Hatebreed Rocks ‘Concrete Confessional’ Tour

Moshers throughout North America get ready, because Hatebreed is rumbling across the continent this fall and they are bringing DevilDriver and Devil You Know.

Photo: Jim Hill
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.

The headline dates stretch from Sept. 23 in Tucson, Ariz., to Oct. 28 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and the tour touches pretty much every region.

There are a number of festival appearances along the way with  in San Bernardino, Calif.,  in Dallas and  in Austin

Prior to the tour the band plays at  in Denver Sept. 4, and several other U.S. festivals in August.

Hatebreed released its latest album, The Concrete Confessional, through Nuclear Blast this year, and is once again proving its ability to blend hardcore, punk and metal influences into its metalcore sound.

The band is built to start mosh pits, with plenty of tempo shifts to keep the crowd moving at different speeds. Some of the group’s lyrics are deeply thoughtful, and several songs offer social critiques in surprisingly clear language.

Check out the verse from “Us vs. Us” off the latest album:

“Leaders crown with false patriotic wreath
Spewing promises of opportunity
Disillusioned, we imprison those
Who numb their hearts and minds just to cope
It’s plain to see they don’t even care
Erasing equality, dismissing what’s fair
History forgotten conveniently
Is destined to happen again, repeatedly”

Similarly, here is the chorus from “Dissonance”:

“Always unwilling to give, so self-obsessed without respect
Always unwilling to give but they take take take
So many unfazed by greed, just arrogant so ignorant
So many in dire need but they wait wait wait”

The group was associated with white power bands in a CNN article in August 2012, but the band was outraged and demanded a retraction and apology from the author, Lonnie Nasatir of the Anti-Defamation League. Nasatir issued an apology through ADL Chicago and the reference to Hatebreed was removed from the article.

Here is the plan for North America:

Sept. 4 – Denver, Colo., National Western Complex (Riot Fest & Rodeo)
Sept. 23 – Tucson, Ariz., Club XS
Sept. 24 – San Bernardino, Calif., San Manuel Amphitheater (Ozzfest)
Sept. 26 – Seattle, Wash., Studio Seven
Sept. 27 – Portland, Ore., Dante’s
Sept. 28 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Venue Nightclub
Sept. 30 – Calgary, Alberta, The Gateway at SAIT
Oct. 1 – Edmonton, Alberta, Union Hall
Oct. 2 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Event Centre
Oct. 3 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Pyramid Cabaret
Oct. 5 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Oct. 6 – Green Bay, Wis., Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Oct. 7 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Oct. 8 – Sauget, Ill., Pop’s
Oct. 9 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s
Oct. 11 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Town Ballroom
Oct. 12 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 13 – Peoria, Ill., The Limelight Eventplex
Oct. 17 – Knoxville, Tenn., The International
Oct. 18 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
Oct. 19 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
Oct. 20 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre
Oct. 21 – Dallas, Texas, Various Venues (So What?! Music Festival)
Oct. 22 – Austin, Texas, Empire Control Room & Garage (Texas Revolution Fest)
Oct. 24 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
Oct. 25 – Jacksonville, Fla., Maverick’s
Oct. 26 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 27 – Reading, Pa., Reverb
Oct. 28 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y., The Chance Theatre

The VIP presale for the headline tour began today and the general onsale opens next week on July 29 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit Hatebreed.com and the group’s Facebook page for the latest on the tour.