Trivium have announced a big fall headlining trek, dubbed the Deadmen and Dragons Tour, a nod to the titles of their last two albums, 2020's What the Dead Men Say and 2021's In the Court of the Dragon. The headlining North America run, produced by Live Nation, will see prog stalwarts Between the Buried and Me, deathcore pioneers Whitechapel and trad-metal favorites Khemmis playing in support. The opening acts were handpicked by the members of Trivium — see their comments below.
Tickets for the Deadmen and Dragons Tour are set to go on sale on Friday, July 22nd at 10 a.m. local time and will be available via Ticketmaster.
"Between the Buried and Me are the pioneers of mixing genres well before anyone else had," frontman Matt Heafy commented. "BTBAM back in 2002 — on the impeccable self-titled album — showed that they were unapologetically ready to mix elements of death metal, melodic death metal, grindcore, power metal, prog, ethereal — at times beautiful — passages of melody. Their self-titled record was a massive influence on me; I was captivated by the immense mixture of so many styles. Through their combining of a vast range of sonics and soundscapes, they created a sound that is truly their own."
Guitarist Corey Beaulieu, meanwhile, sang the praises of Whitechapel: "It's been over 10 years since we toured together on the Shoguntour and seeing how the band has progressed over the years and added a killer melodic element to their brutal sound just makes it a perfect time to share the stage once again."
Bassist Paolo Gregoletto hailed Khemmis, calling them "one of my favorite new bands of the last few years." "When we were putting the tour together, I heavily advocated for having them on the bill," he said. "I think it's always a testament to a band's sound when you have trouble pinning a label to it — doom, melodic metal, thrash, death metal. With Khemmis, it's all in there and rocks hard. They are a 10/10 live band and did a great cover of 'Rainbow in the Dark,' so do not miss their set!"
Trivium fall 2022 tour dates:
10/2 — Boise, ID — Revolution Concert House + Event Center
10/3 — Portland, OR — Roseland*
10/4 — Vancouver, BC — Vogue*
10/6 — Calgary, AB — MacHall*
10/8 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings*
10/9 — St. Paul, MN — MYTH*
10/11 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee
10/12 — Chicago, IL — Radius
10/14 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Hall
10/15 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
10/16 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues
10/18 — Norfolk, VA — The Norva*
10/19 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall*
10/21 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/22 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
10/23 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
10/25 — Toronto, ON — Rebel*
10/26 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS
10/28 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
10/29 — New York, NY — Palladium Times Square
10/30 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
10/31 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
11/2 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
11/4 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
11/5 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre
11/6 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom
11/8 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
11/9 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern
*Not a Live Nation Date