Italian orchestral death metal unit Fleshgod Apocalypse have just announced a headlining 2020 North American tour, recruiting a classical quartet to perform alongside them in addition to special guest The Agonist.

For the band, who released their fifth album, Veleno, earlier this year, this will be a memorable trek as they're able to bring what was intended to be a one-off performance filmed for a live release to stages across the United States and Canada.

Excited for this unique opportunity, vocalist/guitarist/studio drummer Francesco Paoli had the following to say:

Once again, we’re sharing the stage with a wonderful string ensemble and, this time, in some of the best live music clubs across North America. About a year ago, we had the pleasure to perform a special show in our hometown with a classical string quintet. We filmed the entire event and, a few months later, it became our first ever official live Blu-Ray, An Evening In Perugia. Right after that, we’ve been literally flooded with requests from all over the world to make it happen abroad. Everyone in our team, including band, management and label, could only work at making it happen as soon as possible.

So here we are, bringing the full experience across North America in March/April 2019. For the first time in the history of Death Metal, a band is touring with a full string ensemble. Every night will be a night to remember, featuring the longest set we’ve ever played in the continent. No excuses to miss it then, every single detail is going to be perfect and, above all, it might be a once-in-a-lifetime event… Don’t hesitate and get your ticket before it’s too late! Let’s write a new page of Death Metal history together!

Ticket sales begin today (Nov. 12) with a Citi Presale and the remainder of the on-sale details are listed directly below.

Citi Presale: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 12PM ET
Live Nation/Local Presales: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10AM Local Time
Ticketmaster Presale: Thursday, Nov. 14, 10AM Local Time
All Presales End: Thursday, Nov. 14, 10PM Local Time
Onsale: Friday, Nov. 15, 10AM Local Time

While Fleshgod will be touting their Veleno record, The Agonist will be dishing out new songs from their latest, this year's Orphans, as well as past hits.

Fleshgod Apocalypse Feat. Classical Quartet + The Agonist 2020 Tour Dates

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March 16 - Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
March 17 - Austin, Texas @ Emo’s
March 19 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
March 20 - Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
March 21 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
March 22 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ The Warsaw
March 23 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Le D’Auteuil
March 24 - Montreal, Quebec @ Theatre Corona
March 25 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix, Concert Theatre
March 26 - Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
March 27 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
March 28 - Lincoln, Neb. @ The Royal Grove
March 29 - Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall
March 31 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theatre
April 01 - Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
April 02 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
April 04 - San Diego, Calif. @ Observatory North Park
April 05 - Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red
April 06 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent Theater

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