Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy.

2019 was a huge year for Killswitch as their album sold increibly well in the first week. The quintet—Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D'Antonio, Justin Foley, and Jesse Leach sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal Blade, Atonement. Atonement is the bands most critically acclaimed album in at least 15 years, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top Album chart, #13 on the Billboard Top 200, and once again #1 on both the Top Rock and Hard Rock Album charts.

The arrival of their self-titled debut and their Roadrunner-released follow-up, the Decibel Magazine “Hall of Fame” classic Alive or Just Breathing, heralded the dawn of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and introduced the world to the soulful declarations-against-the- darkness of pensive, uplifting singer Jesse Leach. The singer’s thoughtful lyrics were paired with the dynamic, fluid and unstoppable riffing of drummer-turned-guitarist/producer and on-stage madman Adam Dutkiewicz. Joel Stroetzel’s guitar sound, tone and technique remain driving, persistent and immediate, laying the foundation for the band’s dueling guitar style.

The Atonement Tour by Killswitch Engage is in support of their eighth studio LP, which is also their first record with Metal Blade Records. Not only will fans get the chance to hear some of the awesome new music live, but you also have the chance to meet the band by purchasing a VIP meet and greet where you'll also be able to hang out side of stage as Killswitch rip through venues on this North American tour taking place between March 10-April 12, 2020.

"The #Atonement Tour, featuring August Burns Red, invades North America March 10-April 12, 2020. Tickets on sale Friday 11/8 at 10am local time. Special presale including VIP meet and greet/side stage/exclusive merch options on sale today at Noon Eastern. Use code KSE." - Via Killswitch Engage Facebook

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3/10 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
3/11 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
3/13 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
3/14 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore
3/15 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz
3/17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
3/18 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues
3/20 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
3/21 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
3/21 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes
3/23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
3/24 — Los Angeles — The Wiltern
3/25 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium
3/26 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield
3/28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo
3/29 — Boise, ID — Revolution
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex
4/1 — Denver, CO — Fillmore
4/3 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore
4/4 — Chicago, IL — Radius
4/5 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore
4/6 — Toronto, ON — Rebel
4/8 — Montreal, QC — MTelus
4/10 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
4/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
4/12 — Boston, MA — House of Blues




Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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