CHILDREN OF BODOM Announces 2014 “Halo Of Blood Over North America Tour”
Finnish Metal Band to Make Stateside Return this Winter with Massive Six Week Headlining Tour!
Finnish heavy metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) will make their triumphant return to North America this February. The award winning band has announced a six week major market headlining tour that will kick off on February 14 in Quebec City, QC and hit 32 markets across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping with a two night stand at NYC’s Irving Plaza on March 28-29. Brought to you by ESP Guitars, the tour will feature support from folk metal heroes TYR (and “special guests TBA”) and represents COB‘s first stateside headlining tour since the release of the band’s new LP Halo of Blood, which was dubbed “unapologetic” by Pitchfork.
CHILDREN OF BODOM will play The Fillmore on February 28! Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Premium ticketing packages are now available through ShowStubs.com. Packages include tickets along with hats, jewelry and other exclusive items available in some markets for a very limited time (less than two weeks).
About CHILDREN OF BODOM:
CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the instrumental acrobatics have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation. The group’s superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho is known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing and was named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by VICE. More than 15 years into its career, COB continues to grow its ever-expanding fanbase via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock’s biggest names. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.
In addition to Alexi Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Henkka Seppälä (bass),Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Janne Warman (keyboards).
“The secret to their success has been an unapologetic penchant for lifting elements of death, black, and thrash metal and polishing them up to make their semi-abrasive stylings accessible for a younger generation.” – PITCHFORK
“technically dazzling” – NEW YORK TIMES
“the band’s latest release, Halo of Blood still retains and expands upon the signature elements of their sound, namely New Wave of British Heavy Metal-style minor riffs, harmonized melodic lines, double-bass-drum-powered sixteenthnotes at breakneck tempos, and lyrical themes that even Edgar Allen Poe might find macabre.” – GUITAR PLAYER
“Alexi Laiho is a guitarist and vocalist in a class by himself. His total domination of his instrument while screaming alternate rhythms at the same time will keep aspiring musicians hot on practicing, for Laiho proves it can be done. Children of Bodom are masters of their craft and purists of the genre…this will be a big year for Children of Bodom…and their fans.” – POPMATTERS
“‘Halo of Blood’ represents a rejuvenated Children of Bodom…Structurally strong and bewitching music” – LOUDWIRE