Open your mind and your eyes, hard rock fans! You are about to be illuminated this summer, thanks to the “Illuminato(u)r,” a brand new road trek featuring some of the best and, well, brightest bands in the scene! Underoath will headline “Illuminato(u)r,” with support provided by a stellar lineup that includes Times of Grace, Stray From the Path and Letlive. The lineup was announced yesterday on www.underoath777.com, along with the premiere of the band’s new video for the song “Paper Lung.” Excitement and buzz about the tour has already been ramped up and is steadily building online and beyond.
Multi Grammy nominated, globally successful and acclaimed heavy rock group Underoath was transformed by the arrival of new drummer Daniel Davison. Underoath – Tim McTague (guitars), Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Grant Brandell (bass), Chris Dudley (keyboards) and James Smith (guitars) — recently released the album Ø (Disambiguation) that emphatically surpasses, in terms of craftsmanship and cohesion, its predecessors, which combined have sold well over 1 million copies.
Times of Grace is a new project featuring Killswitch Engage guitarist (and super producer) Adam Dutkiewicz, who reteams with original KsE vocalist Jesse Leach. Their debut, The Hymn of a Broken Man, finds the duo capitalizing on their past chemistry and creating something entirely new and exciting. Outburn called the album “unequivocally one of the finest records you’ll hear this year….a truly stunning achievement,” handing it a 10 out of 10 rating!
Underoath guitarist Tim McTague said, “We are super excited to be touring with Times of Grace, Stray From the Path and Letlive. This is one of the better musical packages we have put together in a long time and think across the board it will be a great experience.”
Times of Grace vocalist Jesse Leach also commented, “I have always admired what Underoath does. I am quite pleased to have the honor to share the stage with a band that has pushed boundaries and maintained integrity all of these years. I believe on and off stage this will be a tour to remember. It’s a great mix of music and spirit not to be missed.”
The tour winds through the country for a little over a month, kicking off on July 5th in Raleigh, North Carolina and wraps on August 12th in Columbus, Ohio.
Learn more about the tour by going here and follow the before, during and after happenings on Twitter with @illuminatour.
Tour dates are as follows:
7/05 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
7/06 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/07 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
7/08 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
7/11 Portland, ME @ State Theater
7/12 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
7/13 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/15 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
7/16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
7/18 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/20 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
7/21 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
7/22 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
7/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
7/27 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/28 Cedar Falls, IA @ Wheelhouse
7/29 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/30 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
8/01 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/03 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/05 Whitehouse, TX @ The Warehouse
8/07 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
8/09 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
8/10 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
8/11 Richmond, VA @ The National
8/12 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall