Metalocalypse’s Dethklok Announce Headlining Summer Tour!

This summer, Dethklok, the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, hits the road on a 28-city headlining tour kicking off June 2 in Portland, along with two of metal’s top acts, Chimaira and Soilent Green.

Tickets to the five-week Adult Swim Presents tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 18 through Ticketmaster, but a special pre-sale offer will be made available one week earlier to the most brutal Adult Swim fans. On Sunday, April 13, Adult Swim fans tuning in to Metalocalypse during the 12:00 a.m. (ET/PT) showing will be given a pre-sale password allowing them access to a customized Dethklok page on Ticketmaster’s website . Immediately after receiving the password, fans can purchase tickets, which range in price from $20 – $25. The password will also be made available to fans on ( beginning Monday, April 14.

This major tour starring the five band members from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse – Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles – comes on the heels of an incredibly successful fall for the band. In its first time touring, Dethklok opened for And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead in a 12-city college tour that did not disappoint. Released in conjunction with the tour was the band’s first album, Dethklok: The DethalbumΒΈ which debuted at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 during its first week of release, making it the highest charting death metal album ever. More than 195,000 copies of Dethklok: The Dethalbum have been sold to date, and more than 120,000 copies of the Metalocalypse: Season 1 DVD from Warner Home Video have been sold since its release in October 2007.

Touring with Dethklok this summer are two of metal’s most illustrious bands. Chimaira is one of metal’s most hard working artists today. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band has been demonstrating their ferocity onstage for nearly 10 years. Revolver Magazine has stated that “Chimaira are part of an endangered species – a real metal band who aren’t who playing the genre because it’s trendy but because it’s what all the members have been doing in one incantation or another for over half their lives.” Chimaira’s fourth LP, Resurrection, is now available via Ferret Music.

An infamous deathgrind and sludge metal band from New Orleans, Soilent Green has seen its fair share of adversity during its two-decade-old history. Touted as “one of the ten most important hard and heavy bands” by Rolling Stone Magazine, the band’s latest album, Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction will be released in North America on April 15 by its new label, Metal Blade Records.

“I predict that this show will be, without a doubt, the best animated Death Metal tour in recorded history,” said Brendon Small, creator and most metal member of Dethklok.

Schedule for Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse’s Dethklok with Chimaira and Soilent Green is as follows:

6/2/08 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
6/3/08 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA
6/5/08 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
6/6/08 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
6/7/08 House of Blues – Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
6/8/08 House of Blues – San Diego San Diego, CA
6/10/08 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
6/11/08 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
6/12/08 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
6/14/08 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/15/08 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
6/16/08 House of Blues – Chicago Chicago, IL
6/17/08 Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI
6/19/08 House of Blues – Cleveland Cleveland, OH
6/20/08 Kool Haus Toronto, ONT
6/22/08 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
6/24/08 The Palladium Worcester, MA
6/25/08 Nokia Theater Times Square New York, NY
6/26/08 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD
6/27/08 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
6/29/08 House of Blues – South Carolina N. Myrtle Beach, SC
6/30/08 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
7/1/08 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
7/2/08 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
7/4/08 Meridian Houston, TX
7/5/08 House of Blues – Texas Dallas, TX
7/6/08 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX

*Schedule is subject to change.

Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse follows the on and off-stage adventures of Dethklok, the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy with a true talent for creating the most death-defying music ever. Unfortunately for Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles, that’s about all they can do, period. Put them in front of a sold-out crowd of dedicated fans, and they’ll play so hard that the audience pukes their guts out, but give them a carton of milk and they’ll wash their long, lovely locks with it. New episodes from Metalocalypse’s second season will launch on Adult Swim in May