Children of Bodom Announce 15th Anniversary North American Headlining Tour

November 9, 2011
Finnish metal superstars Children of Bodom have announced a North American headlining tour in celebration of the band's 15th Anniversary. Presented by ESP in association with Full Metal Jackie, the trek will kick off on January 30, 2012 in Rochester, NY and run through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five week jaunt. Support on the Children of Bodom anniversary tour will come from Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie, Boston extreme metal band Revocation, and Canada's Threat Signal. 

Children of Bodom (or COB) continues to tour the globe in support of its critically acclaimed new album Relentless Reckless Forever which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Fronted by vocalist and international guitar hero Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho, the band high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with marvelous musicianship. 15 years into its career, COB continues to grow its ever-expanding fan base via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock's biggest names. Longtime metal vocalist and reality TV star Sebastian Bach jumped on stage and expressed his love for the band at a Children of Bodom show in Los Angeles this past summer while Laiho was invited to join Deftones on stage in COB's hometown of Helsinki for a joint performance of the band's hit "Root."

ESP Guitars presents Children of Bodom with Eluveitie, Revocation, and Threat Signal

January 30                 Rochester, NY            Water Street Music Hall
January 31                 Detroit, MI                   Harpos
February 1                 Grand Rapids, MI         Intersection
February 3                 Milwaukee, WI            The Rave
February 4                 St. Louis, MO              Pops
February 6                 Lawrence, KS             Granada Theater
February 7                 Denver, CO                 Gothic Theater
February 9                 Las Vegas, NV          House of Blues
February 10                Salt Lake City, UT        The Complex
February 11                Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory
February 13                Santa Ana, CA            Yost Theatre
February 14                San Diego, CA            House of Blues
February 15                Phoenix, AZ                Marquee Theatre
February 17                Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine Theatre
February 18                El Paso, TX                 Tricky Falls
February 19                Lubbock, TX                Pavilion
February 21                Austin, TX                   Emos East
February 22                Houston, TX                Warehouse Live
February 24                Louisville, KY              Expo 5
February 25                Cleveland, OH             Peabodys
February 26                Toronto, ON                The Sound Academy
February 27                Montreal, QC              Metropolis
February 29                Quebec City, QC        Imperial
March 1                    Hartford, CT                Webster Theatre
March 2                    Huntington, NY           The Paramount Theater
March 3                    Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom 
March 4                    Baltimore, MD             Ram's Head Live
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