Killswitch Engage and Five Finger Death Punch Announce 2012 Tour Dates


Story by Charles Ken

‘Trespass America Festival’ to feature Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross

Heavy music fans are in for a treat this summer, as Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage have announced their long-rumored 2012 tour. The trek, billed the “Trespass America Festival,” will also feature metal and hard rock acts Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross. The show kicks off July 13 in Broomfield, Colo., and runs through Aug. 28 in Los Angeles. Five Finger Death Punch will headline all of the dates. Find a complete list of tour dates, below.

This is an extra special run for Killswitch Engage, since the “Trespass America Festival” marks the first time the guys have toured with lead singer Jesse Leach back in the fold, following Howard Jones’ departure from the band. Leach is no stranger to Killswitch. He sang on the group’s self-titled debut album, which dropped in 2000, and their following release, “Alive or Just Breathing,” out in 2002. Leach left Killswitch Engage in 2002 and rejoined the band earlier this year. Many longtime Killswitch Engage fans are stoked to have Leach back, and this trek will likely draw out masses of the band’s loyal followers.

Five Finger Death Punch are touring in support of their third studio album, “American Capitalist,” which arrived last year. The album totes current active rock hit “Remember Everything,” as well as previous chart-topped “Under and Over It.” Do you think this will be the heaviest and most brutal touring festival of the summer? Let us know in the comments section.

Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross 2012 Tour Dates:

Jul. 13 — Broomfield, Colo. — 1st Bank Center
Jul. 15 — Billings, Mont. — MetraPark Arena
Jul. 16 — Bismarck, N.D. — Bismarck Civic Center
Jul. 17 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — Sioux Falls Arena
Jul. 19 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Eagles Ballroom
Jul. 21 — Fort Wayne, Ind. — Allen County Expo Center
Jul. 24 — Lubbock, Texas — Lonestar Amphitheater
Jul. 25 — Belton, Texas — Bell County Expo Center
Jul. 27 — San Antonio, Texas — Freeman Coliseum
Jul. 28 — Beaumont, Texas — Ford Pavilion
Jul. 30 — Nashville, Tenn. — Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 03 — Battle Creek, Mich. — Kellogg Arena
Aug. 07 — Syracuse, N.Y. — SRC Arena
Aug. 08 — Glens Falls, N.Y. — Glens Falls Civic Center
Aug. 10 — Scarborough, Maine — Scarborough Downs
Aug. 14 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
Aug. 15 — Wallingford, Conn. — Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 17 — Worcester, Mass. — DCU Center
Aug. 18 — Newark, N.J. — Prudential Center
Aug. 19 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Penn’s Landing
Aug. 22 — Knoxville, Tenn. — Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Aug. 25 — Rio Rancho, N.M. — Santa Ana Star Center
Aug. 26 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Comerica Theatre
Aug. 28 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Hollywood Palladium




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