The Cool Tour comes together due to the efforts of several organizers. Sure, Metal Blade is involved, but the label has some help in the form of Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing and the Musician’s Institute College of Contemporary Music. The tour is brought to you by Ibanez, Ding, Alternative Press, altpress.com, Invisible Children, Facedown Records, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg, Live Nation, The Agency Group and Good Fight Entertainment.
This behemoth road trip takes its first step just outside Orlando in Lake Buena Vista at House Of Blues July 12; hits Atlanta’s Tabernacle July 13 and plays No. Myrtle Beach at the House Of Blues July 14. Other gigs include Charlotte (July 15), Baltimore (July 16), Toronto (July 17), Royal Oak, Mich. (July 18), Boston (July 20), Sayreville (July 21), Philadelphia (July 22) and St. Louis (July 25). Last stop is San Francisco at The Warfield Aug. 1. Acacia Strain will not appear July 12.
“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we’ll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso said. “We’ve got a killer lineup of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don’t want to miss a tour as good as this.”
A ticket presale begins Tuesday, April 27 and the general public onsale begins April 30. V.I.P. packages will be available to the public beginning April 27. For more info, click here for the “Cool Tour” website.