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Volbeat Returns to North America to Headline Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour

The Band’s “The Hangman’s Body Count”  Sits Proudly at #1 for 5th Consecutive Week

Rock AllegianceVolbeat returns to North America on August 23rd to headline the third installment of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour.  Since the band returned to Europe as a festival headliner for the late-spring and summer, their growth has shown no signs of slowing down ~ once these guys grabbed the public’s ears, they’ve been gaining fans at an insane (but totally deserved!) rate.  Currently, “The Hangman’s Body Count” is the #1 track at Active Rock radio for a 5th consecutive week.  This success follows prior chart toppers “Warrior’s Call,” “Still Counting” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” bringing the total to four #1 singles at the format.   In the U.S., Volbeat’s most recent album release ~ Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies ~ has sold 100,000 copies, while overseas the title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark and gold in Germany, Austria, and Finland. If you’ve yet to discover Volbeat, all we can say is, “What the hell are you waiting for????”

bands_himMonster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour will also feature HIM, All The Remains, and Airbourne.  Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Right Arm Entertainment and Monster Energy, the travelling festival brings American and Canadian audiences the crème de la creme that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel. All the acts on this tour embody the spirit of “rock ‘n’ roll without borders,” the way music should be.

bands_allthatremainsbands_airbourne“The fans have made our North American visits thus far this year great fun and truly memorable,” Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen recently shared. “We are looking forward to headlining Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance festival tour this summer, and sharing the stage with HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne.”

Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world. Volbeat’s fifth album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, debuted at No. 1 in the band’s home country of Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in the U.S.  Obviously very genuinely appreciative of the band’s success, Poulsen effused, “This is amazing and something we almost can’t believe. It’s crazy for us to think we did that, but the most fantastic thing about it is we did it with the fans support and dedication to the band. Without your love for the band, this would not be possible. So thanks a lot dear Volbeat fans and listeners. The support you are giving us for our shows and records are something we’re very proud of. You people rock big time.”  Back atcha, Poulsen!

Photo by Seth M, taken at Rock on the Range 2013

Photo by Seth M, taken at Rock on the Range 2013

Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.

Upcoming appearances in the U.S. and Canada include the below ~ and again, if you haven’t yet been to a Volbeat show or picked up Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (or for that matter all five of their albums), DO IT!

8/23     Maplewood, MN                                           The Myth

8/24     Twin Lakes, WI                                              WIIL Show @ Shadow Hill Ranch

8/25     Cincinnati, OH                                                US Bank Arena

8/26     Hamilton, ONT                                              Copps Coliseum

8/28     Detroit, MI                                                     Freedom Hill

8/29     Bloomington, IL                                           US Cellular Coliseum

8/30     Kansas City, MO                                           Midland Theatre

8/31     Tulsa, OK                                                          Convention Center Arena

9/03     Salt Lake City, UT                                         Maverick Centre

9/04     Las Vegas, NV                                                The Joint

9/06     Seattle, WA                                                     KISW Pain in the Grass @ The Gorge

9/08     Abbotsford, BC                                              Sports & Entertainment Arena

9/09     Calgary, AB                                                     Big 4

9/10     Edmonton, AB                                                Rexall Place

9/15     Sacramento, CA                                              Aftershock Festival  @ Discovery Park

9/16     Los Angeles, CA                                             Palladium

9/18     Dallas, TX                                                         Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie

9/19     Houston, TX                                                    Bayou Music Center

9/21     Biloxi, MS                                                         WCPR Fest @ Jones Park

9/22     Atlanta, GA                                                      Tabernacle

9/23     Greensboro, NC                                              Greensboro Coliseum

9/25     Sayreville, NJ                                                  Starland Ballroom

9/26     Philadelphia, PA                                             Skyline Stage @ The Mann

9/27     Lowell, MA                                                       Tsongas Arena

9/28     Brooklyn, NY                                                  Brooklyn Waterfront