Battlecross Invades the States with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and More

Detroit, MI’s self-touted “blue collar thrashers” Battlecross are gearing up to lay waste to the states on this summer’s TRESPASS AMERICA festival. The festival kicks off in one month on July 13, 2012 in Broomfield, CO and features headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. The TRESPASS AMERICA Festival also features Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. The anticipation is building; get your tickets now before they are sold out and log on to www.trespassamerica.com for complete details!

Due to the insane buzz around Battlecross and their unique take on modern thrash metal, the band has been added to this year’s HEAVY MTL festival in Montreal, QC. To learn more about the festival and to read about this year’s line-up, please visit. www.heavymtl.com/en/.

Battlecross has come a long way since their recent signing with Metal Blade Records and their release of their debut Pursuit of Honor in August 2011.  Since its release, the single ‘Push Pull Destroy’ was the #1 Most Requested Metal Track for five weeks (Sirius XM Liquid Metal Devil’s Dozen), remains a stable on the Liquid Metal channel, and the track’s video has racked up over 700,000 YouTube views in the last five months.  Battlecross has received killer reviews across the internet and in print publications throughout North America and overseas and was named “Band of the Month” in Metal Hammer Norway and Metal Hammer Spain, so it should be no surprise that this blue collar, hard-work ethic that comes from the band’s five musicians – Kyle “Gumby” Gunther/vocals, Tony Asta/guitar, Hiran Deraniyagala/guitar, Mike Kreger/drums, Don Slater/bass – translates into a potent force on record as well as on stage. Battlecross is also confirmed to sail the seas with the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL Cruise this December 7-10.

See below for all confirmed Battlecross tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Battlecross pre-Trespass America tour dates: (free Metal Blade Records merch, Trespass America tickets and Battlecross posters to be given away at these one-off dates!)
JUNE
22        Westland, MI – Token Lounge (Battlecross only)
28        Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (Battlecross only)
29        Muskegon, MI – Crickets (Battlecross only)

JULY
6        West Springfield, VA – Empire (w/ God Forbid)
7        Richmond, VA – Kingdom (w/ God Forbid)
8        Winston Salem, NC – Ziggys (w/ God Forbid)
10       Fayetteville, AR – Stone Pony (w/ God Forbid)

Battlecross touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:

JULY
12       Wichita, KS – The Scenery
13        Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
14        Ogden, UT – Mojos (Battlecross only)
15        Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena
16        Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
17        Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
18        Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (Battlecross only)
19        Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
20        Travers City, MI – Ground Zero (off date w/ Killswitch Engage)
21        Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center
22        Waterloo, IA – McElroy Auditorium
23        St. Louis, MO – Fubar (Battlecross only)
24        Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre
25        Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
27        San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
28        Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion
30        Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
31        Evansville, IN – Ford Center

AUGUST
1        Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at River Bend
3        Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena
4        Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheatre
5        Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion
7        Oswego, NY – Oswego Speedway
8        Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
9        S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (off date w/ God Forbid)
10        Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
11        Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL
12        Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes (Battlecross only)
14        Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (indoor stage)
15        Hartford, CT – Festival Stage at Comcast Theatre
17        Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18        Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19        Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
21        Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown
22        Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
24        Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
25        Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26        Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
28        Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Battlecross post-Trespass America tour dates:
AUGUST
29        Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (Battlecross only)
31        Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)

SEPTEMBER
1        Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)
2        Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)

For more information about Battlecross, please visit these websites: www.metalblade.com/Battlecross or www.Battlecrossmetal.com

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