CHILDREN OF BODOM ANNOUNCE MAYHEM OFF-DATES
Touring North America this summer to support their eighth studio album Halo Of Blood – due out in the U.S. & Canada on June 11th - world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (COB) have announced the following six off-date shows during their stint on the upcoming 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 07/09/13 Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI *Tickets on sale 04/12* 07/29/13 Expo 5 - Louisville, KY *Tickets on sale 04/12* 08/05/13 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Sprint, KS with Rob Zombie / Machine Head / Amon Amarth *Tickets on sale 04/13* 08/07/13 Pop’s - St. Louis, MO *Tickets on sale 04/12* 08/08/13 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN *Tickets on sale 04/12* 08/09/13 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH *Tickets on sale 04/12* COB will be headlining the Musicians Institute stage during Mayhem Fest. Festival dates are: 06/29/13 San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA 06/30/13 Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA 07/02/13 Idaho Center Amphitheater - Nampa, ID 07/03/13 White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA 07/05/13 Desert Sky Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ 07/06/13 Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM 07/07/13 Fiddler's Green Amphitheater - Englewood, CO 07/10/13 Molson Canadian Amphitheater - Toronto, ON – CANADA 07/12/13 First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA 07/13/13 Susquehana Bank Center - Camden, NJ 07/14/13 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY 07/16/13 Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA 07/17/13 Bangor Waterfront - Bangor, ME 07/19/13 Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA 07/20/13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY 07/21/13 The Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT 07/23/13 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ 07/24/13 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA 07/26/13 Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN 07/27/13 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL 07/28/13 DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkson, MI 07/30/13 Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA 07/31/13 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater – Tampa, FL 08/02/13 Tower Amphitheater – Austin, TX 08/03/13 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX 08/04/13 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX Pre-sale ticket links for COB tour dates are available on the band’s official Facebook page. For the uninitiated: Over the last twenty years, Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music's new generation. Formed as Inearthed in 1993, the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi ‘Wildchild’ Laiho, who was voted "Best Metal Guitarist" by readers of Guitar World magazine. COB albums are no strangers to debut positions on the American Billboard Top 200 chart and with three consecutive albums debuting at number one on Finnish album charts, they are one of their home country’s bestselling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone. Their last studio album, Relentless Reckless Forever, was released in 2011. CHILDREN OF BODOM are: Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals); Roope Latvala (guitar); Jaska Raatikainen (drums); Henkka Seppälä (bass); and Janne Warman (keyboards).