Metal juggernauts DEMON HUNTER are excited to announce their summer tour plans just a few short weeks after the impressive debut of their mammoth new album, True Defiance.
The band, set to storm Europe next week, will bring their power stateside when they headline select dates of the upcoming Scream The Prayer tour this June with support by EMERY, SLEEPING GIANT, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, CLOSE YOUR EYES, HUNDREDTH, THE GREAT COMMISSION, GIDEON, A BULLET FOR A PRETTY BOY and YOUR MEMORIAL.
DEMON HUNTER will then follow that up with a victory lap – appropriately titled The True Defiance Tour – from July until August with support from BLEEDING THROUGH, CANCER BATS, THE PLOT IN YOU and WILLOWS.
True Defiance, the band’s sixth album, smashed its way into the charts last week when it bowed at an impressive #36 on the Billboard 200. The highly anticipated album also landed at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart, #14 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart.
The chart position is the band’s highest debut on the Top 200, edging out the previous best set by 2010’s The World Is A Thorn, which bowed at #39.
Now in its second week on the charts, True Defiance, is showing staying power by remaining in the Top 100, clocking in at #96 in its second week.
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (ANBERLIN, EMERY) and mixed by Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM), True Defiance finds DEMON HUNTER continuing in their hard rock evolution while embracing the components that have always formed the backbone of their music: true metal, dark rock and balladry. The album marks a vital new chapter in the celebrated history of DEMON HUNTER, who are currently marking their 10th year of writing, breaking and erasing the rules of hard rock. Not ones to rest on their laurels, however, the members have created an album that not only lives up to their own lofty standards, but sets a new high-water mark for what DH is capable of.
European Tour with DEADLOCK, NIGHTRAGE and INSENSE:
April 30 Kouvola, Finland @ Vappugospel *
May 1 Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
May 2 Luzern, Switzerland @ Schüür
May 3 Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
May 4 Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
May 5 London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy2
* Just DEMON HUNTER
SCREAM THE PRAYER (Headlining Following Dates):
June 22 - Nashville PA @ Rockettown
June 23 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
June 24 - Jacksonville FL @ Murray Hill Tavern
June 26 - Charlotte NC @ Amos Southend
June 27 - Richmond VA @ Kingdom
June 28 - Baltimore MD @ Sonar
June 29 - Shirleysburg PA @ Creationfest Northeast
June 30 - Dayton OH @ The Attic Club
July 1 - Joliet IL @ Mojoe’s
THE TRUE DEFIANCE TOUR:
July 26 - Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 27 - Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades
July 28 - SoCal @ TBD
July 29 - Phoenix AZ @ Marquee
July 30 - Albequerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 31 - Dallas TX @ The Door
Aug 1 - Houston TX @ Warehouse
Aug 2 - Midland TX @ Rock The Desert
Aug 3 - Denver CA @ Summit
Aug 4 - Salt Lake City UT @ Complex
Aug 5 - Boise ID @ Knitting Factory