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Whitechapel Announce ‘Decade of the Blade’ 2016 U.S. Tour With Fit For a King + More

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Deathcore heavyweights Whitechapel are readying their sixth studio album, tentatively due out later this year. While they wrap up work on the new record, they’ll be heading out on a headlining run celebrating their 10 years as a band. The sextet will be taking Christian metalcore act Fit for a King out with them as direct support on the ‘Decade of the Blade’ tour along with the Plot in You and Enterprise Earth.

The 17-date trek is scheduled to kick off on May 4 in Fayetteville, Ark., and come to a conclusion in Wilmington, N.C. on May 22. Select shows will not feature every band billed on the tour, so take note of the tour dates below to see which bands will be performing near you.

Fit For a King will be touting their third record, Slave to Nothing, while the Plot in You’s latest release came via 2015’s Happiness in Self Destruction and Enterprise Earth are among the newest entrants into the metal fold, having unleashed their debut album Patient 0 last year.

At the start of the year, Whitechapel released a mini-documentary Untold, which tells the less glamorous side of the touring story. The members discuss life on the road and the tensions that can mount when spending every waking moment with their bandmates and how to put aside disagreements and find resolve.

Whitechapel, Fit for a King, The Plot in You, Enterprise Earth 2016 Tour Dates

5/04 – Fayetteville, Ark. @ Georfe’s Majestic Lounge
5/05 – Springfield, Mo. @ The Outland Ballroom
5/06 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ 89th Street Collective *
5/07 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jakes Sports Cafe
5/08 – Wichita, Kan. @ Rock Island
5/10 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Lefty’s Live Music
5/11 – Iowa City, Iowa @ Gabe’s
5/12 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Stache
5/13 – Erie, Pa. @ Basement Transmissions
5/14 – Reading, Pa. @ Reverb Concerts
5/15 – Frederick, Md. @ Cafe 611
5/17 – South Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
5/18 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall **
5/19 – Richmond, Va. @ The Canal Club
5/20 – Greensboro, N.C. @ The Blind Tiger **
5/21 – Columbia, S.C. @ New Brookland Tavern
5/22 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Ziggy’s by the Sea
* Whitechapel, Fit for a King, Enterprise Earth only
** Whitechapel, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth only

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