Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are returning to the states this fall for a mind blowing celebration of 20 years since the debut of Something Wild and the beginning of the Hatecrew. The 24-date tour will kick off on October 31st in Dallas, Texas with appearances at this year’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, 6 Canadian dates before concluding in Montreal on December 1st! Joining the band on the momentous occasion are Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN, Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY and New Jersey progressive, technical death metallers UNCURED.
Alexi Laiho comments, “So my friends, after rolling thru Europe doing the 20th year anniversary tour, we were honestly pretty bummed out to find out that we wouldn’t have enough time to bring the tour to America since it was absolutely a blast for both the crowd and the band. But now I’m stoked to announce that as it turns out, we indeed will be able to do this on the other side of the pond so I’m over the top happy about that!! Remember guys, this will be a once in a lifetime experience seeing us playing all kinds of obscure tracks off the first album, stuff from the 2nd & 3rd albums that we ain’t played in over 15 years and the general rule really is that there will not be a single song newer than the Hate Crew Deathroll tracks so it’s all about old school COB! So even if Something Wild isn’t your favorite album, I can guarantee that it will be entertaining, nostalgic and flat out funny as hell to be a part of this madness so that’s one party you just cannot miss! I hope to see you there ladies and gents!
Tickets are available for purchase today at 10 AM local time at www.cobhc.com
Confirmed dates for the20 Years Down & Dirtytour are:
10/28/2017 Knotfest Mexico (Centro Dinamico Pegaso) – Toluca MEXICO
10/31/2017 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
11/01/2017 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
11/03/2017 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/04/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – San Bernardino, CA
11/05/2017 UC Theatre – San Francisco, CA
11/07/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/08/2017 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC CANADA
11/10/2017 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB CANADA
11/11/2017 The Ranch Roadhouse – Edmonton, AB CANADA
11/13/2017 The Grand @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/14/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/15/2017 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
11/17/2017 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/18/2017 The Forge – Chicago, IL
11/19/2017 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/21/2017 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
11/22/2017 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
11/24/2017 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
11/25/2017 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/26/2017 Anthology – Rochester, NY
11/28/2017 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON CANADA
11/29/2017 Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON CANADA
11/30/2017 Imperial – Quebec City, QC CANADA
12/01/2017 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC CANADA
ABOUT CHILDREN OF BODOM
Fully 20+ years into the tough, heroic grind that represents the lifeblood of extreme musicians – Finish metal scientists CHILDREN OF BODOM have certainly won over crowds globally through a crafted alloy that is theirs alone. But the building of their esteemed career has also been aided and abetted by the simple maths of all that hard work and the intense touring. Their shows are widely acknowledged for being engaging, personable and energetic thrash parties – which inevitably end up indelibly stamped on the circuit boards of headbangers worldwide.
CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music’s new generation.