Since its inception in 2004, Decibel has redefined what a metal magazine can accomplish. From authoritative books and celebrated festivals to the revitalization of the classic flexi disc format and the creation of the renowned Decibel Hall of Fame series, we continue to push far beyond the accepted boundaries of print. The annual Decibel Magazine Tour -- launched in 2012 -- may very well be the finest of our ventures. For the past six years, ambitious curation has unified artists from far reaches of the extreme universe who would otherwise never have the opportunity to tour North America together. The lineup for the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour continues that proud tradition, as German thrash metal founders Kreator align with Florida death metal legends Obituary, old-school Ohio brutalizers Midnight and celebrated progressive death prodigies Horrendous (with regional openers in select markets to be announced next year).
Of 2017’s four featured acts, two will release new LPs in 2017 to coincide with the Decibel Tour: Kreator, with their fourteenth full-length album, Gods of Violence; and Obituary, with tenth effort Obituary. The latter have already been honored with an authoritative Hall of Fame feature on 1990’s landmark album Cause of Death. In 2015, Horrendous took home Decibel’s Album of the Year honor for their Anareta release. Additionally, Kreator, Midnight and Horrendous have each recorded and released exclusive tracks via the Decibel Flexi Series, and Obituary will soon join them, recording a flexi track that will appear in the annual Decibel Tour issue of the magazine that hits stands March 2017.
Tickets for the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour are on sale Friday, December 9 at 10am local time. All tour dates, cities and venues are below.
Friday, March 17 - Charlotte, NC - Underground
Saturday, March 18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sunday, March 19 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
Monday, March 20 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Tuesday, March 21 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Wednesday, March 22 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Friday, March 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Saturday, March 25 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
Sunday, March 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Monday, March 27 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Tuesday, March 28 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
Wednesday, March 29 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
Friday, March 31 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
Saturday, April 01 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Tuesday, April 04 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Thursday, April 06 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Friday, April 07 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Saturday, April 08 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Sunday, April 09 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Tuesday, April 11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Wednesday, April 12 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Thursday, April 13 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Friday, April 14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Saturday, April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Hails to our Decibel Tour partners!
MORE INFO AT:http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/12/5/kreator-obituary-midnight-horrendous-take-part-in-2017-decibel-magazine-tour