(New York, NY): European power metal dynamos DragonForce have announced plans to return to North America for a spring tour. This outing marks the band’s first full trek with brand new singer Marc Hudson, who also makes his recorded debut on The Power Within. The album lands at retail on April 17.
Hudson premiered his voice at a series of intimate North American gigs last fall. The performances were met with much praise and approval from the band’s diehard fanbase. Now the vocalist will be able to showcase his pipes to other parts of the country and beyond, where a similar reaction is expected for this talented up ‘n comer with undeniable chops.
The tour kicks off April 21 at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and makes several stops on the East Coast before winding through Canada and into the Midwest before wrapping out west on May 11 in Anaheim, California. L.A.-based metal warriors Holy Grail, and Huntress, a five-piece metal band lead by vocalist Jill Janus, who delivers an unparalleled four-octave range thanks to her opera background, will provide support on this run.
Pre-orders for The Power Within are available as of today. You can pre-order The Power Within bundle and receive an exclusive autographed poster and a download of the album the day before it’s available in stores. You can also download the brand new track “Fallen World” immediately and for free. Go here to check out the pre-order and the download.
April 21 Worcester, MA The Palladium
April 22 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
April 23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
April 25 Montreal, QC Le National
April 26 London, ON London Music Hall
April 27 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
April 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
April 29 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
May 1 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
May 2 Calgary, AB Republik
May 4 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
May 5 Seattle, WA El Corazon
May 6 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
May 8 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
May 10 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
May 11 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
For tickets, go here.