Finlandâ€™s monster rock nâ€™ roll band LORDI, who will release The Arockalypse March 20, 2007 on The End Records, have announced several dates of their upcoming inaugural tour of North America.
The tour will start April 20th, 2007 in Anaheim, California at House of Blues and end with a two-night stint at the Bamboozle music festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
About touring in North America for the first time, frontman Mr. Lordi says, “Iâ€™m really anxious to see how the audiences are gonna react to us. From our point of view touring the States is like â€˜coming home.â€™ I know it sounds weird for a Finnish band to say that but we are often described as the â€˜most American bandâ€™ in Finland. [laughs] You see all of our influences, mostly musical and visual, come from the States, soâ€¦ weâ€™re keeping our fingers crossed.”
The following confirmed dates and venues are:
04/20/07 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
04/21/07 – Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
04/22/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
04/24/07 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/27/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/28/07 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
05/01/07 – Montreal, QUE @ Le Spectrum
05/02/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
05/03/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
05/05/07 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle
05/06/07 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle
A few more select dates will be confirmed soon and posted. The band is also scheduled to tour Japan prior to their North American tour.
04/06/07 – Seoul, S. Korea @ Melon Ax Hall
04/09/07 – Tokyo, Jpn @ Shibuya O-East
04/11/07 – Tokyo, Jpn @ Shibuya O-East
04/12/07 – Osaka, Jpn @ IMP Hall
04/13/07 – Nagoya, Jpn @ Shimun-kaikin Chu-Hall
To view a recently launched LORDI E-ard, visit: http://www.theendrecords.com/ecards/lordi/index.html