With a brand new record under their belt, Atreyu is ready to celebrate one of their older gems. On Wednesday (March 30), the California-based band announced they will be hitting the road in May to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their third studio album, A Death-Grip on Yesterday. The upcoming tour will kick off on May 3 at the Senator Theater in Chico, CA and wrap up a couple of weeks later on May 20 at Vinyl in Las Vegas.
The short tour will feature the band performing the 2006 release, in full, for the first time while also including some songs from their lengthy catalog onto the set list. Islander and Sworn In have been announced as Atreyu’s support throughout the trek with the only exception being the Seattle date (May 7) which will find Nekrogoblikon filling in for Sworn In.
“Death-Grip is my favorite ‘older’ Atreyu album. It represents an exciting time and place for myself and my brothers,” explains frontman Alex Varkatzas. “It’s our most ‘to the point’ record. I also feel it’s one of our most natural records as well. Lyrically, I got to run free and it felt great. We are pleased to play it in its entirety and give each song its due!”
“For me, Death-Grip was a landmark record in our career,” begins drummer Brandon Saller. “I feel that it was the first album we made where we took fearless leaps into the unknown. This record is still one of my favorite pieces of work we’ve ever done and I feel like our fans hold it in the same regard. I’m really excited to celebrate 10 great years of this album’s life. We will be playing Death-Grip front to back, as well as a good bunch of other favorites.”
Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, April 1 at 10 am PT. The complete list of tour dates for the “A Death-Grip on Yesterday Tenth Year Anniversary” tour can be seen below.
A DEATH-GRIP ON YESTERDAY TENTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
May 3: Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
May 4: Reno, NV @ Cargo
May 6: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
May 7: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 8: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
May 9: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
May 10: Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
May 12: Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
May 13: Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR Rockfest
May 14: Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
May 15: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
May 16: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
May 17: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
May 19: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
May 20: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl