After weeks of speculation and rumors, SHADOWS FALL has officially announced plans to spend its summer on the road as part of this year's Sounds of the Underground tour. Now in its third year, the annual hard rock roadshow — presented by Hot Topic — will see the acclaimed metal band joining a cutting-edge line-up featuring such explosive artists as GWAR, CHIMAIRA, JOB FOR A COWBOY, and EVERY TIME I DIE. Sounds of the Underground is slated to kick off on July 6 at Dallas' Palladium Ballroom, with dates continuing through mid-August.
SHADOWS FALL lead singer Brian Fair said, "It is going to be another summer of insanity for the boys in SHADOWS FALL, and we couldn't be more stoked. Not only are we looking forward to partying with our friends in DARKEST HOUR, EVERY TIME I DIE, CHIMAIRA and GWAR, but also to check out some killer music at one of the summer's most diverse festival tours. We are planning on playing a set that will include songs from the early days of SHADOWS FALL up to our new album 'Threads of Life' and leaving a wake of devastation behind. So bust out the sun screen, put the beers on ice and get ready to rock 'cuz the SHADS are coming back to town."
For a list of Sounds of the Underground tour dates, click here.
In other news, SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner will be making a number of in-store appearances at music stores across the country. The current itinerary calls for visits to Kansas City's Explorers Percussion on Monday, April 30 and Drum Headquarters on Tuesday, May 1.
SHADOWS FALL's Atlantic Records debut, "Threads of Life", sold over 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 46 on The Billboard 200 chart.