WHITECHAPEL Kicks Off US Headlining Tour; Warped Tour Dates Loom


WHITECHAPEL, who will release their sixth full-length, Mark Of The Blade, next month via Metal Blade Records, will kick off their US headlining tour this evening in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The tour will stretch through May 22nd and features support from Fit For A King, The Plot In You, and Enterprise Earth. From there the band will take a short breather before joining this year’s edition of Warped Tour, which runs from June 24th through August 13th. Joining them on the annual expedition will be Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, and many more. For further info visit vanswarpedtour.com.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Fit For A King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth:
5/04/2016 Georfe’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
5/05/2016 The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
5/06/2016 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
5/07/2016 Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
5/08/2016 Rock Island – Wichita, KS
5/10/2016 Lefty’s Live Music – Des Moines, IA
5/11/2016 Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
5/12/2016 The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2016 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
5/14/2016 Reverb Concerts – Reading, PA
5/15/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
5/17/2016 Higher Ground South – Burlington, VT
5/18/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
5/19/2016 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/20/2016 The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/21/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
5/22/2016 Ziggy’s by the Sea – Wilmington, NC

WHITECHAPEL Warped Tour Dates:
6/24/2016 Gexa Energy – Pavilion Dallas, TX
6/25/2016 AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
6/26/2016 NRG Park Main Street Lot – Houston, TX
6/27/2016 Port Of New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
6/29/2016 The Fairgrounds Nashville – Nashville, TN
6/30/2016 Aaron’s Amphitheater At Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/01/2016 Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg,h FL
7/02/2016 Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
7/03/2016 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
7/05/2016 PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
7/06/2016 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatr – Virginia Beach, VA
7/07/2016 Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY
7/08/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
7/09/2016 Nikon At Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
7/10/2016 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/11/2016 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton PA
7/13/2016 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
7/14/2016 Darien Lake PAC – Darien Center, NY
7/15/2016 First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, NJ
7/16/2016 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
7/17/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/19/2016 Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
7/20/2016 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/21/2016 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/22/2016 The Palace Of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
7/23/2016 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
7/24/2016 Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
7/26/2016 Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, MI
7/27/2016 Hollywood Casino – St. Louis, MO
7/28/2016 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonners Spring, KS
7/30/2016 Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31/2016 Pepsi Center Arena Lot – Denver, CO
8/01/2016 Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2016 Salt River Fields – Phoenix, AZ
8/05/2016 Qualcomm Stadium Lot – San Diego, CA
8/06/2016 Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
8/07/2016 Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
8/09/2016 TBA – Las Vegas, NV
8/11/2016 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID
8/12/2016 White River – Auburn, WA
8/13/2016 Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR

Reunited with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse), WHITECHAPEL has redefined who they are and what they are capable of with their new album, Mark Of The Blade. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. “It’s the most dynamic record we’ve done, in the sense that one song can be very aggressive while the next one will be softer and sentimental,” guitarist Alex Wade asserts. “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”

Sample the record’s title track at metalblade.com/whitechapel.

For live coverage inquiries contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.