Killswitch Engage announced back in November that they'd be taking their act — and critically acclaimed new material from the recent LP Atonement — out on the road with main support act August Burns Red for a North American Spring 2020 tour. Now they've named California metallic hardcore brutes Light the Torch (formerly Devil You Know) as the opening act for the run. The choice seems a very natural one given the band's singer Howard Jones is the former powerhouse frontman of KSE and remains on great terms with them today (listen to the front man's guest spot on "The Signal Fire" to hear the continued chemistry).
"We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer band," current and original KSE singer Jesse Leach said in a press statement. "Obviously, having Howard out with us allows us to make this a tour to remember. I've always respected Howard as a singer, but in recent years, he's become a friend. So it means more to me now than it would have in the past. We are happy to see him back up on the good foot and singing his heart out again in top form. With both August Burns Red and Light the Torch, there will be no punches pulled."
Jones echoed that excitement, explaining in his own statement, "We are truly excited to be a part of the Atonement Tour with KsE and ABR. This one has it all — old friends, new music, good times. Forget the world for a night and come hang out with three bands that want to make memories with you!"
"This tour has been in the making for a long time," adds August Burns Red's Jake Luhrs, "and I can't wait to hit the road and show everyone what we've been working on."
Killswitch Engage 2020 North American tour dates:
3/10 — Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
3/11 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
3/13 — Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
3/14 — Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
3/15 — Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
3/17 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3/18 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
3/20 — Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
3/21 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/23 — Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
3/24 — Los Angeles @ The Wiltern
3/25 — Riverside, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
3/26 — San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
3/28 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
3/29 — Garden City, ID @ Revolution
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
4/1 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore
4/3 — Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore
4/4 — Chicago, IL @ Radius
4/5 — Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
4/6 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel
4/8 — Montreal, QC @ MTelus
4/10 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre
4/11 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5
4/12 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues