Published Nov 02, 2010Dudes who like to put on weirdo hobbit noses and frolic around while listening to some of the best symphonic metal of our era are stoked: Blind Guardian have announced they're returning to North America, and the touring will include Canadian gigs.
The pioneering German melodic metal band will be hitting up North America on their modestly named "Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine 2010 World Tour." The run of shows begins on November 19 in Philadelphia, PA and ends on December 22 in West Springfield, VA. Opening for Blind Guardian will be California retro thrashers Holy Grail and Florida power metallers Seven Kingdoms.
The tour will find the band playing Canadian cities Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. The band will also make a headlining appearance at the second Florida Power Fest, which is being held on December 18 in St. Petersburg, FL. Full dates are below.
Blind Guardian released At the Edge of Time, their ninth full-length album, in July of this year.
11/19 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
11/20 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
11/21 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
11/23 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
11/25 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole
11/26 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
11/27 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/29 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11/30 Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
12/1 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
12/3 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/4 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
12/6 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
12/8 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
12/9 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre/the Music Box
12/10 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
12/11 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
12/12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
12/14 Dallas, TX - Trees
12/15 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
12/17 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
12/18 St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre (Florida Power Fest)
12/19 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12/21 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
12/22 W. Springfield, VA - Jaxx