NWOBHM greats Raven are currently in the process of booking a USA tour alongside Connecticut heavy metal band Dead By Wednesday, who a year ago welcomed Soulfly‘s Marc Rizzo as their second guitarist.
A total of 24 dates have been confirmed, including New York stops: Clifton Park at Trickshots on Aug. 17 [tix at the door], Niagara Falls at Evening Star Concert Hall on Sept. 12 [TIX], and Brooklyn at Saint Vitus (w/ Rebel Scum) on Sept. 14 [TIX]. See all confirmed dates (with more to be added soon) below.
In more news, Raven are reportedly headed to the studio at some point in the fall to record the follow-up to their 2015 LP on
Steamhammer, ExtermiNation (stay tuned for more info).
As for Dead By Wednesday, their fifth studio record, Darkest of Angels, dropped last year on David Ellefson of Megadeth‘s EMP Label Group.
Thurs. Aug. 17th – TrickshotBilliards SportsPub, Clifton Park, NY.
Fri. Aug. 18th – Jewel Music Venue Manchester NH.
Sat. Aug. 19th – Axe Fest @The Outer Space / The Ballroom, Hamden, CT.
Sun. Aug. 20th – The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ.
Tues. Aug. 22nd – RiffHouse Pub, Chesapeake, VA.
Wed. Aug. 23rd – TBA (NC.)
Thurs. Aug. 24th – GroundZero, Spartanburg, SC.
Fri. Aug. 25th – The EARL, Atlanta, GA.
Sat. Aug. 26th – TBA (FL./TN.)
Sun. Aug. 27th – Siberia, New Orleans, LA.
Wed. Aug. 30th – Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX.
Thurs. Aug. 31st – TBA (TX.)
Fri. Sept. 1st – Diamond Jim’s Saloon, Arlington, TX.
Sat. Sept. 2nd – The Vanguard Tulsa, OK.
Sun. Sept. 3rd – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO.
Mon. Sept. 4th – Madison Live!, Covington, KY.
Wed. Sept. 6th – The Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN.
Thurs. Sept. 7th – Full Terror Assault Open Air III 2017 (Official), Cave-In-Rock, IL.
Fri. Sept. 8th – The Frequency, Madison, WI.
Sat. Sept. 9th – The Revival 2017, Yorkville, IL.
Sun. Sept. 10th – The Token Lounge, Westland, MI.
Tues. Sept. 12th – Evening Star Concert Hall / VENUE, Niagara Falls, NY.
Thurs. Sept. 14th – Saint Vitus Bar, NYC.
Fri. Sept. 15th – Jabber Jaws Bar and Grille, Allentown, PA.