August 16, 2010

World renowned hard rock giants HIGH ON FIRE have announced a North American headlining tour. The massive fall expedition – dubbed the “Sanctioned Annihilation Tour” -- will feature support from Torche and Kylesa and is set to launch on September 27 at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.

As part of the tour, HIGH ON FIRE will perform amongst the featured acts at a host of high profile music festivals including Chicago’s Riot Fest, Nova Scotia’s Halifax Pop Explosion, Florida’s Ye Old Fest and Austin, TX’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Additionally, HIGH ON FIRE has been chosen to participate as part of the 2011 Soundwave Festival.  Billed as Australia’s “biggest metal and rock festival” and set to take place in late February and early March of next year, Soundwave will feature HIGH ON FIRE alongside such names as Iron Maiden, Slayer, Queens of the Stone Age, Social Distortion, Monster Magnet, Rob Zombie and more.

HIGH ON FIRE continues to tour in support of its critically lauded new album, Snakes for the Divine.  The band’s debut release for E1 Music, and fifth full length album overall, Snakes for the Divine debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music Core Stores Chart and at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in its first week of release this past February.  HIGH ON FIRE was recently called “one the best live bands you will ever see” by the Chicago Tribune, while the New York Times stated of the group, “it’s High on Fire’s moment — raise your flagons, please.”  The band has already headlined North America once this year to rousing response and toured Europe as hand-picked support for Hall of Fame metal band Metallica.  

HIGH ON FIRE features guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz.

North American “Sanctioned Annihilation” headlining tour:

(# = features support from Torche, Kylesa)
(% = features support from Kylesa)
(+ = features support from Kylesa, Municipal Waste)

September 29         San Francisco, CA        Great American Music Hall #    
September 30         Pomona, CA                 Glasshouse #  
October 1               Flagstaff, AZ                Orpheum Theatre #      
October 2               Albuquerque, NM          The Launchpad #         
October 3               Denver, CO                   Bluebird Theater #                              
October 5               Minneapolis, MN           Varsity Theatre #         
October 6               Milwaukee, WI               Turner Hall Ballroom #                         
October 8               Rock Island, IL              Rock Island Brewing Company #          
October 9               Urbana, IL                     Canopy Club #
October 10             Chicago, IL                   Metro (* As part of the 2010 Riot Festival)
October 11             Bloomington, IN            Bluebird #                              
October 13             Covington, KY              Historic Southgate House #     
October 14             Detroit, MI                     Majestic Theatre #       
October 15             Cleveland, OH               Grog Shop #   
October 16             Rochester, NY               Water Street # 
October 17             Northampton, MA          Pearl Street #                         
October 19             Halifax, NS                   The Paragon Theatre (* As part of the 2010 Halifax Pop Explosion)
October 21             Portland, ME                 Port City Music Hall #  
October 22             Providence, RI              Club Hell #      
October 23             Boston, MA                  Middle East Downstairs #        
October 24             New York, NY             Webster Hall #                        
October 26             Philadelphia, PA            Starlite Ballroom #       
October 27             Carrboro, NC                 Cat's Cradle #                        
October 29             Gainesville, FL              Common Ground (* As part of the 2010 Ye Old Fest)                
November 7           Austin, TX                     Waterloo Park (* As part of the 2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest)

Updated HIGH ON FIRE news and tour information will be made available via the band’s online domains:





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