||METAL CHURCH 2017 UK DATES ARE HERE
24th February 2017
Metal Church are returning to UK shores in June for a five date run of headline shows in celebration of latest studio album 'XI' which was released last year via Nuclear Blast.
The tour kicks off at legendary London venue the Camden Underworld on 20th June, then proceeds to Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin before finishing at Thekla, Bristol on 24th June. Supports to be announced in due course.
Masterful Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof told us:
"The Metal Church fans over there have always welcomed us with open arms and their passion and love for Heavy Metal music is second to none!"
Metal Church tour dates are as follows:
20th June: London, Underworld
21st June: Glasgow, Audio
22nd June: Belfast, Limelight 2
23rd June: Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
24th June: Bristol, Thekla
The reunion between Mike Howe and Metal Church started in July of 2014 when Mike started working with Kurdt Vanderhoof on a side project he was forming with Nigel Glockler from Saxon.
Through these initial conversations, Kurdt convinced Mike to ultimately return to Metal Church. The idea was to see if they could recapture some of the magic from the three albums they released in the late 80s: 'The Human Factor', 'Blessing In Disguise' and 'Hanging In The Balance'.
Out of those sessions, 'XI' was born and captures the sound that made the band fan favourites in the 80s and mixes it with a new, invigorated sound.