DRAGONFORCE Announces North American Headline Tour + Signs Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records

Extreme Power Metal Legends DRAGONFORCE Sign Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records!North American Tour Announced for October/November 2023

Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of the world’s fastest band – GRAMMY nominated power metal legends DRAGONFORCE! Formed in 1999, the London, UK based unit has captivated audiences worldwide with their highly successful records and iconic singles, including the platinum-selling anthem “Through the Fire and Flames.” Renowned for their epic compositions, DRAGONFORCE’s signature lies in their masterful and lightning-fast guitar solos, brilliantly crafted by the virtuosic duo of Herman Li and Sam Totman. Comprising vocalist Marc Hudson, bassist Alicia Vigil, and drummer Gee Anzalone, the five-piece ensemble draws inspiration from a myriad of heavy metal styles, fantasy realms, and video games, blending 80’s rock influences with infectious sing-along choruses and uplifting melodies. Together with today’s signing announcement, and with their most ambitious album on the horizon, DRAGONFORCE is excited to announce the North American headline leg of a colossal world tour that promises to be their most exhilarating to date! Featuring special guests Amaranthe with additional support from Napalm Records labelmates NanowaR of Steel, as well as Edge of Paradise, the tour will begin on October 20, 2023 in Mesa, AZ. After visiting many major cities across the US and Canada, the tour will culminate in a grand finale in Los Angeles, CA on November 19. DRAGONFORCE promises to take their unique stage production to new heights, presenting a fresh setlist that includes new tracks, songs not played for a long time and beloved classics. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 11, 2023 at 10:00AM local time. To secure your spot, visit dragonforce.com for ticket options and limited VIP upgrades. In the meantime, European fans can catch the band’s energetic live performance at their remaining summer festival shows at Leyendas del Rock and Summer Breeze Open Air.Stay tuned for news on upcoming releases from DRAGONFORCE! DRAGONFORCE frontman Herman Li on the signing:“We are absolutely thrilled to join forces with Napalm Records, a true powerhouse in the metal music universe! This marks the beginning of an epic new chapter for DragonForce, and we’re eager to see what our collaboration will bring to our fans around the world!” Napalm Records Managing Director Thomas Caser adds:“It’s an absolute honor to team up with the mighty DRAGONFORCE and announce this signing today. Their speed, sound and hooks are undeniably legendary along with their captivating and unique concepts! We look forward to getting their new music out to the world!” Herman Li adds on the tour:“We’re really looking forward to touring in the US and Canada again. We’ve prepared a new setlist with some brand new songs that we’ll be releasing before the tour begins. Alongside these, we’ll also be playing some older songs that haven’t been in our setlist for a long time, as well as some classic favorites that are a must. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic tour!”
Watch the Official Tour Trailer HERE!
Experience DRAGONFORCE Live in 2023: Festival ShowsAug 11 – Spain, Villena – Leyendas del Rock 2023Aug 19 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air 2023 North American Tour 2023w/ Amaranthe, NanowaR of Steel + Edge of ParadiseOct 20 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater*Oct 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel*Oct 23 – Austin, TX – Empire GarageOct 24 – Dallas, TX – The GranadaOct 25 – Houston, TX – House of BluesOct 27 – Orlando, FL – House of BluesOct 28 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture RoomOct 30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – HeavenOct 31 – Charlotte, NC – The UndergroundNov 01 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore SoundstageNov 03 – New York, NY – Palladium Time SquareNov 04 – Worcester, MA – The PalladiumNov 05 – Montreal, QC – MTelusNov 06 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music HallNov 08 – Cleveland, OH – Agora TheaterNov 09 – Detroit, MI – The MajesticNov 10 – Chicago, IL – House of BluesNov 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueNov 12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada TheaterNov 14 – Denver, CO – Summit Music HallNov 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The DepotNov 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting FactoryNov 18 – Berkeley, CA – UC TheaterNov 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern* no NanowaR of SteelDRAGONFORCE is:Herman Li – Guitar, Backing VocalsSam Totman – Guitar, Backing VocalsMarc Hudson – VocalsAlicia Vigil – Bass, Backing VocalsGee Anzalone – Drums, Backing Vocals DRAGONFORCE online:WEBSITEYOUTUBEINSTAGRAMTWITTERTIKTOKFACEBOOK Herman Li online:WEBSITETWITCHTIKTOKINSTAGRAMTWITTERDISCORDYOUTUBEFACEBOOK#dragonforce#extremepowermetal