Miss the ferocity, groove and aggression of the one-and-only LAMB OF GOD live? Well, the wait is over.
The mighty LAMB OF GOD will offer fans first-time-ever live performances of the band’s critically acclaimed new album, Lamb Of God, and the landmark 2004 album Ashes Of The Wake, both performed live in their entirety in the band’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia. As standalone ticketed events, these performances will be LAMB OF GOD’s only chance to perform these songs for fans this year – and the band are ready to deliver to the highest degree.
Inimitable frontman D. Randall Blythe states, “We couldn’t have been more bummed about having to postpone our European and US tours earlier this year, especially with us releasing our new album in June. However, unique times call for unique measures, so we’re going to do something we’ve never done – play two albums from front to back in their entirety. We’re stoked to get together back on a small stage & play an intimate club in our hometown of Richmond, Virginia – it’s our first time playing just about all of the songs from our new album and our first time doing Ashes Of The Wake in full. We hope you can tune in, its going to be special.”
The first stream, scheduled for Friday, September 18, will see the band perform songs from their latest self-titled album, released June 19 via Nuclear Blast, live for the very first time. For the second stream, on Friday, September 25, the band will perform the ground-breaking RIAA certified Gold album, Ashes Of The Wake, in its entirety for the first time ever. Both sets will feature encores, including fan favourites as well as songs that haven’t been performed in years.
The streams are scheduled to begin at 10pm UK time (11pm CET / 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT) on their respective days. Livestream tickets will be $15 per show or, for a limited time, $20 for both shows and are on-sale immediately at http://watch.lamb-of-god.com
Streams will be available to watch video-on-demand through 04:59am UK time on Monday morning (11:59pm EDT Sunday night) for fans who purchase a ticket. Additionally, the band will be offering ticket and limited-edition merch bundles plus an exclusive merchandise store available only to ticket holders during the stream.
A pre-show is scheduled to begin at 9pm UK time (4pm EDT / 1pm PDT) before each stream, hosted by Jose Mangin, featuring exclusive interviews with members of the band and opening sets from Bleed From Within (Sept 18) and Whitechapel (Sept 25). Bleed From Within will be airing a brand new, full production 30 minute set and Whitechapel will air their memorable 2014 hometown performance from Knoxville, TN.
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries, including landing at #7 in the UK, their highest chart position to date there. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it LAMB OF GOD’s fifth Grammy nomination.
A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.
LAMB OF GOD’s rescheduled UK tour now takes place in December 2021. Special guests are German thrash classics Kreator, with Texan thrash squad Power Trip opening each night. The revised ‘State Of Unrest’ dates mark the first chance for fans to attend a LAMB OF GOD headline tour of the UK since January 2014. Kreator will co-headline in Europe.
Dates are on sale now as follows:
19.11.2021 DK – Copenhagen, Forum Black Box
20.11.2021 SE – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan
22.11.2021 FI – Oulu, Teatria
23.11.2021 FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall Black Box
25.11.2021 PL – Warsaw, Stodoła (VENUE CHANGE)
26.11.2021 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
27.11.2021 DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee (NEW SHOW)
28.11.2021 DE – Munich, Zenith
30.11.2021 CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
01.12.2021 BE – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
03.12.2021 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP-Arena
05.12.2021 DE – Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
07.12.2021 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08.12.2021 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
10.12.2021 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
11.12.2021 DE – Essen, Grugahalle (VENUE CHANGE)
12.12.2021 NL – Tilburg, 013 (NEW SHOW)
14.12.2021 UK – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol*
15.12.2021 UK – Manchester, Manchester Academy*
16.12.2021 UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow*
17.12.2021 UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham*
19.12.2021 UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton*
20.12.2021 FR – Paris, L’Olympia
* Kreator Special Guest