HELLOWEEN Announce Select North American Dates For 2016

Thursday, 30th July 2015

Legendary German power metal outfit HELLOWEEN have announced select North American tour dates for 2016. The band will be touring in support of their new album, My God-Given Right, which was released in May via Nuclear Blast.

According to singer Andi Deris, the band insists on a simple motto: “Back to the roots — but with new songs.” He continues: “More than ever, our fans want to sing and rock out along with us. This simply works best with the use of distinctive choruses and ’80s hooklines.”

Guitarist Michael Weikath clarifies: “It is not our mission to just relive the ’80s at all cost — to our own surprise, the whole dynamic of this working concept took on a life of its own.”

Both Weikath and Deris stress that the album title is self-explanatory. “Surely there’ll be haters again that will presume that we have nothing better to do than to keep recycling the past instead of moving on into the 21st century,” the guitarist says. “But such critics have followed us all along and never impressed us. We’ve always had a liberal attitude towards heavy metal: to do anything we want — and not follow the directions the know-it-alls would have pushed on us. We remained unfazed and acted out our vision of ‘anything goes’ in the songwriting process to ‘My God-Given Right’ because we believe that it is our god-given-right (no pun intended) to do as we please and fulfill our musical vision without any boundaries.”

February
28 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
29 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

March
1 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
3 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
4 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
6 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
7 – The Avalon – Hollywood, CA