Just in time for back-to-school, DARKEST HOUR announces their upcoming tour with Trivium, Whitechapel, and Dirge Within. The tour kicks off on September 11 in Long Island, NY and will run through October. The band recently wrapped up a successful run on the Summer Slaughter tour and are anxiously awaiting the kick-off of the Trivium dates. 

Guitarist Mike Schleibaum comments: “We are so thankful to all the bands, promoters, organizers, and of course fans who made this year’s Summer Slaughter so much fun. It was a metal onslaught that took over the whole US, and if you came out to any of the dates then you know just how much of a good time it was! We hope to BBQ and party with everyone involved again real soon. With that in mind, we can’t wait to hit the road this fall with Trivium! We’ll be hitting a ton of places we missed on this summer’s tour, and we can’t wait to bring the good times and good vibes to new cities. We will be playing some more new songs of our latest record, The Eternal Return, as well some classic DH. If you love metal, good times, dirty dudes, and sick-ass mosh pits, make sure not to miss these shows! You’ll know where to find us, out back tail-gait-N!” 

Drummer Ryan Parrish adds: “We are totally stoked to hit the road with metal titans, Trivium, and having this opportunity to blare our style of metal to the masses is awesome!! Ever since our return home from Summer Slaughter, we have been itching to introduce more metalheads to our new album, The Eternal Return, and this tour is the obvious solution! We want to thank all of the amazing bands we toured with on SS and thank everyone involved for a wicked summer! Now, we are gearing up and looking forward to sharing the road with our shredding friends in Trivium and Whitechapel, as well as making new friends with Dirge Within. So, break out the tab books and jean jackets, find the city closest to you, and bang your head and air guitar with all of us in September/October!” 

DARKEST HOUR is touring to support their latest album, The Eternal Return, which hit streets on June 23 and debuted at #104 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Heatseekers chart, and #16 on the Independent chart. The Eternal Return is the band’s sixth full-length album and first with producer Brian Mcternan (Thrice, Senses Fail). Full tour dates are below. 

DARKEST HOUR w/Trivium, Whitechapel

September 11 – Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY

September 13 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

September 15 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH

September 17 – Cowboys Bar – Guelph, ON

September 18 – Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI

September 19 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

September 20 – The Venue – Fargo, ND

September 21 – Electric Park Ballroom – Waterloo, IA

September 23 – Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT

September 24 – Wilma Theater – Missoula, MT

September 25 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

September 26 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

September 28 – The Senator Theater – Chico, CA

September 29 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

October 1 – Glasshouse – Pomona, CA

October 2 – Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA

October 3 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

October 7 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX

October 9 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC

October 10 – Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC

October 11 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC