Times of Grace are excited to announce that they have solidified the touring lineup for their forthcoming debut tour this February. The core of the band is Jesse Leach on vocals and Adam Dutkiewicz on guitars/vocals, and they will be supported by guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Daniel Struble and drummer Dan Gluszak.
Stroetzel is a familiar name to Times of Grace fans, as he is also guitarist for Killswitch Engage, alongside Adam D., and is an original member who played with Leach while he was singing in KsE. Stroetzel’s involvement in Times of Grace was a happy accident, as he assisted his former and current bandmates when they recorded acoustic performances for iTunes and SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal late last year. Times of Grace were on the hunt for a live guitarist and Stroetzel just clicked, so he decided to once again pitch in for his friends and act as their touring guitarist. Struble is the former singer of Five Pointe O, a long ago labelmate of KsE, while Gluszak is the former drummer of Envy on the Coast.
“I am honored to work with such quality people and solid musicians and I can already see the synergy developing and it is very exciting. I truly feel blessed,” Leach said about the touring lineup.
Times of Grace will embark on their first tour on February 1st in Baltimore and wrap on February 27th in Boston. The band’s tour itinerary is as follows.
Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
Feb.02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)
Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Please visit www.timesofgraceband.com for more information.
Below is a sampling of what the press is saying about Times of Grace’s universally praised The Hymn of a Broken Man, which came out last Tuesday.
“Emotionally raw vocals, melodic guitar solos, thundering drums and everything else you’d expect from these guys…so purist it’s almost retro.” –Alternative Press
“The Hymn of a Broken Man could very well be a touchstone for metal’s evolution. From the pointed explorations of darkness to the incendiary metallic incisions, The Hymn of a Broken Man has all the trappings of a classic metal album…Times of Grace are the future. Let the new age begin.” –ARTISTdirect.com (5 out of 5 stars)
“An album that combines raging Killswitch-style metalcore with more melody and atmospheric moments.” –Guitar World
“It is unequivocally one of the finest records you’ll hear this year….a truly stunning achievement.” –Outburn (10 out of 10 rating)
“It’s a heavy and eclectic record that augments Dutkiewicz’s signature metalcore with atmospheric hard rock and moody pop.” –Revolver