by Ian Chainey


Forty years into their career, NWOBHM institution Raven will be touring this fall. The "North American Extermination Tour 2014" will pair the athletic trio with the ripping Night Demon and will roll through locations like Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago. The two will hit NYC's Saint Vitus on November 21. Ticket information will be announced soon. All dates are listed below.

In addition, Raven will also be accompanying Accept on select dates for the latter's US warm-up run in September. Both groups are still slated to drop into NYC's Gramercy Theater on September 15. Accept's new album, Blind Rage, was released in the States on August 19.

So, with a tour happening does that mean new Raven material might be on the way? According to the band's Facebook page, yep:

been slaving over the 16 track machine refining the new songs - this album is gonna be far beyond where we thought it would be...can't wait to get this material down with the lads!!!

Their last album, Walk Through Fire, was released in 2009, though the band is probably best known for their early '80s run of Rock Until You Drop (1981), Wiped Out (1982), and All for One (1983). They released the career-spanning Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey DVD in 2013.

All of the dates are listed, along with classic live video from Raven and Night Demon's 2013 EP, below.


RAVEN -- North American Extermination Tour 2014 w/ Night Demon
10/3: Pompano Beach, FL @ Rip's
10/4: Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
10/5: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
10/9: Tulsa, OK @ TBA
10/10: Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
10/11: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/15: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/17: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Main Stage
10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
10/20: Los Angeles, CA @Whiskey a Go Go
10/22: Ventura, CA @ Bombay
10/26: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room
10/29: Ashland, OR @ Club 66
10/30: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/2: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/3: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Lo-Fi Cafe
11/6: Denver, CO @ TBA
11/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/9: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head
11/11: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/13: Indianapolis, IN @ Headquarters
11/14: Akron, OH @ Empire Rock Club
11/15: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
11/16: Chicago IL @ Reggie's
11/18: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/19: Syracuse, NY @ Macs Bad Art Bar
11/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Dead Horse
11/21: Brooklyn, NY @ St.Vitus
11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Dobbs
11/23: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/24: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/25: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood

RAVEN as Special Guests With Accept
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Saban Theater
9/15: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

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