ARMORED SAINT Announces North American Tour With Queensrÿche; Tickets On Sale This Friday!

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Story: Ralph Greco, Jr.

Iconic heavy metal outfit ARMORED SAINT will return to the stage this Spring supporting Queensrÿche! The trek, which commences on March 27th, 2024 in Anaheim, California and runs through May 21st, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada, includes several ARMORED SAINT headlining shows scattered throughout.

Comments ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush, “Hello SAINT fans, We are happy to announce that we will be hitting the road again in March 2024 to team up with our good friends and one amazing band, the mighty Queensrÿche! Playing shows with Eddie [Jackson], Michael [Wilton], Todd [La Torre], Casey [Grillo], and Mike [Stone] is always inspiring and a lot of fun. The tour hits lots of cities we haven’t played in a while including dates in Canada! Come on out and watch two classic metal bands bring the house down every night! If it’s anything like the 2016 tour we did together, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride! Until then, we are writing brand new music which is sounding amazing! Thanks as always to our loyal fan base. We’ll see ya soon!”

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 10th at 10:00am local time with VIP upgrades available at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below.

Additionally, ARMORED SAINT will appear at this year’s edition of Life After Death Horror Fest in Mexico City, Mexico December 3rd followed by a special show with KK’s Priest in Bogota, Columbia on December 5th. The band will also take part in the Monsters Of Rock Cruise which departs from Miami, Florida on March 2nd, 2024, and sails for five days with stops in Jamaica and the Bahamas.

ARMORED SAINT:

12/03/2023 Life After Death Horror Fest – Mexico City, MX [info]

12/05/2023 Royal Center – Bogota, CO w/ KK’s Priest

3/02/2024 Monsters Of Rock Cruise – Miami, FL [info]

w/ Queensrÿche:

3/27/2024 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

3/28/2024 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

3/29/2024 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA **

3/31/2024 Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA

4/02/2024 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

4/03/2024 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO

4/05/2024 Barnato – Omaha, NE **

4/06/2024 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO

4/07/2024 Paramount – Cedar Rapids, IA

4/09/2024 Coronado Performing Arts Center – Rockford, IL

4/10/2024 Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL

4/11/2024 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH **

4/12/2024 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

4/13/2024 State Theater – Kalamazoo, MI

4/14/2024 Majestic – Detroit, MI

4/16/2024 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

4/17/2024 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH

4/19/2024 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON

4/20/2024 Theater Beanfield – Montreal, QC

4/21/2024 Elements – Kitchener, ON

4/23/2024 Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA **

4/24/2024 The Roxian – Pittsburgh, PA

4/26/2024 Empire Live – Albany, NY

4/27/2024 Palladium – Worcester, MA

4/28/2024 Toad’s – New Haven, CT

4/30/2024 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

5/01/2024 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA

5/02/2024 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY **

5/03/2024 The Paramount – Huntington, NY

5/04/2024 Lovedrafts – Mechanicsburg, PA **

5/05/2024 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

5/07/2024 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/09/2024 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL

5/10/2024 The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

5/11/2024 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL

5/12/2024 The Ranch – Ft Myers, FL

5/15/2024 Scout Bar – Houston, TX **

5/16/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX ** w/ Dangerous Toys

5/17/2024 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX ** w/ Dangerous Toys

5/18/2024 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK **

5/20/2024 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ **

5/21/2024 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV **

** ARMORED SAINT headlining show

 

ARMORED SAINT’s most recent studio album, Punching The Sky, was released in 2020. The critically lauded full-length hit worldwide record charts including #4 on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Top New Artists chart, #16 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and #17 on the Current Rock Albums chart upon its first week of release.

A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, the record offers everything the band’s faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward.  Exploding to life with the crunchy, rousing “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” and not letting up until the closing ruthless riff of “Never You Fret,” the record is possessed of an urgency and vigor which very much places it in the right now, but could only be the work of bassist Joey Vera, guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, and vocalist John Bush. The record also features a few guest musicians further expanding its sonic palette, the whole thing kicking off with the sound of Uilleann Pipes, Vera finding player Patrick D’Arcy in Los Angeles and recruiting him to the cause. Guns ‘N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed also contributes, Vera giving both him and D’Arcy some general directions and letting them loose, both of them delivering strong performances. The band’s own Gonzo Sandoval plays an American Indian flute on “Never You Fret” – a first for ARMORED SAINT and their drummer. Also Jacob Ayala, the son of a childhood friend who is a drum major in high school, added some marching snare on one of the tracks, which really stands out.

Preview and purchase Punching The Sky at: metalblade.com/armoredsaint.

ARMORED SAINT:

John Bush – vocals

Jeff Duncan – guitars

Phil Sandoval – guitars

Joey Vera – bass

Gonzo Sandoval – drums

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Ralph Greco, Jr. is the devilishly clever nom de plume of professional writer/musician Ralph Greco who lives in the wilds of suburban New Jersey. He is also a podcast co-host, but as everyone has a podcast these days, this fact is of very little consequence.Ralph can be reached by writing ralphiedawriter@gmail.com

 

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