Overkill opens 2012 with dozens of North American shows
Currently in studio gearing up for their 16th and as yet untitled album, New Jersey thrash-metal pioneers Overkill have announced a batch of 2012 live dates they are calling "Killfest 2."
The coast-to-coast trek kicks off Apr. 20 at Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater and wraps May 12 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, with support from Belphegor, Aborted, Blackguard, System Divide, and Diamond Plate.
Killfest has also confirmed their participation in 2012's "70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise," which features 40 bands in total and runs from Miami to the Cayman Islands Jan 23-27.
Active since 1980, Overkill's most recent release was 2010's "Ironbound," which charted at No. 168 on the Billboard Top 200, making it the outfit's fastest selling record in 16 years, according to the band's publicist.
23-27 - Miami, FL - 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise
20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin Willie's
24 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird TheatER
28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
1 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
2 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
3 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
5 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
6 - Dallas, TX - Trees
8 - Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater