Destruction band photo 2022

Destruction announce 2022 North American headlining tour

German thrash metal vets Destruction have announced a 2022 North American headlining tour in support of their upcoming new album titled ‘Diabolical’ (out April 8th via Napalm Records, pre-order) and to celebrate their 40th anniversary. All dates are listed below.

A presser states, “Featuring direct support from prime thrash metal force and label-mates Nervosa, the tour will also feature special guests Sunlord and VX36. The run will kick off on April 28 in Brooklyn, NY and hit a slew of cities before coming to a close with a DESTRUCTION-only performance at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD on May 29. Tickets are on sale NOW via individual venues!

Destruction mastermind Schmier states, “Yes – we are super thrilled: the first tour of the new record, Diabolical, will kick off in North America! We could not tour there on the last album because of the pandemic, so we made it a top priority to return as soon as the circumstances would allow us, to play for our American fans again!

He adds, “We are bringing our friends Nervosa along – they are a perfect match! We toured together before and the pits were smoking! They also haven’t toured in the USA or Canada in a long while. This is a killer package and we are super excited! See you all for a serious beating!!!

Nervosa guitarist Prika Amaral comments, “This will be a super fun tour with legends and friends – Nervosa with DESTRUCTION touring for the third time together, but this time in North America, and Nervosa with the new lineup. Be prepared for a thrash massacre! We can’t wait!

Diabolical North American Tour 2022
Destruction w/ Nervosa, Sunlord & VX36

4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
4/29: Boston, MA @ Middle East / Downstairs
4/30: Montréal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
5/01: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
5/03: Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
5/04: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/05: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary [TIX]
5/06: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/07: St Paul, MN @ Turf Club [TIX]
5/08: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
5/09: Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck [TIX]
5/10: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater [TIX]
5/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall [TIX]
5/14: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/17: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall [TIX]
5/18: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 [TIX]
5/19: Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
5/20: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/23: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
5/24: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live [TIX]
5/25: Houston, TX @ White Oak
5/27: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (The Vinyl) [TIX]
5/28: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5/29: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest *
* Destruction only

Destruction tour dates 2022

Artist photo by Gyula Havancsák

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