If there’s one rock band who has risen out of the pandemic year triumphant, it’s Canadian metallers Spiritbox. And if there’s any band who have experienced every insult and indignity known to man and somehow survived, it’s rap-metal big-leaguers Limp Bizkit. So it’s interesting to learn that a group of promising up-and-comers and rock’s ultimate down-and-outers are going on tour together later this year.
The tour kicks off in Chicago and weaves through the East Coast before circling out west. Whether any other bands will be joining the two acts remains to be seen, but given each’s popularity, another opener might not even be necessary. Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, 6/24, with tickets going full on sale this Friday, 6/26.
Have a super confusing time at one of the following dates:
7/29 Chicago, IL – Metro
8/2 Clive, IA – Horizon Event Center
8/5 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale
8/6 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/9 Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theatre
8/12 Gilford, NG – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
8/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
8/16 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
8/19 Lincoln, NE – Centennial Mall & Street
8/21 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
8/24 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
Spiritbox have really made 2020 their year. In fact, their track “Constance” was such a hit that it landed them on The Pit’s top 19 heavy songs that got us through the COVID pandemic.
“If we’re being honest, we didn’t see Spiritbox’s ‘Constance’ coming,” said staff writer Chris Krovatin. “If you’d told us that a band featuring two members of iwrestledabearonce would release a gazecore track that would take the metal world by storm, we’d have smiled politely and laughed in private. But not only was the song a huge success for the band, it also seemed to champion a novel merging of subgenres, bringing together elements of everything from metalcore to atmospheric black metal. During a period of just trying to survive, we needed a song that told us it was okay to mourn, and this was it.