Killswitch Engage will be launching a U.S. tour on November 25, during which they will be performing their 2002 album Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety every night. Support will come from Shadows Fall and Acaro.
Alive Or Just Breathing was both Killswitch Engage's Roadrunner Records debut, and their final album to date with recently returned frontman Jesse Leach.
"I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to sing these songs on stage with Killswitch again," says Leach. "Now here I am back in the band and celebrating 10 years of the release of this record. I am absolutely thrilled for this tour. I can't wait to sing 'Rise inside' and 'Just Barely Breathing' among others. On top of it all, we have our good friends in Shadows Fall and Acaro joining us. This tour will be one we will all remember!"
Guitarist Joel Stroetzel echoed those sentiments, saying, "We're all looking forward to this tour! It's going to be a great time on all levels. Playing songs we haven't played in many years, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing with Jesse now back in the band, and just hanging out with some great old friends - we're psyched."
Advance tickets for all shows will be $20.02, in honor of the year the album was released. The band will also be making a limited number of tickets available per show for the price of $5.21, in honor of the date the album was released, to military personnel with the help of VetTix.org. Vet Tix pre-sale begins on October 2, while public onsales start October 5.
Tour dates are as follows:
Nov. 24 - San Bernardino, CA - NOS Event Center (California Metalfest VI)
Nov. 25 - San Francisco, CA – Slim's
Nov. 27 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 28 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
Nov. 30 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater
Dec. 01 - Kansas City, KS - Beaumont Club
Dec. 02 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Dec. 04 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
Dec. 05 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl
Dec. 07 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Dec. 08 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Dec. 10 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Dec. 11 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
Dec. 12 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Dec. 14 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Dec. 16 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Dec. 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Willamsburg Music Hall
Dec. 18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Dec. 19 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
Dec. 20 - Portland, ME - State Theater