U.K. metallers ARCHITECTS have announced their first North American tour in support of their latest album, "Holy Hell". The month-long trek, which will feature support from THY ART IS MURDER and WHILE SHE SLEEPS, will kick off on April 26 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California
April 26 - Anaheim, CA House of Blues
April 27 - Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
April 29 - Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
May 01 - Dallas, TX House of Blues
May 02 - Austin, TX Emo’s
May 03 - Houston, TX House of Blues
May 04 - New Orleans, LA House of Blues
May 05 - Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
May 07 - Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
May 09 - Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
May 10 - St. Louis, MO Pop’s
May 12 - Rockingham, NC Epicenter
May 14 - Washington, DC 930 Club
May 15 - Philadelphia, PA Fillmore
May 16 - New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
May 18 - Columbus, OH Sonic Temple
May 20 - Worcester, MA Palladium
May 21 - Montreal, QC Mtelus
May 23 - Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
May 24 - Detroit, MI The Majestic
May 25 - Chicago, IL Concord
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
ARCHITECTS' eighth full-length album, "Holy Hell", was released in November via Epitaph Records.
"Holy Hell" marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, ARCHITECTS' founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. Tom died in 2016 following a three-year battle with skin cancer.
Dan said: "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious. I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."
"It's at times like that you ask yourself, What is left?'" adds vocalist Sam Carter. "As a group of friends, we had to find something."
"Ultimately, there were two choices," Dan says. "Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.
Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the fall of 2017 through the spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production.
"For me, broadly speaking, 'Holy Hell' is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it," Dan offers. "There is value in pain. It's where we learn, it's where we grow."