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Metal tours announced: Obituary, Ringworm, Deftones, Megadeth/Lamb of God, Wardruna, more

Tons of shows get announced every week, and it can be hard to keep up. Here are all the heavy music (metal, hardcore & more) tours, shows & fests that we posted on BV this week, and some new ones too…


Nordic folk band Wardruna are going on tour behind their just-announced new LP Kvitravn, out in June, and tickets went on sale today for all dates. We’re also giving away a pair of tickets to the city of your choice at Invisible Oranges.


In addition to their tour supporting Black Label Society, Florida death metal lifers Obituary will play some just-announced headlining gigs in Fort Worth, TX; Pontiac, MI; Pensecola, FL; and Harrisonburg, VA. Updated dates here. They’re also on the ridiculously awesome Psycho Las Vegas lineup. Pictures of Obituary’s recent Saint Vitus show are in the gallery above.


Mathcore/noise/screamo/etc maniacs meth. have announced a Southwest/West Coast tour supporting last year’s great, Prosthetic Records-released Mother of Red Light. The tour includes dates with Glassing and Seizures (separately), and the free Prosthetic/Mathcore Index unofficial SXSW showcase on 3/19 at Unit 108 in Austin with the insanely stacked lineup of meth., For Your Health, Amygdala, Shin Guard, Olam, Glassing, and DSGNS. All dates here.


Speaking of SXSW, 40 (lesser known stoner) bands will play across 3 stages on March 19 in Austin for “Stoner Jam 2020.” The lineup includes Duel, High Reeper, Rifflord, Geezer, Tia Carrera, Yatra, Amplified Heat, and many more.


The Heavy Psych Sounds label is teaming up with Knitting Factory Brooklyn for a mini fest on May 23, and the lineup lives up to the fest/label’s name, with stoner-friendly riffers — some of them also playing the above-mentioned Austin event — Ruby the Hatchet, High Reeper, Geezer, Gozu, and The Golden Grass. Get yr tix here.

HUMAN IMPACT opening for YOB

Human Impact, the new band of Unsane frontman Chris Spencer with members of Swans and Cop Shoot Cop, have an anticipated debut album on the way, and they’ll also do a West Coast tour with YOB after their NYC release show.


Two ’90s-era metalcore lifers who are still making great music today, Ringworm and All Out War, will play some Northeast shows together this March.


Will Deftones finally drop the album this year?? Who knows, but they have announced an extensive summer tour, with killer direct support from French metal vets Gojira and an opening set from the one and only bubblegum pop/metal blender Poppy.


Megadeth and Lamb of God have announced a 55-date co-headlining North American tour for summer and fall, with support coming from Trivium and In Flames. It’ll be Megadeth’s first tour since Dave Mustaine’s cancer diagnosis (he was recently declared cancer-free), and LOG’s first North American tour in support of their upcoming self-titled album.

Meanwhile, for those who RSVPD’d in time, Lamb of God play a free show at House of Vans in Chicago with Harms Way tonight (2/14).


Tokyo death-doomers Coffins released their crushing fifth album, Beyond the Circular Demise, back in September via Relapse, and they’ve announced a US tour supporting it, around their appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2020. Some dates are with Ilsa. Some are with Bell Witch.


Rage Against the Machine have officially announced a massive reunion tour with Run The Jewels, and they already started expanding it, adding more shows in NYC, Detroit, Toronto, and DC.

BLOOD INCANTATION (playing full albums)

It’s going to be pretty cool to see Blood Incantation play their albums in order at two shows in Brooklyn this weekend.


Hard rock vets Def Leppard will be on tour this fall with Texas blue-rock greats ZZ Top as openers. “What a year this is going to be,” says Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. “First, sold out stadiums, then we get to go on tour with the mighty ZZ Top! Having been an admirer of the band for a lifetime it’s gonna be a real pleasure to finally do some shows together…maybe some of us will get to go for a spin with Billy in one of those fancy cars.” The tour starts in Albany, NY on September 21 and runs through October 18 in Spokane, WA. All dates/tickets are here.


After a 15-year-long wait, Glassjaw finally released their genuinely great new album Material Control in late 2017, but they’re not against indulging in a little nostalgia too. They’ll be revisiting their 2000 debut Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence for its 20th anniversary at California’s Chain Fest and will then do it in Boston and NYC too.


Previously mentioned Torche dates are now upon us.


The lineup for Furnace Fest continues to expand, and new additions include Poison the Well playing The Opposite of December for its 20th anniversary (which they’re also doing at Psycho Las Vegas), Jeremy Enigk, As Friends Rust, and Showbread. They join previously announced bands Every Time I Die, The Appleseed Cast, AVAIL, Counterparts, Defeater, The Juliana Theory, Mineral, From Autumn to Ashes, Converge, Cave In, Boysetsfire, The Casket Lottery, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Codeseven, Further Seems Forever, Hopesfall, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, With Honor, Zao, and more. Check here for the full current lineup.


Black N’ Blue Bowl happens at new venue The Brooklyn Monarch on May 16 & 17 this year, with a stacked lineup including Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Crown of Thornz (original lineup), Madball, Subzero (30th anniversary tour), Murphys Law, Death Threat (20 years of Peace & Security), No Redeeming Social Value, Shutdown, Combust, Restraining Order, The Fight, Rule Them All, Mutually Assured Destruction, and more.

In related news, Mutually Assured Destruction dropped a rager of a new EP today (Danzig fans take note):

For more metal tours, browse Upcoming Metal Tours. Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed. Also browse our Metal category and Invisible Oranges for more metal news.

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