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August Burns Red and Blessthefall Announce NZ Tour

August Burns Red and Blessthefall Announce NZ Tour

Thursday 2nd February, 2012 10:29AM

August Burns Red and Blessthefall have announced their return to our shores for two action packed shows in April. Both touring on the back on new albums, they are supported by locals Saving Grace and Nashville's A Plea For Purging - here are the dates:

Saturday 14th April - The Kings Arms, Auckland
Sunday 15th April - SFBH, Wellington

Tickets on sale Friday 10th February from here at UTR, Real Groovy in Auckland and Slow Boat in Wellington - 18s may attend these shows with a legal parent or guardian, ID will be required for verification of guardianship, please contact venues for further information.

August Burns Red - 'Empire'

Blessthefall - 'Promised Ones'

Press Release:


With Special Guests

Saturday 14th April, The Kings Arms (R18*)

Sunday 15th April, SFBH (R18*)

Tickets on sale Friday 10th February from, Real Groovy (Auckland) and Slowboat Records (Wellington)

*Under 18s may attend these shows with a legal parent or guardian, ID will be required for verification of guardianship, please contact venues for further information.

When August Burns Red unleashed their 2009 breakout album, Constellations, they became a band that could no longer be ignored. They debuted in the Top 25, co-headlined the AP Tour, headlined Warped Tour and connected fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. Suddenly the Pennsylvania-based metalcore giants have found themselves in some rather unexpected places. From the cover of Alternative Press to Fox’s American Dad, from the sands of Dubai to Japan to South America.

Having briefly stopped by in 2010 to say Kia ora to New Zealand fans as part of the No Sleep Til tour, August Burns Red are now set to grace our shores once more in support of their fourth full-length album Leveler. Revolver Magazine concluded that the release set the standard for their entire scene in 2011, so it’s only fitting then, that the band brings some of the genre’s finest live bands along for the ride on their New Zealand tour.

In 2011, Arizona’s Blessthefall were described by Kerrang Magazine as “one of the world’s most explosive live bands”. After spending most of 2011 sequestered in Florida recording their new release and leaving throngs of fans suspended in anticipation, Blessthefall finally arose from the studio armed with Awakening- their third full-length and most confident effort to date. Now the five-piece are returning to New Zealand (after touring with Saosin in 2009) and promise to bring wit them their vicious breakdowns and huge choruses.

GisborneCityhardcore pioneers Saving Grace will be bringing their blend of brutal breakdown-heavy metal to the masses. Having toured across Australasia, Mexico and the United States since the release of their first full length Behind Enemy Lines in 2008, the band recently signed a worldwide deal with California’s Facedown Records and released their third studio album The King is Coming this summer; the band’s heaviest, fastest and most ferocious work to date.

Rounding out the bill are Nashville, Tennesee’s metalcore heavyweights A Plea for Purging who have toured relentlessly throughout the United States and Europe since their inception in 2005 cementing their name as a force to be reckoned with in the world of modern metal. Their fourth studio album The Life & Death of A Plea For Purging is a monsterous slab of ferocious technical and groove-laden metal which is sure to win over countless fans downunder.


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Sat 14th Apr
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

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