“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.’” Added bassist Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KSE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.”

“Anthrax and Killswitch — KillThrax! Holy crap!,” continues guitarist Scott Ian. “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!”

Killswitch singer Jesse Leach echoed Anthrax’s enthusiasm about the upcoming trek, saying, “We are so stoked to tour with thrash legends Anthrax! We are sure this will bring a powerhouse of a live show with the combination of both bands. This is, hands down, the most excited we’ve been to tour alongside a band in a long while. This will be one you won’t want to miss. KillThrax is coming for you!!!!”

It’s a perfect combination of veteran acts who’ve transcended the “trend” periods of their respective genres to emerge as all-time greats. The Devil Wears Prada have also been tapped to open for Anthrax and Killswitch during the month-long run of North American shows.

Anthrax andKillswitch Engage 2017 North American Tour with The Devil Wears Prada:

3/29 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre*
3/30 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live**
3/31 – St. Charlies, Ill. @ Arcada Theater (Anthrax only)
3/31 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International (Killswitch Engage only)
4/01 – Manistee, Mich @ Little River Casino (Anthrax only)
4/01 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva (Killswitch Engage only)
4/03 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore*
4/04 – Wallingford, Conn. @ Oakdale Theatre*
4/05 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory**
4/07 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live*
4/08 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore**
4/11 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Ritz Raleigh**
4/12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle**
4/13 – Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues*
4/15 – Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall (Texas Independence Fest)**
4/17 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues**
4/18 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues**
4/22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern**
4/23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore**
4/25 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo*
4/26 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre**
4/28 – Denver, Colo. @ The Fillmore**
4/29 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium and Underground**
4/30 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Midland*
5/01 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant**
5/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Danforth Music Hall**
5/05 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount**
5/06 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall*
5/07 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues*

*Killswitch Engage closes
**Anthrax closes

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.