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21May/24

Metal Contraband Tour Dates:

Metal Contraband Tour Dates Updated May 21st, 2024:


KK’s Priest & Accept Full Metal Assault Tour 2024

08/31 Los Angeles, CA/ Whisky A Go-Go
09/01 Los Angeles, CA/ The Rainbow Backyard Bash 2024
09/03 Denver, CO/ Oriental Theater
09/05 East Moline, IL/ The Rust Belt
09/06 Green Bay, WI/ Epic Events Center
09/07 Des Plaines, IL/ Des Plaines Theater
09/08 Detroit, MI/ District 142
09/10 Toronto, ON/ QET
09/11 Montreal, QC/ Rialto Theatre
09/13 New York, NY/ The Palladium
09/14 Derry, NH/ Tupelo Music Hall
09/15 Boston, MA/ The Wilbur Theatre
09/16 Ridgefield, CT/ Ridgefield Playhouse
09/18 Lititz, PA/ Mickey’s Black Box
09/20 Stroudsburg, PA/ Sherman Theater
09/21 Providence, RI/ The Strand Ballroom
09/22 Leesburg, VA/ Tally Ho Theater
09/24 Nashville, TN/ Brooklyn Bowl
09/26 New Orleans, LA/ The Fillmore
09/27 Little Rock, AR/ The Hall
09/28 Dallas, TX/ Tannahill’s
09/29 Austin, TX/ Paramount Theatre
10/01 Albuquerque, NM/ Sunshine Theatre
10/02 Phoenix, AZ/ Celebrity Theatre
10/04 Riverside, CA/ Fox Performing Arts Center
10/05 San Diego, CA/ The Magnolia
10/06 Sacramento, CA/ Ace Of Spades
10/07 San Francisco, CA/ The Regency Ballroom



Architects 2024 US Tour Dates:

5/2 Toronto, ON/Rebel
5/3 Montreal, QC/Mtelus
5/6 Boston, MA/House of Blues
5/7 Brooklyn, NY/Brooklyn Paramount
5/9 Philadelphia, PA/Franklin Music Hall
5/10 Washington, DC/Fillmore
5/11 Raleigh, NC/Fillmore
5/12 Daytona, FL/Welcome to Rockville
5/14 Atlanta, GA/The Eastern
5/15 Nashville, TN/Brooklyn Bowl
5/17 Chicago, IL/Riviera
5/18 Detroit, MI/Royal Oak

Blind Guardian W/ Night Demon 2024 US Tour Dates

4/18 Silver Spring, MD/The Fillmore
4/19 Norfolk, VA/The NorVa
4/20 Charlotte, NC/The Underground
4/21 Atlanta, GA/The Masquerade
4/23 Dallas, TX/The Factory
4/24 Austin, TX/Emo’s
4/26 Phoenix, AZ/Cresent Ballroom
4/27 Los Angeles, CA/The Belasco
4/28 San Francisco, CA/The Regency Ballroom
4/30 Portland, OR/The Roseland Theater
5/1 Seattle, WA/The Showbox Market
5/3 Salt Lake City, UT/The Complex
5/4 Denver, CO/The Summit Music Hall
5/6 Minneapolis, MN/The Varsity Theater
5/7 Des Moines, IA/Wooly’s
5/9 Toronto, ON/Rebel
5/10 Montreal, QC/L’Olympia
5/11 Worcester, MA/The Palladium
5/12 New York, NY/The Palladium
5/14 Harrisburg, PA/HMAC
5/16 Cleveland, OH/Agora Theater
5/17 Milwaukee, WI/Milwaukee Metal Fest*


Dethklok w/ Special Guests DragonForce & Nekrogoblikon

04/07 Myrtle Beach, SC/ House of Blues
04/08 Charlotte, NC/ The Fillmore
04/09 Silver Spring, MD/ The Fillmore
04/11 Columbus, OH/ KEMBA Live!
04/12 Cincinnati, OH/ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
04/14 Indianapolis, IN/ Egyptian Room @ Old National Center
04/15 Waukee, IA/ Vibrant Music Hall
04/16 Kansas City, MO/ Uptown Theater
04/17 Oklahoma City, OK/ The Criterion
04/19 Albuquerque, NM/ Revel Entertainment Center
04/20 Flagstaff, AZ/ Pepsi Amphitheater
04/21 Riverside, CA/ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
04/22 San Diego, CA/ The Observatory North Park
04/28 Spokane, WA/ The Podium
04/30 Billings, MT/ Metra Park Arena
05/01 Idaho Falls, ID/ Mountain Center Arena
05/02 Garden City (Boise), ID/ Revolution Concert House and Event Center
05/03 Portland, OR/ Roseland Theatr

Fit For A King, Chelsea Grin, Kingdom of Giants US Tour Dates:

4/07 Grand Junction, CO/Mesa Theater
4/09 Great Falls, MT/The Newberry
4/10 Billings, MT/Pub Station (Ballroom)
4/13 Wichita, KS/Temple Live
4/14 Lubbock, TX/The Garden
4/16 Tulsa, OK/Tulsa Theater
4/17 Des Moines, IA/Val Air Ballroom
4/18 Lincoln, NE/Bourbon Theatre
4/19 Davenport, IA/Capitol Theater
4/20 Green Bay, WI/epic Event Center
4/21 Fargo, ND/Sanctuary Events Center
4/23 Madison, WI/The Sylvee
4/24 Grand Rapids, MI/The Intersection
4/26 Lexington, KY/Manchester Music Hall
4/27 Springfield, MO/The Regency
4/28 Little Rock, AR/The Hall
5/01 Charleston, SC/Music Farm
5/02 Destin, FL/Club L.A.

Fit For A King With Halestorm and I Prevail

7/9 Raleigh, NC/Coastal Credit Union Music Park
7/11 Noblesville, IN/Ruoff Music Center
7/13 Clarkston, MI/Pine Knob Music Theatre
7/15 Gilford, NH/BankNH Pavilion
7/16 Boston, MA/Leader Bank Pavilion
7/18 Toronto, ON/Budweiser Stage
7/21 Tinley Park, IL/Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
7/23 Bridgeport, CT/Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
7/24 Scranton, PA/Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
7/26 Holmdel, NJ/PNC Bank Arts Center
7/27 York, PA/York Fair
7/31 Alpharetta, GA/Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/1 Tampa, FL/MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/3 Charlotte, NC/PNC Music Pavilion
8/4 Franklin, TN/FirstBank Amphitheater
8/7 St. Louis, MO/Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/8 Rogers, AR/Walmart AMP
8/10 Woodlands, TX/The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/11 Irving, TX/The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
8/13 Denver, CO/Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*^
8/14 Albuquerque, NM/Isleta Amphitheate

Iron Maiden 2024 US Tour Dates:

10/04 SAN DIEGO, CA/ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/05 LAS VEGAS NV/ Michelob ULTRA Arena
10/08 LOS ANGELES, CA/ Kia Forum
10/12 SACRAMENTO, CA/ Aftershock Festival
10/14 PORTLAND, OR/ MODA Center
10/16 TACOMA, WA/ Tacoma Dome
10/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT/ Delta Center
10/19 DENVER, CO/ Ball Arena
10/22 ST PAUL, MN/ Xcel Energy Center
10/24 ROSEMONT, IL/ Allstate Arena
10/26 TORONTO, ON/ Scotiabank Arena
10/27 QUEBEC, QC/ Videotron Centre
10/30 MONTREAL, QC/ Centre Bell
11/01 PHILADELPHIA, PA/ Wells Fargo Center
11/02 BROOKLYN, NY/ Barclays Center
11/06 WORCESTER, MA/ DCU Center
11/08 PITTSBURGH, PA/ PPG Paints Arena
11/09 NEWARK, NJ/ Prudential Center
11/12 BALTIMORE, MD/ CFG Bank Arena
11/13 CHARLOTTE, NC/ Spectrum Center
11/16 FORT WORTH, TX/ Dickies Arena
11/17 SAN ANTONIO, TX/ Frost Bank Center (formerly AT&T Center)

KK’S Priest European Festival Dates:

5/18 Gelsenkirchen, Germany/Rock Hard Festival
6/15 Zamora, Spain/Z! Live Festival
7/14 Vizovice, Czech Republic/Masters Of Rock Festival
8/4 Rasnov, Romania/Rockstadt Extreme Fest
8/24 Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom/Stonedead Festival

The Great American Jailbreak Tour
Nervosa W/ Lich King and Hatriot

08/29 Milwaukee, WI/ Blades Of Steel Festival
08/30 Minneapolis, MN/ White Rock Lounge
08/31 Iowa City, IA/ Wildwood
09/01 Lincoln, NE/ Cosmic Eye
09/02 Denver, CO/ HQ
09/04 Salt Lake City, UT/ Aces High Saloon
09/05 Boise, ID/ The Shredder
09/06 Vancouver, BC, Canada @ The Rickshaw Theater
09/07 Seattle, WA/ El Corazon / Funhouse
09/08 Portland, OR/ Dante’s
09/10 Sacramento, CA/ Harlow’s
09/11 Las Vegas, NV/ The Usual Place
09/12 San Diego, CA/ Brick By Brick
09/13 Los Angeles, CA/ Whisky a Go Go
09/14 Mesa, AZ/ The Nile Underground
09/15 Tucson, AZ/ The Rock
09/16 El Paso, TX/ The RockHouse
09/18 Austin, TX/ Come and Take It Live
09/19 Houston, TX/ The White Oak
09/20 Dallas, TX/ RBC
09/21 Fayetteville, AR/ George’s Majestic Lounge
09/22 Nashville, TN/ The End
09/24 Atlanta, GA/ Boggs Social & Supply
09/25 Orlando, FL/ Conduit
09/27 Spartanburg, SC/ Ground Zero
09/28 Greensboro, NC/ Hangar 1819
09/29 Jacksonville, NC/ Hooligans
10/02 Mechanicsburg, PA/ Lovedraft’s
10/03 Clifton, NJ/ Dingbatz
10/04 Brooklyn, NY/ The Meadows
10/05 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada/ La Source
10/06 Montreal, Quebec, Canada/ Les Foufounes Électriques
10/08 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada/ The 27 Club
10/09 Kingston, Ontario, Canada/ The Mansion
10/10 Toronto, Ontario, Canada/ Hard Luck
10/11 London, Ontario, Canada/ Rum Runners
10/12 Detroit, MI/ The Sanctuary
10/13 Chicago, IL/ Reggies

Opeth North American Tour Dates:

10/11 Milwaukee, WI/ The Rave / Eagles Club
10/12 Cleveland, OH/ Agora Theater & Ballroom
10/14 Toronto, ON/ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/15 Montréal, QC/ L’Olympia
10/16 Worcester, MA/ Palladium
10/18 Brooklyn, NY/ Kings Theatre
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA/ Stage AE
10/20 Washington, DC/ Warner Theatre
10/22 Atlanta, GA/ Tabernacle
10/23 New Orleans, LA/ Fillmore New Orleans
10/24 Austin, TX/ Emo’s Austin
10/25 Dallas, TX/ Majestic Theatre
10/27 Denver, CO/ Mission Ballroom
10/29 Phoenix, AZ/ The Van Buren
10/30 Los Angeles, CA/ YouTube Theater
10/31 San Francisco, CA/ The Warfield

Raven & Luthero Tour Dates

3/22 Cape Coral,FL/Nice Guys
3/23 Panama City,FL/Mosey’s Downtown
3/24 New Orleans,LA/Southport Music Hall
3/29 Austin,TX/The Lost Well
3/30 San Antonio,TX/Fitzgerald’s
4/02 West Hollywood,CA/Whisky a Go-Go
4/03 San Francisco,CA/DNA Lounge
4/05 Portland,OR/Hawthorne Theatre
4/06 CA Vancouver,BC/The Wise Hall
4/07 Seattle,WA/Substation
4/08 Boise,ID/The Shredder
4/09 Salt Lake City,UT/Aces High Saloon
4/11 Denver,CO/Marquis Theater
4/13 Lincoln,NE/Cosmic Eye
4/14 Chicago,IL/Reggies
4/18 Detroit,MI/Sanctuary
4/20 CA Toronto,ON/The Hard Luck Bar
4/22 CA Ottawa,ON/The Rainbow Bistro
4/23 CA Québec City,QC/La Source de la Martinière
4/24 CA Montréal,QC/Piranha Bar
4/25 Sayreville,NL/Starland Ballroom
4/26 Providence,RI/Alchemy
4/27 New Hope,PA/John & Peter’s
4/30 Raleigh,NC/Lincoln Theatre
5/04 Pompano Beach,FL/Piper’s Pub


Sebastian Bach US Tour Dates:

2/29 The 80’s Cruise 2024, Orlando, FL
4/14 Rainbow Bar & Grill 52nd Anniversary Show, Hollywood, CA
4/26 Summer Breeze 2024, São Paulo, Brazil
5/3 Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
5/9 Welcome To Rockville 2024 Daytona Beach, FL
5/10 Jefferson, LA – Southport Music Hall
5/11 Destin, FL – Club LA
5/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
5/14 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
5/16 Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre for The Performing Arts
5/17 Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall
5/18 Bensalem, PA – Parks Casino
5/19 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
5/21 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
5/22 Albany, NY – Empire Live
5/24 Montreal, QC – Beanfield Theater
5/28 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
5/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
5/31 Indianapolis, IN – Hendricks Live
6/1 Morgantown, WV – Ruby Ampitheatre
6/2 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
6/4 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
6/5 Madison, WI – Majestic
6/7 Joliet, IL – The Forge
6/8 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
6/9 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
6/11 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
6/12 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
6/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
6/15 Denver, CO – Summit
6/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
6/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
6/19 Little Rock, AR – The Hall in Little Rock
6/21 Dallas, TX – The Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall
6/22 Houston, TX – The Lexus
6/23 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
6/25 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
6/27 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
6/28 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
6/29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Symphony-X North American Tour 2024 with special guests Heathen

05/16 Cincinnati, OH/ Bogart’s
05/17 Milwaukee, WI/ Milwaukee Metal Fest
05/18 Des Moines, IA/ Wooly’s
05/19 St. Louis, MO/ Delmar Hall
05/20 Indianapolis, IN/ Vogue Theater
05/21 Pittsburgh, PA/ Thunderbird Music Hall
05/23 Westland, MI/ Token Lounge
05/24 Toronto, ON/ Opera House
05/25 Montreal, QC/ Studio TD
05/26 Quebec, QC/ Theatre Capitole
05/29 Boston, MA/ Paradise
05/30 New Haven, CT/ Toad’s Place
05/31 Stroudsberg, PA/ Sherman Theater
06/01 Jersey City, NJ/ White Eagle Hall
06/02 Wantagh, NY/ Mulcahy’s
06/05 Charlotte, NC/ The Underground
06/06 Atlanta, GA/ Center Stage
06/07 Carrboro, NC/ Cat’s Cradle
06/08 Baltimore, MD/ Baltimore Soundstage


Testament & Kreator’s Co-Headlining ‘Klash Of The Titans
North American 2024′ Tour With Possessed

09/12 Reno, NV/ Grand Sierra Resort
09/13 Las Vegas, NV/ House of Blues
09/14 Salt Lake City, UT/ The Union Event Centre
09/16 Seattle, WA/ Showbox SoDo
09/17 Portland, OR/ Roseland Theatre
09/18 Vancouver, BC Canada/ Vogue
09/20 Calgary, AB Canada/ MacEwan Hall
09/21 Enoch, AB Canada/ River Cree Casino
09/22 Saskatoon, SK Canada/ Coors Event Centre
09/24 Winnipeg, MB Canada/ Burton Cummings Theatre
09/26 Maplewood, MN/ Myth Live
09/28 Huber Heights, Oh/ Rose Music Center
09/29 Detroit, MI/ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/01 Cleveland, OH/ The Agora
10/03 Toronto, ON Canada/ History
10/04 Montreal, QC Canada/ MTelus
10/05 New Haven, CT/ College Street
10/06 Boston, MA/ House of Blues
10/08 Silver Spring, MD/ The Fillmore
10/10 Montclair, NJ/ The Wellmont Theatre
10/11 Bethlehem, PA/ Wind Creek Casino
10/12 Raleigh, NC/ The Ritz
10/13 Atlanta, GA/ Tabernacle
10/15 Orlando, FL./ Hard Rock Live
10/16 St. Petersburg, FL/ Jannus Live
10/18 Houston, TX/ White Oak Music Hall (Lawn)
10/19 San Antonio, TX/ The Aztec
10/20 Dallas, TX/ The Factory
10/22 Denver, CO/ Fillmore Auditorium
10/23 Albuquerque, NM/ Albuquerque Convention Center
10/24 Phoenix, AZ/ The Van Buren
10/26 Los Angeles, CA/ Palladium
10/27 San Francisco, CA/ The Warfield

The Ghost Inside Wash it Away Tour W/ Paleface Swiss,
Bleed From Within & Great American Ghost

4/19 Las Vegas, NV/House of Blues
4/20 Grand Junction, CO/Mesa Theatre & Club
4/21 Denver, CO/Ogden Theatre
4/23 Minneapolis, MN/Fillmore
4/24 Bloomington, IL/The Castle Theatre
4/25 Chicago, I/Concord Music Hall
4/26 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
4/30 New Haven, CT/Toads Place
5/2 Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
5/3 Worcester, MA/Palladium-MA
5/4 Baltimore, MD/Baltimore Soundstage
5/6 Pittsburgh, PA/Stage AE
5/7 Indianapolis, IN/Old National Centre
5/9 Louisville, KY/Mercury Ballroom
5/10 Charlotte, NC/The Fillmore Charlotte
5/11 Columbia, SC/The Senate
5/14 Atlanta, GA/The Masquerade – Heaven
5/15 Knoxville, TN/The Mill & Mine
5/16 Columbus, OH/Historic Crew Stadium Sonic Temple Music Festival

UDO 2024 US Tour Dates:

9/06 Frenchtown, NJ/ Arties Bar and Grill
9/07 New Bedford, MA/ The Vault Music Hall
9/08 Reading, PA/ Reverb
9/09 Houston, TX/ Rise Rooftop
9/11 Jefferson, LA/ The Southport Music Hall
9/14 San Antonio, TX/ Royal Oaks Event Center
9/15 Dallas, TX/ Trees
9/17 El Paso, TX/ RockHouse
9/18 Glendale, AZ/ The 44
9/20 San Francisco, CA/ DNA Lounge
9/21 Santa Ana, CA/ Stages
9/22 West Hollywood, CA/ Whiskey A Go Go
9/23 San Diego, CA/ Brick by Brick
9/25 Denver, CO/ The Rick House
9/27 Mchenry, IL/ The Vixen
9/28 Joliet, IL/ The Forge
9/29 Montreal, QC/ Les Foufounes Electroniques
10/01 Ottawa, ON/ Brass Monkey
10/03 Toronto, ON/ Lees Palace
10/04 Westland, MI/ Token Lounge
10/05 Ringle, WI/ The Q & Z Expo Center
10/07 Milwaukee, WI/ Shank Hall
10/09 Harrison, OH/ Blue Note
10/10 Manchester, NH/ Angel City Music Hall

21May/24

Metal Contraband Up-Coming Metal Radio Add Dates:

Updated Tuesday, May 21st, 2024:

Adding On May 27th & 28th:
Black Sabbath – Anno Domini 1989-1995  (Rhino Entertainment)
Cassetta – Give Them Nothing (Single)  (Cassetta HC)
Defects – Modern Era  (Mascot Label Group)
Four Stroke Baron – Data Diamond  (Prosthetic Records)
Hellbutcher – Hellbutcher  (Metal Blade Records)
Nestor – Teenage Rebel  (Napalm Records)
Rivetskull – The King Is Dead  (Independent)
Witherfall – Sounds Of The Forgotten  (Deathwave Records)

Adding On June 3rd & 4th:
Deathwish – The Four Horseman  (Beer City Records)
Evergrey – Theories of Emptiness  (Napalm Records)
Holy Mother – Rise  (Massacre Records
Meanstreak – Blood Moon (EP)  (ONErpm)
Mourning Noise – Screams Dream  (Cleopatra Records)

Adding On June 10th & 11th:
Mythraeum – Oblivion Aeternam  (M-Theory Audio)
New Horizon – Conquerors  (Frontiers Music SRL)
Rorschach Test – Fallen (Single)  (Unlabeled Artists)

Adding On June 17th & 18th:
Gasket – Babylon (EP)  (Blue Grape Music)
Kraven – The Formless Files  (Metal Blade Records)
Portrait – The Host  (Metal Blade Records)
Saint Diablo – The Reckoning  (Eclipse Records)
September Mourning – Body Count (Single)  (Mortem Media)
Seven Spires – A Fortress Called Home  (Frontiers Music SRL

Adding On June 24th & 25th:
200 Stab Wounds – Manual Manic Procedures  (Metal Blade Records)
Genus Ordinis Dei – Three Kings (Single)  (Eclipse Records)
Neaera – All Is Dust  (Metal Blade Records)
Devolution – Deceiver Believer  (Close Encounter Records)

Adding On July 8th & 9th:
Gutter Creek – Fangs To The Face  (Independent)




08May/24

Metal Q&A:

Metal Contraband’s Chelsea spoke with Ihsahn, to discuss his new self-titled record, the process of releasing an album in the modern landscape of 2024, his origins as a songwriter and musician, the complexity of the new album and its orchestration and arrangements, some musical analysis of Ihsahn’s work, including his unique approach to scales and modes, his interest in film scoring and its challenges, Peccatum and his connection of music and life with his wife Heidi (aka Starofash), partnership with Matt Heafy through Trivium and Ibaraki, and more. Check it out below:

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