Danish rockers Volbeat perform with Gojira at Giant Center in Hershey on May 2
From a press release:
Today, multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat confirmed 15 U.S. headlining dates on their Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour this April and May, bringing the tour to cities including Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore, New York City, and Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Special guests Clutch will be direct support on all dates, with the exception of Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, which will feature direct support from French metal band Gojira. The Picturebooks will open each night on this tour.
Tickets to the Hershey show, which start at $29.50, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. and will only be available online at ticketmaster.com for the first day. After that, tickets can also be purchased at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) and hersheyentertainment.com.
Ticket pre-sales begin Tuesday, Jan. 14. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase and include meet ans greet and photo ops, exclusive merch items, and priority check-in with early entry to the show and early access to merch.
Volbeat has previously announced European festival and headlining appearances coming in June and July, following their sold-out 2019 European run.
“We can’t wait to get back to the States and bring a full, headline-length Volbeat show to our U.S. fans,” said the band, “and we’re beyond ecstatic to have our great friends in Clutch and our new friends in The Picturebooks joining us for the ride. We will see you very, very soon!”
Additionally, the band will be headlining 98 KUPD’s UFEST 2020 on April 4 at Big Surf in Tempe, Arizona and will appear at FM99 WNOR’s Lunatic Luau alongside Disturbed on May 1 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach.
Volbeat recently debuted their new music video for “Die to Live,” directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, Massachusetts. The song and video both feature appearances by Clutch’s Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of JD McPherson’s band.
The band’s seventh studio album, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound,” was released on Aug. 2, 2019. For the album, Volbeat – Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) – build upon the distinct psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for while reaching for new creative summits.
“The whole point for us going into the studio is because you still have something to prove – not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” Poulsen said. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.”
Available on all formats here, including a two-CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, numbered and limited to 1,000 copies each, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” was produced by longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound, the band also drew upon a myriad of guests, including backing vocalist Mia Maja and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who both return after appearing on 2016’s “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie.” Ultimately, Volbeat have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry – and musically honest on the new album.
Volbeat emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring, including opening for Metallica, Motörhead, and Slipknot, and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Their 2010 album “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven,” which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” has received RIAA gold certification. 2013’s “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies,” which includes the Grammy-nominated “Room 24,” bowed at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish act since 1997, a distinction that Volbeat topped in 2016 when “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie” debuted at No. 4. The band also released “Let’s Boogie! Live from Telia Parken,” a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.
See NEPA Scene’s photos and review of Volbeat and Gojira performing with Slipknot and Behemoth at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton last summer here.