New York, NY: DragonForce will be back to administer another ‘Ultra Beatdown’ upon American venues. The band will embark on a month-long, headlining tour this Fall, which kicks off on September 18 in Hollywood and runs through October 11 in Philadelphia. This will probably be the band’s final US tour in support of their most recent album, Ultra Beatdown.
Sonata Arctica, as well as DragonForce labelmates Taking Dawn, will serve as support. The band’s latest power-riff fueled opus, Ultra Beatdown, was unleashed upon the world last August and the momentum around the band is still going strong.
Critical praise was heaped upon the record when it was released. Here’s what critics had to say about Ultra Beatdown.
“With its dedication to speed, fantasy, and heart-warming vocal harmonies, Ultra Beatdown is sure to please more than just guitar geeks and Final Fantasy nerds.” –DRUM!
“No one can fuck with DragonForce…” –Decibel
“Exultant and diverse.” --Revolver
“Your fingers may blister just listening to these guys” –MSN Music
“Everything is bigger and better…” –Guitar World
“Beatdown beats anything from the Reagan years for two simple reasons: Herman Li and Sam Totman, whose twin guitar solos are so incredibly fast, they sound like Yngwie Malmsteem on a serious meth binge while being processed through a military super computer.” –Las Vegas City Life
“One listen to the powerful a capella opening of ‘The Fire Still Burns’ will instantly make your hair grow down to your ass and your Bon Jovi records will mysteriously find their way into the garbage.” –Alternative Press
Below are the tour dates.
9/18/2009 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
9/19/2009 Regency Center @ The Grand Ballroom San Francisco, CA
9/20/2009 Roseland Portland, OR
9/21/2009 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
9/23/2009 Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, ALB
9/24/2009 MacEwan Hall Calgary, ALB
9/25/2009 Odeon, The Saskatoon, SAS
9/26/2009 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MAN
9/28/2009 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO
9/29/2009 Cabooze On The West Bank Minneapolis, MN
9/30/2009 House of Blues Chicago, IL
10/2/2009 Sound Academy Toronto, ONT
10/3/2009 Le Medley Montreal, QUE
10/4/2009 Theatre Imperial Quebec City, QUE
10/6/2009 The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza New York, NY
10/7/2009 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
10/9/2009 The Palladium Worcester, MA
10/10/2009 Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
10/11/2009 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA