Children of Bodom announces 2014 U.S. tour – News

Children of Bodom announces 2014 U.S. tour

Finnish heavy metal powerhouse Children of Bodom (aka COB) will make their triumphant return to North America this February. The award winning band has announced a six week major market headlining tour that will kick off on February 14 in Quebec City, QC and hit 32 markets across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping with a two night stand at NYC’s Irving Plaza on March 28-29.  Brought to you by ESP Guitars, the tour will feature support from folk metal heroes TYR (and “special guests TBA”) and represents COB’s first stateside headlining tour since the release of the band’s new LP Halo of Blood, which was dubbed “unapologetic” by Pitchfork.

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Children of Bodom “Halo Of Blood Over North America Tour”
February 14      Quebec City, QC      Imperial
February 15      Montreal, QC           Metropolis
February 16      Toronto, ON             Sound Academy
February 18      Thunder Bay, ON     Crocks
February 20      Winnipeg, MB          The Garrick
February 21      Saskatoon, SK         Louis Pub   
February 22      Edmonton, AB          Union Hall
February 23      Calgary, AB             MacEwan Ballroom
February 25      Vancouver, BC         Commodore Ballroom
February 26      Seattle, WA             El Corazon
February 28      San Francisco, CA   The Fillmore
March 1            Los Angeles, CA      House of Blues
March 2           Santa Ana, CA         The Observatory
March 3           Phoenix, AZ             Club Red
March 5           Salt Lake City, UT    The Murray Theater
March 6           Denver, CO              Summit Theater
March 7           Albuquerque, NM     Sunshine Theater
March 8           El Paso, TX             Tricky Falls
March 10          San Antonio, TX      Backstage Live
March 11          Dallas, TX               House of Blues
March 12          Houston, TX            House of Blues
March 14          Atlanta, GA            Masquerade
March 15          Ft. Lauderdale, FL   Revolution
March 16          Tampa, FL              The Ritz Ybor
March 18          Asheville, NC          Orange Peel
March 19          Charlotte, NC          The Fillmore
March 21          Silver Spring, MD    The Fillmore 
March 22          Philadelphia, PA     Theatre of Living Arts
March 23          Cleveland, OH         House of Blues
March 24          Detroit, MI              St. Andrews Hall   
March 25          Chicago, IL             House of Blues
March 27          Boston, MA            Paradise Rock Club
March 28          New York, NY         Irving Plaza
March 29          New York, NY         Irving Plaza  

About Children of Bodom:
Children of Bodom’s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the instrumental acrobatics have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation.  The group’s superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho is known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing and was named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World.  Children of Bodom has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by VICE. More than 15 years into its career, COB continues to grow its ever-expanding fan base via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock’s biggest names. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960. 

In addition to Alexi Laiho, Children of Bodom features Henkka Seppälä (bass), Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Janne Warman (keyboards).