Devil You Know Announce ‘Make America Metal Again’ 2016 North American Tour
California metalcore act Devil You Know will be embarking on the 'Make America Metal Again' tour with progressive metal outfit Oni. The trek will mark the first-ever headlining run for the group, who counts former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, Devolved drummer John Sankey, ex-Bleeding Through bassist Ryan Wombacher and former All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato among their ranks.
The tour is going to be all smiles for both bands who could not be more excited to be playing with each other. "We are very excited to get on the road with the band Oni for our headliner tour," Artusato began, "I got to meet the guys in this band a few months ago when I was asked to do a guest solo for their record. That's when I realized the incredible talent each one of them has. Extremely skilled musicians and the songs are sick. It’s a very cool team of people, including Josh Wilbur who produced their album (and our last record as well. He's the best!). Their record sounds really cool and I can't wait to see them perform it live. It's going to be a very fun tour for all of us!"
“This tour is going be rad! We can’t wait to bring Metal back to America again and kick ass across the States," said Oni singer Jake Oni, continuing, “We were thrilled that our friends in Devil You Know asked us to do the 'Make America Metal Again' U.S. tour. Since my band is like a combination of 'Dream Theater meets Slipknot' with metal-pounding riffs played by passionate, really talented musicians, it’s the perfect complement to a night of Metal Madness." All proceeds Oni generates on tour will be donated to the You Rock Foundation, which helps youths battling with depression using music as an aid.
VIP ticket packages are currently being offered for each show. The $50 package includes a photo opportunity with the band, as many autographed items as you please and a t-shirt of your choice from the merch booth. Meet and greets will be held promptly at 6PM each night. For more information, click here. More dates are expected to be announced.
Devil You Know will be out supporting their sophomore full length, They Bleed Red, which came out in November of 2015 on Nuclear Blast. The album yielded new anthems like "Your Last Breath," "The Way We Die" and "Stay of Execution."
Devil You Know + Oni 2016 North American Tour Dates:
4/15 — Fresno, Calif. @ Fulton 55
4/16 — Stateline, Nev. @ Vinyl@Hard Rock Café
4/19 — Seattle, Wash. @ Studio
4/22 — Boise, Idaho @ Diamondz
4/23 — Idaho Falls, Idaho @ The Falls
4/24 — Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station
4/26 — Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Underground
4/27 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Fubar
4/30 — Ringle, Wis. @ Q&Z
5/01 — Battle Creek, Mich. @ Music Factory
5/04 — Detroit, Mich. @ Ritz
5/05 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Alter Bar
5/06 — Rochester, N.Y. @ Montage Music Hall
5/07 — Manchester, N.H. @ Jewel
5/08 — Salsbury Beach, Mass. @ Splash
5/10 — Providence, R.I. @ Fete Music Hall
5/11 — Amityville, N.Y. @ Revolution
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