Praised by the L.A. Weekly for the “over-the-top symphonic sounds and boundless energy” they brought to the stage when they opened for IRON MAIDEN at the sold-out Battle of San Bernardino show in September, Swedish heavy metal superstars SABATON are returning to the U.S. and Canada in 2014 as direct support to American metallers ICED EARTH on their “Worldwide Plagues” North American tour. Opening each show of the six-week trek on their maiden North American tour will be Dutch heavy metallers REVAMP. Checking in from Sweden, SABATON bass player Pär Sundström states: “We are really looking forward to return for the first SABATON full North American run since 2011. Three great bands on tour together, this will for sure be fantastic!” SABATON will be out supporting their »Swedish Empire Live« DVD release - the band’s largest live production to date – which hit North America on October 29th. Filmed in front of 600,000+ enthusiastic fans at their headlining festival appearance at Poland’s Woodstock Festival in 2012, »Swedish Empire Live« captures the band’s spine-tingling, soul-soaring, high-energy live stage show saturated with fist-pumping anthems celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. Fans can order the DVD from the »Swedish Empire Live« Landing Page: SABATON tour dates for the “Worldwide Plagues” North American tour with ICED EARTH and REVAMP are: 04.04. USA Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection 05.04. USA Milwaukee, WI - The Rave 06.04. USA Chicago, IL - House Of Blues 07.04. USA Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 09.04. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE 10.04. USA Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall 11.04. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre 12.04. USA Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall 14.04. CND Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre 15.04. CND Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theater 16.04. CND Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre 17.04. USA Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero – 18.04. USA New York, NY - Best Buy Theater 19.04. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium 21.04. USA West Springfield, VA - Empire 23.04. USA Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade 24.04. USA Orlando, FL - House Of Blues 25.04. USA Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 26.04. USA St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre 28.04. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar 29.04. USA Dallas, TX - Trees 01.05. USA Tempe, AZ - Club Red 02.05. USA West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues 03.05. USA San Francisco, CA - Slim’s 05.05. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory 06.05. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon 07.05. CND Vancouver, B.C. - The Venue 09.05. CND Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room 10.05. CND Calgary, AB - Republik 11.0.5 CND Regina, SK - Riddell Centre 12.05. CND Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre 14.05