Act of Defiance Announces North American Headlining Tour

Act of Defiance Announces North American Headlining Tour, Plus Select Dates with Hatebreed

After recently completing a North American tour with label-mates Allegaeon, plus some shows with Killswitch Engage right before the new year, Act of Defiance is ready to get back on the road again, for another headlining trek! Shawn Drover (drums) comments: “After just getting home from a great co-headlining tour with our good friends in Allegaeon, we are super stoked to get right back on the road for round 2, with our 2016 North American tour!!!! There were lots of cities that we were unable to play on our first go around, so this time we wanted to hit as many places as we can to keep promoting ‘Birth And The Burial‘ shortly after the holiday season. We really want to tour as much as possible for this record and bring 100% true HEAVY METAL to as many people as possible. See you on the road!!!!” 

Following this tour, Act of Defiance will join Hatebreed in June for 7 special shows. See below for all upcoming dates!

Act of Defiance tour dates
Jan. 28 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
Jan. 29 – Bakersfield, CA – The Gate
Jan. 30 – Fresno, CA – Audie’s Olympic Tavern
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Milk Bar
Feb. 2 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
Feb. 3 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s
Feb. 4 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Feb. 5 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse @ El Corazon
Feb. 6 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 8 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
Feb. 9 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Feb. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Feb. 13 – Lombard, IL – Brauer House
Feb. 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Headquarters
Feb. 16 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Feb. 20 – Miami, FL – Axes & Anchors Cruise
Feb. 26 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
Feb. 28 – Baton Rouge, LA – Lava Cantina

Act of Defiance tour dates
w/ Hatebreed
Jun. 5 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Jun. 6 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Jun. 7 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Jun. 8 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Jun. 9 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Jun. 10 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Hearbreak Hotel
Jun. 11 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

Act of Defiance – featuring Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall/Times Of Grace) and Henry Derek (Scar The Martyr) – will be touring in support of their recently released album, Birth And The Burial. In a time of endless sub-genre classifications, Act of Defiance‘s debut delivers “perfectly produced, super slick slice of savage, technical modern thrash” (Terrorizer), that promises to “destroy your eardrums, as they are uncompromising and unrelenting metal at its very best” (Powerplay). To preview and purchase Birth And The Burial, please visit: 

Act of Defiance line-up:
Chris Broderick – guitar
Henry Derek – vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Matt Bachand – bass 

Act of Defiance online: 

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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