The band will warm up for the tour with a handful of August and September appearances including the WKRL K-Rockathon in Syracuse, NY (Aug. 8), Epicenter Music Festival in Pomona, Calif. (Aug. 22), KPNT PointFest in Maryland Heights, Mo. (Aug. 23), and the KUPD End of Summer Scorcher in Phoenix, Ariz. (Sept. 26).

Atreyu’s co-headlining run with Hollywood Undead in support of Congregation of the Damned kicks off October 16 at The Pavilion in Lubbock, Texas.

Other cities on the month-long itinerary include Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Las Vegas.

Damned, which drops October 27, came together fairly quickly after the band began writing material in January. By the time they hit the studio in Los Angeles with producer Bob Marlette (Airborne, Ozzy Osbourne), they had 25 new songs.

“I think this is the longest our band has ever had laser-like focus on an album,” explained frontman Alex Varkatzas. “We were all working together really well and we had a great time in the studio with Bob, who we called BeelzeBob. He’s this jovial cigar-smoking, goatee-sporting dude from Nebraska, and he really helped us fine tune the material and nail our best performance.

“The new set is going to feature a lot of songs from Congregation plus a bunch of other stuff. We’re just really happy with the album and we can’t wait to play it for people live.”