Jesse Leach, frontman of Killswitch Engage, embarks on his first ever solo DJ tour in Australia, which includes a spoken word night in the list of dates. The tour kicks off January 15 and runs through January 24.

While the band is in the planning stages for their next album (including a song for the upcoming Game of Thrones mixtape), Leach will be showcasing his DJ skills, playing various musical sub-genres ranging from punk and metal to hip-hop and drum and bass. “Memories, Words and Songs,” his spoken word night, will be an avenue for Leach to share his childhood memories, inspirations and his lyrical themes. Leach commented:

I am eager and excited to kick off my first DJ tour. I have been at this on and off for six years in the Northeastern U.S. and I love sharing music that moves me! There is an amazing rush I get when I play a song and watching the crowd react or when someone approaches me wanting to know what song I played. I do this because I love it.

Folks in the land Down Under can see him on the following dates:

  • January 15 – Sydney – Hot Damn
  • January 16 – Brisbane – Brightside
  • January 21 – Melbourne – Spoken Word Night at Eureka Rebellion Trading
  • January 24 – Melbourne – The Gasometer

Leach created a “Spottily” playlist for Fred Perry Subculture to promote his upcoming tour, and fans should definitely check it out.