Children of Bodom Set Sights On North America
Children of Bodom has been a standard-bearer for death metal since its first trek around the world in 2003, during which its guitarist, Alexander Kuoppala, quit mid-tour. The group’s most recent album is last year’s I Worship Chaos. COB also invited axeman Daniel Freyberg into the group last year.
The group already toured North America extensively in February and March, and some of the upcoming stops are in cities that saw performances a few months ago, so some lucky fans might get to see the group twice in one year. The opening gig on Nov. 23, for example, is in Quebec City, which got a taste of Bodom on March 24. There are new destinations though, such as Toronto Nov. 25, Cleveland Nov. 28 and Atlanta Dec. 13.
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Here is the routing for the “Chaos” tour:
Nov. 23 – Quebec City, Quebec, Imperial Bell
Nov. 24 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
Nov. 25 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Nov. 26 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Nov. 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
Nov. 29 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Nov. 30 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Dec. 2 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Dec. 3 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Grand @ The Complex
Dec. 5 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Dec. 6 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory
Dec. 7 – Phoenix, Ariz., Pressroom
Dec. 9 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Live!
Dec. 10 – San Antonio, Texas, The Aztec Theatre
Dec. 11 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Dec. 13 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
Dec. 14 – Charlotte, N.C., Neighborhood Theatre
Dec. 16 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
Dec. 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts
Dec. 18 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
Dec. 19 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Warsaw
Presales for these shows start at different times, with some already under way. The general onsale opens Aug. 26. More information on Children of Bodom can be found at COBHC.com.