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2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours

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There 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 2017 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.


Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

On Tour: Jan. 5 – March 18 / April 12 – June 30

 

 
Support From: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jack Irons / Babymetal

Red Hot Chili Peppers released their new record, The Getaway, earlier in 2016 and will hit the road in North America right after the year turns over. Former RHCP drummer Jack Irons will open each night in January, dropping off after Jan. 21. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will remain on the bill throughout the entire first part of the tour which has extended bouts off between some of the dates. RHCP also added another wave of dates from April 12 through June 30 with Babymetal providing support in April.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Skillet

On Tour: Feb. 8 – March 24

 

 
Support From: Sick Puppies, Devour the Day

Skillet have a hot album, Unleashed, on their hands and are ready to share it with their fans in the U.S. on an ambitious headlining trek. They’ll be joined by Sick Puppies and Devour the Day for the full run, which starts on Feb. 8 in Clifton Park, N.Y. The tour will finish on March 24 in Little Rock, Ark.

 

Photo: Jason Mageau
Photo: Jason Mageau

Emmure

On Tour: Feb. 22 – March 23

 

 
Support From: After the Burial, Fit For a King, Fit For an Autopsy, Invent.Animate

Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri was left hanging after his band members departed en masse, but he’s regrouped with a new lineup and the Look at Yourself album. The deathcore act will be on tour with After the Burial, Fit For a King, Fit For an Autopsy and Invent.Animate on a month-long trek beginning Feb. 22 and ending March 23.

 

eOne
eOne

Dope / Combichrist

On Tour: Feb. 27 – April 9

 

 
Support From: September Mourning, Davey Suicide

Get read for the ‘Blood, Lust, Death’ tour featuring co-headliners Dope and Combichrist! The tour kicks off Feb. 27 in Portland, Ore., wrapping up well over one month later in Los Angeles on April 9. Support will come from September Mourningand Davey Suicide on the lengthy trek.

 

Reprise / Photo by Frank Maddocks
Reprise / Photo by Frank Maddocks

Green Day

On Tour: March 1 – April 8 / Aug. 1 – Sept. 13

 

 
Support From: Against Me! / Catfish and the Bottlemen

Green Day teased fans with a short run of intimate clubs, but it’s back to the arenas for the punk legends. Joining Green Day as they support Revolution Radio will be Against Me! on the month-plus long trek. The first show will be in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 1, coming to an end on April 8 San Diego, Calif.

The punk rockers will head out on tour again starting Aug. 1 in Auburn, Wash. with Catfish and the Bottlemen serving as the support act. The trek will come to an end on Sept. 13 in Chula Vista, Calif.

 

John 5
John 5

John 5 and the Creatures

On Tour: March 3 – April 16

 

 

Rob Zombie‘s John 5 is a virtuosic guitarist and has an instrumental power trio dubbed John 5 and the Creatures. The band will be releasing their debut record, Season of the Witch in 2017, supporting the album with a headlining tour that runs from March 3 through 26, picking back up from April 13 – 16.

 

Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Memphis May Fire

On Tour: March 3 – 29

 

 
Support From: Blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar, Bad Seed Rising

Memphis May Fire are putting support behind their latest album, This Light I Hold, and will be hitting the road from March 3 – 29 on a headlining tour. The bill will be rounded out by Blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar and Bad Seed Rising. Memphis May Fire will be without guitarist Anthony Sepe, who recently announced his departure from the band.

 

Nuclear Blast
Nuclear Blast

Amorphis

On Tour: March 6 – April 23

 

 
Support From: Swallow the Sun, Overkill*, Nile*

*not on for full tour
Amorphis will finally be heading back to North America for an exhaustive run with Swallow the Sun and the first handful of dates will also feature Overkill and Nile. Amorphis will be touting 2015’s Under the Red Cloud, kicking off the tour on March 6 in Charlotte, N.C. Overkill and Nile will drop off after March 10 and the trek overall will conclude on April 23 in Amityville, N.Y.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mac Sabbath / Metalachi

On Tour: March 8 – April 8

 

 
Support From: Okilly Dokilly

Mac Sabbath, the world’s leading fast food themed Black Sabbath cover band, are acting in conspiracy with the metal Mariachi group Metalachi, embarking on a co-headlining tour. Joining them on the month-long run from March 8 through April 8 will be the equally outrageous Okilly Dokilly, a metal band centered around the Simpsons character Ned Flanders.

 

UFO / Saxon
UFO / Saxon

UFO

On Tour: March 9 – Aril 2

 

 
Support From: Saxon, Jared James Nichols

Legendary British rock vets UFO will be returning stateside for another headlining run. Likely in support of a new album that’s currently underway (their 22nd studio effort), they’ll hit the road with another British favorite: Saxon, who also have over 20 original albums to their name. Jared James Nichols will open each night of the trek, which stretches from March 9 through April 2.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Stone Cherry

On Tour: March 10 – April 2 / May 25 – June 17

 

 
Support From: Through Fire, Caleb Johnson,Citizen Zero, Letters From the Fire

Black Stone Cherry have a big first half of 2017 lined up with a headlining spring and summer tour! The first run will be from March 1- through April 2 and the next one stretching from May 25 through June 17. Support along the way will come from Citizen ZeroLetters From the Fire, Through Fire and Caleb Johnson. Not all acts will be on each date, so check listings carefully.

 

Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Bring Me the Horizon

On Tour: March 10 – April 8

 

 
Support From: Underoath, Beartooth

Bring Me the Horizon are still out supporting their 2015 effort, That’s the Spirit. The Brits will embark on a headlining run across North America as winter transitions to fall, starting March 10. The reunited Underoath will serve as direct support with Beartooth opening up the show each night.

 

Peaceville Records/Ester Segarra
Peaceville Records/Ester Segarra

Katatonia

On Tour: March 16 – April 21

 

 
Support From: Uncured, Caspian

Swedish melancholic rockers Katatonia are returning to North America once again for a month-long plus tour with Uncured and Caspian in tow. The trek will launch from Washington D.C. on March 16, finishing up back on the east coast in New York City on April 21.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Kreator

On Tour: March 17 – April 15

 

 
Support From: Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous

Kreator are back with their first album in 5 years, Gods of Violence. The German thrash icons will headline the Decibel Magazine Tour, which kicks off March 17 in Charlotte, N.C. Support will come from death metal legends Obituary, Venom-worshippers Midnight and underground death bringers Horrendous. The trek will come to a close in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 15.

 

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

At the Drive-In

On Tour: March 20 – 29

 

 

At the Drive-In were forced to cancel a handful of 2016 shows due to health concerns, but the band has rescheduled these dates for late March. Five gigs are booked between March 20 and 29 and the year looks to be shaping up well for the band, who have released “Governed By Contagions,” their first new song in 16 years.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Chelsea Grin

On Tour: March 21 – April 28

 

 
Support From: Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, Enterprise Earth

Deathcore titans Chelsea Grin will be touting cuts from Self Inflicted, which has undergone a reissue with two new tracks, on their headlining run from March 21 – April 28. It’s going to be nights of earth-heaving heaviness as Ice Nine Kills, Gideon and Enterprise Earth will all be providing support along the way.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Blink-182

On Tour: March 22 – May 9

 

 
Support From: The Naked and Famous, Waaves

Pop-punk icons Blink-182 are always a fun time live and they’ll be bringing the good times again on a headlining spring tour. They’ll kick off on March 22 in Austin, Texas and finish up May 9 in New Orleans with support coming from The Naked and Famous and Waaves.

 

New Found Glory
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New Found Glory

On Tour: March 22 – May 12

 

 

New Found Glory will have a lot of rehearsal to run through prior to their 20th anniversary tour because they’ll be performing six different albums in their entirety in the span of nearly two months. Check listing carefully because the band will be playing two albums each night with the possibilities being Sticks and Stones, Catalyst, Coming Home, Nothing Gold, Not Without a Fight and New Found Glory. The tour starts March 22 in Baltimore, Md., wrapping up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on May 12.

 

YouTube: The Grindmother
YouTube: The Grindmother

The Grindmother

On Tour: March 23 – April 9

 

 

The 69-year-old Canadian woman known as The Grindmother will be embarking on her first tour! Backed by her son and his Corrupt Leaders bandmate Tyson Apex, they three-piece grind outfit will start in Valapariso, Ind. on March 23, finishing off in Cincinatti, Ohio on April 9.

 

Loudwire
Loudwire

Highly Suspect

On Tour: March 26 – June 1

 

 

Highly Suspect are on the upswing, breaking out with Loudwire’s No. 1 Rock Album of 2016, The Boy Who Died Wolf. Embarking on a headlining tour to promote this slab of hard rocking cuts like “My Name Is Human,” they’ll start their run in Tucson, Ariz. on March 26, winding down over two months later in San Diego on June 1.

 

Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR
Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

Anthrax / Killswitch Engage

On Tour: March 29 – May 7

 

 
Support From: The Devil Wears Prada, Jasta*, Code Orange*

Anthrax have been relentlessly supporting For All Kings and will head out on a massive co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage as well as openers The Devil Wears Prada. Killswitch will close out select nights and some dates will not feature either Anthrax while others will not feature Killswitch Engage. The tour begins on March 29 in Montclair, N.J. and finishes off in Boston on May 7. Jasta and Code Orange will open select dates on the run, so check listings carefully.

 

Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Shinedown

On Tour: March 31 – April 17

 

 
Support From: As Lions, Cold kingdom

Continuing to support 2015’s Threat to Survival, veteran rockers Shinedown will embark on a headlining tour, extending just over two weeks before flying out to Europe. They’ll be joined by As Lions and Cold Kingdom, launching the jaunt from Albuquerque, N.M. on March 31. The final date will be April 17 in Anaheim, Calif.

 

Unearth
eOne

Unearth

On Tour: March 31 – April 11

 

 
Support From: Fit for an Autopsy, Exalt, Darkness Divided

Metalcore vets Unearth have shown no sign of backing down as they remain on the road in support of 2014’s Watchers of the Rule. They’ll embark on a headlining run with Fit For an Autopsy, Exalt and Darkness Divided starting on March 31 in Portland, Maine. The tour will come in just under two weeks, closing out on April 11 in Amityville, N.Y.

 

Epic / Photo by Grant Schwingle
Epic / Photo by Grant Schwingle

Chevelle

On Tour: April 1- May 25 / July 9 – Aug. 4

 

 
Support From: Black Map Dinosaur Pile-Up*

*Black Map and Dinosaur Pile-Up on summer dates

Chevelle released The North Corridor last year and this year, they’ll spend most of their time on the road supporting the new record. Their first wave of tour dates will start on April 1, hitting a number of festivals along the way, ending on May 25. They’ll pack it up again and head out on a headlining run with Black Map and Dinosaur Pile-Up from July 9 through Aug. 4.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Art of Anarchy

On Tour: April 3 – 29

 

 

Art of Anarchy have built up considerable buzz surrounding the release of their sophomore album, The Madness. The band consists of Creed vocalist Scott Stapp, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Disturbed bassist John Moyer and brothers Jon Votta (guitarist) and Vince Votta (drummer). They’ll hit the road on April 3, remaining out for three weeks before the April 29 conclusion of the run.

 

Temperance Movement
Chad Childers, Loudwire

The Temperance Movement

On Tour: April 4 – 23

 

 

Temperance Movement will be touching down on North American soil for a headlining run throughout April. In support of 2016’s standout effort, White Bear, the band will kick off the tour on April 4 in New York, finishing up three weeks later in Atlanta.

 

Blood Music
Blood Music

Astronoid

On Tour: April 6 – May 2

 

 
Supporting: Ghost Bath*

Astronoid are the purveyors of a completely unique sound they dub “dream thrash” and they’ll be hitting the road to support last year’s Air. Dates supporting Ghost Bath are sandwiched between headlining shows beginning April 6, ending nearly one month later on May 2.

 

Emma McIntyre, Getty Images
Emma McIntyre, Getty Images

The Damned

On Tour: April 6 – May 21

 

 

The Damned were the first punk band to ever release a full length album and with they’re still kicking four decades later. They’ll be playing all 12 cuts from Damned Damned Damned on their North American run which kicks off on April 6 in Los Angeles. The tour will close out on May 21 in Phoenix, Ariz.

 

Dietrich Zeigler
Dietrich Zeigler

Descendents

On Tour: April 6 – Dec. 16

 

 

Punk legends the Descendents will be on tour sporadically throughout 2017 starting on April 6. Playing a handful of dates here and there until Dec. 16, they’ll be touring in support of their latest record, 2016’s Hypercaffium Spazzinate.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Testament

On Tour: April 6 – May 20

 

 
Support From: Sepultura, Prong

Testament delivered The Brotherhood of the Snake in 2016, an album stocked with relentless riffing and frenetic energy. They’ll be supporting the record with a headlining North American run the starts April 6 in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 6, finishing off in Las Vegas over a month later on May 20. Along for support are fellow thrash icons Sepultura and groove metallers Prong.

 

Speakeasy PR
Speakeasy PR

A Perfect Circle

On Tour: April 7 – May 7

 

 

There may not be a new Tool album, but at least fans will be able to catch Maynard James Keenan in action as A Perfect Circle embark on their first tour since 2011. The band will be working on their first studio album since 2004, so it will be an exciting year for APC. The tour begins on April 7 in Las Vegas, finishing up exactly one month later in Los Angeles on May 7.

 

Photo: Melina Dellamarggio
Photo: Melina Dellamarggio

In This Moment

On Tour: April 7 – May 6

 

 
Support From: Motionless in White, Avatar, Gemini Syndrome

In This Moment‘s theatrical live set is not to be missed and they’ll be surrounded by bands who share a similar ethic for visual representation. Motionless in White, Avatar and Gemini Syndrome will all be on the run as support, kicking off on April 7 in Milkwaukee, Wis., hitting a couple festivals along the way. The final date is the Carolina Rebellion festival on May 6 and festival dates may not feature all bands on the touring lineup.

 

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Def Leppard

On Tour: April 8 – June 25

 

 
Support From: Poison, Tesla

Def Leppard just can’t stay off the road! After a heavy, heavy touring schedule in 2016, they’re keeping at their manic pace with another extensive North American tour! This time, they’ll be joined by Poison, who haven’t toured in five years, as well as another era idol in Tesla. The tour starts in Manchester, N.H. on April 8 and doesn’t end until June 25 in Indianapolis, Ind. with only a two week break for time off in the run.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Brant Bjork

On Tour: April 9 – May 1

 

 
Support From: Royal Thunder, Black Wizard

Prepare for one of the sweetest rock packages from the underground on the road this spring! Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder and Black Wizard will be on tour starting April 9 in Sacramento, Calif. They’ll wind it down on May 1, finishing off back on the west coast in Los Angeles.

 

Charles Epting for Loudwire.
Charles Epting for Loudwire.

Cage the Elephant

On Tour: April 10 – 30

 

 

Cage the Elephant will embark on a special ‘Live & Unpeeled’ tour, stripping down their work to acoustic offerings backed by a string quartet. The run starts on April 10 Escondido, Calif. and will end in Nashville, Tenn. on April 30.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Coheed and Cambria

On Tour: April 11 – May 20

 

 
Support From: The Dear Hunter

Coheed and Cambria will turn back the clock, revisiting their third record, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness on tour the spring. Hailed as one of their finest moments, the band will be performing it in full starting April 11 in Seattle, Wash. They’ll have The Dear Hunter in tow, wrapping up the trek in Columbus, Ohio on May 20.

 

Mastodon
Reprise

Mastodon

On Tour: April 14 – May 20

 

 
Support From: Eagles of Death Metal, Russian Circles

Mastodon have been hard at work on the follow-up to Once More ‘Round the Sun and will be hitting the road in the spring on a headlining tour. Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles will be along for the ride as the support acts on the jaunt that kicks off April 14 in Missoulsa, Mon., coming to a close on May 20 in Austin, Texas.

 

John Phillips, Getty Images
John Phillips, Getty Images

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

On Tour: April 20 – May 20

 

 
Support From: Dinosaur Pile-Up, Royal Republic

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes will hit North America for a headlining run in support of Modern RuinDinosaur Pile-Up and Royal Republic will provide support on the trek, which kicks off April 20 in Los Angeles, finishing up exactly one month later in Columbus, Ohio on May 20.

 

Johnny Perilla, Loudwire
Johnny Perilla, Loudwire

Alter Bridge

On Tour: April 21 – May 20

 

 
Support From: In Flames, Metal Church

Alter Bridge are enjoying continued success with the release of The Last Hero last year. They’ll venture out on a headlining tour, hitting a handful of festival dates first before getting into the run with In Flames and Metal Church on May 2 through 17. The last date will be just Alter Bridge at the Rock on the Range festival.

 

Nothing More
Loudwire

Nothing More

On Tour: April 25 – May 28

 

 
Support From: Black Map, As Lions, Hell or Highwater

Nothing More will emerge from the recording studio for a month-long headlining trek featuring Black Map, As Lions and Hell or Highwater. Hitting a few festivals along the way, the band will be promoting their 2014 eponymous debut and fans are hoping they’ll preview some new material along onstage too.

 

Photo Credit: Erich Saide
Photo Credit: Erich Saide

Devin Townsend Project

On Tour: April 28 – May 14

 

 
Support From: Thank You Scientist, Oni

The Devin Townsend Project dropped Transcendence last year, which we named the Best Metal Album of 2016. Devy will embark on a brief headlining tour with Thank You Scientist and Oni, also providing support for Opeth and Gojira as well as one select date where Mastodon will join everyone as well, so check listings carefully.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Every Time I Die

On Tour: April 28 – May 21

 

 
Support From: Wage War, ’68

Every Time I Die are road warriors through and through and are feverishly touring under their newest album, Low Teens. With Wage War and ’68 in tow, the trek will launch on April 28 from Wilmington, Del. Capping it off at the Rock on the Range festival in Ohio, the jaunt comes to an end nearly one month later on May 21.

 

Soundgarden
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Soundgarden

On Tour: April 28 – May 27

 

 
Support From: The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Pretty Reckless

Soundgarden have a number of festival stops booked and decided to make a tour out of, headlining dates as they work the festival circuit. The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Pretty Reckless on the run as support, playing select nights along the way, so check listings carefully. The trek will last nearly one month as fans await new material from the grunge legends.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

All That Remains

On Tour: April 29 – May 25

 

 

All That Remains will be making the rounds on the U.S. festival circuit and have planned a number of headlining dates around those already existing dates. They’ll be on the road in support of their new album Madness, launching the tour on April 29 with a pair of festival stops before venturing out on their own. The tour comes to a finish in Patchogue, N.Y. on May 25.

 

Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Seether

On Tour: April 29 – Aug. 20

 

 
Support From: Letters From the Fire, Through Fire, Kaleido, Big Story

Seether have big plans for supporting their new album Poison the Parish, booking out a huge chunk of 2017 for a headlining run. There will be breaks for a couple weeks along the way for Seether as Letters From the Fire (May 2 through 27; July 16 through Aug. 20), Through Fire (June 1 through June 7), Kaleido (May 2 through June 10) and Big Story (from July 16 through August 20) provide support.

 

Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire

Amon Amarth

On Tour: April 30 – May 21

 

 
Support From: Goatwhore

The longships are coming to invade American shores this spring! Amon Amarth, in support of their latest album, Jomsviking, will trek across the U.S. starting April 30 at the Welcome to Rockville festival, dotting the rest of the routing with more festival stops mixed into the traditional concerts. Goatwhore will serve as support on the jaunt, which ends May 21 at the esteemed Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Roadrunner
Roadrunner

Gojira

On Tour: May 2 – 19

 

 
Support From: Kyng, Deafheaven, Code Orange

Gojira released Magma, the biggest album of their career, in 2016 and are spending this year on the road to promote it. They’ll enjoy headliner status on a May run, rounded out by KyngDeafheaven and Code Orange with a couple of co-headlining dates with Opeth sprinkled in between the May 2 through 19 routing.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Bush

On Tour: May 4 – June 10

 

 

Veteran rock act Bush announced they’re putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2014’s Man on the Run. Heading out on a month-long headlining tour, they’ll start off in Dallas, Texas on May 4 and wrap up on June 10 in Baltimore, Md., with a couple festival dates worked into the routing.

 

Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Opeth

On Tour: May 4 – 13

 

 
Support From: Gojira

Wow! How’s this for a tour package? Swedish progressive masters Opeth will be teaming up with Gojira for a May tour, right in the middle of the biggest month of festival in the U.S. Both have 2016 releases to support, Sorceress being the latest from Opeth and Magma from Gojira. The trek kicks off May 4 in Nashville, Tenn. and will finish up in Indianapolis, Ind. on May 13.

 

Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Avenged Sevenfold

On Tour: May 5 – Aug. 16

 

 
Supporting: Metallica / Support From: Volbeat, A Day to Remember

Avenged Sevenfold have an adventurous touring schedule mapped out for North American. Alternating in dates opening for Metallica with Volbeat and Gojira playing select dates on that run. A7X will also be making festival stops and headlining a few dates of their own with Volbeat and A Day to Remember playing select nights as support. Please check listings very carefully!

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Fozzy

On Tour: May 5 – 27

 

 
Support From: Kyng, Sons of Texas

Chris Jericho is headed from the ring to the stage as Fozzy get out on the road in May! They’re tagging in Kyng and Sons of Texas for support, kicking off on May 5 in Virginia Beach, Va., closing it out three weeks later in San Antonio on May 27.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Yngwie Malmsteen

On Tour: May 5 – June 10

 

 

Guitar god and neoclassical shred legend Yngwie Malsteen is going to set the ‘World on Fire’ on his U.S. headlining tour. The jaunt starts in Sayreville, N.J. on May 5 and wraps up over one month later in Houston, Texas on June 10.

 

Prospect Park
Prospect Park

Korn

On Tour: May 7 – 18

 

 
Support From: Animals as Leaders, DED

With festivals running rampant across the U.S., a number of bands have begun to book mini tours centered around the fest stops. Count Korn as one of them, who will enjoy a small headlining trek from May 7 – 18. Animals as Leaders will provide direct support with DED opening up each night.

 

Raymond Ahner, Loudwire
Raymond Ahner, Loudwire

Metallica

On Tour: May 10 – Aug. 16

 

 
Support From: Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Gojira

Note: Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira will each be on select dates – check listings carefully.

Metallica‘s long anticipated North American stadium tour was finally announced and it’s going to be massive! Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira have all signed on as support acts for what will be one of the summer’s biggest concert tours not just in rock / metal, but all of music!

 

Photo by Nick Durcholz
Photo by Nick Durcholz

Zakk Sabbath

On Tour: May 19 – June 10

 

 

For the first time ever, Zakk Wylde‘s Black Sabbath cover band, Zakk Sabbath, will be a headlining a tour of their very own. Backed by bassist Rob ‘Blasko’ Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (ex-Danzig, ex-Queens of the Stone Age), the band will hit the road between May 19 and June 10.

 

Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Kathy Flynn, Wicked Goddess Photography

Muse

On Tour: May 20 – Aug. 1

 

 
Support From: Thirty Seconds to Mars, PVRIS

This is going to be good! Muse will be venturing out on a headlining run with direct support coming from the equally legendary Thirty Seconds to Mars. Opening each night will be PVRIS and the dates span from May 20 through Aug. 1, but will only consist of 15 gigs in total as the shows are sporadic throughout this timeframe.

 

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Pierce the Veil

On Tour: April 21 – May 26

 

 
Support From: Sum 41, Emarosa, Chapel

Loudwire Live presents the ‘We Will Detonate!’ tour with headliners Pierce the Veil, modern day punk icons Sum 41, Emarosa and Chapel. The run will kick off on April 21 in Denver, Colo. with back-to-back nights at the Ogden Theatre. Wrapping things up on May 26, Pierce the Veil will play Rocklahoma. Not all bands will be on each date, so check listings carefully.

 

Season of Mist
Season of Mist

Morbid Angel

On Tour: May 23 – June 27

 

 
Support From: Suffocation, Revocation, Withered

Morbid Angel have returned in 2017 with a revamped lineup and a new album in the works. They’ll be hitting the road on May 23, launching from Orlando, Fla. with death metal legends Suffocation in tow as well as Revocation and Withered. Finishing up over one month later, the trek will close out on June 27 in New Orleans.

 

Tool
Charley Gallay, Getty Images

Tool

On Tour: May 24 – June 8

 

 

As fans anxiously await a new album, they can at least take resolve in catching a Tool show in 2017. The rock legends will venture out on May 24 in Fairfax, Va. working in a couple festival appearances along the way to Chicago for the final date of the run on June 8.

 

Photo By: kobaru.pl
Photo By: kobaru.pl

Vader

On Tour: May 26 – June 17

 

 
Support From: Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin, Micawber

Vader are one of death metal most punishing live acts and they’ll be hitting the road for a North American tour in support of 2016’s Empire. Joining them on the run will be Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin and Micawber. The tour kicks off on May 26 in Baltimore, Md. at Maryland Deathfest and finished up June 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The first and last night will only feature Vader.

 

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Iron Maiden

On Tour: June 3 – July 21

 

 
Support From: Ghost

Iron Maiden are returning to North America for a second leg in support of 2015’s standout The Book of Souls. With 25 dates booked, Eddie and the boys will be delivering another world-class set with another visually intensive act, Ghost, serving as support. It’s a can’t-miss tour that starts on June 3 in Bristow, Va. and wraps up on July 21 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

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Johnny Perilla, Loudwire

AFI

On Tour: June 6 – 25

 

 

AFI are riding high on the success of AFI (The Blood Album) and will be embarking on their second North American leg of their tour in support of the record. They’ll start in Richmond, Va. on June 2 and finish up at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec towards the end of the month.

 

Alex Kluft Photography
Alex Kluft Photography

Korn

On Tour: June 16 – Aug. 2

 

 
Support From: Stone Sour, Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Ded, Islander

Korn have a huge headlining tour planned with Stone Sour along as support each night. Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Ded and Islander will also be provided support on select dates of the trek which runs from June 16 through Aug. 2, so check listing carefully.

 

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Nickelback

On Tour: June 23 – Oct. 1

 

 
Support From: Daughtry, Shaman’s Harvest, Cheap Trick*

Nickelback are back with a new album, Feed the Machine, and will be bringing it to the masses on an exhaustive North American tour, stretching from June 23 through Oct. 1. Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest will be the two supporting acts along the way, though Cheap Trick will replace Daughtry on the final five dates, so check listings carefully.

 

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Jason Oxenham, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Deftones / Rise Against

On Tour: June 9 – July 9

 

 
Support From: Thrice

Get ready for one of the best rock tours of the summer! Last year, we saw a number of co-headlining treks and the tradition will repeat again in 2017 as Deftones and Rise Against will team up together for a month-long run. To make it even better, Thrice will join them each night, which runs from June 9 through July 9.

 

Sublime With Rome The Offspring

On Tour: July 6 – 15 / Sept. 8 – 30

 

 

Sublime With Rome and The Offspring will be teaming up for co-headlining tours twice in 2017 with The Offspring closing the night on the first run which includes one Washington stop and Canadian stops for the remainder of the routing. They’ll flip it around on the U.S. portion from Sept. 8 – 30 as Sublime With Rome will perform last.

 

Incubus
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Incubus

On Tour: July 7 – Aug. 19

 

 
Support From: Jimmy Eat World

Alt rockers Incubus will release their eighth studio album, aptly titled 8, this year. Bringing Jimmy Eat World out on the road with them, they’ll be on tour for quite some time this summer, kicking things off on July 7 in Tampa, Fla. Wrapping up well over one month later, they’ll close it out on Aug. 19 in Seattle.

 

Photo by Melina Dellamarggio / Photo by Nick Durcholz
Photo by Melina Dellamarggio / Photo by Nick Durcholz

Primus / Clutch

On Tour: July 17 – Aug. 18

 

 

Are you ready to spend an “Evening With Primus and Clutch?” It’s going to be a wild month as the proggy weirdos team up with those southern-tinged stoner rockers. The tour starts on July 17 in Charlotte, N.C., finishing up just over a month later on Aug. 18 in Berkeley, Calif.

 

Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses

On Tour: July 27 – Sept. 8

 

 

If you didn’t get the chance to catch Guns N’ Roses in the summer of 2016, here’s your chance and if you already saw them you can relive the experience! The group will be embarking on another stadium tour starting July 27 in St. Loius, Mo., wrapping up in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 8.

 

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Kevin Winter / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Rancid Dropkick Murphys

On Tour: July 27 – Aug. 26

 

 
Support From: The Bouncing Souls Jake Burns / The Selecter Kevin Seconds

* The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers will open from July 27 – Aug. 9 / The Selecter and Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds will take over on Aug. 11 until the end of the tour.

It’s a punked up summer with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys combining for a co-headlining tour across North America. As noted above, support will come from different pairs of opening acts through stretches of the tour, so check listing carefully!

 

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Deep Purple

On Tour: Aug. 12 – Sept. 10

 

 
Support From: Alice Cooper, Edgar Winter Group

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and the Edgar Winter Group are treating 2017 like it’s 1973! The legendary Purple will be touting their 20th studio album, InFinite, kicking off their North American tour on Aug. 12 in Las Vegas. They’ll finish up nearly one month later in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sept. 10.

 

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