On Tour In North America With Megadeth This February!
Tickets for the headline shows will go on sale this Friday at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets for the shows with Megadeth are on sale now.
Earlier this fall, Finnish Metal Superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM released their latest album I Worship Chaos, via Nuclear Blast.In support of the album, COB has toured Europe relentlessly and show no signs of stopping soon. On the next leg of the tour, CHILDREN OF BODOM will return to North America. FLASH BACK: Click here for ChiIL Live Shows' pit photos of CHILDREN OF BODOMfrom 2010, at Chicago's now defunct Congress Theatre on the bill with Black Label Society and Clutch. http://chiilliveshows.com/2010/11/clutch-at-congress-theatre-in-november.html
Photo Credit: Bonnie Kenaz-Mara for ChiIL Live Shows.
Following a trip on the high seas as part of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise (February 4th - 8th) the band will start a headline run of North America on February 9th in Tampa, FL and will run through February 19th in Austin, TX. The following night February 20th, CHILDREN OF BODOM will join up with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies and Havok in Houston, TX as part of the "Dystopia World Tour". In addition to the shows with Megadeth, COB will also play select headline dates. Havok will provide direct support to CHILDREN OF BODOM on their headline dates. A complete list of all shows can be found below.
COB and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll, produced I Worship Chaos. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, while Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi created the artwork.
Order your physical copy of I Worship Chaos HERE and digital via iTunes HERE
I Worship Chaos
COB on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise:
2/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/5: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/6: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/7: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
COB Headline Dates:
2/9: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
2/10: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
2/11: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
2/12: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
2/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
2/15: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
2/16: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
2/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
2/19: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
COB W/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies and Havok:
2/20: Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
2/21: Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
2/23: Denver, CO @ Fillmore
2/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/26: Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl - Palms Concert Center
2/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
2/29: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
3/1: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades**
3/3: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon**
3/4: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**
3/5: Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
3/6: Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
3/8: Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Events Centre
3/9: Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
3/10: Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place
3/12: St. Paul, MN @ TBA
3/13: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
3/15: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
3/16: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/17: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/19: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
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Finnish black metal band, Children of Bodom, is named for an unsolved teen triple murder on the shores of Lake Bodom in 1960. Four friends were camping and only one survived with injuries, later becoming a suspect who was ultimately acquitted. According to Wikipedia, the band has been together since 1993 and has been labeled, melodic death metal, among other genres. Despite the "hate crew" hype, black nail polish, and angry lyrics, these tattooed long haired rockers from Finland still manage to come across more hot than horrifying. Check out their web site for downloads, merch, and tour dates.
Present history via Wikipedia:
Relentless Reckless Forever (2010–present)
The Blooddrunk tour ended and Children of Bodom started recording their new album. During the recording of the drum tracks there was a small tornado and the power was cut out. Consequently the recording was delayed until after their tour with Black Label Society. Children Of Bodom released some information to Metal Hammer magazine about new album tracks. The three track names they released were entitled: "Pussyfoot Miss Suicide," "Ugly," and "Was It Worth It?"  They have since returned and recorded all tracks, and they are expecting to release their album in early 2011.
In November the band announced "The Ugly World Tour 2011" which will be from March-May 2011 and will feature dates around Europe. Opening Acts will be Ensiferum, Machinae Supremacy and Amon Amarth (UK only). On November 24, it was announced that the title of the album will be "Relentless Reckless Forever". The album will be released on March 8, 2011. A music video for "Was It Worth It?" is in production, a trailer for the video has been released.