BATTLECROSS Names Permanent Drummer; Comments On CROWBAR Tour

Saturday, 11th April 2015

Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS have announced that they will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer Of Doom Tour, with the devastation beginning May 28th and ending July 3rd in Crowbar’s home state of Louisiana.

“I am beyond excited to tour with one of my favorite bands, Crowbar. Ever since I heard Odd Fellows Rest, I’ve been a fan. Kirk Windstein is such a monster guitar player. His riffs are inspiring. It’s an honor to be able to hit the road with these guys and I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity. We’re excited to get back out there, especially Western Canada (it’s been too long!) See you all soon!” says BATTLECROSS Guitarist, Hiran Deraniyagala.

The Summer Of Doom is the first tour for BATTLECROSS since finishing the production of their third Metal Blade release, produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. The tour also puts an end to the band’s search for a permanent drummer, announcing that the Bay Area’s Alex Bent will sit behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex joined the band in the studio for the next album. He can be seen below performing “Ghost Alive” last winter on the Winter Warriors Tour.

Tour dates:

May
28 – Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
29 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
30 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
31 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

June
2 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
3 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
4 – San Diego, CA – Til Two
5 – Long Beach, CA – DiPiazzas
6 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
9 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12 – Calgary, AB – Republik
13 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
14 – Saskatoon, SK – Obrians
16 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
17 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
18 – Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
19 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
21 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
23 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
24 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
25 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
26 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
27 – Albany, NY – Trickshot Billiards
28 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
29 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
30 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611

July
1 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
2 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
3 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater