AUGUST BURNS RED announce 2012 North American headlining tour presented by BandMerch

7 week, 41 city romp presented by BandMerch and sponsored by House of Blues Entertainment and Ibanez Guitars

Tour marks band’s first dates for 2012


Genre titans AUGUST BURNS RED are excited to announce a 2012 North American headlining tour presented by BandMerch, marking the band’s first announced dates for 2012 and their first North American dates since their summerlong stint as a mainstage act on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour.
The seven week tour runs from January 13-March 3, hitting 41 cities along the way. Supporting ABR are SILVERSTEIN, TEXAS IN JULY, LETLIVE. (Jan 13-29) and I, THE BREATHER (Jan 31-Mar 3). Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, October 28th, 10:00 am local time.   Purchase tickets here: http://blpr.co/ABRJan12

August Burns Red at BandMerch: http://store.bandmerch.com/augustburnsred/ AUGUST BURNS RED with SILVERSTEIN, TEXAS IN JULY, LETLIVE. (Jan 13-29) and I, THE BREATHER (Jan 31-Mar 3), brought to you by House of Blues Entertainment & Ibanez Guitars Jan 13 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Jan 14 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Jan 15 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend Jan 17 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm Jan 18 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown Jan 19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Jan 20 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Jan 21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Jan 22 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor Jan 23 Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live Jan 25 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Jan 26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Jan 27 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Jan 28 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East Jan 29 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit Jan 31 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater Feb 1 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Feb 2 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Feb 3 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Feb 4 Hollywood, CA House Of Blues Feb 5 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom Feb 7 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall Feb 8 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex Feb 9 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Feb 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Feb 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Feb 13 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom Feb 14 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom Feb 16 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre Feb 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Caboose Feb 18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Feb 21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s Feb 22 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Feb 23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall Feb 24 Guelph, ONT @ Gueplh Concert Theater Feb 25 Toronto, ONT @ The Sound Academy Feb 26 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Feb 27 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Feb 29 Boston, MA @ House of Blues Mar 1 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Mar 3  Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

2011 was a banner year for the heavyweights – their fourth album, Leveler, rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, debuting at #11 on the Billboard 200 in addition to entering the charts as the #1 Hard Rock album and #2 Rock album. Leveler also displayed staying power and has become the band’s fastest selling album to date.

The band is currently in the midst of a European tour in support of A DAY TO REMEMBER and will return home to close out 2011 with what has a become an annual tradition, a post Christmas show in the band’s hometown of Lancaster, PA.

While the band already has two albums that topped 100,000 in sales (2009’s Constellations and 2007’s Messengers), Leveler is on pace to set a new high-bar for AUGUST BURNS RED, adding commercial success to the critical praise which the album has garnered from the likes of Alternative Press, Revolver, Rock Sound and more, in addition to high marks from dozens of other outlets. The album pushes the band’s sonic boundaries in every direction, yet emerges as an unquestionably heavier album than its predecessor. It’s a game-changer, for ABR, and for fans of hard rock everywhere.

Select praise for ‘Leveler’:

“From start to finish, Leveler is exhilarating… the quintet’s strongest work to date. (4/5)” -ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“AUGUST BURNS RED have crafted a signature brand of metalcore that challenges the genre’s status quo … [They’ve] set their own bar even higher on Leveler, and have done so for all the scene in the process. (4.5/5)” -REVOLVER

“Leveler takes the band to a unique level… not only easily approachable but entertaining, impressive, and new. (10/10)” -OUTBURN

“By far the greatest album AUGUST BURNS RED have ever produced” -EXCLAIM!

“A wonderfully dynamic album” -ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“Leagues above much of this genre” -ROCK SOUND

Leveler has the potential to be another breakout record for the group, with a maturing sound and greater experimentation. Hopefully, this new album will help turn even more skeptics into headbanging converts” -METAL INSIDER

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