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Volbeat Announces Spring 2015 Tour With Anthrax and Crobot



Danish Headliners To Begin AEG Live Produced Run April 24 at 1stBANK Center in Denver

Pre-Sale Via Goes Live on 10/29 at 10am with General On-Sale Set for 10/31 at 10am Local Time in All Markets Other Than Grand Forks (9am) and Oshawa & Ottawa (Noon)

Volbeat on their co-headlining tour with 5FDP

Volbeat on their co-headlining tour with 5FDP


It’s no secret that we at FlashWounds ~ not to mention throngs of fans across the globe ~ consider Volbeat to be one of the top five bands setting stages around the world on fire these days; we’ve followed them from when the reaction to mention of their name was “Who?” (when they first formed in 2000 in Copenhagen) through their five studio albums and two live offerings and most recently through their
co-headlining tour with Five Finger Death Punch (which has been drawing near capacity crowds in arenas and earning Volbeat the highest kudos from the press and audience members alike) ~ when the reaction was a little closer to complete insanity and adoration ~ and our appreciation and respect for their talents (not to mention how modest, hard-working, and approachable they’ve remained despite huge success) has only grown with time. 

Volbeat back in 2013

Volbeat back in 2013

Anthrax at Heavy Montreal

Anthrax at Heavy Montreal

So when we say it’s our pleasure to announce that the band will be headlining a tour this coming spring with the legendary Anthrax serving as direct support and Crobot opening the show, we mean it.  Volbeat ~ Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass), Jon Larsen (drums), and former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano (who produced the current album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen) ~ is a practically peerless band but if following them over the years has taught us anything, it’s that they are not satisfied with simply being extraordinary ~ somehow, they have always found a way to improve upon some element of their craft, delivering on each tour performances that continue to elevate them ever closer to EARNED superstardom.  Their choice of bands for this upcoming tour shows that they appreciate a similar devotion to music in others and recognize both undeniable staying power and talent that is, much like their own, quickly becoming a significance presence on the scene.    

Crobot at Rock on the Range

Crobot at Rock on the Range

A pre-sale goes live on October 29 at 10am local time in all markets and can be accessed via the band’s website.  On Halloween, general on-sale begins at 10am in all markets excluding Grand Forks (9am) and both Oshawa and Ottawa which will go live at noon.  Their return to North America in 2015 will feature multiple Canadian dates, alongside appearances coast to coast in the U.S.  The itinerary begins on April 24 in Denver, CO at the 1STBANK Center.

Volbeat on their 2014 tour

Volbeat on their 2014 tour

vbeat albumVolbeat’s most recent release, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S., alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles. The title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland and Sweden.  The album has also been certified gold in Canada.  This past year, the Danish quartet received their first GRAMMY nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category for “Room 24″ (Volbeat f/ King Diamond) and won Germany’s Echo Award for “Best International Alternative Act.”   Recently, “A Warrior’s Call” from Beyond Heaven / Above Hell was certified gold in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 units by the RIAA. Over the next several months the band will continue to work on their anticipated new studio album (a fact which, if doing so wouldn’t completely compromise my professionalism, would get a totally fan-girl “YAY!!!” and perhaps even a little happy dance).

Volbeat on their 2014 tour

Volbeat on their 2014 tour



Confirmed appearances for the 2015 tour include: 

4/24/15            Denver, CO                                                     1STBANK Center

4/25/15            Rapid City, SD                                                Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

4/27/15            Spokane, WA                                                  Spokane Arena

4/28/15            Missoula, MT                                                  Adams Center

4/29/15            Seattle, WA                                                     WaMu Theatre

5/01/15            Grande Prairie, AB                                         Revolution Place

5/02/15            Edmonton, AB                                                Rexall Place

5/03/15            Calgary, AB                                                    Calgary Stampede Corral

5/04/15            Saskatoon, SK                                                 SaskTel Centre

5/06/15            Regina, SK                                                      Brandt Centre

5/07/15            Grand Forks, ND                                            Ralph Englestad Arena

5/12/15            Oshawa, ON                                                   General Motors Centre

5/13/15            Ottawa, ON                                                    TD Place

5/14/15            Quebec City, QC                                            Quebec Colisee Pepsi

5/15/15            Montreal, QC                                                 CEPSUM Montreal

5/18/15            Saginaw, MI                                                    Dow Events Center

5/19/15            Evansville, IN                                                 Ford Center

5/20/15            Chicago, IL                                                      Aragon Ballroom

5/22/15            Sioux City, IA                                                 Tyson IBF Events Center

5/27/15            Dallas, TX                                                      Verizon Grand Prairie

5/28/15            Houston, TX                                                  Bayou Music Center

5/31/15            St. Louis, MO                                                 Outdoors at Pop’s

6/02/15            New York, NY                                                Hammerstein Ballroom


Volbeat on their current tour

Volbeat on their current tour


Additional dates will be added, so stay tuned for those announcements and stay on top of all things Volbeat via the following links:

The capacity crowd reacting to Volbeat's set at Mohegan Sun during the current tour

The capacity crowd reacting to Volbeat’s set at Mohegan Sun during the current tour