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Volbeat Announce 2012 North American Tour Dates With HellYeah

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Danish rockers Volbeat will showcase their groove metal meets rockabilly sound throughout North America on the ‘Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven’ summer tour featuring support from Hellyeah.

Volbeat’s stock is finally on the rise in the United States — they’ve already been giants in their native Denmark for years. After grinding it out on tours with some of metal’s biggest names — Metallica, Megadeth, etc. — the band is finally getting some long-overdue attention thanks to their recent No. 1 rock radio hit, ‘A Warrior’s Call.’ On the heels of that single’s success, Volbeat have announced that they will take center stage for an upcoming string of stateside tour dates.

After their spring schedule of headlining dates and festival appearances concludes on May 30, Volbeat will embark on the ‘Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven’ summer tour with Hellyeah and Iced Earth. The tour has 13 confirmed stops thus far — more will be announced in the coming weeks — beginning on June 18 at Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada.

Volbeat have employed an unusual strategy for the follow-up single to ‘A Warrior’s Call,’ choosing ‘Still Counting’ — a song from their 2008 album ‘Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood’ — as opposed to selecting a track from their current release, ‘Beyond Hell / Above Heaven.’ The song is currently climbing the Active Rock radio charts and sits at No. 17 after just a few weeks in release — the unconventional method appears to be paying off.

Volbeat Spring 2012 Tour Dates

05/02 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
05/04 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
05/05 – Rockingham, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/06 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Project 9-6-1 Cinco Party
05/09 – Sioux Falls, SD – W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds  – KRROFEST 2012
05/10 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
05/12 – Kansas City, MO – Liberty Memorial Park – Rockfest
05/13 – Boone, IA – Central Iowa Expo – Lazerfest
05/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersction
05/16 – South Bend, IN – Club Fever
05/18 – Asbury Park, NJ – North Beach – Bamboozle
05/19 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theater – WCCC
05/20 – Columbus, OH – Crew Stadium – Rock On The Range
05/22 – LaCrosse, WI – LaCrosse Center
05/24 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Center
05/25 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
05/26 – Pryor, OK – Catch The Fever – Rocklahoma
05/27 – Loves Park, IL – Rockford Speedway – WXRX Rock Monkey Ruckus
05/29 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
05/30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

Volbeat Summer 2012 Tour Dates With Hellyeah and Iced Earth

06/18 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
06/19 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
06/21 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
06/23 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
06/26 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth
06/27 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummins Theatre
06/29 – Weyburn SK – Crescent Point Place
06/30 – Gibbons, AB – Boonstock
07/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
07/10 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
07/11 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
07/12 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
07/15 – Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs City Auditorium

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