CHILDREN OF BODOM ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR
AWARD WINNING METAL BAND's NEW ALBUM "RELENTLESS RECKLESS FOREVER" LANDS AT #41 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200
Hard partying (and harder rocking) Finnish band CHILDREN OF BODOM (or COB) has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their just released new album Relentless Reckless Forever which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the month long summer tour will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside KISS, Motörhead and more as part of the "Heavy MTL" hard rock festival.
"We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the Bodom maniacs," commented COB guitarist / vocalist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho. "Get ready to throw it down!" Support on the CHILDREN OF BODOM tour will come from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night.
Recorded in Finland with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), Relentless Reckless Forever is the seventh studio album of CHILDREN OF BODOM's illustrious career. COB's high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. The first single and video from the album is the "party song" "Was It Worth It?". The "Was It Worth It?" video was filmed on location at Pennsylvania's Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and sees COB join forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher magazine "Skater of the Year" Chris Cole and noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta to deliver a one-of-a-kind "audio and visual experience" that perfectly captures the band's live intensity. Check out "Was It Worth It?" today at this location.
Guitar World and Revolver bring you CHILDREN OF BODOM
With Devin Townsend, Obscura and Septic Flesh
Brought to you by Spinefarm Records, Good Fight Entertainment & ACTION! PR
June 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 25 San Francisco, CA Slim's
June 26 Portland, OR Roseland
June 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
June 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
June 30 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
July 2 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
July 3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
July 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
July 5 St. Paul, MN Station Four
July 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues
July 8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
July 9 Orlando, FL BeachamTheater
July 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
July 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
July 13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
July 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 15 Springfield, VA Jaxx
July 16 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
July 19 Worcester, PA Palladium
July 21 Halifax, NS Multipurpose Centre (No Devin Townsend, this date only)
July 23 Toronto, ON Downsview Park (* as part of Heavy TO w/ Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer, etc.)
July 24 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau (* as part of Heavy MTL w/ KISS, Motörhead, etc.)
Canadian fans have the opportunity to purchase special COB ticket +album + merch bundles. For further details, please visit this location.
About CHILDREN OF BODOM:
CHILDREN OF BODOM's enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal's new generation. The group's superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing and was named "Best Metal Guitarist" by the readers of Guitar World. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called "technically dazzling" by the New York Times and "One of the most talented metal bands of our time" by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. The band's name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.
In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).
Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and tour information will be made available via the COB tour page.
"technically dazzling" - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Thrashing, death-y, stadium-sized power metallers" – PITCHFORK
"CHILDREN OF BODOM boasts the requisite elements to please any Scandinavian metal enthusiast" – THE ONION
"metal done with theatricality, precision and an eye on the arena" – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"darkly melodic metal" – THE NEW YORK POST
"strength, virtuosity and over-the-top spectacle." – GUITAR WORLD
"Phenomenal." – DECIBEL
"CHILDREN OF BODOM's well-camouflaged pop will get you disgustingly drunk" – REVOLVER
"One of the most talented metal bands of our time" – VICE