the road once again for a North American run stretching between Sept. 7 and Oct. 20. Some of the dates will be headlining gigs while others will be as a support act for the Revivalists, so check listings carefully.
Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me are some of the most esteemed musicians in the modern age. Still supporting 2015’s Coma Ecliptic, the group will be performing the album in full on each night of the tour. The bill is rounded out by the Devin Townsend Project and Fallujah. The trek will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14.
Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch will be heading up North for a two week run in Canada as they continue to support Got Your Six. Rounding out the lineup will be Papa Roach, Sixx: A.M. and newcomers From Ashes to New. The trek will begin on Sept. 9 in Abbotsford, British Columbia and wrap up on Sept. 28 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
As the festival seasons winds down, Sevendust have plotted a headlining run based around a handful of festival appearances. Crobot will serve as direct support on the tour, rounded out by Wilson and Twelve Foot Ninja. The tour will launch on Sept. 9 in Wichita, Kan. and come to an end in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 3.
Get ready to thrash because there’s one killer tour package coming to town! Slayer will be teaming up with Anthrax and Death Angel on a North American trek this Fall. The tour will kick off on Sept. 9 in Cleveland, Ohio, running all the way through the near end of October where things will come to a close in El Paso, Texas on Oct. 27. More dates are expected to be announced.
Chevelle have been putting a lot of support behind their newest record, The North Corridor, and will be embarking on a headlining run not long after wrapping up their co-headlining trek with Bush. The tour will kick off on Sept. 10 in Englewood, Colo. and come to a draw in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Oct. 2.
August Burns Red
August Burns Red will be heading out on the ‘Legends of the Fall’ tour in support of their latest record, Found In Far Away Places. Rounding out the remainder of the bill will be Erra, Silent Planet and Make Them Suffer. The run will begin in New Haven, Ct. on Sept. 11 and finish up just shy of one month later on Oct. 8 in Raleigh, N.C.
Airbourne, one of Australia’s leading rock outfits not named AC/DC, are coming to bring their high-energy rock ‘n’ roll to North America. With Breakin’ Outta Hell set for release in the Fall, the band will hit the West Coast running, kicking things off on Sept. 12 in San Diego, Calif. and drawing to a close on the East Coast in Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 14.
Avenged Sevenfold will be hitting the MidWest for a small run of dates running from Sept. 12 – 21. The lineup is bursting with big names, rounding out by Volbeat providing direct support, Killswitch Engage and openers Avatar. Only five stops are listed on the routing: Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.
Max & Iggor Cavalera
Former Sepultura members and founders Max and Iggor Cavalera will be teaming up for the 20th anniversary of the Brazilian band’s legendary album, Roots. Performing the record in full, they’ll be backed by the Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegaeon, All Hail the Yeti and Oni. Not each date will feature every act, so check listings carefully.
After an 11 year career spanning six albums and one EP, For Today will be calling it a day. The band announced their breakup in conjunction with a farewell tour, which will consist of two North American legs. The first will run from Sept. 14 through Oct. 8, picking back up again on Nov. 4 and coming to a close on Dec. 15.
Party machine Andrew W.K. will be hitting each and every state in the U.S. on a mostly spoken word tour dubbed ‘The Power of Partying.’ Spending a full two and a half months on the road, he’ll kick things off in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 15 and come to an end after stopping at the final state on the list, Rhode Island, on Nov. 30.
Descendents will be touring in support of their first album since 2004, Hypercaffium Spazzinate. The punk legends will hit the road for a run of headlining shows beginning Sept. 15 in Minneapolis, Minn. and finish up one month later in Silver Spring, Md. on Oct. 15. Support will come on select dates featuring either Modern Baseball, Beach Slang or F–ked Up, so check listings carefully.
Nothing More are taking a break from the studio to play a handful of headlining dates between Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. With eight shows slated throughout the month-long span, they’ll be joined by Twelve Foot Ninja, Dinosaur Pile-Up and To Whom It May. Select dates will not feature some of the support acts, so check listings carefully to ensure there’s no surprises when you get to the venue!
Metalcore legends Trivium have been touring heavily behind 2015’s Silence in the Snow and will hit the United States in Sept. along with power metal icons Sabaton and Huntress, who will be touting The Last Stand and Static respectively. The tour will begin on Sept. 15 in Columbus, Ohio and finish up in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 21.
Sweden’s Ghost can never seem to manage to escape the clutches of North America and will return for a whopping 36 stops as they continue to support 2015’s Meliora. Dubbed the ‘Popestar’ tour, the run will see the blasphemous clergy make their way from Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 16 all around the continent and back to N.Y., closing out in Brooklyn on Nov. 12.
Goatwhore have been laying relatively low this year as they’ve been working on a new record. The band will venture out on a small headlining run surrounding their appearance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on Sept. 24. Kicking off on Sept. 3 in Lafayette, La., Goatwhore will finish up in the state they started in, capping the run off in Lake Charles, La. on Oct. 1. Support will come from the Blood Royale.
Sick Puppies will embark on a headlining run before linking up as the support act for Skillet on their own headlining trek. The trek will launch on Sept. 17 in Chester, Pa. as part of the Rock Allegiance Festival, coming to an end Oct. 5 in Chicago, Ill. The band will be out in support of their latest record, Fury, joining Skillet’s tour on Oct. 6.
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday will be promoting their Tidal Wave album on an intimate run of small clubs. Fans will have a chance to get up close and personal seeing one of their favorite acts on a small stage. Rounding out the bill will be You Blew It!, Loose Talk and Mammoth Indigo. Check listings carefully as not all bands will appear at each stop along the trek.
Yowza, what a lineup! Megadeth will be bringing one of the most star-studded tour lineups to North America this Fall between Sept. 20 and Oct. 16. Rounding out the bill will be melodic death metal legends Amon Amarth, crossover thrash icons Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Havok. Megadeth have been touring heavily in support of Dystopia and this lineup is a can’t miss.
With their long-awaited new album Magma finally seeing a release this year, Gojira will be hitting the road in full support. The french quarter are known for their intense live performances, raising the intensity of their pummeling grooves that collide head-first with atmospheric elements, giving the band their signature sound. Support on the trek will come from Tesseract, who will be promoting their 2015 effort, Polaris.
Skillet will be heading out for a month-long jaunt across the U.S. in support of their ninth album, Unleashed, and, coincidentally, the 20th year since the release of their first record. Direct support will come from Thousand Foot Krutch, who will be replaced by Sick Puppies after Oct. 1. Devour the Day will be the opening act throughout the entirety of the tour which will start Sept. 22 in Clive, Iowa and finish in Tulsa, Okla. on Oct. 23.
Disturbed just can’t stay off the road! Still putting heavy support behind 2015’s Immortalized, the rock titans will share the stage with Chevelle and Nothing More for a Fall U.S. tour. Kicking off on Sept. 23 in Las Vegas, Disturbed will link up with their tourmates for the next gig, hitting several stops over the next three weeks before coming to an end in Glendale, Ariz. on Oct. 21.
Hardcore titans Hatebreed will be hitting North America once again on the second leg of their tour in support of The Concrete Confessional. The bill will once again be rounded out by DevilDriver and Devil You Know, so if you missed out on the first opportunity to catch all of these acts, it’s not too late after all! The tour will begin on Sept. 23 in Tucson, Ariz. and wrap up in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Oct. 28.
Canadian death groove machine Kataklysm continue to support their 2015 release, Of Ghosts and Gods, and will embark on a three week trek across North America. The band will perform as part of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in Calif. on Sept. 24. Carach Angren will link up with the band on Oct. 1 in Vancouver, providing direct support through the rest of the jaunt, save for three dates where they will not perform.
Korn, Breaking Benjamin
Korn will be teaming up with Breaking Benjamin for a co-headlining Fall tour dubbed the ‘Nocturnal Underground Tour.’ Joining the trek will be Motionless in White and Silver Snakes. The run will start on Sept. 24 in Fargo, N.D. and finish up in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Oct. 19.
Progressive icons Opeth will be releasing Sorceress later this year and will invade North America at the end of September for a headlining trek. Providing direct support will be stoner rock outfit the Sword, promoting their 2015 effort High Country. The tour will run from Sept. 24 starting in San Bernardino, Calif. and come to an end on Oct. 26 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Clutch has been touring incessantly behind their 2015 standout effort, Psychic Warfare. The southern rockers will be bringing their beloved brand to North America once more on a headlining run rounding out by Zakk Wylde‘s Black Sabbath cover band Zakk Sabbath and Kyng. The trek will start on Sept. 28 in Buffalo, N.Y. and come to an end in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 30.
Parkway Drive will be embarking on a headlining run across North America in support of last year’s Ire album, which was just re-released as a deluxe edition. Support will come from We Came as Romans and Counterparts on the nearly month long trek. The tour launches on Sept. 29 in ft. Collins, Colo. and will come to an end in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 25.
Legendary Christian metal outfit Stryper will be donning their classic yellow and black outfits to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their sophomore album To Hell With the Devil. Performing the album in full each night, Stryper will hit the road on Sept. 29 in Atlanta, Ga. and wind it down almost two months later in Raleigh, N.C. on Nov. 21.
Punk rock legends Bad Religion will be embarking on the ‘Vox Populi’ tour this Fall, stretching from coast to coast in the United States. Joining them will be Against Me! and Dave Hause as they begin the jaunt on Sept. 30 in Sayreville, N.J. and conclude it all over one month later in Hollywood on Nov. 4.
Suicide Silence / Whitechapel
Get ready for a night of chugging! Suicide Silence and Whitechapel will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour, bringing more of deathcore’s biggest acts out on the road with them. Despised Icon will be featured as direct support on select dates while both Carnifex and Oceano will be featured at each stop. With more tour dates being announced soon, the trek is slated to launch on Sept. 30 and finish up three weeks later on Oct. 21.
Brujeria will release their first album in 16 years, Pocho Aztlan, on Sept. 16. The mysterious group of banditos portraying Mexican drug lords will also perform a rare tour, which kicks off on Oct. 1 in Baltimore, Md, extending through Oct. 18 where the tour will conclude in San Diego, Calif. Brujeria will be bringing Cattle Decapitation and Piñata Protest with them as supporting acts.
Technical death metal masters Gorguts will be promoting their single-track EP, Pleiades’ Dust, with a North American tour. The run will stretch from Oct. 3, opening in Brighton, Mass., through Oct. 30, capping off the run in New York, N.Y. Support will come from Intronaut as well as Brain Tentacles.
Progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have been performing their entire new conceptual double album The Astonishing in its entirety on tour this year and the trend will continue with their second North American leg in support of the record. With more dates to be announced, the run has six dates locked down between Oct. 5 and Nov. 1.
Don’t call it a comeback — call it a Sum-back! That’s what pop punk icons Sum 41 are doing as they’re set to depart on the ‘Don’t Call it a Sum-Back’ tour on Oct. 5 in Orlando, Fla. Providing support will be Senses Fail and As It Is as they traverse North America, wrapping it up in Los Angeles, Calif. on Nov. 6
Halestorm will be teaming up with legendary rock goddess Lita Ford and Dorothy for the second installment of their tour together. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Right! The trek will kick off on Oct. 6 and stretch through the end of the month, finishing up before Halloween on Oct. 28.
Metalcore outfit Beartooth will be heading out on a month-long headlining tour across the U.S. in support of their sophomore record, Aggressive. The trek will launch on Oct. 10 in Chicago, Ill. and come to an end on Nov. 11 in the band’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Every Time I Die, Fit For a King and Old Wounds will serve as support.
Meshuggah are preparing their follow-up to 2012’s Koloss and will be bringing new cuts to the stage along with the tried and true classics. Kicking off on Oct. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the Swedish icons will venture across North America with High on Fire in tow, finishing up almost one month later in Silver Spring, mo. on Nov. 5. High on Fire will be promoting last year’s standout effort, Luminiferous.
The Devil Wears Prada / Memphis May Fire
The Devil Wears Prada and Memphis May Fire are hooking up for a co-headlining run across the U.S. this fall. With additional support coming from Silverstein (on select dates) and opening act Like Moths to Flames, the tour is set to launch on Oct. 11 in Denver Colo. The trek will extend nearly one month, finishing up in Berkeley, Calif. on Nov. 4.
Swedish metalcore stalwarts Soilwork have announced they’ll be hitting the road on the ‘Fury Tour,’ which will be, well… furious! That’s because Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross and Darkness Divided will be joining the vets for a month of dates across North America. Kicking off on Oct. 14 in Providence, R.I., the run will extend through Nov. 16, finishing up in Toronto, Ontario.
Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown
Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown will be heading out on a co-headlining tour in the Fall. Joining the trek will be Sixx: A.M. and As Lions as the run takes the bands on a month-long stretch with a focus on the Midwest and West Coast. The tour begins on Oct. 18 in Little Rock, Ark. and finishes up in Duluth, Ga. on Dec. 10.
The Pretty Reckless
The Pretty Reckless will be releasing their newest studio album, Who You Selling For, on Oct. 21. Their headlining tour will launch one day before the record’s release on Oct. 20 in Tulsa, Okla. The trek will wind down over one month later, wrapping up in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 6
Tool will be embarking on an incredibly brief run of just three shows, sending fans into ecstasy nonetheless. The three performances will take place on Oct. 24, 26 and 28 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, Colo. and Little Rock, Ark. respectively.
Sumerian Records is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in business and have been keeping their roster on the road as part of the party. This fall, Asking Alexandria will headline the ’10 Years in the Black’ tour, rounded out by Born of Osiris, I See Stars,After the Burial, Upon a Burning Bodyand Bad Omens. The trek will launch on Oct. 25 and come to an end on Dec. 6.
Bush just can’t stay off the road! They’ll be kicking off another series of North American dates on Oct. 27 in Saskatchewan, Canada, which will run through Nov. 8 in San Diego, Calif. Joining them on select dates will be veteran rockers Chevelle, so check listings carefully.
Dark Tranquillity are readying the release of their 11th studio album, Atoma, and will hit North America in the Fall in support of the record. The tour, which will also feature Swallow the Sun, Enforcer and Starkill, will kick off on Non. 4 in New York and wrap up over one month later in Houston, Texas on Dec. 7.
Symphonic power metal vets Epica will be hitting North America for a headlining run in support of their seventh studio album, The Holographic Principle. Fleshgod Apocalypse will represent the more brutal sound of symphonic metal, providing direct support. The rest of the bill is rounded out by Russia’s Arkona and Canada’s the Agonist. Xandria will replace Arkona on the first three dates of the trek, spanning from Nov. 4 through Dec. 3.
Temple of the Dog
Temple of the Dog have reunited and have announced their first ever tour. The run will only include five dates in total, stretching between Nov. 4 and 20, hitting major cities on each stop. Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron will all take part in the reunion, but Eddie Vedder has not been listed among the members who will take the stage.
Finnish power metal legends Sonata Arctica will be hitting North America in support of their ninth studio album, appropriately titled The Ninth Hour. Joining them on the run will be Leaves’ Eyes and Omnium Gatherum. The tour will kick off on Nov. 6 in Charlotte, N.C. and finish up Dec. 17 in Atlanta, Ga.
Escape the Fate / Nonpoint
Escape the Fate and Nonpoint will team up for the ‘Hate Poison’ co-headlining tour at the tail of 2016. The two bands will be joined by Get Scared, Failure Anthem and Through Fire on the nearly month long run. The tour will start on Nov. 10 in Denver, Colo. and finish up in Chicago, Ill. on Dec. 3.
Progressive metal luminaries Queensryche have put a tremendous amount of support behind 2015’s Condition Human and will be brining new cuts from the record alongside the classics on a month-long run across the U.S. Support will come from veteran metal outfit Armored Saint and newcomers, symphonic metallers Midnight Eternal. The tour will begin on Nov. 15 in Seattle, Wash. and finish on Dec. 15 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
An absolute shock to nobody, the holiday season will of course see another extensive Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour! The band will be performing two sets at each stop with one matinee show and another at night. The trek will begin on Nov. 17 and come to an end on Dec. 31, hitting over 60 cities by New Year’s Eve.
Red Fang know how to get the party going with some sweet, sweet rock ‘n’ roll. Catch the Oregon natives on tour with Torche and Whores this winter starting Nov. 18 in San Francisco, Calif. The run will last nearly one full month, coming to a close back on the West Coast on Dec. 16 in Seattle, Wash.
Udo Dirkschneider is getting ready to bid farewell to the Accept material that helped establish the singer’s legacy. With 15 solo albums out, he feels its time to focus just on that facet of his career and will embark on a headlining North American run in early 2017, performing a set of Accept material for the last time. The ‘Back to the Roots – Farewell to Accept’ tour will begin on Jan. 5 in New York City and wrap up a month later in Philadelphia, Pa. on Feb. 4.